Dainese L2 Chest Protector
Great, easily fits in jacket pocket - quick in and out
Used it on a recent trip of approx 2000 miles in 75-80 degree weather. Airflow was hard to tell as jacket has material over the protector. There are large holes which look like they will allow air movement if not covered. The protection feels substantial nd I really like how easily it came in and out. It was a bit annoying in that I would sometimes forget it when I set it down because it would not "attach" to the jacket.
August 12, 2014
Another good dainese product
I have the Dainese Frazer Pelle jacket. After I realized what the pocket was for on the inside, I decided I should buy a chest protector for added protection. The pocket was labeled for a "thorax" chest protector which is no longer in production. I bought the L2 instead and am happy to report that it fits perfect. The chest protector does add a little bulk to the jacket but its not that bad. And, above all, its very comfortable. You dont even notice it after a few minutes. Given that this product adds another layer, it felt rather breathable and wasn't stifling.
August 4, 2014
Why not have more protection?
Seriously, if you have a Dainese jacket with the pocket for the protector why not put it in? Fits in the pocket, you don't even know its there. My only grip is that when you take off the jacket, it falls out. The pocket should have a type of fastening system to hold it in. I will make something myself. I switch it from my textile jacket to my leather so I can't permanantly attach it. But it does not move or fall out when the jackets are on. Just when you take the jacket off.
July 31, 2014
Fit my Alpinestars Andes Jacket
I admit I had to heavily modify these to fit my jacket but it worked. Had to cut these in half and trim the entire outside fabric. Only left the hard plastic and backing intact. Wasn't impressed with the Alpinestars chest protectors so went with these CE level rated ones instead.
June 2, 2014
Good product for the price.
Overall a good product. The protector slips down during a ride and is difficult to readjust without unzipping your jacket.
December 1, 2013
It is a bit of a pain getting it in and out of the half pocket in my jacket every time I put it on or take it off, but other than that it stays fine while I'm zipped up. I bought a jacket one size larger to accommodate for the L1 and the G2 back protector, and everything fits well and is comfortable. If you have a Dianese jacket with the insert pocket, this is the way to go.
April 22, 2013
Stylish and great protection
This chest protector is awesome! Typical Dainese style and the best protection. I have the thorax as well and wanted this one for track days as I thought it would have more movement and flex. I was right!! Definitely recommend the L1 for the track. Plus the quality materials and comfort was more than I was expecting.
March 27, 2013
Good protection at the expense of comfort
This chest protector is very easy to install and remove from the Dainese jacket. It offers good protection and it is lightweight. It is not that comfortable however and does not conform to your body that well. The feel is a bit odd since it "bulges" out quite a bit. I'm using a Medium size in my 52 Dainese Avro. I can only compare it to what Alpinestars offer. I like how Alpinestars chest protector is actually two pieces and feels more comfortable, but I think this Dainese chest protector would offer more protection of your sternum. I wouldn't ride without it, but I wish Dainese had a more comfortable option.
March 27, 2013