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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.


  • Mens: 15.75"H  x 10.375"W approx. 10oz
  • Womens: 14"H x 9.5"W approx 8.4oz
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Olympia Jacket Upgrade Replaced the expanded foam pad that came in an Olympia mesh jacket. Seems to fit in just fine. Being thinner than the original, it also loosens up the jacket a bit for me, which is good since it was a tad on the tight side. Heavier than the original, but not even noticeable to me when wearing. August 24, 2015
Fits well in my tourmaster jacket. D3O at a great price. Fits well and well designed. August 18, 2015
Great as light protection instead of Icon Stryker insert Ok I haven't fell on this pad so I can't really say how well it works. It is very thin and light so if you are looking for that it's great. Being so thin it doesn't inspire as much confidence as the Alpinestars insert but it is half the price. I am sticking with this one because it is giving me protection and staying very light. I forget it's there and I even keep my jacket on when I show up at my destination because it is so light and comfortable. That said I believe you could get more protection out of a more beefy pad. August 3, 2015
Good value for good protection I bought this back protector to replace the foam insert in my Cortech VRX Air jacket. If you flip it upside down it fits into the pocket nicely without any trimming, but it's a couple inches short up at the top. Air flows through it pretty nicely when you get going. At this price it's definitely a great buy. August 3, 2015
Must have. Definitely worth the upgrade for the contra jacket . It's thinner and smaller then the dual density back pad. I actually run both the dual density and this pad on my back now and it still fits comfortably. July 30, 2015
Good product that reduces bulk I put this back protector insert into my Icon Anthem Mesh Riding Jacket, and it now looks a lot less bulky in the back. It's comfortable too. July 30, 2015
Haven't crashed it yet... But I suspect this 3DO protector would do a fair job. I've done a bunch of "bench testing" with this - meaning smacking my hand with various objects while protected by this unit and the impact is dramatically reduced. I'd love to never have to test it, but I'm sure I will at some point since I race minis. No holes in it for ventilation, but I expected that, and I don't know that holes will help anyway. No straps - needs to be inserted into a jacket/suit in place. Good value - back protectors can only help a serious situation so nearly all of them are worth the price. July 28, 2015
Small but comfortable I bought this for a Joe Rocket Classic '92 jacket in size XXL. It fits in the armor pocket but it's small for that jacket. It sits low in the pocket so it's mostly in middle of back. I don't know if this is just because I have a bigger jacket or if the armor pocket is the same size on the smaller sized jackets. But it's nice because it's so light and flexible. Could tell a big difference in weight and comfort of the jacket after changing out the armor. I tried it out in some of my other jackets, armored shirts, and armored hoodies, and in all but one, it was a bit small. But in each one it was lighter and more comfortable than whatever armor I had in there before. I believe it you look on the D3O website, the Icon Back Protector correlates to what they call their Stealth Viper Back Insert in Size Medium. The size XL would have fit my jacket better but that isn't offered for sale. In summary, it is super light and super comfortable. Just make sure you look at the dimensions of it first and compare to your jacket's armor pocket to see if it's a good fit, it doesn't have to be perfect but you want to be sure it won't sit too low or even possible shift around in there. If it is a decent fit, it was worlds better than other replacement armor I've personally tried. July 27, 2015
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Icon D3O Back Protector Insert
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Andrea S: Wanted to upgrade the basic one that came in the jacket. Aug 23, 2015
Zachary K: Great price for CE certified back protection that replaces the back padding insert on the Terra Trek 4 jacket. Aug 18, 2015
Aziz Orhan I: 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. Aug 7, 2015
Harlan F: Great & Affordable Upgrade To The Soft Foam Back Padding in my new Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket - Well Made & Made To Fit! Aug 7, 2015
John W: Needs cutting to fit my Cortech Air Jacket. The back pad that comes with the jacket looks marginal if that. Jul 23, 2015
R O: Extra insurance Jul 20, 2015
Daniel W: Super thin impact protection that fit easily into my Joe Rocket phoenix jacket. Lightweight as well. Jul 8, 2015
John H: 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. Jul 8, 2015
