Hatch, one of the world's leading brands of high quality gloves and protective gear for the Law Enforcement and Military markets, announces the introduction of a new line of knee and elbow protection called XTAK. Key to the unique performance of the patent pending XTAK design is the lightweight X-shaped TPU (thermal plastic urethane) shell that flexes naturally with the knee and elbow, yet provides a forceful spring-back action that gives the wearer protection precisely where it is needed.XTAK features a low profile design and an inner anti-skid inner surface that keeps the pads securely in place during rugged movement. The use of EVA high-density foam affords superior shock absorption, and the Cordura nylon provides excellent abrasion resistance. Plus, for added comfort, the XTAK liner fabric uses DuPont's CoolMax fabric designed to wick away moisture, reducing heat to the wearer. The XTAK knee and elbow pad system is offered in black, desert tan and digitized camo and will be available for order in December 2006.