SAS-TEC Back Protector
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
SAS-TEC Back Protector
Little difficult to insert when cold on a REV'IT! Defender GTX Jacket.
December 30, 2013
Perfect fit in a Joe Rocket jacket. Feels like it would provide excellent protection. I hope I never have to test it.
October 28, 2013
Awesome material! Great fit with minor trimming for the Astars Lucerne. (1/16 for the XL jacket)
October 9, 2013
Great Back Protector
Added this to my Scorpion Hat Trick jacket and after a little bit of trimming, fits perfectly. Is very comfortable and makes you feel confident that it will protect you in the event it needs to. Right amount of thickness and doesn't even bother a bit when riding.
September 4, 2013
High Tech and High Performance Material
This material is quite amazing, it may be cut easily into any shape required to fit any jacket and moulds perfectly to your body shape with only your body heat... and yet protects from very large forces, I had someone else whack me on the back as hard as they could and I didn't feel a thing. It is also very comfortable, can't even feel you're wearing it.
August 29, 2013