Dainese Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector
Pretty big, inspires secure feeling...
Tight fit in my Dianese air flux jacket. Keeps inner fabric tight which keeps the shield off my back and improves air flow.
Seems big and bulky in the light jacket, but I like the feeling of excellent protection... That's why I bought it, right?
May 13, 2013
High recommended but a jacket back protector upgrade
Great flexibility. Does make you jack feel a little more snug but not much of a big difference. Very comfortable. Don.t even realize it's there anymore. This is a great upgrade from those weak foam pieces that come with jackets.
April 24, 2013
Untested for impact, but fits the jacket fine
I hope I never know how good or bad it is, but it seems to be well built and fits the Dainese jacket just fine. It's not heavy like the high density foam protectors, and it doesn't seem to be a sloppy fit (it is made for the Dainese jackets, afterall). Not much choice if you have a Dainese jacket!
April 8, 2013
Wow, that was FAST!!!
I ordered my first ever back protector - the Dainese Air G Level 2- and it is simply a sexy piece of rider tech. Big props to Revzilla for their shipping policies and practices. Again, this is I would have never expected to recieve anything to a US Army (Germany) APO, AE address so quickly. Six days from online order to mailbox is very impressive. I was a little nervous when it arrive though. The box was split and mangled enough to spark off PTSD. Ha Ha, Ha! However, Revzilla's packing was outstanding and my new safety toy was in perfect condition.
The Shield Air G Level 2 fit my new Dainese Frazer jacket (58) perfectly. A little snug getting sliding in on first try, but no issues once in half way. Unobtrusive, flexible and breathes well.
March 29, 2013
i was afraid it wont fit my 2 dianese jackets but i was wrong...just the right size G2
February 2, 2013
Barely fit inside my jacket, which i believe is a dianese nero 56 leather, needed the larger protector since i'm 6"10" (the tallest rider in my area) but overall love the protection it has to offer and doesn't compromise the overall comfortability of my jacket. Makes me feel safer while riding incase the unexpected comes along and causes the worst case scenario ...
Like it overall, didnt slide into the jacket easily, but thats probably better that its a snug fit! Would recommend to other riders!!!! pricey, but i really can't complain about protection...you pay for what you get, and i put 100% trust in dianese
January 25, 2013
Major protection, but you should plan to size up
The Shield Air is probably the most protective back protector I've seen any jacket manufacturer make available as an insert. Normally, you'd expect this level of protection only from stand-alone armor like pros would wear under a race suit.
My only problem is that it affects the fit of your jacket by maybe ½ size (i.e. a size 50 jacket will fit like a size 49, or perhaps 48.5). The actual back protector is 1.5-2” thick (measured), and the thickest part of it is comparatively pretty big. That’s good for protection, but since these jackets are made to fit by the circumference of your chest, obviously that’s going to affect the fit. I would size up one size. If you've already bought a jacket and it's already pretty snug on your chest, I'd suggest getting the Forcefield back protector instead of this, since it's thinner and won’t alter the fit of your jacket, but it still offers a lot of protection.
4/5 rating for Protection/Durability because while it's really protective, the hard plastic design is meant to crumple in a crash, so it won't be durable after your first crash.
3/5 for comfort because it's really not really that comfortable compared to other back protectors I’ve used. I'm very conscious that I've got a two-inch-thick plastic board covering my back (granted, it is a little flexible), so I find I'm more tempted to take it out for casual riding - probably the opposite of what I should be doing from a safety standpoint. If comfort is a big issue for you, I'd again recommend the Forcefield back protector instead.
I have a size 52 Dainese R-Twin jacket and size 50 Dainese Cage Pelle jacket. I consider myself a size 50 in Dainese and other brands' jackets. The 52 R-Twin is a little long in the sleeves without the thermal liner (I bought it big so I could layer fleece underneath), but with the Shield Air back protector, it becomes a perfect fit, thermal liner in or out. The 50 Cage Pelle, on the other hand, is just too tight on me with the Shield Air back protector in it, so I use the Forcefield one, and it fits fine.
January 20, 2013
Affordable Back Protection
This is an item that not only is stylish but quite funtional and does what it is suppose to do.
Mine fit nicely in my First Gear jacket and is comfortable and hardly noticeable.
I feel that it gives me adequate protection in the event of an accident.
November 10, 2012