Alpinestars RC Back Protector
Great for the money
I bought this for my older alpinestars textile jacket as the newer inserts wouldnt work. It does add a little bit of bulk to the back of the jacket so if your jacket is already tight on you then this could prove to be slightly uncomfortable in certain riding positions as it does not flex as much as the newer back inserts.
I hope I never have to test out how it works but I dont anticipate it offering complete protection but it will offer more than the standard foam insert that comes in the jacket.
May 20, 2012
I would not recommend this product, a real waste of money.
I was very dssapointed in the product.. The back protector is very thick without any flexibility. I repeat NO FLEXIBILITY It seems as if it is better designed as a boogie board in the ocean, not for a motorcycle jacket. I am not sure it would even be able to be put in the jacket, yet this is what was recommended by the staff. This was a horrific waste of money. The back protector I was sold was the discontinued model and I wonder if the new replacement is better. I also wonder if the staff had beed directed to get rid of all of the old inventory first. First time I have been disappointed at Revzilla.
January 15, 2012
It's a solid piece of equipment. It's a huge step up from the foam padding that comes with most jackets. There's a soft shell around a rigid layer, so the piece is stiff but not uncomfortable. It's not very ergonomic but it gets the job done.
September 5, 2011
I purchased this back protector along with Alpinestars Verona Air Jacket. It fits into the jacket but as soon as you wear it it looks and feels like you have a surf board strapped to your back. I have not yet returned this item but I really should since it won't be used.
August 22, 2011
It will get the job done
This is the standard A*s back protector, it will fit into most of the A*s jackets (check to be sure) and offers CE certified protection. However, it is somewhat bulky and not the most comfortable or flexible back insert. There are more comfortable options on the market (IMO), but this piece will get the job done. Its definitely better (more protective) than the stock foam that comes with the jacket. Safety first.
June 6, 2011
A little too rigid and thick, but works great!
I replaced the original back protector on my Alpinestar T-Breeze Air Flo Jacket with this. However, it felt a bit too rigid and thick, makes me look like a Ninja turtle, or the hunchback of Notre Dame. LOL!! :)
April 7, 2011
January 13, 2010
Good replacement for the standard jacket protection
Way to go if you want to replace the standard foam protection in your jacket. Keep in mind that for street use it is not the most fashionable solution.
July 11, 2009