Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector
Nice fit, barely noticeable
I use these between my suit and jacket, I have to -1 star because the snap on doesn't stick that well. It usually unsnaps when putting my suit on, and as if putting a suit on isn't already hard. Having to awkwardly resnap the bp kinda sucks.
But overall, great bp and form fitting.
April 15, 2014
Does its job
Fair price for a quality back protector. Snap in system works perfectly with my Alpine GPR Leather jacket. Wouldn't know it was there if it weren't for the waistband. Overall, worth the money so long as you have a jacket with the snap system, otherwise it wont be very secure.
April 14, 2014
Replace that skinny foam pad!
Bought this piece of protection for use in the Alpinestars Celer jacket. The Bionic Race Back Protector includes a snap that fastens to one of the three snaps in the back of the jacket, holding it in place while the jacket is not being worn. The waist strap on the protector secures it firmly after the jacket is on. The Bionic Race Back Protector offers CE-certified protection and is light and comfortable, with adequate ventilation. I ordered the small/medium, and although I have a 31" waist, the elastic/Velcro strap is rather snug, but not uncomfortably so. This piece is a must to replace the thin foam backpad that is included in most Alpinestars jackets.
April 14, 2014
Great Backprotector Great Price
I dont usually buy clothing where i can not try on but revzilla has a great return policy. The quality of the protector is top notch. The back proctor fits great. I'm 5"6' 160 lbs and the med fits perfect. In my alpinestar carver suit it also fits perfect. I was worried it would be hot and uncomfortable but after a couple sessions at the track i forgot i had it on. The snap is nice and snug when it connects to the suit. Definitely recommend to other who wear alpinestar suits.
August 15, 2013
Typical high quality Alpinestars...
I purchased this Alpinestars Bionic Race Back Protector to use inside my Alpinestars race suit. It fits perfectly to my body and is very comfortable throughout my events in above 90 degree weather. Most important, I feel very secure in the belief that this armor will perform as needed if I get into a crash. You can't go wrong with Alpinestars gear!
August 6, 2013
Works great, but would get the separate version in future
This back protecter works and fits great. I hardly even notice it (especially compared to the first generation alpinestars slip in protector that was way to stiff). But after using it for a couple of weeks I think I would get the completely separate version with shoulder straps. The way this one dangles in your jacket on one snap is sort of a pain when getting your gear on and off throughout the day. It's not terrible, just annoying enough knowing that there is a better option.
August 5, 2013
Very nice protection. The relation between price and benefit is very good.
Only a advice: the best fit you will find with a AS jacket that has a clip for a perfect connection.
July 31, 2013
Fits nicely inside the suit, and flexes well with movement. Hopefully I'll never find out how much abuse it will take,
July 29, 2013