Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Replacement back protector
I ordered the Klim protector as a replacement for the perforated foam pad that came in my XLT size Firstgear Adventure Mesh jacket.
It fits the pouch of the Firstgear jacket perfectly. The D30 protector, weighing more than one pound, is heavy but I think the added protection is well worth it.
I did have to remove some left over material from the ventilation holes, like other reviewers did before me. For the price I would expect a better trimmed product: About 40 airflow holes were clogged from the manufacturing process and had to be cut free.
Other than that Revzilla shipped fast and free. Thank you.
July 29, 2015
This was a replacement
So the only reason I had gotten this armor is because when I received my klim badlands pro jacket, the back piece that was shipped with the jacket was broken in half upon receipt of the jacket. Because Revzilla has such amazing customer service, they shipped me this replacement for free and I got it in the mail in no time at all.
I haven't been able to test it in the real world but I would imagine it would take the force of an impact well.
July 27, 2015
A perfect fit
Though the D30 protector is heavier than the perforated foam pad that came in my Firstgear Adventure Mesh jacket I think the added protection is well worth it. The Klim is a size large is an exact match for the factory pad in my size medium tall jacket.
July 27, 2015
Flexible and breathable
The pad is light, flexible, and breaths very well. Other than that its a back protector like any other.
July 23, 2015
I bought this as a replacement for the cheap, flimsy back protector in a Rev'It Defender GTX jacket. Because Rev'It discontinued the Seesoft protector I read that the Klim protector was suitable replacement. Because the stock back protector was smaller than the T5 Back Protector, i simply traced the stock protecter onto the T5 and trimmed it down to the correct size.
It was easily trim with a utility knife and not it fits perfectly into the pocket. It's a much sturdier, but flexible protector. I feel more secure with this replacement armor.
July 13, 2015
The jacket I purchased had no back protection. The sales rep recommended getting this pad over the optional pad for the jacket because of personal experience. The sales rep also demonstrated how the back pad works, the materials it is made of are extremely flexible under slow manipulation (normal body movement) the moment quick hard pressure is applied, the material stiffens up instantly. It's very fascinating, I recommend googling around to see for yourself. This pad can also be cut to fit without compromising the integrity of the product.
June 29, 2015
I got this at the Revzilla store in Philly, along with my jacket. It has yet to be crash tested... I have nothing to complain about. In my unbiased opinion, this is better than just a foam pad protector.
June 17, 2015
very light and comfortable
Doesn't quite fit in my Rev'It Airwave, but apparently you can trim these. I haven't had to yet, since I just sort of squinched it in there.
Extremely light and comfortable. I got the airwave to be a hot weather jacket, obviously, and didn't want to end up with a sweaty back anyway. So far it's been great.
Also, it's the same price as the Rev'It one, which is like three pieces of cardboard taped together.
June 11, 2015