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Alpinestars Track Protection Vest

The Track Protection Vest is an advanced, stand alone safety vest that provides excellent upper body and back protection. It can be used to enhance the protective qualities of an existing jacket.


  • CE level 2 certified (EN1621-2) Bionic Back protector
  • Alpinestars DFD (Dynamic Force Dispersion) technology utilizes a ergonomically formed, sleek and ultra-lightweight design
  • Technical stretch net construction is durable and well ventilated
  • Impact resistant Bio-foam inserts in the chest for excellent frontal impact protection
  • YKK semi auto-lock front zipper closure
  • TRP Astars logo on chest
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Alpinestars Track Protection Vest 4.8 5 32 32
Best for short rides or a hot day I have been wearing it here and there for a couple weeks now and I have no complaints. The air passes right through it and it doesn't feel like it is going to fall apart from heavy use over time. April 29, 2015
Great product for daily commute and sprited riding This track vest is awesome! I use it for my occasional daily commute, and for my spirted rides (track or weekend warrior). The vest fits perfectly on me (large,200lbs, bit of a belly, and muscular build up top) feels like its not even there. Will fit comfortably under a race suit, or a padded jacket. Protective back shell is removeable and fits inside my AS backpack as an insert (AS techpak). Great product, and a few of my ride friends also feel the same about its quality! April 13, 2015
Great air flow and comfortable This vest has been a great purchase so far. I bought a large based on the staff recommendation. I'm 6'1", 215lbs and it fits very nice. Not too snug. The airflow is great and keeps me comfortable during the 80+ degree rides. The back plating isn't even noticeable during rides. Great product! September 2, 2014
Fits It fits over my fat belly and seems to provide decent protection, but I wouldn't really know for sure since I haven't been in an accident with it. The only complaint I can make is that it seems that the top of the back protector comes up a bit too high and nudges against my helmet if I tilt my head back. Usually don't notice it though. August 4, 2014
Great product fits nice and snug This item is great. I was using a cheap field armor vest to commute around town and decided to go with this nice piece from alpinestars. First off it fit nice and snug and dissapears as you start to ride. Air flow is awesome for hot summer days. Also very stylish with the all white back protector and feels secure for a basic vest to just throw on real quick. Wearing this vest under a full suit gives great protection against your back which was my main concern. Overall would recommend everyone to try it out! July 30, 2014
Great addition I love the vest design with the spine brace built in. Wear it under my jacket, or by itself on extremely hot days. Great flexibility, really comfortable. Fits a bit tight. June 17, 2014
AlpineStars Track Vest So far i like the product. Its nice being able to take my suit off and leave the vest on. My only problem is that my suit is pretty tight so when i go to pull my suit over the vest, the vest rides up some and becomes bunched at the top, takes another person to push it back down into the correct location. I ordered a M and i am 5'11" 167lbs wear a size 42 suit. Thanks, hope this helps. May 13, 2014
So damm dope. Haven't crashed to test its performance it looks dank AF on me. The fit is wonderful and very comfortable as well as pretty light for what it is. The softer padding has holes in it to vent, and they work great. Even being a black vest, it's fairly cool in the sun. My only two recommendations are to have a cell phone pocket somewhere (like inside the zipper would be nice) and offering different color options. Oh I forgot to mention that the back protector is removable by zipper. Even just different colored back protectors would be easy for them to do, and would match up with a lot of their other products. I actually think they're discontinuing this product, and I'm assuming it's because of the price, but if u want some protection on hot summer days, but don't wanna look like robocop, it's well worth it. I may buy another one actually. In case they really do discontinue it (like I did with the alpinestars S-1 gloves) April 25, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
R a: Friends recommendation and safety. Oct 18, 2015
Jutas F: design is relatively solid still offers solid back protection standalone during summer or under jacket for colder weather... Oct 11, 2015
A S: I needed armor for commute and everyday riding. Jul 23, 2015
Thomas F: To protect my body from impacts. Apr 20, 2015
SOJI B: because it's convenient to wear Mar 17, 2015
rafael m: I needed a good solution for hot weather riding on daily commutes, as well as, spirited driving. my alpinestars tech pack held up really well in that lowside crash, and I am still using it today. Feb 24, 2015
M E: fits perfect and great protection Oct 14, 2014
michael j b: reading your reviews/seeing videos Sep 30, 2014
Jerome D: I wanted some extra back protection for under my leathers, its not too bulky. Im very happy with it. Aug 24, 2014
Dmitry B: Returned. Too too big! May 8, 2014
Joshua A: I needed back protection for my new jacket and opted to get a protective vest instead of a jacket-based insert. Pretty cool so far. May 7, 2014
David B: I was looking for something to augment my leather riding jacket. This vest will fill the void in padding and also be useful when the temp and humidity rise through the summer here in Bermuda. Mar 2, 2014
Alexis G: Commuting protection!!! Nov 16, 2013
Brandan B: Based on reviews and knowing alpinestars to be a top brand in motox sport science I was a kid, and didnt want to go cheap on protection. Oct 1, 2013
A shopper asked: Does the vest come with the white bionic back protector or the black one? Sep 7, 2011
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AlejandroObico: It does come with a white bionic back protector. If you plan to wear it under a jacket, which I recommend, the color shouldn't be a problem. Sep 26, 2011
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Chris K: The stock we currently have on this item is all white. I don't believe that the black versions are produced any longer. Sep 7, 2011
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montlu00: Mine came with white from revzilla.com Jun 18, 2012
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Vladimir N: White one. You can replace it if you'd like, but since you'll be wearing this under a jacket (I hope), does it really matter? Nov 4, 2011
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A shopper asked: I was looking at getting this for ATV riding, and wearing it underneath the jersey. Would this be a good choice? Or/and what other products would you recommend? Thank you. Jun 18, 2014
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Barrick M: This vest is really good.

