Alpinestars Nucleon Back Protector Insert
save my life
Bought this product two months ago. I recently had a motorcycle accident going like 60mph in the canyons, it observer all the impact of me hitting the floor and save my back from breaking, I believed it save my life. I will surely buy this product again.
January 21, 2015
Don't think, buy
Level 2 certified. Breaths extremely well. Cheaper than most others.
January 10, 2015
This back protector is a great value.
The new A* back protector is awesome. It feels like a solid piece, though I hope to never find out how it performs. The price is great and the fit is perfect.
January 7, 2015
cheap, and gets the job done
Bought it in a medium to fit my medium a stars jacket and it fits perfectly. Light and low profile but feels very strong. Hope I never have to 'test it out" but I feel a good sence of security with it. I highly recommend you upgrade that padding to this back protector
January 5, 2015
did the unthinkable and used it on a non alpinestars jacket!!
I wanted a higher level of back protection for my icon jacket i use for commuting to work and around town. I found this alpinestars nucleon and saw the review on youtube. Needless to say seeds were planted and i recieved it for Christmas! !! Thanks santacycleclaws!!. My family member ordered a size medium off the alpinestars chart and and upon putting it in my icon jacket it was about 2 inches short. Luckily my girlfriend is a master seamstress (thats a joke but shes good) she hemmed up the lower portion of the back protector pocket so that the back protector is in the correct place as illustrated on the back of the nucleon package and took out the extra slack. All is well. It forms to the body and is relatively light weight. It breaths well and does appear to have a good amount of protection. I cant speak for an actual crash but i did have my girlfriend kick me a couple times in the back and it felt like a gentle massage. Great product and thanks again revzilla . If you are going to put this in any icon or similar jacket i would recomend getting the large version although the medium worked ok with small alterations. by my measurement the large nucleon will be about 1 inch shy being 18 in in length by 10.5 in wide . The icon stryker style foam pad was 19 in in length and 10.5 in wide just for reference if anyone is thinking about doing this. The medium nucleon is 17 in long by 10 in wide . Some may think it's taboo to mix and match brands like this however i like my jacket and i like what alpinestars is doing here so i went with it im sure i wont be the only one who will be doin this.
December 27, 2014
I bought a great A-star jacket here and wanted to upgrade the back protection. Noticed this product had just arrived at REVZILLA and that it was actually less $$ than the model it replaced.
Purchased a Large for a 52 jacket.
December 15, 2014
Great product at a great price point
I've purchased an A* Motegi 2-piece suit and needed some back protection so I browsed around and found these puppies, CE Level-2 rating, half the price of the previous A* Level-1 and it's lighter and offers more airflow, so decided that I should try it. Ordered a Medium (for myself, size 50 suit) and a Small for my girlfriend (XS Stella jacket), they both fit in the protection pocket in the jackets and it's hard to notice once worn. The only thing that I'd highlight is that it seems a bit narrow, it would have been nice to see something that protects my whole back. I would definitely recommend it, let's hope I will never experience how it can protect me.
December 11, 2014
Nice back protector.
I wear this back protector in between the stock foam insert and the jacket on both of my jackets and it feels great. It contours to your back and is not noticeable that it is there when I'm riding. I hope I never have to "road test" the protection but it gives me a little additional peace of mind knowing it is there.
December 8, 2014