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Dainese Norsorex Vest

The Norsorex Vest is equipped with padded inserts on the abdomen and chest area. The elastic silicon band positioned on the waist keeps the Vest in position, optimizing ergonomic comfort, while the elastic Jersey material ensures optimal comfort during sporting activities.

Features:

  • Pro Shape coupled with crash absorb inserts on the abdomen and chest areas
  • Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the waist
  • Perforated Pro-shape
  • Breathable Jersey material
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Dainese Norsorex Vest 4.5 5 10 10
Better than nothing...probably. I don't find it hard on and off but am wearing a silky slick base layer beneath it. As others suggested, I roll the tacky band up then push the protective part up front and shimmy out pulling from behind. It doesn't feel like it's super protective but it's certainly better than nothing and i don't even notice it once it's on. Medium for my six foot tall thin frame. 38" chest 32" waist. August 4, 2014
Decent protection you forget you're even wearing I got this vest to provide some moderate chest protection to supplement my BMW Dry Suit jacket that has excellent armor everywhere except the chest. I'm 6'2" and 212 lbs with a 48" chest and 34" waist. I got the XL and the fit is snug but very comfortable. It's elasticity allows it to closely contour your torso while the armor stays in place. As others have said, getting it on is easier than off until you realize you simply have to use both hands grasping at the waist to peel it directly up and over your head like a t-shirt -- turning it inside out as you take it off --and you'll have no more issues there. It flows air surprisingly well though unless you are wearing a mesh jacket, you are going to sweat a bit underneath when there is you are moving slowly and the temp goes above 80. That said, it's amazingly light and breathable for what it should provide and can be easily hand washed and air dried (read the FULL washing instructions - the English parts are in multiple segments throughout the label interspersed with five or so othe languages). I will say that the armor is not as thick or rigid as I thought and I've had no opportunity to test it but it does feel like a prudent step up in chest and rib protection that ought to disperse impact well and thus provides great peace of mind because it stays tight to your torso but is so comfortable you soon forget it's there. It's for this reason I intend to get the pants as well. R1200GS ADV June 25, 2014
Nice comfortable chest protector Overall a good chest protector that fits just fine under my jacket. It does fit small. I'm a size 50 (40" chest) in Dianese jackets and I bought a large. Its very comfortable and conforms to the body well when in a 3/4 position and standing/walking around. I hardly noticed I had it on at times. Typical high quality Dianese stuff. My only minor (and I mean really minor) gripe with this is it can be a pain to get on and off -- mostly off. I would have rather had it zip up the center. However, its no deal breaker. As far as protection I personally have no first hand experience testing it, but seems like its an adequate amount of chest/ribs protection. April 7, 2014
Good protection when you don't want the "full suit." Most of my riding is in a very urban area, plenty of people distracted by their cell phones, etc. I am an older rider (translates to: breaks more easily) and wanted some protection when doing a "milk run." First of all Norsorex vest fits tightly, but not uncomfortably. The Revzilla rep said it should fit snugly, its an under-garment, to protect you it has to be that way. First impression: Wrong Size. Not so! I was surprized how comfortable it was once I wore it for a couple of minutes. And, riding you totally forget you're wearing the Norsorex vest. No binding. Not excessively hot, maybe like an extra tee shirt. Have not tried its protective abilities and hope not to. On longer runs I wear the full Dianese protection system - much cheaper than the first 2 seconds in the ER. December 23, 2013
Great Quality I really enjoy this soft vest, but..... it does fit very small. I am 6'0 200 lbs and ordered a large. I can get it on no problem and it fits very comfortably and snug. But getting it off can be an issue, I have found the correct technique and can now get it off quickly but at first it was a pain. I would suggest ordering one or two sizes larger and the fit should be perfect. October 14, 2013
Excellent comfort and protection I got the Norsirex vest because my Air Jacket has zero chest or and protection. This fits very snug but it is supposed to and yet is not right or restrictive. You can wear it under a t-shirt. August 5, 2013
Great style, good protection, a little expensive very nice fit, great style, I have never tested the impact absorption (hope I will never test it) but apparently it's a lower performance than the spin guard systems, The price should be a little bit lower. July 1, 2013
Well made, comfortable, does not restrict movement. The quality is up to what one would expect. It is comfortable to wear and does not restrict movement like some body armor units. One reviewer descibed it as hard to get off. The knack to this is to flip the silicon band over so it cannot grip your skin. push the chest plates up as far as they will go, then reach behind and pull it over your head. I could not review protection and durability as I have not crashed in it and have not had it long enough to comment. I scored features as average as this is a straight forward product that serves a simple purpose. May 13, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Dino M: Jacket doesn't feature chest impact protection, wanted to add some. Jul 1, 2014
Eric C: Added protection. Feb 13, 2014
Albert A: This was a trial purchase of the norsorex stuff from Dainese. It fits snug and is very comfortable. Stays put and gives you that extra level of protection. Helps to hide your gut a little...not that I have one..lol Nov 29, 2013
Ricardo K: I leave in Brazil where is very hot so I had to choose this item to use under my Jeans. It is the first time using this stuff I hope it will get me protected. Nov 3, 2013
Cameran S asked: HI guys,

I have three questions;

Q1. how good is the armor.... is it hard plastic material?

Q2. does this armor suit protect the ribs ? ( video looks like it does) just wanna be sure.

