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Dainese Paraschiena Wave w/ Scapula Protection
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The highest levels of protection, light weight, ergonomics, and ventilation distinguish this racing back protector developed with suggestions from competitive motorcycle racing's greatest champions. Homologated to EN 1621.2 Standard Level 2, this back protector has rigid external corrugated plates on the back and shoulder blades for better impact energy distribution and a lightweight core made of aluminum honeycomb and Astrosorb. Ergonomics and riding comfort are guaranteed thanks to jointed pads, a patented lumbar support joint, the perforation of the structure, the use of breathable fabrics, and ample volume adjustment possibilities.


  • Back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard.
  • External polypropylene plates with perforated and corrugated structure.
  • Shoulder blade plate core with Aluminum honeycomb frame.
  • Aluminum and Astrosorb honeycomb frame.
  • External perforated polypropylene pads for the protection of the shoulder blades.


  • Lumbar band with double adjustment strap.
  • Liner in therm performed polyurethane foam.
  • Adjustable and removable straps.
  • Lumbar joint.

Temperature Regulation

  • Liner inside back in polyester mesh fabric.
  • Lumbar strip liner and braces in double jersey.
  • External perforated pads.

Other Features

  • Soft inserts.


  • Industrial Design DM/951958.
  • Patent n PCT EP1001688 B.
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Dainese Paraschiena Wave w/ Scapula Protection 4.7 5 11 11
Excellent fit and ventilation The adjustable wide side elastic straps really make it easy to fit against securely against body. The aluminum honeycomb core provides excellent ventilation and is lightweight. I am 270 lbs with broad shoulders. It would be nice to have an option to have extra wide scapula protectors. But, this is still an excellent product that I would recommend to fellow racers and track day guys. April 30, 2013
seems like it would protect well I was looking for a back protector that had protection against impact and also would not fold backward. This fit the bill. It was pricey but seems like it would hold up well in a crash. I wear it outside my jacket because it is more comfortable that way. I've also got a Hit Air vest I wear on top. Maximum spine protection! January 5, 2013
Great Product I researched multiple products before I settled on the Dainese Paraschiena Wave. I love the fit and don't even notice when I wear it; feels just like a back pack. It fits under any jacket I wear and even though I've not crashed wearing it, it gives me peace of mind that if I do, I can walk away December 14, 2012
Back Protector Excellent product! Protection and airflow factor makes this back protector the best! It feels like its not even there... September 25, 2012
Extremely comfortable Fits great under the dainese aspide race suit. I bought this even though it was a bit expensive and don't regret it a bit. July 16, 2012
Great style, lightweight and conforming. This is my first back protector and I have to say its very comfortable. I was curious about comfort when I was purchasing a back protector and this product is super comfortable and non restricting. It fits under my leathers jackets without going up in size on the jacket. It seems to be very high quality and R&D did their job well. June 4, 2012
Dainese Paraschiena Wave This is the first time I’ve used a back protector. In terms of sizing I’m 6’2” so I ordered the 13 LG according to the Dainese sizing guide. On me the protector runs level with the top of my shoulders and extends down to my tailbone (Coccyx). It fits nicely under both my Revit Airwave jacket and CoolPro Mesh Jacket. When moving, there is adequate airflow around and down the back when riding in 95 degree weather. However, we'll see how it feels when the 110 degree temps arrive. For the most part it's not noticeable, but occasionally it gives me the feeling of wearing a back pack. I bought this back protector because I wanted the maximum protection possible. It gives me a feeling of security to the point that I won't ride without it…should have had one on sooner. I think I got my moneys worth. Hopefully, I'll never find out. Other Thoughts: I think it would have been better to use a non-elastic shoulder strap, as these will eventually wear and stretch out, especially with the extreme heat. April 5, 2012
Yet another great piece from Dainese This once again a product I have not yet ridden with, but as with all the Dainese products I have owned whether it be gloves, boots, one piece, two piece leather suits, or back protectors, I have never had an issue. This one is a replacement for my old Dainese Back Space (which came with my Sukhoi one piece suit back in 2005). Since I bought a new Dainese Laguna one piece with the big venturi extractor back hump, I figured lets take full advantage of this thing and maximize venting by updating the back protector. I actually ordered the Thorax Wave back protector, but unfortunately the chest protector piece did not fit in the suit. I proceeded to return that one and went with just the Wave w/scapula. It feels comfortable, and honestly I can hardly notice it's there (mind you my suit is not even broken in yet which speaks volumes for the comfort and fit of Dainese products). It has scapula protection, shoulder straps, as well as a second trap system, which really allows for this fine tuning at the waist and adds a bit of bracing (all nice upgrades from my previous back protector). I went with the hi-viz yellow just to jazz it up a little even though it sits inside the suit. Just a nice option. In terms of sizing, I'm a regular 12, but the 12 in yellow was going to be a back order, so I decided to go to an 11. To be honest, there really is a minimal difference (we're talking an inch if that from what I can tell). The scapula protection still sits over my scapula, and the height of the back protector is still appropriate. Standard size is 12 but an 11 works for me. I anticipate it to flow a ton of air and to be as comfortable if not more than it is currently in an unbroken in state. Just another great piece of gear from Dainese. February 20, 2012
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A shopper asked: Regarding the waist to shoulder measurement: Do you measure from the belly button to the MIDDLE of the shoulders? Or do you measure from the belly button to the TOP of the shoulders?

