Alpinestars Bionic Back Protector
Ordered this for use on the track but now I it only makes sense to ride with it (and a chest protector). Comfortable, straps keep movement to a minimum and it feels like how A* quality should be.
This is my first back protector but I think I made a good choice.
April 24, 2013
Excellent back protector, velcro is poor
Very confident inspiring back protector. Nice design, great fit. Slightly hot in hottest summer days. The only thing that they need to address is the Velcro, for most people I know, it barely last a summer before if doesn't grip enough to hold together. That said I like it so much I'll just have some quality velcro installed on it and should be good for a few more seasons.
March 27, 2013
Product of highest quality. Alia comfort with safety. Neither looks like I'm wearing a guard column. Not to mention that item is indispensable if one wants to ride a bike.
March 18, 2013
Not crash tested, but fit is pretty comfortable
Fits really well under my existing jacket, good coverage of my entire back and surprisingly comfortable to wear. I'm a little skeptical about the velcro waist fastener, but only time will tell about that. A HUGE upgrade over the foam back pad my jacket came with.
December 10, 2012
the straps keep it in place so that is nice also has good airflow
July 4, 2012
I'm 5'10 and i have a large size. So far everything seems good with it, i've been riding with it for about two weeks now and it is very very comfortable. They have adjustable straps everywhere so u can adjust it to how you like it. The reason why i marked it so low on air flow is because i wear it under my Alpine jacket and i really get no air venting from my back. But it does not get so hot that it is uncomfortable.
Tip if you have a alpine jacket with the attachable clip on top.. Get the one with the clip so u can clip it onto the jacket. I always wear my jacket and this back protector together, wish i got the one that clips onto the jacket, would be much easier and convenient, that's just my two cents
June 29, 2012
I’m 5’8” and purchased this in a Medium. It fits very well. I tried on a few others while in the store including one that you could adjust the position of the waist band, but none fit as well as the Alpinestars back protectors. I almost purchased the Alpinestars Bionic Air back protector which is a hair thinner than the race one, but the Air was only CE1 rated. The protector feels good under the Dainese suit that I purchased. If you’re a little larger in the chest and your suit fits a snug in that area already you may want to opt for the Air, which probably provides a little better airflow if you plan on wearing it for extended periods of time.
May 21, 2012
Great fit, Excellent coverage
Have not had to test this yet. I do wear it and it is comfortable.
I feel it will provide excellent protection due to it's rating, construction and fit.
April 22, 2012