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Dainese Wave G Back Protector

The Dainese Wave G Back Protector is a great way to upgrade your Dainese jacket to an even higher level of safety. The Dainese Wave G will slide perfectly into any Dainese jacket providing CE rated back protection. It will also give you the confidence to know you're completely protected, which allows you to focus on enjoying the ride.


  • Inner core is comprised of Nidaplast (R) extruded polypropylene for outstanding protection 
  • External anti-shock perforated corrugated structure permits ventilation 
  • Certifications: EN 1621-2/2003 Standard Level 1


  • Choose G1 for Women's Jackets
  • Choose G2 for Men's Jackets


  • G1 measures 10.25" x 16" at widest points
  • G2 measures 10.25" x 17.5" at widest points
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Dainese Wave G Back Protector 4.8 5 121 121
Good protection but lacks airflow I thought I would get better airflow from this back protector, but I should be used to the sacrifices that come with living in a subtropical paradise! August 11, 2014
Not the right fit for Dainese Frazer Leather Jacket So, I selected "Would Not Recommend" do to fitment with the Dainese Frazer Leather Jacket - too much sliding up and down. The videos suggest Wave G2 with leather, Shield Air G2 with textile - note that the Frazer Leather jacket, is textile with leather in key places. The Shield Air G2 is better fit in my opinion - no movement and not too box-y. July 28, 2014
Best back protecter Does very well at removing heat and great protection July 23, 2014
Comfortable and Confidence Inspiring I have two of these and they're really comfortable to wear. It's not too intrusive in your jacket and is fairly thin. Keep in mind your jacket will fit tighter with this thing in. Highly recommend back protection anytime you ride. July 14, 2014
Great product Feels fairly comfortable with my Dainese Laguna Evo Jacket. Airflow is not compromised while riding. It does feel like I have added protection while i'm riding (gives me the peace of mind) July 13, 2014
Solid Spine Guard, Worth the Investment! What can I say that hasn't already been said? Fits nicely in my Air Frazer Jacket. I can't attest to its protection because I haven't been in a crash with it (yet). But it definitely feels solid and well made and I definitely feel a lot safer with it than without it. I barely notice it's there as it breathes quite well and the soft mesh on the interior conforms to your back. If you're going to drop 4-5 bills on a Dainese jacket anyway, you'd be foolish not to invest in this added protection. June 23, 2014
Does its job well (I think) I bought the G2 for my Dainese leather jacket and it fits perfectly against my back (the jacket's pocket opening is a bit tight, but thats not the G2's fault). Protection seems to be there and it is flexible where you need it to be. Breathability could be better but what back protector won't stop some airflow? June 6, 2014
Exactly what I expected I bought this for the Crono jacket, and I'm happy with it. It's surprisingly light weight for its size and looks like it should offer pretty good protection if you found yourself on your back. June 2, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Oswaldo T: I wanted a better protection for my back, I bought the Dainese Raacing C2 Leather Jacket. Sep 22, 2014
Douglas S: Adequate protection for the Super Speed Textile Jacket Sep 18, 2014
Shanna O: Best fit for my new Dainese jacket Sep 13, 2014
Adam W: Extra protection for my Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket. Sep 3, 2014
Samuel S: As a spine surgeon I need all the protection I can get!!! Aug 13, 2014
william f: Purchased for good spinal and back protection.. Very protective, flexible and well made. Highly recommended. WF Jul 31, 2014
memory g: to go along with the air flux jacket Jul 23, 2014
Kiefer-Laurent G: I bought this along with the Dainese Air-Frame Textile Jacket, for added safety. Jul 3, 2014
A s: It's Dainese and it fits perfectly in my wives Dainese jacket Jun 28, 2014
Michael Y: Protection Jun 27, 2014
raul b: Needed a back protector for the race suit, track days. Jun 27, 2014
Saya K: brand Jun 19, 2014
Tom L: One of few back protectors that prevents hyperextension. Jun 18, 2014
Mourad A: To complement my dainese air flux jacket Jun 18, 2014
Arkady T: Same brand as my new jacket, reasonably priced, good reviews. Jun 10, 2014
Peter A: Cool product and is missing on my dainese jacket. Jun 10, 2014
tiago s: Ensure more protection with the jacket Jun 10, 2014
Ben R: Fits in my jacket. Apr 28, 2014
Virginia L: It goes with the Spedio D-Dry Jacket. Apr 25, 2014
Crispin K: Features and fit for my jacket Apr 20, 2014
Ahmad A: To upgrade the safety level of the protection jacket Apr 16, 2014
Hien T: I wanted more protection for my Dainese jackets. Apr 16, 2014
John C: I find myself wearing my Dainese Air-Flux jacket more and more. Most people don't realize it's a moto jacket, and it doesn't feel like one. Apr 16, 2014
Alexander A: Great fit to almost every Dainese jacket. In fact I don't even feel it on my backâ??no break-in period at all. I believe this is decent protection for a city rider especially.

