Alpinestars Bio Armor Protection Kit
Great value for a quality product. They are a definite upgrade to the armor that came with my jacket.
September 23, 2013
Nice fit and very comfortable
While I can not comment on the pads resilience during a crash (I am lucky enough to not have crashed yet) I can comment on their fit and comfort. Installing them into my motorcycle jacket was quick and easy. The pads wear easily and best of all they are not as bulky and cumbersome as some other pads I have own in the past. Many of my riding friends are surprised to learn that I am wearing protective pads at all. I am extremely pleased with my purchased.
August 26, 2013
Fits my Lookwell Airflow jacket perfectly! Protection offered is much better than original protection.
January 28, 2013
Upgraded my Winter Jacket with these
Great addition, upgrade over the regular protection that comes with non-technical jackets. Fits... Comfortable...
November 22, 2012
Great quality ~ great product!
This is a great product. Though slightly larger than my originals I was able to modify it just enough without compromising safety and the fit was perfect! The quality is great!
October 22, 2012
Great upgrade in protection
I got these to replace the soft armor from a HD Skull leather jacket. The elbow protectors fitted right away with no problems. The shoulder protectors are shorter than the HD ones, so they move a little on the jacket pockets. I fixed this easily by adding some small velcro strips on the protector and now they stay in place.
They are very comfortable and feel sturdy enough to give you some peace of mind while riding.
August 19, 2012
Nice step up for the money
I replaced the default Styrofoam armor in my Victory Core Mesh Jacket with these guards. They fit easily enough and bump my jacket up to CE protection. These inserts are heavier than the Styrofoam but that's to be expected. They feel like much better protection though, and actually seem better than I expected for the price. This gear is CE approved, so I shouldn't be too surprised.
These inserts are still quite flexible even though they are fairly solid. They feel a lot like compressed rubber. I expect that they are great abrasion protection with limited impact protection. As mentioned elsewhere, they do have a slight odor to them. It's not a bad smell though. They smell soapy, with a bit of citrus. It's not a very strong smell but it's something you can notice. The odor isn't something that would put me off using these inserts.
Overall this seems like a good purchase since the price is rather low and (at the time of this writing) there is only one level of CE rated protection for shoulders and arms.
April 9, 2012
This is what I was looking for in body armor
I was looking for protection that was more than just just the dense foam rubber like the tempur pedic bed that came inside my jacket. this is more like a harder rubber and offers more cushioning and protection in case of impact than the foam rubber.
February 1, 2012