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Rukka D3O Air Central Back Protector

The Rukka D30 Central Back Protector provides patented, CE approved and breathable protection. D30 Air has been developed specifically for Rukka and is a unique material that combines enhanced chemistry with product engineering to produce high performance shock absorption and impact protection. 

The D30 material contains intelligent molecules that flow freely when moving but lock together to absorb impact energy upon impact.

Features:

  • High performance shock absorption
  • Maximum flexibility
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Tested according to CE-standards
  • Excellent airflow through protector
  • 17.125" (H) x 7" (W) x 0.8" Thick
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 2 (two) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship

Note: Fits all Rukka and Olympia Jackets (men's and women's) sold by RevZilla.

Note: 2014 and later Rukka Jackets (AiRider, Airman & Armaxion) include a slip-in pouch inside of the back protector pocket holding the back protector firmly in place. In previous models (such as Airway and Armas) some movement of the back protector within the pocket is possible.  

4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.7 / 5
Style
3.9 / 5
Air Flow
4.5 / 5
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rukka D3O Air Central Back Protector 839061 70304-799-460-ONE In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.5 / 5.0
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Protection & Durability
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Comfort
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Air Flow
4.5 / 5
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Right thing by Revzilla
Revzilla sent this along for free with the Rukka AirMan Jacket.<br>Thanks guys for doing what Rukka should of been doing in the first place on this jacket.
June 23, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
good pad
This is a serious back protector. D3O is great. My AiRider jacket came with no back pad at all so I got this one and it's like a big filet of salmon. Kind of heavy but like the other guy said it's OK when the jacket's on. It flows air better than other pads and really seems like it will do the trick in a wipeout. CE level 2 I think. Good price for the quality.
June 8, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
It should be included with the purchase of the jacket
It is definitely a good product, however for a $430 jacket it is silly to charge another $50 for something so basic as a back protector.
January 5, 2015
Ride:
2013 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
1 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Back protector is beefy but poorly designed
I upgraded all the armor panels in my Rukka Airway jacket to the D3O pads, but this is the only pad that I felt was poorly designed.<br><br>The default Rukka black air pad is much wider than this one and fills all the excess space at the back of the jacket. This D3O pad just sort of hangs there from the (small) velcro strap at the top of the armor pocket and swings around at your back. In fact, the loop to hook this pad into the jacket was too fat and I had to cut part of the pad so the tiny velcro strap could fit through it and connect.<br><br>Overall, this pad was poorly designed and doesn't feel like it was designed for my jacket. I recommend all the OTHER D3O pads for the Rukka jacket (elbow, shoulder, hip, shin) except this one.
January 28, 2013
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Good replacement
My 2014 First Gear TPG jacket I discovered had a flimsy piece of foam as a back protector. FG didn't put good back armor in that jacket until maybe 2015. They recommended this back protector saying it would fit in that jacket. It is actually too big but by removing some stitching and resewing I made it fit. It's good to know that I now have a top-quality back protector in my jacket.
June 28, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
This is much better than the foam one it is replacing.
I am replacing the foam back protector from my Olympia jacket with the d3o from Rukka.
December 16, 2013
Ride:
2009 Suzuki DR-Z400S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Just in case
What can you say, but I hope I don't need this protection, but it's nice to know it is there. Fits perfectly in the Airman jacket.
May 25, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
5 / 5
Excellent gear
As with all D30 pads the quality is obvious. It is very well built stuff and I would recommend it to anyone.
June 15, 2014
Ride:
2011 BMW K1300S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Good choice for my Olympia Airglide 4 jacket
Swapped this in for the existing back protector in my Olympia Airglide 4 jacket. Wanted a little extra, although the jacket does come with a lot already. Felt heavy when I first put it in the pocket, but on the bike I didn't even notice it.<br><br>Good ventilation and extra peace of mind.
June 2, 2014
Ride:
2014 Honda CTX 700
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
a great product !
I was impressed with the quality of construction and the design allowing for airflow. It fits well into the jacket, is unobtrusive and delivers that peace of mind of having your back protected .. I thought that it should have been inclusive with the Rukka air jacket
October 20, 2014
Ride:
2007 BMW K1200GT
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Why did you choose this?
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Recommended for comfort by a gear geek.
Richard S on Sep 17, 2016
quality and level of protection
