Knox TP2 Advance X CE Back Protector
Well priced back insert armor
I bought this to insert into my leather ICON MERC jacket. It fits just right but the insert pocket is slightly narrow along the width. It took me about 5 minutes of man handling the armor to get it to in the pocket. Now that's is in there is not coming out. You can't even tell it's in there. The armor it self is high density closed cell foam with plastic squares inside the raised foam squares. Seems solid and will probably reduce back injuries. Don't want to find out! It's a little flexible, thankfully or else there was no way could have gotten it in pocket. Well worth it.
February 21, 2014
Hey, it's body armor!
Purchased this to replace the temper foam in my summer riding jacket (FirstGear MeshTex). Yes, its hotter, but yes, in the event the ouch happens, I am prepared. It fits the jacket well and does not limit overall comfort.
January 18, 2014
Great product and bang for your buck. No price on safety
I bought this for use with my AGV Dragon jacket and I called Revzilla before making the final purchase and I am glad that I did as they told me this was the right protector for the jacket I was buying. I only rode 3 times with it before I put the bike away for the winter so I can't comment on overall use but from first impressions, this is a great protector for the price and a necessity for overall safety which you can't put a price on.
December 30, 2013
Fits Triumph Raven Leather Jacket Perfectly
I bought it for my Triumph Raven Leather Jacket (size L) and it fits perfectly. It is light and doesn't feel awkward. It does make back of the jacket look a little odd (creates a little hump), but I guess it would be the same with any other back protector. It is a big piece of foam, so I don't think Airflow would be that great on mesh style jackets. All in all, I am happy with this back protector and it certainly makes me feel a bit more safe on the road.
December 22, 2013
Does the job!
Installed easily in my Fieldsheer SS 2.0 jacket, and it fits well and seems very well made. It's a bit stiff, and doesn't provide a lot of airflow, but it's comfortable even with my backpack on. Definitely gives me a measure of confidence.
December 17, 2013
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