Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Back protector did its job
I crashed wearing this back protector in a Rev'IT airwave jacket at >40mph and impacting a guard rail. My full face helmet cracked at the chin portion from hitting the guard rail. I'm extremely happy to say the back protector and jacket did their job flawlessly preventing any neck or spinal injury.
This seems to be the most popular combination of jacket+back protector on Revzilla and for good reason. The $30 price point is much less than most besides perhaps the alpinestars Bioarmor. Compared to the bioarmor its made of a thicker less dense material. It also seems to focus its padding on the upper spine instead of more uniformly across the spine like the bioarmor one. It blends well into the airwave jacket (doesn't appear to protude or stick out).
If you're thinking of whether you should wear a back protector just do it.
November 11, 2013
Hope I Never Need It
Not much to review about this product, but I can say that I have one in each of my Rev-It jackets and they fit just right. I would say that they are comfortable because I never notice that they're back there, and I wear a backpack 90% of the time when I ride. I use them for the added protection that I hope I never need, and the cost isn't bad. I would recommend this product.
November 9, 2013
Great upgrade for Tourmaster jackets
I wanted a back protector for my Tourmaster Lawndale jacket, which like other Tourmasters has a truly odd pocket for back armor (and truly cheesy OEM armor). RevZilla recommended this product, installed upside down. It fit well without trimming. The Knox armor is probably not as protective as some of the offerings from Forcefield for example, but it feels substantial and doesn't feel intrusive when riding.
October 14, 2013
I hope I never need it!
I got this back protector when I got my REV'IT! Tornado Jacket. The jacket came with a simple foam insert, and this looked to be better protection. I haven't needed to try it out, but I sure hope it works!
The only bad thing I'll say is on hot days, this protector doesn't breathe, and you'll end up with a sweaty back.
On the good side, it fits the pocket it was designed to fill perfectly!
October 7, 2013
Way more protection than that thin piece of foam!
I highly recommend upgrading the back protector in your jacket if it is the little eva foam pad. The tp2 was the suggested upgrade for my jacket which already came with Knox shoulder and elbow pads, so I went with it. I had tried on several jackets and they all had the eva foam pad and I was surprised by how flimsy it was. I definitely feel good about upgrading to the tp2 and I recommend it. It feels strong and protective which is good put it is a little less comfortable and looks a little silly sticking out of your back but definitely worth the extra protection.
September 30, 2013
More robust back protection
I got this to go along with my Joe Jacket UFO 2.0 jacket. The protector it comes with is really thin and I wanted something a little more robust for a great price. This protector does both. It's nice and flexible so it's easier to put into the back pad slot. I would recommend this if you're getting a Joe Jacket for fit. It is a little large once its in but I like knowing that I have the extra protection. Value and Protection make this a great purchase.
August 26, 2013
Solid, Old School Protection
The Knox is neither breathable nor extremely light; but it does do the job, and it does it extremely well. I've taken it on a 1,200 miles weekend (including track period) and it never bothered me once. It fits perfectly into my RevIt typhoon jacket, and it adds a sense of protection. I would definitely recommend it.
August 19, 2013
Nice quality product by Rev'it
For your money, the Knox TP2 armor is a nice durable protection upgrade for your back.
It's very comfortable, and easy to slide in and out of any Rev'it jacket. My only biff is that it doesn't dissipate heat very well during long hot summer riding. It could use perforated ventilation. Overall, I highly recommend it!
August 12, 2013