Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Good armor for the money
I bought this to go in a Firstgear Mesh Tex jacket. It fits in the back panel fine, and actually has enough extra room that it shifts around a little bit. But it's always over the spine and that's what matters I suppose. Armor itself is lighter than conventional stuff and it's way more comfortable with arms extended and the jacket stretched against my back. If it does its job in a crash I'd consider it far superior to conventional armor.
August 25, 2014
Good product but doesn't fit my jacket well.
I purchased this to upgrade my back armor in an Icon Anthem jacket. The Klim armor fits but because of the heavier weight of the D3O, it pulls the back of my jacket down. I may have to modify the pocket to keep the protector high on the back. Overall, I'm sure it works as long as it's in the proper position. It's more the jacket not designed well to handle the extra weight of good armor. I also wish I knew which was the front and which is the back of the armor. I installed it with the ribbed side to my back to theoretically allow more air flow.
August 11, 2014
great product, poor final QA
Added this to my Spidi Net 7 jacket and works great. Love the fact that it is Level 2 protection and reasonable cost. Unfortunately, QA at the production makes it frustrating to use as 50 % of the air holes have a thin film over them preventing air flow. This requires a sharp knife and a good bit of patience to pick all the little bits of rubber out of the holes. However, it feels like a quality product and happy to have it protecting my back.
August 11, 2014
Top of the line protection
amazing protection for a soft and pliable material
August 5, 2014
For the price you can't beat it. Finally replaced the back armor in my Firstgear Kenya jacket. Fit perfect, barely noticeable and light years beyond the original. I replaced the back armor in my Revit Air jacket with the recommended See soft armor. Yuck! Might as well have a piece of plywood in there. Replacing that now with D3o armor. Love it! It does have ventilation and flexes with my body. You will feel it if you stretch against it, otherwise you won't notice it. Best money you'll spend.
2004 BMW K1200rs
1992 BMW K75s
July 15, 2014
light, cheap and works great. it is build in an itelligent polimer.
July 13, 2014
The material in this back protector is so interesting- moldable to your back when warm, allows air flow, but super protective. A sales rep showed me how it absorbs impact by hitting it with a metal object. I was sold. I use it in my Dainese Laguna jacket and love everything about it. Highly recommended!
June 30, 2014
Looks and Feels Good
Good fit and decent weight. Only issue is what other have said about having to open the vent holes manually as most are closed. Easy to do with a sharp knife.
June 24, 2014