Dainese Thorax Chest Protector
Level 2 protection
This is a very beefy level 2 chest protector which is used up to pro level racing. As Dainese literature states, level 2 is for maximum protection with less comfort, level 1 is less protection with more comfort so you must decide which is best for you. The protector is very well made and is thick and stiff. I wear it in my Frazer air summer jacket, which has a built in pocket for a protector. It works for me, but a thinner, slightly smaller, level 1 protector might be a more comfortable option for some. For me, I want the most protection I can get. I feel the size chart Revzilla has posted could use some tweaking. I purchased a smaller size than was recommended for my jacket size as I'm at the smaller end of my size range for the protector, so went smaller and it worked out perfectly.
March 12, 2014
Does what it says on the tin... I hope
The thorax protector seems like a good solid piece of armour. It's thicker than I thought it would be and covers most of my chest and certainly gives the impression that it will be an excellent layer of protection should I ever have need for it.
At first it seemed a little big, but actually it's very easy and quick to fit - just slot it into the left side of the chest, zip up, and it quite comfortably stays in place when riding.
Air flow seems very good, but it doesn't get very hot here.
February 11, 2013
Simple and great
I have not "tested" it and I hope I never have to but if I do crash, this will save my chest. Simple to put in the jacket and not too noticeable when you are wearing it. I Recommend.
January 21, 2013
I purchased the Thorax Protector with the Dianese Racing Leather jacket thinking the jacket had the Thorax pocket. This was my mistake for not paying close attention to the features. Not wanting to return the product I modified my jacket to fit the Thorax protector. After the modification everything still first fine, it's a comfortable piece, the protector doesn't shift while I'm riding, and I gained just that much more protection. Even though I made a mistake I'm a little pleased I did. I have a little more protection than I did before at very little added cost.
July 18, 2012
Protection and airflow.
Been using this for a few weeks now. Pretty easy to throw into the chest pocket of an applicable dainese jacket, zip up and ride. Then remove and throw in a bag when you get off.
I got the large, am about 6'3" 250. Have a 58 dainese jacket. The best part about the piece. Its just wide enough for me that if i slightly bring my arms together while riding it can pull the protector far enough away from my chest that a ton of air flows right through the non perf jacket.
Really the best part by far. Actually makes me not want to ride without it. The protection is an added bonus.
It also makes my soft pansy chest look ripped. Thats cool too.
May 8, 2012
not suitable for street riding
I bought this for added chest protection with my Dainese jacket and did not like the product at all because it isn't actually supposed to fit fully in the jacket pocket and isn't fully secured, which makes the jacket really hard to zip up too. I talked to a rep at Revzilla and they said this was better suited for track days, and I would agree that it is no doubt a heavily protective product, but Dainese did a poor job in designing these for everyday use and you will most likely leave these at home most of the time, so I returned it. If you have a Dainese jacket, I'd recommend going for an armored shirt instead if you really want the chest protection.
April 6, 2012
For a few bucks more, u can save yourself the injuries..
Every protection goes a long way! This def. helps!
February 21, 2012
A very nice size. Covers a very large portion of chest. Using in my Dianese Alien leather. Have not used in warm weather yet so not sure on air flow
Very nice size. Covers a very large portion of chest. Using in my Dianese Alien leather. Have not used in warm weather yet so not sure on air flow. Will protect heart, lungs etc. if you fall. Would definitely recommend.
January 23, 2012