A quick video or picture to show where to measure would be really helpful. Thank you.
Dec 19, 2011
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midnightmethane: I measured from belly button to the top of the shoulder. Remember, the average person or "normal torso" will be a size 12. I measured for a 12, but just decided to go with an 11 because that one was available in hi-viz yellow. To be honest it really did not make much difference. I've tried on a 12 and the difference is negligible. Put it this way, you're better off going slightly smaller than slightly bigger. And this applies even more if you're putting this in a race suit (one or two piece). If you're wearing this with just a jacket you can't really go wrong with either.

take a look at this video..Knox Armor seems to do it a little differently (see Youtube link below)
Feb 20, 2012
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MrMeat: I draw a line from the pointy bone on the top of one shoulder to the same place on other shoulder. Make mark where this line hits the spine. Then take a tape measure and find the location of the smallest circumference at your waist. Mark this location at spine.

Measure between the 2 marks. I was between sizes and went up to the higher size because I only ride/race on the track and a tiny bit too long would be better than a tiny bit too short, for me.

I hope this helps.
Apr 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: Has anyone tried this with the above mentioned suit? how does it fit? is there enough room for it? i wear a size 60 for the dianese suit. Feb 25, 2013
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We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chestwidth: Measure from under/top of armpit cross chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Men's and Women's Back Protector

Type Waist-Shoulder Height(cm)
1S 37.5 - 42
11 38 - 45
12 41.5 - 47
13 44 - 51
Size Jean Size (Inches)
MD 28- 32
LG 32 +

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full Dainese Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
1S / LG 556195 1875952-001-L Out of Stock
1S / MD 556194 1875952-001-M Out of Stock
1S / Neon Yellow / LG 556197 1875952-309-L Out of Stock
1S / Neon Yellow / MD 556196 1875952-309-M Out of Stock
11 / LG 556199 1875953-001-L Out of Stock
11 / MD 556198 1875953-001-M Out of Stock
11 / Neon Yellow / LG 556201 1875953-309-L Out of Stock
11 / Neon Yellow / MD 556200 1875953-309-M Out of Stock
12 / LG 556174 1875941-001-L Out of Stock
12 / MD 556173 1875941-001-M Out of Stock
12 / Neon Yellow / LG 556176 1875941-309-L Out of Stock
12 / Neon Yellow / MD 556175 1875941-309-M Out of Stock
13 / LG 556203 1875954-001-L Out of Stock
13 / MD 556202 1875954-001-M Out of Stock
13 / Neon Yellow / LG 556205 1875954-309-L Out of Stock
13 / Neon Yellow / MD 556204 1875954-309-M Out of Stock