Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Works great in FirstGear Kilimanjaro jacket
I bought this to replace the flimsy piece of back pad foam that came with my FG Kili jacket. The Klim D3O pad fits in easily and fills up most of the space that the previous pad did. It is flexible and comfortable and I know I will be much safer should I have to actually use it..
November 25, 2013
Much Better Than Foam
I've seen it many times in other reviews, I hope I never find out how well it protects. I do think it's the best you can get for the money, and a lot better than foam.
Slid right in to the pocket on my Dainese like it was made for it. The jacket was a tight fit anyway, but the fit didn't seem to change. Love it!
November 23, 2013
Great product, easily trimmable
Got this thinking it would fit in my Firstgear Kenya jacket but I have an older model. I easily trimmed the back protector to fit in the pocket and it seems great!
November 18, 2013
Nice and flexible
I have this in my KLIM Traverse Jkt. Rode in 98 degrees recently here in SFL and the armor was not noticeable and did not rub.
October 28, 2013
Great product, but one size
Light, thin, flexible and not a heat sink.
While it lacks rigidity, it seems to be fairly protective (have yet to test this thankfully).
The only issue, to no fault of it's own, is that it's one size fits some. I usually wear an Alpinestar Verona jacket (not the "air" version) and the pocket is way bigger than this protector. Due to the space, the Klim sits low in the coat and flops some left to right.
If your sure this product fits your jacket well, it's great.
October 28, 2013
Huge Improvement over other back protectors
After realizing that our jackets had a thin / flimsy back pad, not CE certified, I bought one for my wife and one for myself. I choose this brand for 2 reason: 1, it is a Level 2 protector, the highest level you can currently buy, 2. It is trimmable, unlike other protectors, as I had to trim both to fit into our Scorpian jackets. Trimming was an easy 5 minute job and now we both feel better knowing we have much more protection than we used to. Everyone should pull out the pads in their jackets and see if they are CE certified, if not - upgrade - and definitely upgrade to Level 2 for your spine. I hope I never have to find out how good these really are, but it is comforting to know I have it if I need it.
October 24, 2013
Fit great in a Dianese Alien leather jacket
I thought I might have to trim this but it fits in the larger of the two back protector pockets. The Dianese back protector that I bought with the jacket comes in two sizes but are very stiff, uncomfortable and significantly bulk up the back and therefore I don't use them. The 3do product is much more flexible, comfortable and less bulky. Not sure how it will do in a crash but rated CE2 so definitely better than nothing, which is what I had before.
October 21, 2013
Dumb not to buy
So, you are already recognizing that it it is a good idea to upgrade your jacket's protection by looking into this protector. Smart. Here's why I think this one is the way to go... The technology is amazing, the protector is soft and moves with your body but upon impact it stiffens. Not only it is comfortable, it flows tons of air! I live in Texas and during summer's 100+ heat this feature is very welcoming. Worried if it will fit your jacket's protector sleeve? No worries it can be cut to fit.
Finally, you can't do a better upgrade in protection for less than $60! Hopefully you'll never have to "use" it but it would be dumb to have had a chance and regret it.
October 14, 2013