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Icon D30 Back Protector Insert

An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O® impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O® impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection.

Will fit any ICON Jacket that was originally equipped with ICON Dual Density Back Pad. The shape is slightly different, but the D3O Back Insert will fit into the Jacket's Back Pocket.

Specifications:

  • Mens: 15.75"H  x 10.375"W approx. 10oz
  • Womens: 14"H x 9.5"W approx 8.4oz
4.5 / 5
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4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.2 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.7 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Air Flow
4.1 / 5
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Men's 886743 2706-0163 In Stock: Ships next business day
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Great CE Level 1 Protection
A previous reviewer compared this to the Klim D3O back protector. They are not rated to the same CE level. The ICON D3O is rated to CE level 1 (the KLIM D3O is rated CE level 2). As CE level 1 protection, it's great. I replaced the foam pad in my First Gear Kathmandu jacket with the ICON D3O with some modifications. It's a great fit and no more noticeable than the foam pad it replaced. It's about the same thickness and weight but with substantially better protection.

I also have the KLIM D3O version that I modified to fit the jacket. The KLIM D3O version is substantially thicker (about 2x) and noticeably adds bulk, weight and stiffness to the jacket. I may end up using the KLIM D3O - it's a level of protection versus comfort decision. I will be trying both versions over the next few months.
June 14, 2013
Ride:
2005 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
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
Ride:
2012 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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
Ride:
2014 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2001 Honda XR650R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Fits Well
I have this in my Firstgear Kilmanjaro jacket and it fits well. DOesn't feel too bulky, and the weight is actually kinda' comforting to me.
October 16, 2014
Ride:
2013 Honda CB500X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Fits seamlessly in a small jacket
This perfectly fits my small Alpinestars Stella Vika leather jacket and is slim enough to look good on my back!
March 25, 2014
Ride:
2014 Honda Grom MSX125
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
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3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Disappointing coverage
I bought the women's size as an upgrade to the foam back pad in my girlfriend's Icon Contra Speed Queen jacket. She wears a Medium.

It definitely fits in the provided pocket, but it is about 3 inches too short top to bottom. Unfortunately, this leaves a large unprotected area approximately down to between her shoulder blades.

We have decided to use both pads at once for now and to hope we never have to test it in a crash.

I have attached a picture with the D3O back pad over top of the foam pad inside the jacket. The foam pad is placed where it would be if it was inside the pocket in the jacket.
December 7, 2014
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
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3 / 5
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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
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
3 / 5
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Upgraded direct replacement armor
Dropped directly into my Icon Overlord jacket. I've also used it in my Rev'It touring jacket, and it also fits in the back of my Rev'It one piece track leathers.

