Icon D3O Back Protector Insert
Perfect upgrade to flimsy foam back protector.
I decided to upgrade all of the armor in my Scorpion Helix jacket. I ordered the elbow, shoulder, and back protectors. The are so comfortable and the jacket fits better and makes me feel safer. I trust D3o armor more than the standard protection in the jacket. Much better fit and great airflow.
December 15, 2014
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
Fits well into the jacket we bought.
Fits well into the Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 jacket we bought our 18-year-old rider. We truly have no idea how it well it protects, and we hope we never have to find out. It is certainly more substantial (denser) foam than the protector insert that came with the jacket. (By the way, he loves the jacket.)
November 26, 2014
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
Works great for Shift Air Avenger jacket
I bought this because I wanted CE-rated protection for my back. I have a Shift Air Avenger jacket and this Icon back protector was about as close as I could find in measurements to the original foam protector (16 1/4" x 10"). The Shift jacket back protector pocket has just enough stretch to it that allows the Icon back protector to fit without trimming. I did have to open up some of the holes of the protector, like others have mentioned, but it's not a big deal. I feel a little bit more confident in my gear now.
September 12, 2014
I purchased this to replace the foam armor in my Icon Contra. Armor is flexible and breathes very well. I can't attest to how well it works in a crash (knock on wood) but it feels better than the original foam. The only downside is it will make your jacket heavier but you don't notice it while it is on.
September 8, 2014
Great piece of gear.
Fit right in the jacket and I forget it's there most of the time. Super comfortable and a good price. Wish is had come standard and I wish my second jacket had a pocket to put one in.
September 2, 2014
Does exactly what it should.
We bought this to pair with my wife's Icon Contra jacket. It fits fine, maybe even a little small, and is HIGHLY flexible but it doesn't breathe well at all. There are some holes for airflow but most were covered up with untrimmed material from the mold so be prepared to spend time opening them up so you get some airflow. Other than that it looks like it will do exactly what we expect of t and the price was easy on the wallet. Paul
August 15, 2014