Icon D3O Back Protector Insert
bought the whole set
I bought a whole set of these pads for a leather jacket.
They are not bulky, they fit perfectly (I measured…twice), and I hope I never have to test them! Whatever pads you choose, may you never have to use them either!
September 21, 2015
Very good protection
This back protector fit right in my icon jackET and it's very confortable ..just shows that u don't have to buy one of the most expensive back protectors ...overall great product
September 21, 2015
Seemed good at first...
Wore it in my jacket for a month; removed it to wash the jacket and noticed that it was torn in two places. I take good care of the jacket, so it appears that the insert is just not durable.
September 15, 2015
This back protector is CE level 1 and is light. I use this one in my summer mesh jacket, as it has better airflow and is lighter than the heavier CE level 2 back protector, which I use in my leather jacket. Great to have CE level 1 in such a light, ventilated and flexible pad.
September 14, 2015
When Fit is More Important Than Protection
Because I apparently cannot resist a good sale or closeout, I have too many motorcycle jackets. 1a & b) 2010 vintage Revit Cayenne Pro, and somewhat later Revit Everest; 3) Icon Leather Accelerant; 4) Alpinestars mesh, and 5) Roland Sands Leather. The Revit's and Icon came with cheap, worthless pieces of foam for "back protection," while the Alpinestars and Roland Sands came with none. The Alpinestars didn't even have a pocket to accept upgraded, "real" back protection.
I added the recommended SAS-TEC upgrades to both Revit jackets. I believe SAS-TEC provides the best possible protection. I also upgraded the Accelerant with this same SAS-TEC, although it had to be cut to fit with a box cutter.
SAS-TEC could be cut it fit the Roland Sands but since the pocket isn't designed to accept such thick armor, the SAS-TEC would distort the shape of this good looking, on-or-off the bike, jacket.
I purchased the Icon D30 Back Protector for the Roland Sands. With careful box cutter trimming, it fits perfectly. As other reviewers have noted, this is light armor, which is needed if the Roland Sands is to maintain it's trim fit. I don't know if it is superior to the Forcefield armor that is designed to fit the Roland Sands. The fact that it is $10 less than theForcefield is not the reason I chose it. Rather, I believe it is as good as the forcefield armor, and appears to be even lighter and more flexible. I think the Icon D30 Back Protector would be a good upgrade for any trim fitting leather jacket in which improved protection is desired, without harming comfort or fit. It's not track quality armor, or even good sport riding armor. If at all possible, I'd go with a Level 2 back protector for those uses. However, it is far better than no back armor, or than the cheap piece of foam that came with the Accelerant. If the jacket has no pocket for a back protector, a good seamstress can sew the D30 Back Insert into the liner.
Personally, I believe in doing whatever is necessary to avoid hitting the ground without back protection. This piece of armor fills the gap between no armor (or a piece of foam) and really substantial, Level 2 Back Protection.
September 13, 2015
Protection at a great price
This is a great replacement to the foam backpad. It's very flexible and breaths well. I've never wrecked in it, so I can't comment on protection capability, but it's a lot better than the stock foam backpad.
September 13, 2015
Does what it is supposed to
I purchased this to go in my Joe Rocket Classic 92 leather jacket. It fits in perfectly and seems to be a good layer of protection. I haven't had to use it yet, but I don't foresee any problems arising from it. I would recommend to anyone looking for a back protector.
September 11, 2015
Replace foam pad for an old Merc leather jacket
Bought a used ICON Merc leather jacket, and it only came with a floppy foam pad for the back. Bought these to replace the foam, which even my infant could tear apart (think squishy foam that comes with a watch case or something, but only a few mm's thick). They are great! Needed a little trimming to fit - used a pair of scissors and used the foam pad as template. Once trimmed, which was easy, it fit the jackets nicely.
Light weight, breathable, very easily customizable, and definitely offers much more protection than a foam pad!
For $25, these will be just fine.
September 3, 2015