Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protector
Great affordable back protector
I got this back protector initially for my Viper Air jacket and have since moved it over into my GP plus leather jacket and it fits perfectly.
For the price, it's a no-brainer to at least get this since the foam pads that come with the jackets will do very little to protect you in a crash.
It has great ventilation and shape so most of the time I don't even notice it's there unless I'm off my bike sitting on a chair with a backrest.
Only thing to note is it's a little short compared to what I expected so the slightly bigger one (next step up) may be better for people with longer torsos (I wear a size 54 astars jacket at the moment).
November 29, 2013
not what I expected
If you're looking for the snap in protector. Keep looking, this isn't it. Also the large size is too big for the size 60 jacket, it causes interference with the helmet.
November 18, 2013
Does what it should
Seems to be exactly what it should be - protective, fairly-flexible armor,
November 4, 2013
Great back protector
I've always believed that protective gear is never something to see as expensive, but as an investment. The bionic chest pad is a great way to increase the protection level of any jacket, and the best thing is that it's not really expensive. Combined with a perforated jacket, it also lets a good amount of air to flow on the back making it confortable.
November 2, 2013
No brainer upgrade
Used this to upgrade my T-GP Plus Air Jacket. The original foam padding probably wouldn't do much in a hard fall. This Bio Armor back protector seems like a significant improvement. It felt a little awkward at first after I swapped it into my jacket, but now I don't even know it's there. Good airflow even in the SoCal summer. Worth the $30.
October 31, 2013
Works as advertised...I found out the hard way.
Had a low side a couple of weeks ago and rashed my jacket's right side and back area. No scrapes or bruises on me anywhere up top. The protector had just a little bit of scraping from the pavement, but is now placed in my new jacket and hopefully will not be tested again. I recommend this and almost didn't purchase it because I figured I would probably not need the extra protection. One of the best decisions that I ever made. Spend the money now and have the protection for later.
October 28, 2013
Very Cost Effective Upgrade
This is a very good upgrade for my Alpinestars TZ-1 jacket, which just came with thin foam inserts on the back and chest. It's relatively thin, enough to where I barely notice it. And, over time it forms itself to the shape of your back, making it even more comfortable.
Be sure to measure your jacket or current insert and match those measurements up with the sizing here. I had assumed I would need a small, to go in my small jacket. When in reality, a medium was a good fit.
October 28, 2013
Have now used this a number of times since purchase. When first used it felt hard but within a few seconds had moulded itself to my back. This is a very light but protective product. We have been riding in hot conditions and the back guard was not hot at all. Great product.
October 21, 2013