T H: to improve back protection on mil-spec anthem Jun 16, 2015
Christopher A: Fits Dianese evo jacket as well as my firstgear jacket. Jun 5, 2015
Dylan F: fits my jacket Jun 5, 2015
Anuranjan P: Low profile, light and great price for all the safety. May 31, 2015
Matthew S: 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. May 29, 2015
Carlos S: This is soooo comfortable. I love it. May 29, 2015
David R: 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... May 27, 2015
Michael P: Need to upgrade flimsy foam pad in my jacket. May 18, 2015
doyle h: The back pad in my newest jacket is a flimsy POC. I've read this D30 stuff is a pretty good upgrade. May 16, 2015
Mark P: have an older Icon jacket with the original flimsy "back portector" Time for an upgrade in protection May 10, 2015
Vilis N: 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. May 1, 2015
Paul L: Decent protection at a good price. Apr 13, 2015
Mike W: Icon's Contra jacket comes with a foam back protector and I wanted more protection Mar 19, 2015
Koji M: Lightweight & flexibility Mar 11, 2015
Brandon W: Recommended as an upgrade to the armor in the Icon Contra. Mar 6, 2015
Justin H: I wanted more protection on my back. Feb 26, 2015
Simone S: Air flow Feb 1, 2015
Michael N: I needed it for my brand new Kilimangaro jacket. Dec 30, 2014
WILLIAM J R: I have the ICON Device Jacket that I got on sale great jacket, but the back armor is below standard IMO so got the D3O to solve that issue. Dec 24, 2014
William E: To upgrade protection for River Road Mesa leather jacket. Recommended by Revzilla team member (along with Klim D3O armor) because it can be trimmed without damaging its protective qualities. Liked the price. Always like Revzilla. Dec 12, 2014
Matt O: Replace standard foam insert in jacket. Nov 26, 2014
Roger L: Strong, flexible Nov 25, 2014
Josh G: I have one Icon jacket for the summer and wanted to upgrade the back protection, plan on getting a winter jacket soon. Nov 8, 2014
Joseph I: good price, good reviews the shape looks right for my Joe rocket 92 jacket. Sep 17, 2014
Chadrick D: Up-rated protection never hurts. Aug 24, 2014
Jason B: Safety should never be too visual an affair...While the crowds admire me for sheer bravery, this little bad boy will secretly have my back. Aug 14, 2014
S M: Cause I dont want to eat only apple sauce for the rest of my life following a spinal injury! Jul 26, 2014
Wayne J: Great reviews, obviously need to upgrade my Icon jackets from the flimsy foam pads, great price. Jul 15, 2014
Patty L: Recommended by Alesandra in Cus Service ( she was great- very helpful in helping me decide on a jacket- the D. Racing)- as great protection, lower profile than other armour. I am close to her size, so would like that & appreciate her input :) Jun 27, 2014
Garrett S: Reviews, protection, fit with existing Icon jackets Jun 13, 2014
Charles L: To fit in the jacket I ordered, and another Icon jacket I already have. Jun 3, 2014
Arthur R: reputation and fit May 28, 2014
Jorge E: To replace the foam insert on my ICON Contra jacket. More protection and better air flow. May 27, 2014
Hugo Z: Need an extra piece for a new jacket. May 25, 2014
Paul Y: replacing a stock piece of thin foam that is basically useless, and want to try the D3O product May 8, 2014
KENNETH B: This and the Forcefield L are great inserts - the D30 is just a little cheaper and more flexible. May 3, 2014
Jonathan N: while watching a youtube video about the RSD Ronin jacket a british online store suggested they would be better Apr 5, 2014
Marcel B: I needed to upgrade the back armor on two older Fiirstgear jackets; no one has armor in the correct size and this is one of the few styles that you can trim to fit without sacrificing protection. Plus, having this in other gear I can attest to the comfort of it compared to older style Knox armor. Mar 19, 2014
A S: I wanted more protection than my original icon jacket provided. Mar 8, 2014
Steven P: Going to cut-to-fit in my AGV Sport Willow jacket. Feb 12, 2014
BILL D: I needed back pads for my and my wife mesh jackets. The empty back pocket dimensions matched the specs. Dec 31, 2013
L A: Wanted to add additional back protection to my Contra textile jacket Dec 21, 2013
Cody N: Top of the line pads Dec 8, 2013
Dung N: Looking for more protection that OEM back pad while maintaining light weight and breathability. Oct 3, 2013
renato p: needed back protector for my rev'it bullit suit, heard d3o was pretty impressive stuff. price is great too Sep 28, 2013
L A: I own an Icon Overlord and Icon Overlord Prime Jacket and preferred an upgrade in CE protection. Aug 22, 2013
Myron P: Better protection Aug 16, 2013
A shopper asked: Is this CE Rated Level 1 or Level 2? Aug 5, 2014
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Russell I: They are CE certified to level 1 across ambient, wet and cold conditions and ideal for the motorcycle market.

