Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Great price and comfort
The only hang up on this back protector was that it needed some shaving off of the top to fit into my jacket. Otherwise, it's light and comfortable.
March 2, 2015
Good for street use
I bought this back protector soon after purchasing an Alpinestars T-GP-R Air Jacket. It fits well within the holder built into the jacket. I live in Philadelphia and started riding with it at the beginning of September. Temperatures reached the low 90s a few times before fall and I still had ample airflow. It has yet to restrict movement. Other than my jacket being a little heavier I don't even notice it is there. I thankfully have yet to be off the bike and test it's crashabilty, but I have confidence that for commuting and some curvy weekend riding it will keep me safe.
January 26, 2015
peace of mind
1st I want to say that the entire shopping experience was great here. Fair price....shipped extremely fast....even on a holiday weekend...got it a day early packaged really well.
I have peace of mind knowing this stuff is tucked into my jacket.
The shoulder pads fit perfectly. The back protector has a bit of slop in it as far as fitting into the built in pocket of the jacket, but I don't see that as a problem. I did have to remove some left over material from the ventilation holes..but no big deal.
My jacket is a Husqvarna HQV 2014.
January 19, 2015
Just perfect. I like it a lot. My friend also bought one set.
January 19, 2015
It's a back protector
Thankfully I haven't really had to test it. But it is flexible and fits my Dainese jacket well. I don't care about airflow since it's in a non perf jacket, but the spaces in the protector that should be open are not.
January 19, 2015
Fits my jacket
I installed this in the back protector slot of a Tucano Urbano scooter jacket, which called for a CE Level 2 back protector but didn't otherwise specify. I didn't have to trim it; it fit fine, and it's comfortable. (I'm used to wearing jackets with back protector inserts.)
December 29, 2014
Best Value for Money in back protection
This product uses a type of shear-thickening fluid that hardens when trauma or an otherwise sharp force is applied to the material. This means it stays soft and flexible when you are riding, but hardens on impact protecting your vital parts. It is extemrely comfortable, barely noticeable and fits into just about any jacket with a pocket for back protection. For the price you pay this is arguably the best product on the market!
December 15, 2014
Great Stuff -- Comfortable, good air flow, good protector
I think the only piece of D30 "intelligent polymer" dilantant armor I have seen that meets EN-1621 Level 2. There are only two levels in the standard #By the way# so don't buy from anyone advertizing CE Level-3 armor #it does not exist#. Maybe in the next version of the standard #they are re-writing to accomodate higher levels of protection now#. But the Level-3 stuff I have seen is cheap Chinese stuff that wouldn't keep you from getting hurt if you slipped on a bananna in your kitchen! Not kidding folks! This back piece is truly CE-Level 2 and it shows.... it is thick and soft but when impact it hardens from edge to edge in a pico-second and then relaxes again. Even if you get dumpted and go into a roll -- every time you back impacts the armor is there to not only absorb force but blunt the impact and extend the duration of the force that you do feel. That is one of the amazing things about this stuff -- we humans can deal with a lot of force-trauma if it comes to us over a longer duration of time. One of the secrets of this armor -- it deals with force by 3 different methods. This is a nice wide back piece -- you can tell you are wearing it #unless you have heavy winter gear# but it bends nicely with your back and it has very good coverage from high on the back -- lower neck to lower lumbar #probably depending much on how long you are are at the spine#. Good stuff. Buy it and you won't be sorry #I am not affiliated with Kline or D30 or any other Motorcycle products company#.
December 1, 2014