Inexpensive, thin, and protective. What else can you ask for?
November 7, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
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Best added protection when i ride
abigael z on Nov 16, 2016
To upgrade the back protection of the jacket I just bought
Wayne E on Sep 11, 2016
Best added protection when i ride
abigael z on Nov 16, 2016
Current pads worn out
Robert G on Sep 11, 2016
To upgrade the back protection of the jacket I just bought
Wayne E on Sep 11, 2016
Up leveling armor in an older jacket
John W on Sep 4, 2016
It's similar in size to the "placeholder" piece of foam that came in my wife's jacket. D30 seems like a good combination of performance vs. price vs. comfort.
Matt L on Aug 25, 2016
Good protection, good price, fits well.
R Y on Aug 4, 2016
It fit in my scorpion drafter jacket and was reasonably priced.
Jesse K on Jul 30, 2016
Reviews
Ralph M on Jul 15, 2016
It was recommended in the video for this jacket and an upgrade for the back protecter in the jacket.
Robert S on Jul 11, 2016
The foam that came in the back of my jacket wasn't very durable, nor inspiring. the D30 armor took up the same space, and is far more impact absorbing. I took the original foam pad and made a case liner for it, to keep my camera from rattling in my hard luggage. Win/Win.
Jesse P on Jun 7, 2016
wanted to upgrade the padding in my icon jacket because i won't be wearing my hard pads around town
W A on May 26, 2016
Last Joe Rocket jacket had a poor excuse for a back pad.. No point in being willing to go Atgatt through the Florida summer and not have viable protection.
Jono53 on May 25, 2016
Bought a used jacket that only had the thin foam insert.
Mark A on Apr 1, 2016
You video recommended it.
Philip M on Mar 2, 2016
I bought this to fit my Rev'It Airwave jacket, perfect fit.
ArizonaRE on Mar 1, 2016
Upgrade for cold weather jacket
William W on Feb 16, 2016
Upgrade!
Carlos Felipe I on Feb 2, 2016
My old one need to be replaced. Had my elbow pads replaced with Icon D30 and liked them.
Bertil A on Jan 10, 2016
These fit a variety of jackets but not everything due to the side wings & I prefer them to a foam pad which is not actual armour .....excellent product !!
Nikolas H on Jan 3, 2016
I love the D3O armor in my Firstgear Rainier jacket, but I needed to replace the foam back pad with something more serious.
Andrew F on Dec 30, 2015
It's supposed to be a fit for my Tucano Urbano jacket. We'll see.
Mary-Anne P on Dec 1, 2015
I took my girlfriend's Icon back protector from her Overlord jacket and it fit perfectly into my REV'IT Airwave! Now that she's back in town, though, I wanted to get another, so I just got a second one of these!
James D on Nov 30, 2015
To fit my Belstaff jacket.
Wallace F on Nov 10, 2015
Increase back protection. This protector almost feels as if not there at all.
JoshuaZ on Oct 9, 2015
Price vs. Protection. D3O seems good and better than the Fly version even though both are CE 1 rated.
Meyendzi on Sep 30, 2015
Replace in Joe Rocket mesh jacket
P A on Sep 30, 2015
To go with my airwave jacket.
Eric W on Sep 25, 2015
I upgraded the back protector on my jacket because I had revzilla cash so it ended up being practically free. I was able to give the back protector I had to a friend, so it was a win-win for everyone!
Lynn R on Sep 21, 2015
Better than carboard ones that come with some jackets!
Bryan W on Sep 7, 2015
Wanted to upgrade the basic one that came in the jacket.
Andrea S on Aug 23, 2015
Great price for CE certified back protection that replaces the back padding insert on the Terra Trek 4 jacket.
Zachary K on Aug 18, 2015
Because I want to upgrade the back armors of all of my jackets. My FG mesh and winter jackets and my Joe Rocket leather jacket will all share this. It seems to fit them all and to offer better protection than their standard foam back pads.
Aziz Orhan I on Aug 7, 2015
Great & Affordable Upgrade To The Soft Foam Back Padding in my new Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket - Well Made & Made To Fit!
Harlan F on Aug 7, 2015
Needs cutting to fit my Cortech Air Jacket. The back pad that comes with the jacket looks marginal if that.
John W on Jul 23, 2015
Extra insurance
R O on Jul 20, 2015
Super thin impact protection that fit easily into my Joe Rocket phoenix jacket. Lightweight as well.
Daniel W on Jul 8, 2015
I have an Alpinestars mesh jacket (called something like, the "Breeze"). It has modest shoulder & elbow armor but nothing, not even a pocket with a piece of foam in the back. I paid a seamstress $40 to hand sew this back protector into the inside of the jacket. I'd have done it myself but sewing is woman's work. (Just kidding.) The trick was to sew it into the liner without the stitches coming out the back of the jacket. This required the skill of a professional - in fact, a man.
John H on Jul 8, 2015
to improve back protection on mil-spec anthem
T H on Jun 16, 2015
Fits Dianese evo jacket as well as my firstgear jacket.
Christopher A on Jun 5, 2015
fits my jacket
Validin on Jun 5, 2015
Low profile, light and great price for all the safety.
Anuranjan P on May 31, 2015
It was a recommended upgrade in the video of the jacket I purchased. Like the concept behind this type of armor. Plus, it was very affordable, and trimmable if need be.
Matthew S on May 29, 2015
This is soooo comfortable. I love it.
Carlos S on May 29, 2015
Suggested addition on the Revzilla video for the Tour Master Air 4.0. I'm highly impressionable...or so people say...and I believe them...
22penguins on May 27, 2015
Need to upgrade flimsy foam pad in my jacket.
Michael P on May 18, 2015
The back pad in my newest jacket is a flimsy POC. I've read this D30 stuff is a pretty good upgrade.
stumblebum on May 16, 2015
have an older Icon jacket with the original flimsy "back portector" Time for an upgrade in protection
Mark P on May 10, 2015
I want to try D3O armor. Icon is lower priced than Klim. I will write a review after I've lived with it for a while.
Vilis N on May 1, 2015
Decent protection at a good price.
Paul L on Apr 13, 2015
Icon's Contra jacket comes with a foam back protector and I wanted more protection
Mike W on Mar 19, 2015
Current pads worn out
Robert G on Sep 11, 2016
Up leveling armor in an older jacket
John W on Sep 4, 2016
dumb question ... does this install in the jacket with the ridges facing in (toward your back) or out (toward the outside of jacket)? or does it matter?
dudarino on Sep 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I think it's weird that they don't label the product such as "this side towards body" or something like that. I guess I'll just put the ridge side towards my body and hope for the best.
Is this CE Rated Level 1 or Level 2?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: They are CE certified to level 1 across ambient, wet and cold conditions and ideal for the motorcycle market.

