SAS-TEC Back Protector
I hope this thing never gets put to the test. Nevertheless, I feel much more safe and confident in my gear.
I have a Scorpion Hat Trick II, size M jacket and I got the SC-1/11 protector. Fits my jacket almost perfectly. I even left the foam padding that came with the jacket in there for even more protection. No level of discomfort at all. I highly recommend this back protector.
July 22, 2014
fits all of my jackets and has great protection dor my back
July 21, 2014
Fit my jacket perfectly
I have a speed and strength seven sins jacket. I was able to fit the protector without having to do any cutting. I like knowing it's there--but I can't even say I notice it while riding.
July 10, 2014
Like everyone else I have no intention of hitting the pavement, but just in case it's good to have viable protection. The standard foam back pad that comes in most jackets is not confidence-inspiring, and this SAS-TEC pad is a great option. It feels extremely durable without being excessively bulky.
The best part is that it's reasonably pliant but will stiffen instantly when impacted. This "non-Newtonian" sort of behavior (think silly putty) means you don't sacrifice protection for comfort.
June 30, 2014
Absolutely first rate
I got the SC-1/11. It is the same size and shape as Vanson's level 1 protector, fits my Sportrider jacket and gives me level 2 coverage. I just added velcro.
The SC-1/11 is incredibly light at 9 0z. It is not floppy flexible but flows to conform to your body. It easily passes the, "wack me in the back", tests we all try.
SAS indicates a 10 year life under normal conditions, which is about 4 times as long as at least one competitor. This is a first rate piece of kit.
June 3, 2014
Much better than L2 Back Protector that came with the JR Alter Ego 3.0. This is comfortable & it's soft to the touch. I can bend & fold my jacket which proves it's more comfortable to ride. NO CUTTING. If you have my jacket, you don't have to cut the protector. Just out with the old & in with the new. I just wish SAS-TEC made an L3 version. Also, emailed them to find out airflow need in desert heat. 10mm Max hole size at 25mm Min distance apart from other holes. I used an expended 9mm casing, sharpened & pushed through. They advised ANY modification removes their L2 guarantee. Hope this helps.
March 3, 2014
A good investment
Fits my Joe Rocket Radar, Blaster 4.0, and Triumph Steve McQueen Classic jackets. Despite being about or more than twice as thick as the stock hard foam pad that the Joe Rockets come with, the SAS-TEC protector is much more malleable and makes the jackets fit even better, especially in a tuck where the protector's "wings" won't be pulling back on your sleeves. It has some big holes in it which I'm sure are for structural purposes but they serve for a bit of ventilation.
Whether or not I'll ever put it to use, its well worth its price for the safety of mind and comfort alone.
February 19, 2014
Does its job
I have yet to test this product (fingers crossed I never do), so this review will be from my experience as a daily rider wearing it. I first got ahold of this back protector and thought it would be way to thick and bulky to put in my leather jacket, but I went ahead anyway. I was very surprised it by how little it actually was noticeable, really only from behind, and then you only see like what looks like a hunch or something. With all that In mind I ride with more peace of mind knowing that If I did get in an accident, that Im wearing something, and just that little bit more safe from injury. I do believe this to be a great purchase for everyone that rides. Also note that the original foam pad in jackets isn't usually real armor, its just foam, a light layer or simple foam.
January 20, 2014