Alpinestars Women's Bionic Chest Pad
Perfect for astars jackets
For the longest time I only had my default foam pads in my chest pockets until I got a new leather jacket. Installed these chest protectors and it feels much safer knowing that they're there.
The pad's edges seem to protrude a little bit causing some deformation when viewed from outside but it isn't bad at all. Also, they make you look buffer, so can't complain on that front.
Overall, can't tell they're there most of the time and aren't too expensive. Definitely recommended.
November 29, 2013
I like it. very light, barely feel it while wearing.
November 25, 2013
Fit in my A* Celer jacket nicely
This chest protector fit into my Celer jacket quite well. It was a bit tricky to get it into the mesh liner and get it situated but definitely not impossible.
Tightened up the front of the jacket a bit when I let my arms hang in a neutral position off the bike, so if you're ordering a back/chest-protector AND jacket all together, you might want to go one size up on the jacket.
Alpinestar jackets are notoriously small and I had to return mine for a larger size. Without this chest protector and back protector in the jacket, I may have kept the jacket.
Chest protection is a great upgraded feature. Being punctured by a sharp object would not be a very pleasant way to crash. These chest protectors certainly would help protect against that.
November 23, 2013
Great addition to my jacket. Added these with the air spine protector. No decrease in airflow nor do I feel hotter. (I'm in central Texas where it is HOT).
November 19, 2013
well made and comfortable
Once installed barely know they are there. I like them.
November 18, 2013
I don't notice these once they're inside the jacket so they will silently do their job.
Occasionally one will come out of the jacket when i'm taking it off but i suspect that is the fault of the velcro on the jacket itself (Alpinestars Koln) than anything to do with the chest protectors.
November 11, 2013
Simple, effective upgrade
The bionic protectors are a major step up from the basic foam in Alpinestars jackets and suits. My only comment is that they should be included as standard.
November 3, 2013
Perfect protection upgrade
I've always believed that protective gear is never something to see as expensive, but as an investment. The bionic chest pad is a great way to increase the protection level of any jacket, and the best thing is that it's not really expensive.
November 2, 2013