CE Certified prEN1621-1:2011
Do you use this in conjunction with the foam pad in icon jackets or as a replacement?
drorez on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had purchased this with the intention of replacing the foam pad in my jacket. Being that it is very thin, I inserted it on the side closest to my spine and kept the foam pad in as well. I figure that every little bit helps.
Will this protector fit inside the Icon Hooligan Street Jersey?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I use mine in the Women's TPG Monarch jacket. It fit perfectly with a little trimming (just some edges), which doesn't compromise the protection or comfort it provides! I absolutely recommend this product if its dimensions are very close to the size you need for your jacket - just measure the back protector pocket to see how close it is! I wouldn't want to trim very far into the "meat" of the armor ...but maybe that's just me.
I hope you find this helpful.
Does anyone have experience trying to fit this into a First Gear Kilimanjaro jacket? I have a men's Medium and it seems like this shoudl fit, but I wanted to make sure before ordering it.
A shopper on Nov 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: It can be trimmed with regular scissors to fit in a smaller pocket, with the reduction in coverage/safety that the smaller pad area would create, but the integrity of the pad appears unchanged to this untrained eye
Hi,

Will this back protector fit in an Icon Retro Daytona Leather Jacket?????

Looking for a better back protector than the oem!
Faisal on Nov 17, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Measure the oem protector and compare it with the Icon measurements listed in the specifications. You should also know that you can trim the protector to fit fairly easily, I had to do that to get it to fit my Firstgear jacket.
I noticed you have dimensions listed for the Icon D30 shoulder and elbow pads, but not the back protector. Can you supply those measurements?
A shopper on Mar 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: It measures 15 3/4" from top to bottom,10 1/4" at its widest point side to side and is a mere 3/8" thick.
Couple of questions: Will this fit the Dainese Air-3? What is the difference between this and the d3o Viper replacement protector?
A shopper on Oct 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: First, it would have been best if you separated those questions, since the second is pretty easy but the first isn't.

To know if it fits, check the measurements, that's your best bet. If this protector is too big, you can cut it, but if it's too small there isn't much you can do besides purchasing the correct back protector which I imagine Daiense themselves sells.

Regarding the difference between this model and the Viper model, that would be CE Level certification. The viper model is certified for better protection.
Did icon have an answer for the back protector breaking down (with picture) in one of the reviews? Are we suppose to expect this eventually?
Cyprian C on Jun 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Haven't heard of any news of it breaking down. I haven't worn it for more than two weeks before upgrading to Forcefield for Dainese jackets. Nothing wrong with Icon and I'm sure their line of D30 protection are pretty good but felt flimsy. I've got the Dainese Manis or Forcefield off Revz, both feel solid, protective and reassuring in mind should I get into a bender I'd be okay.
Does anyone know if this wil fit the Icon Accelerant jacket? Thanks in advance.
A shopper on Mar 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should, Icon seems to use a universal pad size across their gear.