Absolutely happy with this purchase as it makes me sleep a little better since I know there's a layer of technology and protection on my back in case I go down.
Apr 10, 2014
Ryan R: best BP ive ever tried Apr 3, 2014
C/O Dee Johnson Apt 1: The superspeed textile jacket did not have a back protector, thus I got this as an addon accessory. It feels great, barely notice it's there. Very good quality! Hope I'll never have to use it :) . Apr 3, 2014
Amar M: added protection to the jacket Mar 31, 2014
Dane B: I bought a Dainese Crono textile jacket because the leather jacket I also own was getting hot, heavy, and uncomfortable to ride in. Now, I feel liter and this jacket has vents too! I had to buy a back protector though because it did not come with one. I never plan to use this thing, but I'm happy knowing my body is protected in the event I was to slide on my back. It's an insurance policy I can really use. Mar 28, 2014
Kenzel F: Compatible with my Ducati Jacket and provides Added Protection. Mar 20, 2014
Jong L: Novice rider who wants to upgrade the bike at some point instead of a motorized wheelchair..... Mar 20, 2014
jeff r: To have for my first Track Day. Recently purchased the Pony C2 pants and Jacket at Dianese Costa Mesa Mar 19, 2014
Catherine T: Safety Mar 17, 2014
Sherwood A: Why not protect my back? Mar 16, 2014
Bruce H: Hi, I received a jacket as a gift and it came without the back protector ie why I ordered it. The back protector fits right in and takes a little getting used to but not terrible that being said please make sure you have some room in the jacket as the back protector does take up some, not much, but if you are wearing a skin tight jacket this will not work. Mar 6, 2014
S O: Huge fan of Dainese, Surprised the jacket didn't actually come with one Mar 5, 2014
Brett K: It was recommended by Revzilla and after dealing with them I believed them! Feb 19, 2014
Richard L: back protection isn't something I really save $ on Feb 15, 2014
Isaac T: for my Dainese Speed Naked Jan 19, 2014
Charles M: Got this for a new leather jacket. Have one already for my Dainese AirFrame textile jacket. Fits nicely and very comfortable. Back protection a must! with M/C jackets and this seems to work well. Jan 17, 2014
Douglas B: Wanted some back protection that fit right into my Dainese jacket. It seemed like a no brainer. Dec 24, 2013
Dave S: Because my wife's backside is sublime. Let's keep it that way. Dec 24, 2013
Eduardo P: Improve safety Dec 6, 2013
Zach V: For additional back/spine safety. Dec 2, 2013
Robert H: Chose this to go inside my Dainese Super Speed textile jacket. Nov 13, 2013
Zoltan Peter S: Came free with Dainese CarveMaster jacket purhcase in a promo, great deal! Many people think back protector is just another piece of uncomfortable weight they lug around needlessly; and they are wrong! It's an underrated piece of protection that should come as standard, in most spills the driver ends up on his/her back and I think you should always have one with you. Nov 11, 2013
Jonathan P: Looking for back protection for my cruiser. Nov 5, 2013
RAUL S: Reviews at Revzilla Oct 18, 2013
Rodolfo A: Great protection Oct 15, 2013
Manuel C: Have one already for my leather jacket and I love it. Oct 14, 2013
James L: It makes me invincible. ;-) Sep 16, 2013
Douglas M S: Good fit Sep 11, 2013
foy r: jacket I bought had a pocket just for it, and I like to keep my spine protected. Sep 2, 2013
Dirk K: Needed a back protector for my Dainese Ducati jacket. Revzilla had the best price around for a great product. Fit in the jacket is perfect and provides that added protection with no degradation to comfort. Aug 29, 2013
Kevin C: I chose this Dianese Wave G Back Protector because I own a Dainese Ducati Jacket and this item fits all of their jackets, it's compact, offers complete protection and for the price it's a steal. Aug 21, 2013
A shopper asked: How do you insert this properly into your jacket, with the wide end down or up? Nov 23, 2013
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Douglas B: I put it with the wide end down. The same way the logo faces. Jan 2, 2014
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David K: That is a great question as the video did not show that. I believe that it is short side up as that keeps the Dainese logo proper. After riding with it for a bit, I believe this to be correct. Your rib cage is protected less the further down. The protector is protecting more the further down. Plus your shoulders are less obstructed wit the short side upward.