It was originally intended for racers that didn't want to move their armor from one suit to the next, where they apparently use multiple suits during a race.

But I'm not a racer. I wear a suit that doesn't have the back and torso protection this vest offers. So I wear it under my full body suit, after removing the back protector that came with the body suit. It works great.

I must tell you that I unfortunately had the opportunity to put it to a real world test. I ran into a very large male deer at 50 mph with this vest on. It totaled my motorcycle and banged me up pretty good. I landed on my back.

This vest probably prevented me from becoming hurt much worse that I was. My helmet also took a pretty good beating.

I replaced all of my riding gear and got a slightly bigger motorcycle.

I don't ride it without this vest on. I feel completely naked without it.

I don't work for AlpineStars or RevZilla. I ride in the mountains of Northern CA,
now on a Ducati Multistrada 1200. Great bike. All is well, partly because of this vest.

By all means, get one.
Jun 18, 2014
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Andrei C: Yes, it would be a good choice. What I like about the track protection vest is that it's light, unobtrusive and offers Level 2 back protection. I wear it everywhere I ride. During the summer, I wear this on top of a t-shirt or long sleeve. When it gets cooler out, rains, or when I go on long road trips, I wear this underneath a leather jacket, and it never feels too bulky. I never ride without it. Jun 18, 2014
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Todd M: I use it for track days or in addition with my armored dainese jacket for long highway trips. I'm not familiar about off road use and what is recommended as appropriate protection. I hope this helps. Jun 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: How breathable is this vest? Will it make you sweat a lot on an 80 degree day with just a T-shirt underneath and nothing over the top? Aug 25, 2013
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fahad a: This is an amazing product that offers great protection from front to back. The breathability is not a factor; the mesh allows tons of air. I have worn this in 90+ degree heat with no issues. Cleaning is very easy, the back protector can be unzipped from the vest in seconds. Please note this vest is meant to be worn underneath a leather jacket or suit, it would not be recommended to wear the vest by itself.
Cons: I did notice some stitching was coming loose when I got the vest and I was afraid it would deteriorate over time. I have had the vest for almost 2 years now and it has held up pretty well.
Aug 26, 2013
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Mohamed M: if i want to make combine between this (Alpinestars Track Protection Vest) and (River Road Scout Jacket) to wear the vest under this jacket for more protection, so does they fit correctly together, because iam new biker and i have harley davidson street bob 2013 thats why i want to buy curiser classic jacket with more protection for me. Sep 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: How do you wash this vest? Given that the pads are not removable, I don't know whether it can be safely soaked in soapy water. Gotta wash it good, tho, cuz it stinks! Thx. Apr 2, 2014
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Dan P: That is a good question. I took off the back protector and hand washed mine and let it hand dry.

