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Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert

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  • The Bionic Air Back Protector insert is CE certified to the latest back protector standard and offers the street rider superior levels of comfort and performance in an ergonomic design.  
  • CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-2:2010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design. 
  • Slips in to your jacket’s back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort.
  • Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort:
  • Outer Honeycomb plate - Made of Polypropylene; provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area;
  • Inner Honeycomb foam - Made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy

Note: Size MD is recommended for Men's jackets size 50 and smaller as well as all Women's jackets. Size LG is recommended for Men's jackets size 52+

Please see below chart for protector measurements 

Size Measurements
Medium 16.5" Height
10" Widest Point
9" Narrowest Point
Large 19" Height
10" Widest Point
9" Narrowest Point
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A must have! Perfect fit into a GP Pro and JAWS jacket. Once installed, it basically disappears. It's hardly noticeable while riding. Include the chest protectors and you've got a complete solution! Thanks A-Star! October 27, 2014
Great addition to your jacket... Great extra protection, that fits perfect in your jacket and once you put on the jacket, you don't feel it's there. October 6, 2014
Must have I had read a couple reviews that stated this added weight and stiffness to your jacket. After using it several times I honestly don't notice any difference. I don't know why this isn't the standard protection in Alpinestars jackets as the pad that was in my jacket was worthless. September 30, 2014
Great item I'm a fan of this back protector. I bought this with my jacket and I couldn't be happier. September 23, 2014
makes riding feel safer ive been riding for a ew years now and have never had a proper back protector and at first this felt a bit heavy but after i got used to it i absolutely love it don't know how i went so long without one September 6, 2014
What more could you ask for? Got two of these for my large Alpinestars Gunner and T GP R Air jackets. The medium fit great for both. Material seems solid and should do the job. Hardly know it's there though it adds a little weight and slightly decreases air flow but better than a broken back! August 8, 2014
Completes a Armored Jacket Pros: Deceivingly comfortable and does not reduce the fit of jacket in comparison to the stock foam pad. Protection appears quite adequate for a back slide. Cons: Should come standard with Astars armored jackets. Price should be lower. August 7, 2014
Nice Design I replaced the stock back pad in my AP Air Jacket as soon as I got the jacket. The original one is 1/2" think foam and really wouldn't do much in a back slide. I did use it though to cut up and pad underneath my seat. :D I would highly recommend this replacement for any jacket. Fits well and can't even tell it's there. August 4, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Jose G: Because A*s standard protection element in the back of their jackets is ineffectual. Oct 13, 2014
Mario R: Because I wanted extra protection for my jacket. Sep 15, 2014
Ricardo U: I don t know this is an accessory to buy a part. The jacket is missing parts without those pads( chest and back). Sep 9, 2014
Thomas D: Awesome back protection and fits in the jacket easy. Sep 7, 2014
S H: Based on user reviews of alpinestars gear the original foam padding isnt up to scratch for protection. With this upgrade I will be able to have further confidence in my armor. Sep 6, 2014
Mark Y: Wanted the extra back protection. Aug 27, 2014
robert w: Needed it to go with my alpinestar vest ;) Aug 25, 2014
G I: My Mother always said, "The more protection the better",. Aug 20, 2014
Danny D: its cheap and it'll definitely add way more protection to your back! Aug 17, 2014
Edward L: upgrade back protection in leather coat i crashed since 1st reviewing this back protector, landed on my back about 8 - 10 feet from bike and with the leather coat and backpack it didnt even knock the wind out of me! good bet i didnt suffer back problems because of this product. Dont skimp on protection and please dont ride in a tee shirt and flip flops... Ride Safe Aug 16, 2014
Jerry P: a bit of extra back protection can't hurt. fits perfect in any Astar jacket that uses a "large" back protector pocket. Aug 14, 2014
