Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
The fitment guide is pretty true to size, using the Euro scale. I got a 52 GP A*s jacket and the large protector fits perfectly.
When you pull out the standard foam pad from the jacket, you can CLEARLY see why a protector like this is beneficial. Going from a perforated 1/4" foam pad, to a honey-combed, formed plastic, engineered armor plate is a no-brainer.
Cost is important to everyone, but cost should come secondary to safety. You can get more money, spinal injuries are usually a deal breaker.
March 6, 2015
Good protection to your basic race jacket! Added to both my race jackets
February 28, 2015
always protect your spine ... fits all of my 3 alpinestar jackets
February 25, 2015
Very nice back protector
I use it with the GP Plus Jacket and it fits right in, fully compatible with most A* leather jackets. It feels durable and I feel protected. The only thing I can say is that it's a bit uncomfortable when you are standing up, I feel the lower part of it on my lower back a bit, but not too bad. It's very comfortable while riding though, and that's what matters.
February 24, 2015
Must have for your jacket
I have a Bionic Back Protector in Medium and I bought the new one in Large, It fits perfectly to my Alpinestar leather jacket. I wear a size 52. Which is 42 in U.S. size.
Definitely a must have for anyone that wears a leather jacket for riding.
December 25, 2014
Saved my back!
I came off my bike recently and landed, back first, on the edge of a gutter. There is a line of visible damage on my AS TZ-1 Jacket showing exactly where I landed, all along the right side of my back where this back protector was sitting. From the internal compression injuries I sustained it was pretty clear I would have snapped just about every back-rib on my right side if not for this protector.
10/10 would land on my back while wearing this protector again.
December 15, 2014
Perfect fit for my AS Andes Jacket
Bought it for my USHUAIA trip on Dec 2015 so, haven't used it yet. I pretty much like my AS products and I think this one will as good as I expect.
December 1, 2014
I added the bionic air back protector to my T-GP Pro Air jacket for added protection and peace of mind. Good fit, not too heavy, not overly stiff.
November 20, 2014