Q3; I'm 5'10 250. Big shoulders and CHEST (from swimming and football.). would you recommand a XXL?

let me know

thanks
Cameran
Aug 2, 2014
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Nic D: 1. The armor is the latest generation 'soft armor' incorporating technology developed from F1. Is is CE rated and very comfortable to wear.

2. My wife is an emergency ward nurse. She is impressed by the fact that the armor is designed to protect the ribs and the abdomen. The lower left and right panels sit just above and in front of the hips and help protect internal organs against impact.

3. Sizing chart seems pretty accurate to me, it is worth noting that this vest fits tight at first but slackens off to a snug fit after being worn regularly.
Aug 4, 2014
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Cameran S: Thanks Nic,

you may wanna check out this rib protector. Revzilla carrys one. (hopefully in your size) click the link below.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forcefield-rib-protector

i was at a cycle gear store where i live close by. I happened to run into a guy that wore this protector.

the difference; he told me was wearing this on his front.

(regularly it goes on the back) but since he had a back protector.

he stated; he wears this on the front. As a rib protector! it covered his (ribs, chest, and sternum) it is also a a ce level 2. ( i believe ) could be wrong!

so with that being said; (just an FYI) you may want to look into this protector.

when i have the funds. I will purchase this and the force field rib protector and see which one i like.

Cheers
cameran Aug 4, 2014
Louis V: Cameran

The armor is dense foam to allow some flexibility.
Yes, the ribs have good protection
I think the XXL is the right size for you. I'm (an old guy) 5'10", 190 lbs with a 43" chest. The L was too tight, the XL fits well.
Here is a tip... The vest has a silicon strip at the waistline to help keep it in place. If you roll the bottom up before attempting to remove it the vest be much easier to pull off.
It fits well under my dainese jacket.
Good luck
Lou
Aug 3, 2014
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Bernhard B: Q1: No, it's foam material, but it is fairly firm.
Q2: Yes, it does.
Q3: I don't know. I am 5' 9.5", 160 pounds, and medium fits well.
Aug 3, 2014
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Maurice H asked: Is this vest CE approved? Mar 17, 2014
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Mike E: I believe so...but the armor is thin honeycomb shaped rubber. It's really just padding, not really armor. If you want something more substantial, Dainese has a vest wtih plastic plates on the front and a back protector...all built in. I race with it under my leathers. Great piece. Can't remember the name of it... Mar 17, 2014
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Nicolas G: I do not remember exactly if the vest is CE certified. What I can tell you is that for use with a jacket that has no chest protection and the front is a nice addition. The vest does not add much bulk to the inside of the jacket and nicely complements other protection (back, shoulders, and elbows). The protective material is the same as on the shorts and the short Norsorex. While not rigid and super-protective, for the average protccion, and much better than not having it, I will recommend 100%. Maybe not to use for walks through the city every day (because it's one more thing to wear), but if you decide to take a little longer or faster ride, it is highly recommended. Mar 17, 2014
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Nic D: Basically, the breakdown is like this: the Pro-Shape armor on the Norsorex garment is rated CE - 2. That is great! The garment itself, however, is technically in their underwear category and will not have the CE label itself. Mar 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: what size would you recommend for someone who is 5,8" 135 lbs with about a 37 inch chest? I am torn between the small and the extra small. I want it to fit snug but obviously need to breathe. Dec 16, 2013
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James H: I'm 5'8" 155lbs. I went with medium. It fits great once it is on, but can be a chore to take off. I would say go with Small if you are trying to choose between the two, but there is a possibility that the Medium would fit well, if not best. Dec 17, 2013
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Louis V: I recommend a large. The vest tends to run small. I originally ordered a large (I'm 5'10'', 185#, 42 chest) and found the vest very difficult to take off. I replaced it with an XL and now am very happy with the fit and comfort. Dec 17, 2013
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Louis-Daniel B: I'm 5'8 and bought a large. It is pretty tight, so tight it is a bit challenging to wear and remove. Recommending that you go larger. Better yet get different sizes try them on and return the ones that don't fit. :) Dec 16, 2013
A shopper asked: Does the Norsorex Vest hold a back protector, or are you talking about a jacket? Aug 8, 2013
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Mohamed M: sorry but when i checked the main web site for dainese i found there is back protector even also there is protection beside the neck, i dont know if this one its another version from the one in revzilla web site, so if any one can tell me what the difference between them...so he helped me because i like this vest and i want to buy one.

please check dainese web site / multisport-winter / NORSOREX VEST
Sep 17, 2013
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Chris KStaff: No, the Norsorex Vest does not hold a back protector. You can wear it easily underneath a back protector, however. Dainese makes several stand-alone options that would work well over the Norsorex Vest. Aug 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is there a particular back protector recommended to pair with this vest? Feb 2, 2013
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Nic D: I use the Dainese Wave G2 that fits inside the purpose made pocket in the back of my jacket May 13, 2013
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RevZilla: There are no back protector specifically recommended for the Dainese Norsorex Vest, any standalone back protector should work just as good as any other one.

Give us a call at 877.792.9455 for recommendations specific to your riding style.
Feb 4, 2013
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 809811 1876012-001-L Out of Stock
Black / MD 809810 1876012-001-M Out of Stock
Black / SM 809815 1876012-001-S In Stock: Ships next business day
Black / XL 809818 1876012-001-XL Out of Stock
Black / XS 809808 1876012-001-XS Available: Available to order from Italy, expect 2-3 weeks transit time prior to shipment from RevZilla
Black / 2XL 809813 1876012-001-XXL Out of Stock