I didn't go crazy with the water or soapy. Still fits the same
Apr 2, 2014
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Roque R asked: I just bought the tech arrow backpack. I believe it fits a medium bionic back protector but I figured if I'm wearing the back protector it would be better than having it in the backpack. I saw this vest I love the look i'm wondering if it would be as effective at doing it's job under the backpack or no to keep looking? the weather here in Texas can get up to three digits in the summer and with so many lights my leather jacket from a stars just gets too hot to wear on streets Mar 20, 2014
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fahad a: I have had this product for over 2 years and its has been amazing. For maximum protection wear this product under a leather jacket. I dont believe this product was meant to be worn by itself. This product breathes incredibly well, very light weight, comfortable to wear and pretty much molds to your body over time.

To answer your question:
1. The back pack idea would be a waste of money. On impact the protection would sift too much to be effective. Even the protector inserts in the jackets are too small to offer good overall back protection.
2. Yes, if you must, you can wear the vest by itself and it will provide great back protection. At the risk of sounding like a hypocrite, I have gone for a quick ride with just the vest on and its been complimented almost every were I went.
Mar 20, 2014
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Todd M: I'm not familiar with the backpack you described, but I do have the Alpine Stars track vest. I find it very comfortable in hot weather and easily fits under a jacket or sweatshirt when applicable. I removed the protective white plastic shield on the back side of the vest and spray painted it matte black.....a much better look in my opinion.
Mar 20, 2014
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Andrei C: I bought this track vest because I was having the same issues with summers in San Diego in that I needed good back protection without overheating. What I love about this is that it's not bulky, has level 2 back protection and fits underneath my leather jacket with ease. I would definitely wear this instead of relying on back protection in a backpack. There is also padding in the front, which is more than a backpack has in terms of protection. I highly recommend this product. Hope this helps! Mar 20, 2014
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Alisa J: Not quite sure if I understand your question but... I where this vest, and regardless of weather I am wearing a back pack or not, the vest will do the job. A backpack would just be added cushioning. I got hit in October 2013 while wearing this. My body felt nothing. Thankfully it was a slow. I wear this vest all summer long, I also waer it in the winter under my leather. It's great. Mar 23, 2014
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Alexis G: This vest is great in terms of protection and fit....but it gets hot during Texas summer days if you get stuck in traffic... I use it for my long commute(1hour each way) but you have to note that you will be bigger, in other words, you may have to change your jacket size (if your old jacket fits really tight)... For summer you will need a mesh jacket with this vest... Mar 20, 2014
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Romeo D: I use it in the summer by itself over a t shirt here in NJ. I occasionally use a pack over it and it works, but I can't speak to how much protection....air flows nicely through this. Mar 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does it limit how much you can curve your back? I'm looking into this for endurance horseback riding and while riding we curve our back in to keep looking up while staying centered in the saddle. Sep 18, 2015
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ljubomir s: With my experience with this vest I haven't run into any limitations bending forward like your picking something up. Now bending backwards like your gonna do a back flip could be and issue but as far as curving your back to stay more in a straight position to look forward no problem at all. I've done this comfortably on the bike. At first it feels a bit weird because of the design of the vest but you get used to it pretty quick, it's light, breeds air really good ( depending on your speed ???? ) and offers a lot of protection. Hopefully I've answered your question. Good luck Sep 18, 2015
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Ryan Y: Not really. The vest itself is made of a semi elastic material so it'll conform to your body and isnt so stiff that it limits forward movement. I'm sure tucking on a bike comes close to a tuck on a horse and it hasn't bothered me at all. The motion it limits is when the back is curved backwards, not forwards. Sep 18, 2015
