Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
Adds significant airflow and protection
These A*s Bionic protectors, in addition to (theoretically) cranking up the level of back protection, flow a lot of air. They open up space between your back and the jacket which allows a fair bit of airflow, cooling your back, which is a large surface.
If you have a jacket like the Celer, with the back bump, the "scoop" action increases this cooling effect even more.
These protectors are a nice upgrade for any Alpinestars jacket, I am an A*s fit so have several of their jackets and put the Bionic protectors in all of them.
August 24, 2015
Fit and upgrade solid
I bought this back protector for what I think is the now discontinued Alpinstars Cape Town Air jacket. I was concerned that the thin foam back padding would not provide sufficient protection in case of a crash. Checking Revzilla (always a good idea!) I saw they offered an Alpinstars back protector and another from ForceField.
Now, I decided to go with the Alpinstars instead of the ForceField. I have armor from the latter, but figured the Alpinstar back protector would be a better fit and upgrade for their own jacket instead of something from a 3rd party. The armor fits in the jacket nicely, provides a rated level of protection I hope never to test, and has airflow that is just fine. Been riding around with it for a while and find it does not add annoying bulk to the jacket. Would recommend over the thin foam pad that comes OEM.
Good product, good fit, good protection.
June 30, 2015
Great back protector
Couldn't be happier with this purchase and upgrade from the foam insert the jacket came with. Greatest thing about this back protector is you get the security feeling of knowing its there without even feeling it! It's that comfortable.
June 1, 2015
Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
Bought this to replace the foam protector that came with my jacket, this is much more durable. Has a decent amount of weight to it. Haven't had to crash test it yet thankfully. Would recommend!
June 1, 2015
Good fit for Alpine* Jacket
Feels great as added protection in the air Jacket , small price to pay compare to the potential hazards!!
May 4, 2015
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