Alpinestars Bio Armor Protection Kit
AStars 'Bio Arnor' Very good' I recommend...
Based on a lot of riding, a few track days, most on twists in CT:
- good fit in my AStars GP leather jacket and 'Air' race pants, they bend sufficiently to be comfortable and the elbow/forearm armor fits in my Fox Creek jacket
- armor seems very well designed for impact protection - fortunately no crashes in these
- compared to D3O, the AStars is a bit thinner, perhaps a bit heavier, but the difference is negligible. i've found it wise to measure and armor before buying, btw
- 'bang for buck' is excellent. Who likes paying for armor? but since I firmly believe I need it, the AStars seems fairly priced and could be invaluable in a get off
- style and features... what can you say, it fits, seems protective
- overall, I am glad I have this equipment and (maybe I'm getting old) I strongly recommend you folks use armor whenever you're on your bike.
March 15, 2016
good fitment, adequate protection
Just a few months ago I had been riding my small ninja 250 in a busy part of town and was hit by a VW rolling a stop sign. Being a fairly low speed collision there wasn't much force to make me slide, so it was a highside straight to the ground. the left elbow/forearm piece worked quite well, as that was the first to hit the ground, with my left shoulder directly after. The injuries I sustained were a broken collar bone and multiple bruised ribs.
February 1, 2016
seems good to me
I havent gone down but I feel like these will hold up. they are well molded to my manly physique and dont seem to add more weight than they need to. I have them in my no-name jacket and will happily use them in my next jacket too.
December 8, 2015
These are nice armor
I bought these for a leather jacket I've had for long time that didn't have armor. I sewed them in myself. They are very comfortable and no one can tell I'm even wearing them.
As other reviews have said, they smell really weird. But they don't smell worse than I already do.
August 17, 2015
Just what I needed
Fit great, comroftable, and best price for the product. Just what I needed, when I needed it. As always thanks Revzilla!
June 15, 2015
And I mean for you're whole body. The bio armor definitely helps give one reassurance if he or she ever encounter a terrible event while on the road. They appear solid and able to hold up to abuse. They are flexible and able to bend with movement. Cheap upgrade that can save your body from damage. Be prepared, get your set today.
November 14, 2014
bought these to upgrade the armor in an awesome older leather jacket and they do the trick, they fit into the pockets well, feel like they will offer good protection which I hope I never get to test. I think they are good for the price.
May 5, 2014
Saved my shoulder and elbow
I was lucky enough (smart enough) to be wearing these during a recent accident. I went off my bike over the bars at around 20mph and landed head/shoulder first on the pavement. It literally felt like landing on pillows when it happened. I have a bit of soreness now after a few weeks, but there was never any noticeable bruising even after the accident, and I bruise extremely easily. At this price point, it's a no brainer!
Note, these are easily sewn into, or attached by velcro, to an undershirt, so you can have that armored shirt and still wear cool vintage leather like I do.
April 21, 2014