Protection you can count on
Thankfully I have not had to test out the impact protection on this back protector yet. I have been using the previous generation wave protectors up until now and can say that this version seems to feel better when inserted in my jacket. It conforms better to my back and seems to be less bulky when I'm in my riding position. I ordered the larger size for my size 54 Super Speed Textile jacket and it fit with zero issues.
April 2, 2014
Great build quality but didn't fit in Laguna EVO
Build seems great, however the G2 size did NOT fit in my size 52 Laguna EVO jacket. You think it would considering it a new jacket in the Dianese line. I will be contacting Revzilla and asking what the deal is.
March 5, 2014
I upgraded from the G2 Wave. This provides more coverage without bulk, and for me covers down to the tailbone. Fitment was no issue in super speed c2. I wear size 58, and went with the large.
February 27, 2014
Seemingly good protection.
This is a good addition to a Dainese jacket. I got it to use in my Cage and it just barely fits. However, it stays in place well and isn't annoyingly noticeable. The multi-plate design is really cool, it works like an armadillo's shell and follows the curvature of your back as you move. For $90, I don't think you could do much better. The coverage is also very good for an insert.
February 24, 2014
Tough yet flexible and breathable.
I originally got the G2 size in this protector to put in my size 44 Dainese Super Speed Textile jacket but it didnt fit. If your a 44 your gonna need a size G1, just fyi for smaller riders since its not posted on this page.
That being said, its rock solid and tough. I slipped it into my jacket and couldn't even tell it was in there once I started riding. Good air flow and it flexes with your back very well especially in that aggressive sport position.
Over all the other protectors, I would say this is a must have/get if you want that solid protection with good air flow and flexibility.
February 10, 2014
Outstanding design and build quality. Adaptive form-fitting articulated overlapping panels. A rider exoskeleton. (have I seen Transformers too many times...?) Padded comfort on interior and CE level 2 rated. Well conceived and constructed. And looks cool.
December 17, 2013
Best inert back protector
The Manis had to be the best back protector i have ever owned!! The flexibility of it makes you forget it is even in the jacket and like anything from Dainese top quality!! I have it in my Dainese Avro jacket and fits perfect!! I highly recommend this product from them!
December 10, 2013
This seems like a great back protector. It's very soft on the inside and very ridged & protective on the out side. I love how this thing bends too. Any way you push or pull it will contour to your back. It fits perfectly in my Dainese Racing jacket. Also, once you get it inside the jacket you can barely tell it's there. Another great product from Dainese!
October 28, 2013