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Spidi Defender Armor Vest 

The Spidi Defender Armor Vest was born from the need to protect the chest and the kidneys. From this need came the combination of a back and chest protector. 

The Warrior technology is based on highly shock absorbing light composite cell materials. The tangible result is a cat. 2 CE certified back protector, and a cat.1 CE certified chest protector. During certification testing for this type of protector, the required value of residual energy must not exceed 18 KN. The residual energy of a Warrior technology based protector is 7.8KN. 

Surprisingly light, thin and comfortable, this safety vest redefines the concept of comfort when applied to safety equipment. 

This protector evolves the idea of improved comfort as a factor in improving safety, because it makes riding easier and lets the rider concentrate on the road/terrain. The air canalization system and the internal mesh are aimed at improving Air Circulation, averaging 50% more than regular back protectors. 

Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
4'-9" to 5'-4" 563978 NZ119-016 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
5'-4" to 5'-7" 563979 NZ120-016 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
5'-7" to 5'-11" 563980 NZ121-016 170-180 cm In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
5'-11" to 6'-5" 563981 NZ122-016 180-195 cm In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days


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Well fitting and comfortable This armour fits very well, the construction seems to be of very high quality. It fits nice and snug but can ride up a touch in the back. I am 6'0 and the large fits well. I can wear this all day and it is still comfortable. It is also vey low profile and discreet. September 7, 2015
Amazing protection, horrible velcro/fasteners I really liked this when I first bought it. Protection was top notch, fit was great, all the armor was positioned properly, etc. Zero complaints in that regard. However, the velcro side attachments on mine are essentially useless after riding with it in May and June. I have had to duct tape one side together, and am about to buy velcro from a craft store to fix the other side. Not acceptable for a product that is supposedly this high quality. August 19, 2015
Good protection option - may not fit well with neck brace Even though I had to send mine back I wanted to review the product in case it helps someone else. Overall this armor offers really decent chest and back protection and if you are a guy then this will probably fit nicely. For thin people like me (waist 28"), there's not enough Velcro on the sides (the straps are too long) so I couldn't cinch it tightly enough. I might have been able to modify the straps but there was a second problem - it didn't interface very well with a Leatt neck brace (two prongs in rear version). I found the prongs to align exactly at the edge of the back protector in a way that compromised fit of the neck brace. The size armor I tried was 5'3 - 5'7" version. The other thing to note is that it did feel hot to wear it even in the house while test fitting. Thankfully Revzilla made returning it painless. July 4, 2015
fits under my jacket with comfort and ease. This chest and back protector is light weight, comfortable and fits under my jacket or suit with ease and you really don't realize that you are wearing it. April 27, 2015
The only way to protect the chest Having broken ribs from a crash, I never wanted to repeat that feeling. So this time around, I got the vest to not only replace my spine guard, but protect the chest as well. It adds an extra step when gearing up, but those couple of minutes are worth the protection. March 7, 2015
Good stuff Just two track days on it and no problems. For me, the rear protection should be longer for more coverage. November 10, 2014
I look like a bug Overall, the Spidi Defender seems to be well thought out and well engineered. Heres some of the ups and downs of this rig. Pros Looks better in person than in the picture Very comfortable Will fit under your motorcycle jackets Fits under regular jackets Can be worn over plain clothes Offers a good amount of coverage Very quick and easy to put on and take off Light weight Doesn't hold in a lot of heat - would be ok for warmer weather Fit is pretty much true to size but runs slightly big. I'm 6', ~180 pounds, ordered the largest size, and I have to pull it down as tight as it will go for it to fit and stay in place properly. I probably could have gotten away with one size down. Cons The biggest and just about only con is the price for what you get. I knew what I was getting when I ordered this, but after seeing it, I really have to ask how Spidi is able to charge three hundred dollars for this and actually sell it. You can buy the top of the line Spidi back protector for just over one hundred and the chest protector for about fifty bucks.... so is the harness itself and the ability to wear this vest standalone really worth one hundred plus dollars? Even though I said it looks better in person, the only other con is - I look like an insect if I wear it over regular clothes. I'd still rather *look* like an insect than *be* a squid. May 29, 2014
This a must have for extra safety Excellent product easy to use specially on hot days April 7, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Mychael R: Extra safety Nov 12, 2015
Robin G: While I love the olympia air glide jacket, it doesn't have a chest protector and I wanted something more to protect my back. Nov 11, 2015
Leonardo N: california weather and leguna seca is within spitting distance Aug 8, 2015
Sean P: its black and yellow (my favorite colors) and i needed some protective gear when i ride. Jun 26, 2015
DYLAN T: Great Protection! Jul 21, 2014
edward l: few people have it Jun 21, 2014
Kartik G: After research this seemed ideal for my needs. Waiting to receive it to see if this is what I wanted. May 20, 2014
Paul D: Provides integrated back and chest protection in a single piece of equipment.
The L2 product is very comfortable for street riding that allows body heat to vent for summer riding.
Feb 11, 2014
parker j asked: i know it is frowned upon , but im looking for back protection that is incognito under a t shirt for our very humid days. will this fit the bill or is it sort of like a turtle shell? i always wear ankle protection and a helmet, Apr 29, 2014
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Ahmad S: In fact, this is the most comfortable and non bulging well concealed under clothes protection. It does the job perfectly, l forget at times l have it on May 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the bottom of the back protector get in the way of the jacket/pants connection zipper. I have the standard 6in connection zipper between my Joe Rocket jacket and Harley Davison pants? I would think the bottom of the back protector would have to be tucked inside the pants at the back but it may be too thick to fit? Apr 19, 2015
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Gerald M: It should not be a problem. If it extends, it should just tuck into the pants. Thats whats its designed to do in full race leathers. Apr 19, 2015
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Harry B: I wear the defender with a one piece race suit so I am not sure. I will say the armor fits nicely and is comfortable. Apr 20, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hello,

i want to buy the defender Chest & Back Protector on the net.Please can you tell me the difference of Sizes 160/170 and 170/180 ?
How much difference are between both items as cm ?

Best Regards,

Jun 16, 2014
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Brian P: I got the 170 180 depending how tall you are Jun 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the front of the vest CE level 2 as well? Sep 14, 2013
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Paul D: Although the chest protector has no visible labeling the documentation defines the back protector as level-2 CE and the chest protector as CE. Sep 21, 2013
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