The BestSport UK WKF Approved Adult Karate Body Shield is made of a woven polyester material that provides extra durability to the fabric. A one-piece sheet of cushioning foam (padding) provides safety during torso impacts and partially absorbs impact energy. The inner mesh cover provides comfortable use and adequate ventilation. The vest top allows for a comfortable fit. Easy to put on and can tighten with small Velcro elasticated strap.