Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector
Gets the job done
I'm using this with an older Alpinestars Trigger 1 piece suit. First time out on the track with it and I unfortunately had to put it to good use.
First, the fit is good, I don't even notice it's on when I'm riding. The waste straps are really tight. I have a small frame, slightly wider at the belly but nothing I would call a large beer belly. The waste straps are extremely snug, even when fastened at the widest setting.
I can't get my suit on with this protector snapped into the suit. It either gets awkward or it comes unsnapped. So, I just put the protector on, then the suit. It's snug enough that even though it's not snapped into the suit, it stays in place just fine.
This past weekend, had a small low side coming out of a corner, slid on my side and back for a bit. I came out of it completely unharmed. My suit of course did the most work, but this back protector gave me a good level of reassurance as I slid across the pavement.
Recommended, but their newer version may fit better.
May 24, 2015
Worth the money
Haven't had an issue with mine yet. Fits comfortable, and does not impede my movement in a 1-piece suit. I forget it's there.
April 15, 2015
Great comfort and protection!
Although I have yet to go down with this protector on, I feel incredibly safe with it on. After wearing it for a while, it doesn't feel like it is even there. It fits perfectly in my Alpinestars Motegi suit.
April 13, 2015
Fits great, very comfortable
I purchased the medium size based on the recommendations given by Revzilla for my A* size 52 suit. The fit is perfect. It covers my whole back and I do not feel the protector back there while I'm riding, even wearing it for the first time.
Highly recommended for those with A* suits and jackets with the snap system. Don't think about it, just buy the back protector and add a piece of mind.
December 20, 2014
The armor fits great. I almost don't know that I have it on under my jacket.
September 8, 2014
perfect addition to Alpinestars gear
Bought this thing for my Alpinestar motegi suit and it fits perfect. The suit has the snap for the top part and the waist strap keeps it in place but feels like i have nothing on. my suit fits me perfect but was always a little loose in the chest. Aplinestarts made this back protector and suit to fit together perfectly.
August 7, 2014
This back protector is made extremely well and fits great. I have it in my Alpinestars Jaws Perforated Leather Jacket and it doesn't affect the fit of the jacket at all. The snap system makes it easy to take it in and out of the jacket.
July 21, 2014
Bought this back protector to go under a couple of alpinestars jackets. Comfortable and easy to use. Highly recommend.
June 17, 2014