CE Certified prEN1621-1:2011
Aug 5, 2014
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Annette S: It says EN1621-2 LEVEL 1
Has the cycle in a square with 1 next to it them CE.

I'm taking that to mean level 1
Aug 5, 2014
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Matthew V: Level 1. You can find more info on the D30 Webpage. Aug 21, 2014
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Pedro P asked: Do you use this in conjunction with the foam pad in icon jackets or as a replacement? May 25, 2015
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Daniel W: 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. May 25, 2015
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Mike K: This is a much more comfortable replacement. My only suggestion would be to open up the holes to allow more air flow, as some of the ones on mine had a thin overmould layer blocking them. May 26, 2015
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kevin s: I just it in my Icon Squad 2.0 backpack. I'm uncertain which Icon jackets it fits into. But typically when you upgrade viable lads, you remove the older pad to fit the newer one. May 26, 2015
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Jason C: I use it as a replacement. Both will not fit. May 25, 2015
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Aaron B: You use it as a replacement. May 25, 2015
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Brian B: It's a replacement May 26, 2015
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Anthony W: As a replacement May 25, 2015
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Jason W: I did not combine it with the stock protector for my ICON Overlord Prime HERO jacket. You easily could though, it's small form factor would allow a fit in pretty much any jacket I would imagine. May 25, 2015
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Eugene K: Typically, I think you'd use the d3o protector as a replacement. I did in my jacket, but I dont have an Icon, so I can't say with certainty. May 26, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will this protector fit inside the Icon Hooligan Street Jersey? Sep 11, 2013
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Shirlee G: 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.
Sep 22, 2013
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GREGORY M: the dual density back protector that comes with the hooligans Street Jersey, is better suited for the icon Stryker back protector. It has that same shape I bought the D30 back protector for my Motorhead leather jacket from icon. The dual density back protector for that jacket was very similar: to the D30 and worked very well. Sep 16, 2013
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Daniel W: I don't have the same jacket - I have it in my Joe Rocket mesh jacket along with the foam pad. I can tell you that it is 10.5" wide and 16" long. It is only about 1/4" thick and very flexible. Hope that helps you some. Dan Sep 16, 2013
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Brad B: I think it will fit most jackets. Its a little small and thin. I put it into my Patrol jacket and left the original back pad in as well. Sep 16, 2013
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colt m: The D3o will fit Sep 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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. Nov 5, 2013
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David P: 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 Nov 5, 2013
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Robert B: I've been getting these for just about everything, because they cut to fit really well - just ordinary office scissors will do it. Nov 5, 2013
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Miguel R: Easily fits icon accelerant jacket...if u can measure the opening u can see if it fits Nov 5, 2013
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Brad B: I have one in an Icon Patrol jacket. It's not that big and should fit into any jacket. Nov 5, 2013
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Faisal B asked: Hi,

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

Looking for a better back protector than the oem!
Nov 17, 2013
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James L: 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. Nov 17, 2013
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GREGORY M: I bought this D30 back protector for my ICON motorhead jacket; and it fit perfectly. So if the ICON Retro has the same style back pocket as the motorhead jacket it should work just fine. Nov 17, 2013
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WILLIAM D: I believe this should fit in any Icon jacket Nov 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: I noticed you have dimensions listed for the Icon D30 shoulder and elbow pads, but not the back protector. Can you supply those measurements? Mar 29, 2013
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JadenXPrice: 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. Apr 22, 2013
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Scott B: The men's back pad as sold by Icon is a D30 Viper Stealth size medium. The molded markings on the bottom read "EN1621-2 LEVEL 1. VIPER 1 M" Jul 11, 2015
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A shopper asked: Couple of questions: Will this fit the Dainese Air-3? What is the difference between this and the d3o Viper replacement protector? Oct 3, 2014
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Jeffrey H: Nothing a razor knife can't fix. Oct 3, 2014
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David S asked: What is the size difference between the men's version and the women's version? Men's is out of stock - will the women's one be adequate? Apr 22, 2014
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KENNETH B: I think the woman's version is a couple inches smaller. More of a problem is keeping the pad in the correct position when the smaller size allows it to shift a little out of place. You can make some alterations to the mesh pad holder to stabilize the smaller pad, with a little effort. I've used zip fasteners to reduce the size of the pad envelope. The D30 is awesome. Super light, breathes, bends like wet noodle. So comfy - just what I was looking for. Apr 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does anyone know if this wil fit the Icon Accelerant jacket? Thanks in advance. Mar 28, 2015
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Cody P asked: Is this a good choice for the Icon Overlord jacket ? or am i better off buying the Stryker back pro? Mar 10, 2015
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Men's 886743 2706-0163 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Women's 886742 2706-0162 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours