Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
I bought this for my Triumph ISDT jacket which did not come with a back protector. So far it's been great! It seems to get malleable with body heat, so it forms nicely to your back. Honestly, it is more robust than the standard back protector in my other jackets so I am considering buying more. I have not had to crash test it yet (fortunately), but from my own testing (having a friend hit me in the back) it does a good job of distributing force and protecting you.
One thing though, mine came and many of the ventilation holes still had little D30 pieces stuck in them that were not cut out completely. I pushed them out with a pencil and it breathes much better now.
February 2, 2016
Fit in my Fox Creek jacket. Had to slice bout 1/2 inch off the bottom, no problem at all. I have other D30 and Alpinestars. Each is comfortable and seem as if they'll help in a crash.
Is D30 beter or best? Don't know. I've both two back protectors (Level 2) one in the Fox leather and one in a 'mesh summer jacket. They're fine, flow some air. And, I do like the security of having that tech-piece between mer and the pavement.
January 19, 2016
Fits the Triumph Steve McQueen Desert Racer Jacket
Based on the feedback I got from Revzilla I bought this back pad for my Triumph Steve McQueen Desert Racer Jacket and I was happy to see that it fit perfectly. It's a level 2 pad and isn't too bulky. It molds to your body and feels very solid.
January 19, 2016
Fits Joe Rocket Jackets
Fits perfectly in a Joe Rocket jacket with the pocket
If you have this foam in your Joe Rocket jacket, the Klim will fit without modification.
January 15, 2016
Almost the cat's miao
But it can be the dog's bollocks after you trim it, drill ventilation holes in many of the channels and mold it to shape.
Now.......I wouldn't trade it.
November 28, 2015
This offers great protection in a quality material. I used scissors to trim it down to size to fit into my jacket. Also, I used a belt sander to taper the edges after cutting to remove any hard corners. It is now shaped perfectly and feels very comfortable. I don't even feel that it is there.
November 23, 2015
Exactly what I was looking for!
I live in Australia so you could understand my concern about buying OS without 100% info about product and fit. However after some internet research and reading other Revzilla reviews I decided to purchase. I can say 100% I am happy with this product. Although no crash test (and no plan on...), I am satisfied with knowing it has a CE2 rating. The Klim D30 is also very sleek and non-obtrusive when in the jacket. I have a Dainese Zen Evo Estiva jacket (size 50) which has 2 sections (pockets) in the back. This unit fit very snug in the very back section with no sideways movement. I could have left it at that, but the D30 length was pushing down slightly on the back protector pocket zip so I trimmed 10mm off...perfect.
If you are looking for a back protector to give you confidence and comfort when riding, look no further. Highly recommended.
November 3, 2015
Poor production quality
First the pro's:
(1) Super fast shipping from Revzilla
(2) Fits my Belstaff Oliver Mount Blousant jacket perfectly
(1) Very poor production quality; the air holes are mostly closed off and a pain to cut open cleanly. There's also some bubbles where clearly the mould didn't fill out properly during the manufacturing process. Being somewhat familiar with injection moulding, when you set up a production line you need to work out some kinks initially to get the temperature just right, the pressure just right, the fill cycle time just right, and the cool down and ejection just right. It should take a half day and some sample production runs MAX. That's if you put in the effort to ensure that you're producing a quality product, which D30 clearly didn't feel like. Very disappointed to buy a (not cheap) premium product made out of (supposedly) state of the art material, and it arrives looking like something you bought on the street corner in China Town for two bucks. I have the D30 elbow and shoulder pads in my jacket, and these were generally well made.
(2) It smells quite bad. I've been airing mine out, hopefully the smell goes away. I can't put my finger on it, but it has a very familiar and bad smell. Again, my other D30 pads that came with my jacket don't smell.
I clicked the Recommend this Product, because lets face it, if you're buying it you're stuck buying it. There's little to no alternative for the few jackets that this is made for.
September 24, 2015