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Bryan C: It does not, have tied my shoes (bending just at waist) and works fine. Only thing about the horseback riding is you are constantly going up and down, the back protector might keep moving with you. Sep 18, 2015
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Benjamin M: Very flexible. Sep 24, 2015
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A shopper asked: I was wondering which size to go with. I am 6'2 and 175 pounds. I usually wear a medium t-shirt. What size do you guys think i should go with? Mar 20, 2014
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Joshua H: I am 6'3 and 160... I got the medium and it's snug but in a good way. I would probably say you should go with a large seeing as you are 15 pounds heavier than me, but everyone's build can be different. I'm thinking a large would be best for you. Mar 20, 2014
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Aris P: I'm 6 ft and 160 lbs and the medium fits well and is not confining. Sounds like a medium would work for you. Don't forget about the extra room you will need in your jacket Mar 21, 2014
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Mohamed M asked: if i want to make combine between this (Alpinestars Track Protection Vest) and (River Road Scout Jacket) to wear the vest under this jacket for more protection, so does they fit correctly together, because iam new biker and i have harley davidson street bob 2013 thats why i want to buy curiser classic jacket with more protection for me? Sep 17, 2013
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Joshua H: It fits nicely under a jacket with the back off. If the jacket you buy has armor in it also then it becomes too bulky in my opinion. This is a great vest to wear by itself. I usually wear it when it's warm over my jacket. Sep 17, 2013
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Luis M: I wear it under my leather suit and it fits fine. It shouldn't be a problem for you. Just make sure the vest fits you tight. Sep 17, 2013
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Raymond C asked: How bulky is this underneath a race suit? I have the Astars bionic chest piece inserts in the suit already. Wondering if it's going to be too tight with both on. Thanks. Dec 26, 2013
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Jerome D: Hi Raymond, the vest is not very bulky at all. I use mine under a RST suit and it fits perfectly and does not feel in any way uncomfortable or bulky. I consider it a must have item. Dec 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: Just wanted to see if the Leatt STX Road Jason Britton Neck Brace will work with this vest Sep 20, 2012
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RevZilla: The Leatt STX Road Jason Britton Neck Brace will work with the Alpinestars Track Protection Vest without complication. Sep 20, 2012
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A S asked: Will this vest effect the ability to add pants that zipper to my A* Celer jacket? Nov 25, 2015
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Sean W asked: I'm trying to figure out the size I need, I'm 5'5" with 32" waist and about 170lbs any ideas small or medium? Aug 25, 2014
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Kent S asked: I want some protection for my ribs as well as my back, seems like I'm skilled at breaking ribs. Does this have decent padding around the sides, do you feel protected from a good hit to the ribs? The armor looks very slim and comfortable, which is great, but does it seem well padded to you other than the CE level 2 back?

Thanks, Kent
Dec 27, 2013
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Joshua H: Sides have minimal padding.. The front and back are most well protected areas. Not sure it would prevent ribs from breaking, but would be better than nothing at all. I love this vest and during summer months I usually wear it in lieu of a jacket. I give up arm protection, but I know my back chest will be sufficiently protected. Dec 28, 2013
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Jordan Y: Padding in the chest and back area is good. Everywhere else is minimal and would not be effective in a crash. The chest padding covers all but the lower couple of ribs. Dec 27, 2013
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Kent S: Thanks for the quick answers. I'm going to keep looking for better rib protection, that's all I ever break so I better get 'em covered up. Dec 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: I ordered this vest via Harilo.com. I got UPS tracking number saying it weights only 1lb. Is it possible to have such light weight ??? Nov 1, 2011
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Vladimir N: I can't verify that it's only 1lb, don't have anything I could weigh it on that precisely, but it's very light ;-) You won't know you'r wearing it! Nov 4, 2011
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lenny: yes. mine said 1 pound as well. it's very light. Feb 21, 2012
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