Teknic Speedstar Spine Guard
Great Product for the Price
I was looking for another back protector to share with the wife and found this to have great reviews (and a great price).
Ordered it and after it arrived walked around the house with it (too cold / wet to go riding) and it is very comfy. No hard bits sticking in your back or anything.
Hard to tell the "actual" CE rating. But it seems just as tough (if not tougher) than my CE level two back protector that I'll be reserving for racing now.
It is larger than I expected. A bit big for the wife, but perfect for me (6'1", 175#).
March 3, 2014
A great deal at the closeout price
This back protector is a real steal at the closeout price. The material is a very dense layering of hard plate and dense foams in a thin, low profile design. Dont let the segmented plates fool you it only flexes at the join between the upper and lower segments but stiil feels very comfortable and surprisingly light. I am broad shouldered with a short torso but feel the fit was fine if a little long, and the coverage across the back down to the coccyx feels like I will be very protected in an unscheduled dismount.
February 3, 2014
light , but feels bulletproof .
fit is good . light and comfortable .looks badass. could benefit from a slightly larger Velcro patch on the belt .
January 28, 2014
I’m 6’0 and this spine protector fits me great. It covers my entire back; from the base of my neck almost to my tailbone. It’s lightweight and comfortably fits under a jacket without interfering with my helmet or making my jacket too tight at the neck. Most importantly it’s CE level 2 approved so you know it’s going to offer a ton of protection in a crash.
January 22, 2014
Teknic is the only way to go best back protector there is!
January 13, 2014
Grate product for the money, the fit is a little larger but for the rest is an excellent choice.
December 31, 2013
Fitment can be tough for a bigger guy
The product fits surprisingly close to the body and fit underneath my riding jackets without issues other than at the neck. I ride a cruiser with Mustang seats, so when sitting down, the spineguard will push up on the jacket. It feels like a cat being held by the rough of the neck.
I can see it being more comfortable by itself on a ride, or with a thin jacket over it during the summer. It looks nice and will fit someone with broad shoulders and a barrel chest, so definitely keeping it for those summer days.
December 9, 2013
Overall - superb for that money! nice fit for race suit for me 5'08,
November 25, 2013