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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. 

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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
Perfect I wanted a chest and back protector. This fit the bill exactly. My main reason for purchasing this over other options is because of the shoulder straps. They are simple straps, not bulky at all. This fits in perfectly with the rest of my setup, including a jacket with shoulder and elbow armor. As far as protection goes, I honestly feel that this is extremely durable and strong. No issues at all with the material. It's going to take a lot to get through this. October 29, 2012
Not as great as I expected Not crash tested. Contrary to the others I am not as high on this product for several reasons. First off, I am 6'2" and I found the protector's length to be a bit too short. It didn't adequately reach and cover my tailbone. Though it is a nicely designed and good looking piece of protection, it just didn't feel as though it would hold up to substantial impacts. The armor was plasticy, and didn't seem to provide the level of shock absorbtion that the Forcefield Pro Sub 4 did based on a simple "elbow me in the back" test. It was thin (which is nice to a certain extent), but not confidence inspiring. The breathability of it seemed to be an issue as well. I also noticed that it wasn't as broad along the top as the Pro Sub 4, so it didn't provide as much shoulder blade protection. The one really strong point was that it is very comfortable in the suit and moves quite well with your spine's curvature. The straps seem well constructed too. All in all, I could recommend this to a street rider who doesn't ride in very hot climates. But I would not recommend this to a racer of track day enthusiast. Instead, those two types of riders would be better served in the Forcefield combo which I also reviewed. January 31, 2011
A size for everyone and for everyone ... protection! Very comfortable - you'll forget you have it on. Kudos to Spidi for making it available in four different sizes. Nice to find a protector that doesn't hang out the bottom of my riding jacket. Only small quibble is that in hot weather the chest can become a bit hot. Not a deal breaker however and easily overlooked when you consider the level of protection you're getting. July 12, 2010
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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,

Levent
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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