Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
I Love the D30 replacement armor
I've done quite a bit of research about different kinds of armor and it's impossible to get a definitive answer as to what's the best. That said it always seemed to come down to force-field, D30 and Sas-tec. I ended up outfitting all of my riding gear with D30 because it seemed to offer the best coverage and safety for the best price. This is just a phenomenal value!
April 1, 2016
I am retofiting an Olympia Mesh jacket with all new protection.
The back piece works well but is a little large for the pocket in the jacket. One option is to cut it down the other is to let it expand and stretch the pocket. I see no good reason to cut off protection that I might just need.
As the D3o material heats up it conforms to your contours, which took a little getting used to. Now it just feels like an especially friendly pancake.
Really the piece of mind is all that matters.
March 22, 2016
Simple and Great Fit
This product fit perfectly into my leather jacket and bends with my back. Sometimes I hardly even know that it is there.
February 14, 2016
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