Forcefield Back Protector Insert Pro for Alpinestars
Great back protector. Better fit for dainese than the recommended size.
I purchased this alpinestars cut and the Dainese specific cut force field backprotectors to test the fit in my Dainese D1 racing jacket. I had read reviews stating some people had issues with the shape of the dainese cut piece being too narrow at the bottom leaving it loose in the jacket pocket. This is true. Some suggested turning the Dainese cut protector upside down to achieve a better fit, but that left less protected coverage at the top of the jacket between the shoulder blades. The Alpinestars cut Forcefield back protector fills my Dainese D1 racing jacket pocket perfectly and offers more coverage. I'm glad I tried both. This is a great back protector that molds to the shape of your back after one ride. It is very comfortable and only impeads the flow of air on my back slightly. It is slightly thick, but not obtrusive and feels like it would do well in a crash. The chemical smell that other reviewers reference is present when opening the package, but now completely gone after a few rides and off gassing in the garage. I recommend it.
August 26, 2015
If you are looking for a good thick feeling back protector this is it. I bought the CE II rated so it is not thin and it is a tight fit, but that is a good thing it wont move around :) I put this in an alpine starts gp plus air jacket. food well.
June 23, 2015
This fits great in my Alpinestars TZ-1 Reload jacket and provides CE Level 2 protection at the same price as the CE Level 1 Alpinestars bionic air back protector. I hope that I never have to test the durability, but it seems like a well made product.
June 15, 2015
Excellent value for CE-2 level protection
This back protector has the appearance and feel of track day level protection and being CE-2 rated, I would expect this provide this level of protection if ever the need ever arises from a bike "get off". The vertical fit into the GP Plus jacket is snug. However, width wise, the upper portion of the protector would need to be wider by at least 3" to replicate the dimension of the original protector pad that it replaces. Comfort is excellent as the added thickness of the protector is felt but is not intrusive, unless your jacket is already snug with the original protector pad. There is an unusual smell emitted by the protector, but this is not an issue when wearing the jacket, and I would expect that over time this smell would lessen or disappear.
June 2, 2015
Added this to my alpinestars celer jacket. It fit right in with no issues. I was really suprise how comfortable the armor was, which makes me feel even more comfortable on my bike. Must buy for guys riding hard on the street.
May 22, 2015
I fired in a Olympia mesh jacket
I have older model Olympia mesh jacket. I wanted upgrade the cheap feeling armor that came in the jacket to CE level 2 armor. This armor is very impressive it soft yet very ridgid. It hard judge air flow since there since few feet outside and still snowing and I not going for a ride. This armor is thousand times better than junk stock armor. I put instuctions of how I fit the armor in the jacket to help anyone wearing Olympia. As in the product reviews for Olympia jackets they have a very small back armor slot. I bought a size 11 for alpinestars the width just barely fit my wiggling it back and forth. But it ended up being to long I got a razor blade and cut open rear bottom of armor and slid armor all the way to bottom of the jacket. Since Olympia jackets have 2 layers in outer jacket the tough cordura outside and the mesh inside the tight fit of the width made it not slide I slide the jacket with armor pocket cut open.
March 7, 2015
this is a must
If you own an Alpinestars jacket that can fit this unit you MUST get it! OEM protector in these are GARBAGE. This fits into original location without any problems and contours to your body after 30 sec to 1 min.
Because it is thinker (2x) then OEM foam, jackets will feel tighter, but gap created by this product allows for more airflow between your back and inside layers.
February 13, 2015
Forcefeild back protector
This is a great back protector with level 2 protection and it was a direct fit for my alpinestars gunner jacket.
January 24, 2015