Luis V on Jul 19, 2016
Recommended for comfort by a gear geek.
Richard S on Sep 17, 2016
sizing and shape ...should fit...with slight modifications..my firstgear jacket
Xavier O on Sep 14, 2016
quality and level of protection
Luis V on Jul 19, 2016
Upgrading the marginal armor in my Olympia mesh suit; better armor and has some holes in it so it breathes a bit better in hot weather. I wear this suit EVERY day commuting (don't really care that I don't look "cool" on the bike wearing it) and, while I hope I don't ever need to know how well this works crazy SoCal cager drivers notwithstanding, one should take as much care as possible. ATGATT.
Michael R on Jul 17, 2016
Upgrade from Olympia.
Hugh E on Jul 8, 2016
safety and the only one that will fit the AirMan
NEIL S on Jun 26, 2016
Wanted very tough armor (ATGATT!), recommended for the Olympia Odyssey!
Michael B on Jun 7, 2016
I have 2 other Rukka products and they are better than advertised!!
Psyd on Apr 24, 2016
More protection for the jacket.
Anthony W on Apr 13, 2016
Only one that seemed to fit in the Olympia adventure suit
Christopher M on Apr 12, 2016
Safety
NZ1825772 Rob C on Apr 8, 2016
best protection technology
Alain V on Apr 7, 2016
Safety first!
Viatcheslav M on Apr 5, 2016
Rukka AirMan jacket did not come with one.
Matthew B on Mar 19, 2016
Because the Rukka Airman jacket did not come with one which is questionable for a jacket at that price level.
David G on Jan 15, 2016
upgraded armor in existing jacket(s)
William P on Dec 4, 2015
Because it DOESN'T come with it! Anthony.
Emmett H on Nov 30, 2015
safety. Da. Not included with new Jacket. Bummer
Scott O on Nov 24, 2015
Up armor my older mesh jacket.
Chris C on Oct 27, 2015
Replaced an old basic one in my Olympia jacket
Frank L on Sep 30, 2015
because it fits in the jacket i bought . Duh
Tom K on Aug 28, 2015
Ordered the AirMan jacket and it said this was not included.
Jo Anne E on Jul 17, 2015
D30 Air armor is well respected and the Rukka Airider does not come with the back protector so I picked it up to complete the protective features of the jacket.
Tony W on Jun 11, 2015
I wanted to try an upgraded spine protector, and figured this would be a good time since I'm getting a new jacket.
TexasSV on Jun 11, 2015
Of all the bones I want protected, the spine is near the top of the list. For the price of the AirMan it should come included though.
Vincent H on Jun 8, 2015
Want better back protection for my Olympia Dakar Jacket.
Brad H on Jun 3, 2015
Upgrade back protection in Olympia jacket.
Philip C on May 16, 2015
Upgraded from Rukka AVP Air armor. I feel safer with the better armor.
Christopher B on Mar 16, 2015
Because the very expensive jacket did not include it!
Griff on Jan 15, 2015
to protect mine fine spine
petehemlock on Sep 23, 2014
Because the promo allowed me to spend $55 less than I would have otherwise.
Adam S on Jun 3, 2014
Based on the excellence and comfort of the product.
Robert W on May 19, 2014
This does not come standard with the jacket, but is reccommended....
craig k on Apr 25, 2014
I bought and AirMan ... and that was the missing piece !! ;-)
Benoit R on Mar 7, 2014
I purchased a Belstaff Mojave jacket that did not include back protection. This protector fits the back pocket on the jacket and provides the same level of protection as the shoulder and elbow armour included with the jacket.
William G on Feb 8, 2014
Better than OEM version.
David P on Sep 20, 2013
sizing and shape ...should fit...with slight modifications..my firstgear jacket
Xavier O on Sep 14, 2016
Upgrading the marginal armor in my Olympia mesh suit; better armor and has some holes in it so it breathes a bit better in hot weather. I wear this suit EVERY day commuting (don't really care that I don't look "cool" on the bike wearing it) and, while I hope I don't ever need to know how well this works crazy SoCal cager drivers notwithstanding, one should take as much care as possible. ATGATT.
Michael R on Jul 17, 2016
is this CE level 2 armor?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Rukka D3O Air Back Protector is rated CE Level 1.
EN-1621-2 (CE Level 2) on this back protector? Doesn't say anywhere. Looks like great coverage.
A shopper on Mar 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No doesn't say anywhere. Great coverage good air flow but way too heavy.

I have this pad in my Olympia mesh jacket and it is VERY uncomfortable as it is pulling my jacket backward and tightening the jacket colar around my throat. I have to constantly reposition the pad and adjust my jacket.

You May have different results with a winter jacket.
Would not recommend for a summer jacket.
The dim. 17.125 x 7 x .0.8 thick , pocket on the jacket that I want back protection for is 10 x 7 x 1 , can this protector be trimmed down from 17.125 to 10" ?? or is there one available in dimensions I need?
Bentley W on Dec 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Bentley having looked at the problem and at the protector I think is it possible to modify the jacket if you cut the protector you would have to cut thru the holes it might not look good you could always try it modifying the jacket would be better you would have a bigger protector I do not of any other sizesi ken
Culd you please give me the dimensions on this length, width and thickness. Thanks.
A shopper on Mar 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Rukka D3O Air Back Protector measures in at 17” tall by 7" wide by 1 ⅞” thick.
I'm looking to replace the CE1 armor in my Rukka Armas suit with CE 2 what would you recommend?
A shopper on Jan 4, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Klim D3o viper T5 back protector is CE level II. I have it and would recommend it.