I hope this helps.
Nov 25, 2013
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Simon M: Wide end down. So the logo is the right way up. Nov 24, 2013
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Jeff P: Wide down Nov 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a Dainese Air-3 jacket (men's) but it's a size 44 (Euro). I know the rule of thumb is G1 for women and G2 for men, but, as a thin guy (31" chest) I was wondering if I should stick with the G2, or go down to the G1? Thanks! Jul 31, 2014
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Mario F Risso V: My jacket is 54 and I use the G2
My wife's jacket is 46 and she uses G1..
In your case (size 44), I definitively would go down to G1

Mario - Sao Paulo Brazil
Triumph Tiger Explorer
Jul 31, 2014
gilberto r: Were about the same size. I went with the G2 and it's very comfortable and you get a lil bit more back protector covering your back then with the G1. Aug 1, 2014
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Ken C: It sounds like you could probably use either size. I'd go with the G2 myself for the added coverage. Jul 31, 2014
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A shopper asked: I currently have a Cage size 44 mens jacket.
I've been informed by some other stores that for a size 44 mens, I should be using the G1 as for someone of smaller stature would feel it to be less obtrusive. Would it be possible to put a G1 in a men's 44 jacket?
Apr 11, 2014
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gilberto r: Yes it will fit and comfortable too. I also have a size 44 jacket and the back protector fits and is not too big and bulky. I am very happy with it. Apr 11, 2014
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Dimitry K: You can, but I think it would be too small. A G1 is narrower so it may be easier to put in place. Apr 11, 2014
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Ken C: My wife has a G1 wave back protector in her size 40 racing jacket. So I would answer yes. Apr 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hello, I have bought an air G level 2 G2 for my Dainese crono textile jacket, and it does not fix on it. Does the wave G back protector work better for that jackect?
Thank you
Aug 14, 2014
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Gene H: According to a review that jacket will accept http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-shield-air-g-level-2-back-protector or the Wave G2. Personally I would use the Wave G2 it will flow more air Aug 15, 2014
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Colin T: Yes. I think it is the only type of protector that will fit in this jacket. Aug 15, 2014
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A shopper asked: Very new to riding and looking for gear info. The Revzilla review of the Dainese back protectors list the Dainese Wave as a Level 1 Back protector and the Dainese Shield Air G as a Level 2 Back Protector. But say that the Wave is a step up from the Air. How can that be if the Wave is a Level 1 and the Air is a Level 2. My question is which one offers better protection in the case of a crash the Wave or Air? And is the Level 1 or 2 classification refer to style, fit, or protection? Aug 30, 2013
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Eric R: The wave is basic protection, where the air has a bit newer tech in it.
I think the main difference will be what fits your jacket.
Sep 3, 2013
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Garth A: Grab the G mate, its the GO Sep 3, 2013
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A shopper asked: I recently bought a Dainese Greyhound Leather Jacket size 48 and want to add some back protection. The review video suggests a G2 for size 50 and above, should I follow the Revzilla review advice and buy a G1, or follow the gender guideline(I'm male) and buy a G2? Mar 31, 2013
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RevZilla: The Dainese Wave G Back Protector G1 is made to fit all Women's Dainese jackets, and the G2 will fit all Men's Dainese jackets. This should make it fairly easy to decide, and for you, we would recommend going with the G2! Apr 3, 2013
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Marcio40: I think you should follow the recommendation of revizilla and buy the G1, my jacket is 54 and G2 was right. I believe the G1 be right in 48. Apr 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is there any difference between regular wave g vs Ducati wave g besides price? Mar 23, 2013
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RevZilla: These are actually the same product. There are no differences between the two back protectors. Mar 26, 2013
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AStar: They are the same product. I'm using the Dainese Wave in my Ducati Corse jacket. Apr 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm assuming the difference between g1 and g2 are protection standards for track riders.
The jacket I'm looking at accepts 1 & 2. Are my assumptions correct?
Dec 18, 2012
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joseph m: One is for girls and other for boys Jan 6, 2013
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Arodjr12: G1 women g2 for men Jan 7, 2013
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A shopper asked: My new delmar size 44 fits me perfectly. Should I get G1 or G2? I got a few mixed up advises from friends about this matter. And would it get too tight with this back protector? Jun 11, 2012
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AntonioP: I am 6ft, I used to use a Wave G2, and now I use a Shield Air G2 Level 2 in my Alien. Its a snug fit with it in there, but once the jacket breaks in a bit, it will feel great. I recommend always having a back protector in there! If you are shorter, like under 5'5" then maybe the G1 I guess? I would have to look at the manual to see the size recommendation again. But I think the G1 is for much shorter people. Jul 26, 2012
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RevZilla: Your Dainese New Delmar Leather Jacket in a size 44 will take the Dainese Wave G Back Protector Wave G2. Jun 13, 2012
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A shopper asked: I'm very new to motorcycle gear and what not. in the video review it's said that this is a "one time use" back protector, I was wondering what that means exactly? May 23, 2012
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RevZilla: Good question! Basically, what one time use (aka "one and done,") means is that after one major impact the product will not be able to absorb additional energy, thus it will not function properly. Think of a crumple zone in a car. You might also not be able to see the after effect of an impact, however the back protector is no longer usable. May 25, 2012
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JSBULL: Similar to a helmet, if you crash, you need to purchase a new one. It has crumple zones that will not return to their original shape. It basically sacrifices itself to protect you. Jun 6, 2012
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A shopper asked: The Dainese website lists this as a 1621.2/2003 (Lev. 2) back protector and you list it as a Level 1??? Please advise. Feb 23, 2012
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JSBULL: I was told by Dainese that this is a level 1 back protector and the Dainese Shield Air G is a level 2 back protector. I went with the Wave G anyway due to the smaller size and comfort level. Jun 6, 2012
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RevZilla: There was a typo on the Dainese website. The Dainese Wave G Back Protector is certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard (Level 1). May 2, 2012
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A shopper asked: Would like to know if the Daineise sheild Air G2 Back Protector will fit. I am around 6 foot 2 inches and sizing is a big consideration for a euro size 58 suite. Nov 25, 2011
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Ian P.: It should fit. As it goes it the jacket it fit a large variety of sizes. I'm about 6 foot, and It's on the cusp of being to big. So it should be good! Nov 28, 2011
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milijon: im not 100% positive but 99% yes ! cant go wrong with dianese Nov 1, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is this certified to EN 1621.2/2003 Standard, Level 2? Jun 13, 2011
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tomZilla: Like the Dainese Air Shield Back Protector the Wave Back Protector is also rated EN 1621.2/2003 Standard, Level 1. If your looking for Level 2 protection please take a look at the Dainese N-Frame back protector or the Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro. Jun 13, 2011
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Shredemigod: no, level 1 Mar 19, 2013
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Fabricio B asked: HI guys, i have a dainese avro two piece leather suit, and i was thinking about buying a back protection. But i realized that the jacket doesn´t have a pocket to insert this protection. Is this right? does the avro 2-piece suit not come with the pocket on the back? thanks!!! Aug 19, 2013
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Agnes R: If it has no pocket, Dainese sells back protectors that you can just just wear like a backpack. Aug 30, 2013
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A shopper asked: hi,

