Icon D3O Back Protector Insert
D3O Back Pad
I have a late model Firstgear Rainier Jacket that came with a foam back pad. I wanted to upgrade the back pad to D3O to match the shoulder and elbow armor that came with the Jacket. The Icon D3O Back protector is almost a perfect fit and I couldn't beat the price for $25. I trimmed off just a little bit of the "ears" to fit in the jacket, no problem. The D3O armor adds a few ounces of weight, but otherwise I cannot tell the difference between the foam and the D3O with regard to feel and airflow. That truly speaks to the advantage of D3O over other CE rated armor. I would recommend this back protector to anyone that has a jacket it will fit in.
March 29, 2016
Upgraded back armor
I bought this to upgrade the back armor in my jacket. The original bit of foam didn't look like it would absorb any impact at all. This stuff is amazing its soft and sqooshy until you hit it then it becomes firm like armor.
I don't notice it back there at all so now my elbows, shoulders and back are all covered in D3O.
I had to trim to fit my non-Icon jacket. This cut easily with a pair of kitchen shears.
March 15, 2016
Perfect fit for my Rev'It Air jacket
Bought this as the supplemental for my Rev'It Air jacket, fit right in, is light wieght, and even on warm rides you can feel the air moving across your back almost like this protector isn't even there. It is light, but seems like it would do it's job in the event of a crash.
March 10, 2016
Comfortable and I hope adds protection.
Kind of hard to write a review for safety gear that hasn't been put to the test. I wanted to give my comments anyway, however. The material is very flexible but firm and I can see how it would offer better protection over the foam that comes with the jackets. This pad fits into my Fly jackets without any issue. It is also very comfortable although it is a bit heavier than the stock foam. My back doesn't sweat as much with this as with the flat foam types. I will most likely upgrade my elbow and shoulder pads to match.
February 19, 2016
Found broken into 3 pieces in my jacket after 5 months of light use
I use this jacket for my occasional fair weather work commute or when I expect to be in traffic. After 5 months and somewhere around 1,000 miles I noticed my jacket was a little lumpy in the back. I took it off to find the back pad collapsed down on itself and broke into 3 pieces! I certainly didn't expect that out of something I purchased for the sole purpose of protection. I now have zero confidence in this back pad to actually hold up and provide any protection in a crash. It was never mistreated; I always hung the jacket in the closet or draped it over the seat of my bike and was never subjected to extreme temperatures (I live in Hawaii so 60-90*F).
February 3, 2016
Very Light and very flexible
I wanted to upgrade the foam back pad in my AGV Sport Photon Leather jacket. I looked at the measurments for the Icon D3o back protector and then i took the measurments for the armor pocket of my jacket and figured the D3o protector would fit in nicely and it did!(see pictures)
Even though the proctector pocket has a narrow opening(the pocket opens from the bottom of the jacket), getting the D3o back protector into it could not have been easier. I just had to fold up the protector and slide it up into the jacket.
Because the protector is so flexible and light, it actually seemed to free up a bit of space in the jacket and you really cannot tell that it is there.
Hope that i don't have to test it out, but if it works as advertised, fantastic value for money.
January 22, 2016
Great Upgrade for the Price
Cost is a big plus on this item. It is better than the foam insert that came with my Icon Contra mesh jacket and will protect better. Additionally it has vent holes, which my foam backing did not have - extra air will no doubt help with ventilation. However, it is slightly smaller than expected and I had to take a knife to the excess flash that appeared to be filling all the ventilation holes. I would have given it five stars for the price/feature if there was better finish on the end product.
October 27, 2015
Great replacement pads
I used this in my Joe rocket mesh jacket. It was a bit heavier than the foam pad it replaced, but this one is more flexible. this allows me to roll up my jacket to fit in my givi top case with my helmet.
October 25, 2015