Dainese Wave G Back Protector
Well worth the price
This product fits perfectly in my shift Diablo jacket, L. I can hardly notice it's there. Although not crash tested it feels well made and sturdy. This product is well worth the price and anything is better then the original foam back protector.
May 13, 2013
Done about a month with this in my Chrono Jacket. Covers a good portion of my back with out making me look like a hunch back off the bike. The only time I notice I have it in the jacket is when sitting in a chair with a back, but that's a non issue. Been in the 30-80 degree range, wet and dry and I haven't had any issue with it being to hot or uncomfortable.
May 2, 2013
Product delivers what it proposes.
It is a good addition to your Dainese jacket that has no protection column. But you have to be aware that there is a total protection as in a full jumpsuit. But I recommend.
April 29, 2013
Worth every penny
Comfortable, durable and flexible. Very happy with this product!
April 10, 2013
Upgrade from factory Dainese back protector
I purchased the Wave G Back Protector to put inside my Dainese Shotgun (Size 50). I find the placement and size of the Wave to be adequate for the jacket size and the shape of my back. At first I could tell that it was there when riding but now it just feels like part of the jacket. There are certainly better options for protection but this simple upgrade is light years better than the nonexistent stock protector.
Keep in mind that if your jacket is tight fitting the added bulk of the Wave may not work well. I purchased the Shotgun with the intent of putting a protector inside so it fills out well.
April 10, 2013
Good protection, good airflow
Typical nice Dainese quality, the only bad thing I can say about this is its difficult to keep it positioned properly all the time. That's more the fault of the back pocket in the jacket rather than the protector however. I'm 6'2" and it (G2) feels a little small for me, but its not really intended to be a real back protector like the Alpinestars Race item that I wear at the track. It is better than nothing or the foam pad that comes with most jackets, and worlds better than the board-like alpinestars RC I used to have. Good airflow too, even in a non-perforated jacket (Dainese Avro) like mine.
April 8, 2013
Good for street riding and commuting
I use this back protector in my Ducati Corse and Dainese Avro jackets. It does not cover the entire back like other protectors. It is very lightweight and you wont even feel it in the jacket. The air flow is good with this protector. For more aggressive riding such as canyons, backroads, and track, I wear the Forcefield PK L2. The Dainese Wave is a good option for street and commuting.
March 27, 2013
Get something else!
This is probably the only bad review of this item here at Revzilla, but, I've actually crashed in it.
I had this back protector in my Dainese Rebel jacket when I had a 50 mph lowside. I fell and slid across the opposing lane while tumbling at least 3 times. I suppose it did its job (I can always assume it could've been worse) as I was able to get back on my feet, and did not suffer any major issue, but boy, did my back ache.
I believe the problem is with the general shape of the product. It is shaped like an undersized turtle shell. I'm 5'10, and the size of the g2 only covers a minimal area of your back. My back was bruised specially with the outline of the back protector. Another issue I have with it, is that it is a hard back protector. There's no soft cushioning layer on it and the energy absorption is based on "crumple-zone" technology. This is not a bad thing but soft cushioning should've been incorprated. Also, since it uses crumple zones, it's rendered useless after a crash. It's also only rated "level 1."
I believe there are better alternatives for back protectors here at Revzilla which offer better ergonomics and crash absorption technology at a reasonable cost (I think Forcefield offers a better value proposition). I'm a big Dainese guy, and after this experience, have put other Dainese products to the test. Unofrtunately, I'm gonna cross back to other brands with back protectors...
March 19, 2013