i own 2 dainese jackets: dainese rapier pelle and dainese air-flux tex jacket, both of them size 50. i understand that i need size G2 but which protector should i get? wahe?air g level 2? n frame?

Apr 3, 2013
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RevZilla: It's up to you! The Shield Air is CE Level 2, so it's more protective. It's also thicker and more bulky (I look like a turtle when I wear it). The Wave G is thinner, less protective, and still looks kinda funky on your back. They're both great products, they just look a little funny. I myself ride with the Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro for Dainese. It's CE Level 2, comfortable, much thinner, and more ergonomic. Apr 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: What are the specific demensions of this back protector (in inches)?? Mar 22, 2013
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RevZilla: The G1 measures 16" x 10.5" and the G2 is 17.5" x 10.5" (10.5" is the width at the widest part). Both are about 1" thick, but they have slight conical shape, so that isn't the most reliable measurement. Mar 26, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will this work with the Dainese Air Flux Jacket or is there a better option? Feb 28, 2013
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RevZilla: The Dainese Wave G Back Protector will work with the Dainese Air-Flux Textile Jacket. All Dainese jackets will accept either the Wave G Back Protector, or the Shield Air G Level 2 Back Protector. Although the Wave is nice, the Shield Air G will offer much greater protection, since it is carrying a CE Level 2 Certification, as opposed to the Wave's Level 1. CE Level 2 Back Protectors are designed to allow no more than 9 kN through to the wearer in the standards test. This value is half the energy allowed by the CE level 1 Armor, at 18 kN. We feel CE Level 2 Back Protectors are the way to go, if you are not a fan of spine modifications. Feb 28, 2013
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A shopper asked: That is, what is the height and maximum width (in inches or centimeters).
Jan 23, 2013
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RevZilla: The Wave G2 measures approximately 10" x 17" (width x height). Jan 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does it fit into a Scorpion Nip Tuck? Apr 27, 2011
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004Ner: fits into almost anything.. I can shove it into my helmet if i like.. Sep 23, 2011
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / Wave G1 482439 1875765-001-N In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / Wave G2 482440 1875766-001-N In Stock: Ships within 24 hours