Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Good Upgraded Protection
Fits both of my Joe Rocket jackets perfectly, with no trimming needed. Much better protection than the OEM foam insert.
August 23, 2016
Very Lightweight & Flexible
Purchased for Women's Dainese Jacket (Leather, Size 40 ). Fit well in the jacket. Comfortable & lightweight.
August 19, 2016
Molecular Armor Stuff
I experimented a bit like many vids out there and the tech related reports on D30 appear to be sound & solid. Like most protection gear (if chaos decides to come) it can be insurance for survival, some psych security and to avoid being maimed by the street's sandpaper. Other traditional hard armor did me right many moons ago but lacked the flex, comfort and energy absorption / dissipation of this orange stuff.
Light and crazy flexible, it fit in well with my Triumph jackets and my new Tourmaster air 4.0. Forgot it was on my back and allows for nice airflow when using mesh gear.
Down with the D30 so far.
August 12, 2016
save time switching back protectors.
Having two Klim jackets, the Overland, and the Latitude , both of which came with this back protector (or so I thought) so I wanted to add that kind of protections and comfort to another favorite textile , my Rev'it Hi Vis winter jacket . I tested it for fit before ordering and found the Klim to fit the allocated sleeve very close. So I ordered it knowing they are not complete as they come due to the air hole issue. All three of them have blocked air holes but I had not noticed it until reading a review so it must not be an issue in those jackets.
I must add ,however that the newest one I just received is almost twice as thick as the ones which came in both my other Klim jackets. I mean it weights a LOT more and wiggles a LOT more and is very thick. Not an issue for me but if I had a leather jacket which was really tight, I would have to consider the extra thickness. Most of my leather is specific on back pads and one of my pet peeves is why these high end leathers don't come with back pads like the Klim textiles do. Nuff said. It was a good surprise to get the extra thickness, that can not be a bad thing.
July 29, 2016
It's what I expected
The Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector from RevZilla was exactly what I expected it to be. As other reviewers have noted, about half of the vent holes are left partially or completely obstructed in the manufacturing process. You can call this a QC problem, but it's remedied with five minutes with a small scissors. The back protector fit perfectly in my Joe Rocket fabric jacket. I assume it is ventillating better than a cheaper solid construction would ventillate, but it's kind of hard to tell since it's totally covered by my jacket's cordura and cloth. I haven't "road tested" it and hope I never do, so I can't comment on its effectiveness. RevZilla delivered quickly and I used some leftover RevZilla bucks or whatever they're called to get a better deal than I could've gotten elsewhere. No regrets.
July 13, 2016
Bomber Back Protection!
This thing is beefy in a good way. I bought the Klim D30 not sure if it would be too big for a medium Icon jacket but it fits perfectly. The coverage area with the Kim version is great, and you can also trim the material to custom fit your jacket if needed. Two thumbs up!
June 22, 2016
It is very lightweight and fit perfectly in my fly jacket I can't even tell it's in when I'm riding. For under 50 bucks you can't go wrong just buy it. The one thing you will have to do when you get it is poke out some of the air holes.
May 31, 2016
I purchased the Klim Latitude Hi-Vis Jacket last fall with this D30 Viper T5 Pro Back Protector as standard. About a month ago, I put on my summer mesh jacket with a different back protector and realized how uncomfortable it was. I ordered this protector immediately and trimmed it down slightly to fit my summer jacket. It is a little bit heavier, but it is so much more comfortable and flows air much better. Klim makes an excellent product and RevZilla was fantastic to work with as always!
April 21, 2016