Alpinestars Nucleon Back Protector Insert
Great, well priced upgrade with nice protection
I bought this for a Vanson jacket that did not have a back protector. I glued the existing velcro piece to the bottom and then secured it to the top with a small ziptie.
As others have said, this protector is very comfortable once you've had it on. Your body heat warms it and increases its pliability. It is more comfortable, more protection, and better airflow than my old Knox protector.
I will likely be buying another one of these for an Alpinestars jacket that did not come with a back protector. These things are great. No reason not to have one in your jacket.
August 15, 2015
Bought this in a M to replace the stock foam in my 2014 GP-R. It's slightly smaller than the stock foam, but obviously a lot more durable. You can't even feel this thing in your jacket once it conforms to your back. Great upgrade for little money and will give you more peace of mind when wearing your jacket knowing it has a legit back protector.
August 14, 2015
I bought this to replace the foam insert in my T-GP R Air jacket. The difference is night and day. I can feel the insert contouring to my back when I ride. It has a good weight to it, I would still consider it light but it is enough weight to know it is there. It gives me a good feeling of protection.
August 7, 2015
I purchased this product intending improve my back/spine protection. I already had the RC back protector but it is very thick and provides only CE1 protection level. Now Im very satisfied with Nucleon back protector because it is very thin and I dont even feel it in my back. Im wear it inserted in my Alpinestars GP Plus R perforated leather jacket and I feel myself very well protected.
August 4, 2015
Thing is just good. it replaces the original one that came with the jacket. The one that comes in the jacket is just a piece of cardboard and your back is a little more valuable than a paper thin piece protecting it. This is a must and the airflow is impressive. Worth it.
July 31, 2015
A cheaper back protector with a great protection rating
This wa one of the cheaper back protectors that has a good protection rating. Covers up more of my back than I would have thought which is a plus.
July 22, 2015
The airflow really is good, at least in the Astars Jaws. I noticed an improvement over the foam protector included in the jacket. It's comfortable as well.
July 20, 2015
Light and flexible, good airflow.
Fits great in my Verona. Hardly know it's there. Better than older style of astars plate.
July 20, 2015