Icon Stryker CE Back Protector
It's so good I am buying a 2nd one for my other Icon Jacket.
This is a must have upgrade for the pathetic foam insert they call a back protector that comes stock with your Icon jackets. Don't believe me? Pull yours out and see. The Stryker comes with a hard shell on the outside and bendable softer inside. There are venting holes (not bad, but better then nothing at all) to keep you cooler. There will be some fit issues as the Stryker is a bit thicker (almost double the thickness) then the stock back protector. So if you Jacket is attack fit and really snug this might be a problem. For people who aren't running a jacket with a back protector pocket, the Stryker comes with a strap system that also has a waist band that offers some support which is easily removable if you dont need it. It is also a bit heavier then the stock one but that is to be expected. I strongly recommend it and I am even purchasing a 2nd one for my Icon Compound (my first one went into my Leather Overlord).
July 14, 2014
Beefed Up Back Armor
I bought this back armor to replace the embarrassingly thin foam back pad that came stock with my ICON Compound jacket. This piece easily unhooks from the body straps and slides right into the armor pouch of my jacket like it was made to do it. Oh wait...it was. Certain back protection now and more confidence riding while wearing the very nice jacket.
July 14, 2014
This is a great product from icon it's really durable it's real we'll it also comes with a bunch of straps to you can wear under your jacket or suit I have a compound icon mess jacket stryker series and if it's in there nice and well
May 5, 2014
Good armor for the right jacket
Barely fit into my XL Icon Contra mesh jacket but pretty comfy once I got it in. Kind of feels like wearing a backpack and gives you a weird hunchback look but you can't be too safe. Since it's thicker than the Field Armor it will make the jacket a bit more snug.
April 28, 2014
Great for added protection!
I bought this to wear under my unarmoured leather jacket or over a hoodie/shirt for some added protection. It fits and looks great. Very breathable I can wear it for hours easily and not be bothered by it. Infact I hardly notice it at all. Great product I highly recommend it. Only thing is that because the straps are removable to be used in an icon jacket, the strap clips sometimes pop out when I take it off. No big deal just wish it clipped in snugger but not like it's gonna pop out while you're wearing it so no worries :)
April 8, 2014
Rugged yet refined
IMHO, next to the helmet, spine protection should be the next priority. With the Stryker on, you never question "is it adequate?" It is beautifully rugged, however the flexible scales, breath-ability and it's relative light weight make you all but forget you have it on after a few seconds.
I rotate it between several jackets (pockets) with no problems. Highly recommend.
April 7, 2014
Another great product from ICON
Very simple to install onto of the jackets that accept this back protector. It actually makes the jacket flow air better than the dual density back protector that probably would not hold up very well in a wreck.
February 28, 2014
I bought this as an upgrade to the back protector my Icon Overlord Type 1 jacket came with. This is 1000x the protector it had and while (luckily) I haven't crash tested, I have no doubt that it would more than do the job. Upgrading armor is a no brainer if you like your well...brain, back, skin etc.
January 28, 2014