Fernando A: I got a bad back and I want to make sure that I can give it the best protection possible to keep the little that I got left. Aug 8, 2014
Stefan D: You always need full proper protection for your motorcycle jacket. Jul 29, 2014
marcio s: for added back protection Jul 27, 2014
ANGEL V: COOL Jul 8, 2014
Ryan I: More protection there better. Didn't loose any room in the jacket. Jul 8, 2014
Sonia A: After a few trial and errors, this was what fit best inside the Alpinestars Women's Vika leather jacket. Jun 17, 2014
Josette P: I got the medium to go in my size 48 jacket according to the sizing chart it says 96cm (48 inches) falls right into the S/MD category so I picked up the medium Jun 9, 2014
John S: Needed this for the track. Works well in riding position, but when you're walking around it's a little floppy in the jacket. Worth the extra protection for sure. May 18, 2014
Zackery B: Fits in my jacket, and hopefully will provide enough protection in the event of an emergency. May 16, 2014
Steven B: Reviews were great and you can't put a price on protection. May 10, 2014
Ryan I: I purchased this to upgrade my GP-R Perforated leather jacket. The foam insert was useless and I feel much more secure knowing I'll be able to be protected with this. Apr 25, 2014
Justin C: Based on great reviews from previous customers, plus inserts into my jacket - instead of clipping on. Apr 17, 2014
Paul T: Aplinestars Black Shadow doesn't come with back protector Apr 16, 2014
Hien T: I wanted more protection in case I go down. Apr 16, 2014
Nic A: This works great with the alpinestars perforated leather jaws jacket Apr 15, 2014
WILLIAM H: Perfect upgrade to the almost non-existent foam pads that usually come with riding jackets Apr 6, 2014
Duy T: Didnt know the padding was just foam in the viper air so I had to get this for protection Apr 3, 2014
Wise C: The Astars jacket i purchased (T-GP Plus Air) only came with the cheap foam insert for the back. After reading the reviews i decided to upgrade the back armor with this instead. Fit like a glove, love it. Apr 2, 2014
Rashid A: incrtease flexibility and protection of my AStars Jaws jacket Apr 1, 2014
J T: goes with the ap jacket. flows air. Mar 21, 2014
Lorena G: Protection on summer jackets. Air-flow. Mar 18, 2014
Cornelius T: I like the brand. Ihave a Alpine jacket that I wanted to upgrade my back armor Mar 11, 2014
ZITAO Z: PROTECT BACK Mar 6, 2014
Arif S: Best back protector. Jan 21, 2014
Thomas J: Protection in a crash. Ended up returning. Dec 30, 2013
Gregory S: A must. Dec 17, 2013
Daniel N: safer than the foam that come with jacket Dec 11, 2013
Nicolas S: Needed a backprotector to fit my Alpinestar Drystar jacket or to put in my Dainese backpack that has a pocket for it... I already have a broken back so figured more protection will save me an extra trip to the hospital... Dec 10, 2013
Jeffrey F: better protection Dec 2, 2013
Christian - Guillermo T: To add extra protection to the Celer Jacket. The foam padding that comes standard is too soft and I'm happy with the upgrade! Nov 20, 2013
Jason S: More protection additions for my jacket. Can't have enough gear Oct 25, 2013
Mark Y: wanted more protection than the foam insert that came with my jacket Oct 5, 2013
Nigel N: This fit perfectly in my A* Mesh Jacket. This is a significant upgrade over the foam padding that was originally supplied with my jacket and fit perfectly. It's not a noticeable presence inserted but it is something you definitely feel (in a good way). It doesn't cause any discomfort nor does it seem to restrict or impact the airflow. I would recommend Sep 13, 2013
Wan K: it will protect my back and it will fit inside my astar air gpr jacket i got Aug 21, 2013
Jessica N: Needed back protection for my Alpinestar textile mesh jacket. Works well and I feel more protected. Aug 15, 2013
A shopper asked: I have the Alpinestars "Viper Air" Jacket in medium. Will the Bionic Air back protector fit in this jacket, and what size of the back protector would fit best?
Thanks so much.
Jul 20, 2014
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Jeff V: It should, most of it is Velcro anyways...but my jacket is XL and I believe my back protector is a large...snug fit. Aug 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this armor fit the verona air?, if yes. what size do i need on a medium jacket? Apr 15, 2011
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Chris K: This back protector, along with the standard Bio Armor protector are designed as a replacement for the RC back protector. Anything that advertises fitment with the RC Back Protector (like the Verona Air does) will also fit with the new Bio Armor protectors.

