Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
Does what it's supposed to...
Back protector is quite nice, not too thick and obtrusive but I definitely think it would save you in a fall.
Fits into Celer jacket pretty easily, and tightens up the yoke of the jacket and between my shoulder blades.
If you're ordering a chest/back protectors in addition to a new A* jacket, order on size up because the A* jackets are notoriously small.
November 23, 2013
Great protection, hardly know it's there.
Fits great into my A* Jaws perforated jacket. Can't even feel it when in the tuck. Rocked that same combo during some 85 degree Socal rides and it breathed very well, until u got stuck at a light...
November 22, 2013
Wished it was more secured in the jacket
Size Large in a Alpinestars Jaws Size US42.
As everyone mentioned, it curves nicely when in riding position, breathes and I believe it should protect nicely (I hope I don't test it).
But it moves around inside the jacket's pocket (not while riding). I wished there was a button to attached the insert onto the Jacket so it would stay center (like the Level 2). I have to adjust it every time I put it on my jacket.
November 22, 2013
I was initially worried about comfort and airflow but those concerns went away the first ride. Great flow super flexible and comfortable and I'm sure is going to provide much more protection than the old foam insert. Great product.
November 19, 2013
This back protector easily fit into my Alpinestars Koln jacket.
It does make the jacket noticeably heavier when carrying around but, once the jacket is on, I don't notice it anymore.
On hot days my back ends up no more sweaty than it would without the back protector.
November 11, 2013
Fit my Alpine Stars jacket perfectly. Reasonably light and comfortable.
October 21, 2013
Protects your back. Light and cool. Very flexible (in one direction).
October 17, 2013
Strong Good Airflow
I barely feel it it AT ALL! It flows alot of air and never gets hot. It doesnt bend backwards but i can literally curl it up forwards thats how flexible but strong it is. I feel alot better knowing its got my back instead of the cheap thin papery back pad my jacket came with.
October 14, 2013