Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector
Much better than the protection that came with my jacket
Although you definitely know that it is there, this light weight armor really had little impact on how my (Triumph) jacket felt when wearing it. The foam folded easily to fit the pocket in the jacket and covered the entire back area perfectly. I'm not sure how it does it but this material really does go from soft foam to hard armor when it hits something (tried punching it before installing). Makes me feel much more protected at a relatively very low cost.
April 14, 2014
Great addition to a jacket
I have a couple alpinestars jackets that I took the back foam out of because I didn't think that it offered much protection. I bought a knox protector for the track but was missing one for the day to day. I had seen this 3D0 stuff before and figured I would give it a shot. If you are looking at this, you are probably in need of a back protector. I would recommend buying it. Inexpensive and fits well.
April 7, 2014
Never leave home without it!
Chose this back protector after reading all the reviews on all the available brands and then finally talking with an adviser at RevZ (thanks!). Can't compare to any other brands by first hand experience. It fits into my Triumph McQueen (medium) without any cutting. Adds weight, bulk, heat (of course) to jacket. Unfortunately, that's the side effect of having something that will protect your spine. It does bend and contour to your body fairly well. Get it or get one of the others. If you're reading this you're obviously among those of us smart enough to know it's money well spent.
April 7, 2014
Great protection went down on a low side slide and rolled a bit and the armor did its job glad I wasnt wearing a foam pad . Good for summer heat too
April 7, 2014
Great product, haven't had to test it for real
This in theory is a really great product. It is genuine D30, which means that in normal temperatures, it is flexible like rubber, but hardens to solid when under impact pressure. Only issue here is that if you are a cold weather rider, this isn't going to work for you. Under cold temperature, the D30 becomes hard as regular armor, which defeats the purpose of the flexible armor. In normal temps above 40 degrees F, you'll be fine. The sort of wavy pattern makes it so it will flex really well vertically, but not so much side to side. It's in general very comfortable, and MUCH lighter than normal level 2 rated CE armor. I honestly can't attest to how well it holds up in an actual crash, but from what I've heard through the grape vine, it provides a lot of safety, but doesn't really take the shock away as well as traditional hard armor. If you're worried about fit, it's really easy to use some tough scissors to cut through the D30 to size it to the pocket you need it to fit in. I would absolutely recommend this for someone who is looking for better protection than normal tempur foam, but isn't looking for the best of the best when it comes to shock absorption, and isn't riding in near freezing to sub freezing temps.
April 3, 2014
Fits well, doesn't move in jacket, very comfortable
I got this back protector for my Dainese Avro jacket and it fits perfectly. It doesn't move around at all and on the bike I can't even feel it's there. I like the CE level 2 rating, and while it does not go as far as a separate back protector would, it is very nice for street use. Only ridden in cooler weather and the jacket it leather, but seems like it would flow plenty of air. Hopefully I won't need to test it's crash worthiness, but reading about the material and testing it seems like it will do the job and the price was very reasonable.
March 25, 2014
Comfortable A+ Armor
I replaced the foam back pad in my Joe Rocket Dark Radar Jacket with the Klim D30 Back Protector. I could not be happier with this product. Not only is it some of the best protection with CE2 rated armor, It is also a million times more comfortable than the firm foam board on my back! I would recommend this to anyone looking for great protection, comfort, and value.
March 24, 2014
Great Add-On Armor
I added this to my Harley-Davidson mesh jacket and it was too big to fit so I nylon tied it through the exisitng holes in the back protector to the inside of my mesh jacket and it has been long lasting now and looks factory even.
This D30 armor is the best in my opinion. I have gone down on my elbow and shoulder piece on jagged gravel with it and I swear to God it was like falling on a memory-foam bed.
Conforms to body... even in 17 deg F weather my body kept it warm enough to stay soft and pliable. No problems there. Note: Some back protectors are rated to EN-1621-2 Level 2 which means it can absorb/delay to 9 kN of force. You back is important... get good coverage and CE Level 2 for your back.
March 10, 2014