Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Feels comfortable - very flexible
Bought this for my Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket to replace the foam insert that came with the jacket. It's flexible and relatively light, so it doesn't feel bad when riding with it in the jacket. So far I've only used it in fall temperatures, so can't say yet how it will feel in really hot or really cold temps, but I think it will be OK.
November 16, 2014
Perfect for my Dainese jacket
It's hard to write a review of a piece of gear you don't even notice you have on! I literally cannot even tell the D30 is in my jacket except on very warm days where the lack of airflow through the armor becomes somewhat noticeable. Other than that it does its job in relative obscurity, hidden inside the lining of my Dainese textile jacket, where it fit perfectly.
November 3, 2014
This fits perfectly in my Firstgear Kathmandu jacket. It doesn't pull on the back of the jacket. This is my first back pad. Not sure how it could be any better unless it had come with the jacket.
November 1, 2014
Provides good protection for commute riders. Not made for tracks of course but I'm really happy with it. It fits my AlpineStar jacket perfectly.
October 22, 2014
Looks good for protection, hope never to use it
Popped this little beauty in my Alpinestars T-Jaws Air jacket. Fits fine in the stock sleeve... slightly heavy so the jacket droops in the rear ever so slightly, but hardly noticeable once you're wearing it.
Looks like it'd do the job of dispersing energy in a crash. Fingers crossed I never have to judge for myself. Glad I coughed the $50 to upgrade my useless Alpinestars stock foam insert!
October 6, 2014
Level 2 protection at an unbeatable price
I got this Level 2 D30 pad to replace the Field Armor pad that was standard in my Icon Device leather jacket. I bought the Icon level 1 replacement D30 armor for the shoulders and elbows, but wanted level 2 for the back, and the Klim back pad is taller, so it fits the pocket better. Less bulky than the stock back protector as well; you'll forget you're wearing armor with the D30 armor.
October 6, 2014
Ordered it for my Dainese Frazier jacket size 54 and fit perfectly no trimming needed. I will be ordering a 2nd one for my Dainese Avro textile size 54. Great product for the price versus the Dainese Mantis which also carries the same ce level 2 rating. This back protector actually made my jacket fit better unlike the mantis which made my jacket too snug and uncomfortable. It's definitely way easier to slip in to the jackets back protector pocket. Like other reviewers have said not all the holes have been completely opened up but an xacto made quick work of that.
October 2, 2014
Purchased this back pad as an upgrade to my Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket... fit is perfect... feels solid... have not had the pleasure of actually putting it to the test... hope to never have that opportunity; however, I feel a bit more secure just knowing this protection device "has my back"...
September 29, 2014