For a MD jacket you would go with a MD protector. The main difference is that the LG size is a bit taller.
Apr 18, 2011
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Medicineman: Yes this fits the Verona Air. I have a large size Verona and went with the Large protector. It fits perfectly. If you wear a medium, I would go with the medium protector.

From what I understand, if your wear medium or smaller ( euro size 52 or less), go with the medium.
If you wear a large or bigger ( euro 54 or more), go with the large.
Aug 15, 2011
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stum: I have it in my verona. My jacket's a large and I have a medium armor. Seems to fit into the pocket well and stay in position Aug 8, 2011
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KevinV916: I got a Large back protector and it fits perfectly in my Large Verona Air jacket. Jun 20, 2011
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A shopper asked: I have a Lucerne jacket that fits pretty well with the stock back pad. Does this add much more thickness that it would make the jacket uncomfortable?

Thanks in advance.
Mar 27, 2013
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RevZilla: The Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert is only about 3/4 of an inch thick. It is very light and molds to the shape of your back. While it only provides CE level 1 protection, it is an excellent choice for light riding. Mar 27, 2013
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Miggs: The chest protector probably only adds about 3/4" if that. It's very comfortable and hardly noticeable once they're in properly. Mar 31, 2013
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Cyrus: It adds very little bulk and weight. I cant even tell I have it in. Apr 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Im buying a Verona WP jacket MD-Medium size. what back protector do you recommend me?
-Bio Armo
-Bionic Air
Nov 29, 2012
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RevZilla: You have 2 choices for the Alpinestars Verona WP Jacket:

Alpinestars Bio Armor Back Protecto
Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
They are on par from a certification standpoint seeing as they are both CE Level 1 back protectors. The Bionic Air will ventilate better than the Bio Armor and be slightly more comfortable in our opinion.
Nov 30, 2012
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Miggs: Bionic is a better choice for air flow and overall quality. You get what you pay for. Both are CE rated, so protection levels are similar. Mar 31, 2013
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Cyrus: I have the Bionic Air that I switch from my GP-R and Gunner WP. It breathes great and adds very little weight. Apr 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size do you reccomend in my A* Stage Jacket, size 46 US? Mar 27, 2012
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pawedge: I put the Large in my Stage jacket US-44 and it fits, so I would go Large. It's a great addition to an already great jacket. Ride safe. Jun 4, 2012
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RevZilla: We would recommend a large in the Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert for your Alpinestars Stage Jacket US 46. Apr 2, 2012
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Bazrkr: All A* jackets kinda vary in size, but 46 should be a Large back protector. My Tech-1r is a 46 and it fit perfectly. Sep 10, 2012
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A shopper asked: so my question is simple do i get a medium or a large for 46 im going medium but yea just want to be sure cause im a first time rider so i dont know much about sizing

thanks guys
Sep 28, 2011
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AliB: The Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector in size medium will work in this jacket. In addition, the Alpinestars RC Back Protector in size Medium will also work and is closer to the actual shape of the protector pocket in the Alpinestars Indy jacket. Both the Bionic Air and the RC are CE Level 1 rated. Oct 20, 2011
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pawedge: I put a large in my US-44 / E-54 Stage and GP Plus Jackets and it fits, tight but fits. With your US-46 I would go Large. Ride safe. Jun 4, 2012
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dragking: I would go medium too! Feb 21, 2012
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A shopper asked: Can someone who has this protector with the new GP-Plus jacket confirm the fit? According to A-Stars, this protector is only for the GP-Pro and up. Apparently the pocket in the GP-Plus is too large and only the RC protector will properly fit. Thanks. May 12, 2011
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pawedge: I put a large in my GP-Plus size US-44 / E-54 and it fits... actually tight but fits. Anything smaller go with a Medium, anything US-44 and larger go with the Large. It's great! I can't even tell it's in the jacket but after pulling out the flimsy piece of foam that comes with the jacket I know it's a huge improvement. I don't think the pocket is "Too large" on my GP-Plus. The protector stays in place and doesn't shift. It fits snug on the top and bottom of the pocket and has 1-2" of space left/right. I hope this helps. Ride safe. Jun 4, 2012
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Chris K: We have not yet found an Alpinestars jacket with back protector pocket that doesn't accept either this protector or the standard Bio-Armor. It is designed as a direct replacement to the RC back protector, so you shouldn't have any trouble. May 16, 2011
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Hewat: After purchasing the protector, I can confirm that it fits just fine. Don't know what was happening that day at A-Stars, but in case anyone else receives the same information, it does fit. May 24, 2011
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Harrison H asked: I have a A stars GP PRO 2014 leather jacket US42/EU52. Should I choose LG or MED for my jacket? Aug 15, 2014
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John B: Large Aug 15, 2014
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Wan K: Med Oct 12, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have Jaws Perforated Leather Jacket. Size 52. What size of Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert should I take? Mar 22, 2013
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Miggs: Size 52 A* GP Plus takes the large insert. Hope that helps. Mar 31, 2013
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thedak: Large Mar 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size should I get for a medium Alpinestars Verona Air Jacket? Nov 21, 2012
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RevZilla: A size Medium back protector should fit your Medium Verona Air Jacket no problem. Nov 23, 2012
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Miggs: Anything sized 50 EU and smaller takes medium from my understanding. Mar 31, 2013
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A shopper asked: What size do I buy for the ALPINESTARS GP PRO LEATHER JACKET SIZE: 38 US / 48 EU? Jan 3, 2012
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pawedge: I put a large in my US-44 Stage and GP plus Jackets and it barely fit in the pocket so don't go Large. Jun 4, 2012
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ADVJason: Based on the size you provided we would recommend trying a medium first. Jan 16, 2012
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A shopper asked: Can someone post the width at the lowest point on the armor? Jul 19, 2011
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Sliverhides: I just measured mine. It is:

