Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
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
Fits Well via Smart Design
The webbing on the inside makes it a snug fit that you can barely feel. It's also incredibly light. It's a little on the pricey side, but it's also not just a piece of simple honeycomb plastic either.
November 19, 2014
Good protector - But don't buy it
I'll leave this review short and sweet: Buy the new Nucleon back protector instead. Unfortunately I didn't realize the Nucleon existed until I browsed the 'New Products' section a week after I had been riding with this protector, and support will not allow me to return it.
The Nucleon is CE Level 2 armor for less than $50.
In my opinion Revzilla should discontinue this product and promote the newer, superior product, especially since it's less expensive as well.
November 4, 2014
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
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