Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Excellent replacement back armor for your Jacket
I bought this armor to replace the OEM armor in my motorcycle jacket. It was a tight fit in the pocket, however it does go in. I wanted the CE rating. It feels as if it would be very strong, I'd recommend this.
November 17, 2014
Comfortbale CE rated back armor.
I asked Revzilla staff to recommend CE rated back armor that I could install in a Tourmaster Sonora Air jacket. The jacket comes stock with armor that is not CE rated. Staff recommended the Knox TP2 as being a reasonably priced option that would need just a little trimming.
They were right -- this back protector fits the bill. It's comfortable in the jacket and I feel more secure with the CE rating.
October 27, 2014
CE rated at low cost. Just as comfortable as back padding that came with jacket, can't tell its there.
October 20, 2014
Saved my back in a crash
I was struck from behind while at a stop sign. My bike flew out from under me and I fell backwards onto the ground. As I landed on my back I felt the armor compress heavily underneath me, absorbing much of the shock. I still had bad bruising and torn muscles around my upper rib cage due to how I landed, but I credit it with having saved me from a much more serious back injury.
Sure it's big, stiff, and makes the back of your jacket puff out. But it protects you when you need it.
A MUST-ADD to your jacket.
July 15, 2014
A big jump from the stock back protector
I purchased the Knox back protector as an upgrade to my stock back protector that came the Joe Rocket Velocity jacket.
This was a step up from the stock ones and offers descent back protection. The pairs up really well with the Velocity Jacket in the rear back armour pocket.
All in all, it feels firmer, safer and more secured, It would have been a better fit should the armour be a little more longer and wider, by approximately 2 inches.
July 14, 2014
Nice back protector
The fit into the jacket was nicely matched. The quality of the protector is so much better than the one that came with the jacket.
July 7, 2014
Decent protector with bad air flow.
This protector came with the jacket I bought so I can't complain too much. Seems like it would definitely dissipate some energy if I came off the bike. It has no perforation scheme and so it traps a lot of heat. There is no air flow whatsoever where this thing sits one your back. Doesn't take up a lot of room and folds a little when you need to get it into the pocket of your jacket.
June 21, 2014
what you see is what you get
Out of the package is a no-frills standard high density foam back protector. As advertised, it slides easily into my revit jacket. It is a tad stiff, but after a few rides you feel it less. Can't complain for the price.
April 14, 2014