Joe Rocket C.E. Back Protector
Great back protector - just a little pricey
Fit great in my Phoenix 4.0 and Sonic 2.0 jackets. Only dinged a star because of the price being a bit high.
October 21, 2013
This is the second upgraded back armor I've purchased for my Joe Rocket Hemp Jacket (I have two J.R. jackets). This back protector is a HUGE improvement over what comes standard. I can attest to the durability of Joe Rocket products (as well as the improved CE Armor) in an accident. I strongly recommend this product to anyone looking for a bit more protection.
October 3, 2013
Great fit and feel with my Joe Rocket Jacket
The extra protection "feels" very nice and fits perfectly in my Joe Rocket Jacket. The stock protection was alright but this is feels much better.
September 16, 2013
Good but decieving
I bought this knowing that Forcefield is the producer for Joe Rocket, however given the price of this protector I thought it was going to be a Level 2 protector given that the Level 2 Forcefield is about the same price. Unfortunately this is a Level 1 protector, which at $80 is twice the price of the Forcefield brand for the exact same protector. Misleading product summary and unknown reason for price jump from Forcefield brand. I would have purchased the Forcefield Level 2 protector however they were not in stock. In regards to this protector it is quite nice as I would expect and does fit my Sonic 2.0 jacket perfectly, just wish I would have known it was only Level 1.
July 24, 2013
Great upgrade for safety and comfort
I upgraded my Joe Rocket Phoenix 5.0 and Super Ego Jackets with the CE backpad. It was softer and more flexible than expected and better than the stiff, thin pad that came with the jackets. It ws a little heavier but I really didn't feel it. Overall a great upgrade for safety. The only downside was that it is a bit pricey. I figured I'd move it to my next Jacket or two and get my money's worth.
July 15, 2013
A must have for Joe Rocket jacket owners
I love my Joe Rocket jacket, but wasn't crazy that it only came with the cheap foam pad in the back. This CE back protector is substantially beefier. I have no doubt that it provides significantly more protection. I haven't noticed any issues with ventilation, but I have a Phoenix jacket, so I doubt I would.
My only gripe is the price. There are lots of other CE back protectors made by other companies and they're pretty much all cheaper than this one. I've seen multiple ones at about half the price. It loses a star for that alone. I spent the extra on this as I knew it would fit the pocket in my jacket perfectly, which is does.
June 21, 2013
It's a good upgrade
At first glance it doesn't look like its all that, but once installed it adds a little weight to the coat making it feel a bit safer. Good upgrade.
January 21, 2013
Great back protector
I put this in an AGV Sport jacket and it fit perfect. I measured the back protector pocket in my jacket first and made sure everything would fit before I ordered it. This made installation effortless. I regularly ride with a small hydration pack and even on an 80 degree ride the combination of my perforated jacket, a t-shirt, the back protector's air flow, and the pack's air flow channels kept me comfortable. I have rode once so far on a 90 degree day and while I was warm sitting at a stop light, I was very comfortable while riding at speed. Comfort wise, I like this back protector much more than the thin foam pad from the factory of my AGV Sport jacket because the protector flows much more air. The added protection is always an added benefit as well given my tendency to care more about fun than riding safely. It is also my by forcefield which is nice to know.
Overall I am very happy with my Joe Rocket back protector.
May 29, 2012