Dainese Manis G Back Protector Insert
I bought this to fit in my size 48 Dainese Super Speed C2. It is a little tight getting it in the jacket, but once it's in there are no problems. This does make the jacket a little bit tighter, but I had no problems with size after it was in. It does affect the way my Icon Squad 3 backpack fits though. I can still wear the backpack, but i have to loosen the straps and it feels like it doesn't fit as well.
I think it actually helps with longer rides and helps keep your back a little straighter. Worth the money to have more protection in your jacket.
July 12, 2014
Comfortable but lacking in key area
This is a big upgrade in the comfort department for Dainese back protectors. All the stretch and movement allows for a great wearing protector that doesn't feel like a stiff board on your back.
However, it fails in one crucial aspect. Spinal hyperextension. If you take this product and bend it backwards, it gives no appreciable resistance. I see this as an important factor in protecting your back and spine. Lacking this, it provides nothing more than shock absorption.
I suggest a Dainese Wave G instead.
June 18, 2014
Make sure you have a compatible jacket
I bought this for use in my Dainese SF Leather Jacket and unfortunately, it didn't fit. I wear a size 58 and I got the G2 of this back protector insert. Length-wise it might have fit, but the width of the top of this insert is much too wide for older Dainese jackets that are made for the Wave back protector.
Other than that, this back protector felt very durable, the flexibility was very notable and the soft side of the insert felt good. The weight was noticeable but not heavy. I think this is a great product, and I wish it fit in my jacket.
June 12, 2014
Fits in Size 48 Jacket
I bought a Super Speed Textile jacket (48) and this protector. I was debating either a Forcefield or Manis. I haven't tried a Forcefield protector but am satisfied with Manis because,
1. Same brand and fits well
2. Hard shell and soft back panel
3. Flexible; all pieces are well connected not one piece.
4. Lots of holes to enhance the air flow
If you want to have a soft protector, a Forcefield might be a good choice.
The only one disadvantage of this protector would be the weight. Since Super Speed Textile jacket is very light, you can feel the weight once you insert this protector.
If you have more questions, let me know.
June 11, 2014
Back Protector is GREAT
easy to fit in the AVRO C2 DAINESE leather Jacket.
get a very confort protect.
June 9, 2014
Comfortable and flexible protection
I bought this back protection couple of month ago and I have been using it every day while commuting. I have to admit that it is a good back protector for the following reasons:
1. It is relatively light weight
2. It fits very good inside my super speed mesh jacket (size 48), as long as you put it in the proper pocket ;)
3. It is articulated, so it will slightly follow you when you work on your bike. But unfortunately airflow is not that great.
4. It protects a wider area compare to other back protector insert.
As expected from Dainese the product looks durable and well finished. The only reproach I have is the price, but overall I recommend this product.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to post it in the Q&A section, I normally answer quickly.
June 7, 2014
More protection than the Wave...
...at the expense of extra weight and comfort. Great protection and coverage for your upper back. The way this insert moves with your body is amazing. It's a tight fit in my Avro and I do notice it more than the Wave. I would recommend it to a friend.
May 27, 2014
Too large for Dianese Super Speed Textile Jacket
It did not fit the pocket of my Dianese Super Speed Textile Jacket
May 21, 2014