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The Dainese Wave Air Back Protector (Size LG Only)
has been replaced by the:
Dainese Wave D1 Air Back Protector
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  • Dainese Wave Air Back Protector (Size LG Only)

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Dainese Wave Air Back Protector

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 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.

Protection

  • Back protector certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard (Lev. 2).
  • External polypropylene plates with perforated and corrugated structure.
  • Aluminum and Astrosorb honeycomb frame.

Comfort

  • Lumbar band with double adjustment strap.
  • Liner in thermoformed polyethylene 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.

Patent

  • Industrial Design DM/951958.
  • Patent n PCT EP1001688 B.
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.8 / 5
Features
4.8 / 5
Comfort
4.8 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4.8 / 5
Fit
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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.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
1S / LG 556189 1875946-001-L Out of Stock

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Best fitting of the bunch
So I went to the holy land down there on South 26th Street in Philly and tried on a number of competing back protectors. I won't name them, but they are major competitors.<br><br>For me at least, this Dainese Wave Air fit the best - it was bendable and had the best air flow too.<br>It's only about $50 more than it's competition too.<br><br>As with all of these, on a hot day, the waist strap will get warm, as it runs across your stomach, blocking most of the air, but it's worth it to have the back protection.<br><br>I took out the cheapo foam back pads in my jackets and just go with this now - gives me that piece of mind.
July 11, 2013
the best back protector I've tried yet
I bought this back protector in particular to go under my Dianese/Ducati leathers. I've tried a handful of other back protectors but this one is the lightest and most comfortable and fit the best. The ventilation is leaps and bounds better than any other that I've tried, and while some of my other ones were bulky under my leathers....these fit perfectly and you almost didn't know it was there. <br>Again, as with my previous review of the Dia/shorts I also bought....I can not say enough good about <br>REVZILLA<br>they have the most knowledgeable staff and informative website, and their shipping is unsurpassed. <br>I ordered these items one morning online and they showed up and were on my doorstep from across the state of Pennsylvania before lunch the very next day.<br>A+++
March 7, 2011
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Dainese has your back | It's called the 'Air' for a reason
For those that don't know - Dainese was the company that first developed a back protector along with MotoGP rider Barry Sheene. The first models were archaic; made from old helmet visors.<br><br>Of course, Dainese has make huge leaps and bounds since then. The Air most certainly got it's name from it's exceptional ventilation.<br><br>I have a D-back protector from about five years ago and this thing blows it out of the water.<br><br>I can't wait for the weather to warm up into the 90s so I can test the comfort even further with the Air.<br><br>I know that in a crash - Dainese has my back.
May 17, 2011
the best back protector I've tried yet
I bought this back protector in particular to go under my Dianese/Ducati leathers. I've tried a handful of other back protectors but this one is the lightest and most comfortable and fit the best. The ventilation is leaps and bounds better than any other that I've tried, and while some of my other ones were bulky under my leathers....these fit perfectly and you almost didn't know it was there. <br>Again, as with my previous review of the Dia/shorts I also bought....I can not say enough good about <br>REVZILLA<br>they have the most knowledgeable staff and informative website, and their shipping is unsurpassed. <br>I ordered these items one morning online and they showed up and were on my doorstep from across the state of Pennsylvania before lunch the very next day.<br>A+++
March 7, 2011
Ride:
2008 Ducati 1098 S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
5 / 5
Great design
Very comfortable and super sleek fit, no issues with un-comfort
February 25, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
great product, worthy purchase
if you're looking for a protector that will stay on your back and has great airflow and great protection this is it. i like that you can strap this to your body so you know it always stays in place. you can adjust the straps depending on your size and when you move around this thing moves with your body so you dont feel all stiff. i havent tried it with my race suit yet but just wearing it with a jacket its perfect.<br><br>I dont want to find out if it holds up to road rash but looking at this i have no doubt it will do its job if needed.<br><br>a little pricey but great buy overall
May 28, 2013
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Have always been a Dainese fan in every aspect and sport that I've done that they have offered equipment from skiing to motorcycle riding and beyond.
Bart R. on Mar 27, 2015
Dainese have some of the best back protectors and since I race, I wanted the best!!!
Sean N on Apr 22, 2014
Have always been a Dainese fan in every aspect and sport that I've done that they have offered equipment from skiing to motorcycle riding and beyond.
Bart R. on Mar 27, 2015
This product seems the best protection from a broken back / Spinal injury
A N on Oct 13, 2014
Dainese have some of the best back protectors and since I race, I wanted the best!!!
Sean N on Apr 22, 2014
I wanted to buy the best protection for myself and felt this was it for my back. Easy to take on and off. I'm tall and this was available in a longer size. I liked the description of the product about the absorbing energy on impact of the aluminum.
David M on Jan 4, 2014
The wave saved my husbands walking ability!!! Literally if he wasn't wearing this when he wrecked the doctor said he'd be paralyzed. I came to buy another!!!! Thank you Dainese for a awesome product
Megan F on Sep 10, 2013
This product seems the best protection from a broken back / Spinal injury
A N on Oct 13, 2014
I wanted to buy the best protection for myself and felt this was it for my back. Easy to take on and off. I'm tall and this was available in a longer size. I liked the description of the product about the absorbing energy on impact of the aluminum.
David M on Jan 4, 2014
Why is there overlap in the size chart? I'm trying to find the best fit.
A shopper on Dec 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Due to the area it protects, I don't think there is an exact sizing like a waist line.

For what's is't worth, I have a Medium that fits fine, I am:

5'10"
155 lbs
Chest 38"
Length from C7 (the last bone in your neck, the one that sticks out) to waist 23"
Would it fit under RSD barfly?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I don`t have any RSD barfly jackets.
Is the Dainese Wave Air Back Protector intended to be worn INSIDE of your jacket or race suit? If so, about how thick is it?
A shopper on Jan 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

The back protector should be worn under your jacket or leathers. I use it for racing and wear it under my leathers which also has a hump and it is still confortable. The thinkness is roughly 1-1/2" at it's thickest point if you lay it flat on a table but it contours to your back reducing it to roughly 1".

I wanted the best for racing and I trust Dainese back protectors since an older one I had protected me fine in two crashes.

Hope this helps!!!!
Sean.
is the scapula wings something i can add later?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Sorry cannot help you with this one, as I did not even know scapula wings were available.
What's the difference in this and the wave d1 back?
A shopper on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Without some investigation I'm not really sure although I have ridden with this one that I have for a few years now on the street and the track as well. I'd consider buying the next one up in coverage for even more protection.
This one fits under my well worn leather jacket that has nearly a 1/4 of a million miles on it (and barely fits now as my waist has inched out over time heheh. It still fits under my tight jacket though if that helps.
Wave air is only the for back. Was wondering if I can purchase the other two items separately and build it up like the Pro model. More specifically. Interested in adding the chest protector.
A shopper on Apr 7, 2012
BEST ANSWER: You will not be able to pair the Dainese Wave Air Back Protector with a Dainese chest protector. In order for you to have the best level of protection, you will need a product like the Dainese Thorax Wave Pro or the Wave Chest Pro Protector.