18.5" long
8" wide at the top
10.5" wide at the widest section of the bottom

I love it, it flows air well and allows me to believe I have a better chance in a crash.
Jul 27, 2012
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Chris K: A size LG is 9 inches across at the lowest point. Aug 6, 2011
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A shopper asked: I would assume the size 48/ (38 US) is a small but I can only find the bionic back in medium and large.
5'10" and the 48 fits great.
Aug 11, 2011
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Frinzo: I have a size 46 ero Alpinestars GP-R Perf. The foam that comes in the jacket measures 19in tall, where the MD back proctector measures 16in tall. See pic for clarification. Sep 9, 2011
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pawedge: I put a Large in my Stage and GP Plus US-44 jackets and it fit so go Large with your size US-48. Ride safe Jun 4, 2012
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A shopper asked: I just bought an alpinestars stunt jacket size 52. I'm right on the borderline for the sizing M and L for the chests pads and the back protector. Will the L fit inside the inserts of my jacket? Jun 7, 2011
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pawedge: I put a large in my US-44 / E-54 Stage and GP plus jackets and it fits but is tight in the pocket. There's velcro that holds the potector in place and a zipper that closes the pocket. A large in a jacket smaller than a E-54 would be too big for the velcro to hold it in place. I recommend a medium for your E-52. I hope this helps. Ride safe. Jun 4, 2012
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Chris K: The LG should fit, but might be a bit tall. I think the MD will be the most comfortable for your jacket. Jun 7, 2011
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A shopper asked: Can somebody share with me the overall height & width of these protectors (both sizes)? Need to determine if it will fit in my non-Alpinestars jacket. May 27, 2011
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zero2sixty: Medium is 16.5 inches (42 cm) in length x 10.25 inches (25.5 cm) at widest point near the top. Jul 17, 2011
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Chris K: A size LG is 19 inches by 10 inches. Jun 16, 2011
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Steven B asked: Will this fit the Cape Town? Jul 15, 2014
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Andrew S: It fit my Aplinestars Cape Town perfectly, it is a great product, good air flow and very comfortable. I highly recommend it. I bought the large and put it in a 3XL jacket. Jul 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does it fit in Backpack Tech Aero? If not, what the model fits? Thanks Apr 26, 2014
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Akhil A: Definitely not...this jacket is not exactly compressible, it kind of stays in its form because it's leather and it's racefit. May 9, 2014
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A shopper asked: I recently purchased a tour master transition 3 jacket. Will this armor fit into that Jacket? I have a medium jacket and fits pretty perfectly with a little room. Thanks so much in advance! - Mike Apr 14, 2014
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Timothy O: Hello I have the Bionic in both of my Alpinestars jackets and love them. I just pulled my large out and measured it at 18.5" tall, 10" wide on top and 9" wide on the bottom. Measure your pocket and if it will fit I highly recommend this insert...way better than the foam that most jackets have. Apr 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a size EU 52 Atem jacket. Is the bionic air insert fit and what size should I get? What's the best back protector option for the Atem jacket? Mar 14, 2014
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Justin C: "best" is subjective. I have a 52 Atem aswell, and got a LG protector - fits like a champ Apr 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: so as the title says i have that jacket and my size is 38 us/ 48 eu... just wanting to make sure if medium is the best fit or would it even fit at all in such a small jacket size thanks Jan 4, 2013
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RevZilla: The size Medium Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert will fit best into the size 48 Alpinestars Tech 1-R Leather Jacket. Jan 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does Large Bionic Air Back Protector Insert fit into TZ-1 leather jacket size 56?? Dec 16, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, a Large Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert will fit inside a TZ-1 jacket size 56. Dec 18, 2012
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A shopper asked: Will the Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert fit in the T-Stunt air flow jacket. Aug 25, 2012
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Aleksei P: Yes, that's what I got Oct 9, 2012
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A shopper asked: Would a medium be appropriate for a Cape Town Air jacket in medium, or would a large fit in there? Apr 16, 2012
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RevZilla: The Medium back protector will be appropriate for the Medium Cape Town Air Jacket. Apr 19, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have a alpinestars motegi suit (2014) and this suit does not have back protector pocket. It only has 3x buttons to connect a back protector to.. This bionic insert doesn't have buttons on it for connection.. how do I go about using it with this suit? Oct 25, 2014
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / MD 761407 6504111-10-M/27020120 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 761408 6504111-10-L/27020121 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours