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Icon D3O Viper 2 Back Protector

The next level of molecular protection, the Icon D3O Viper 2 Back Protector gives Icon jackets a bump in impact protection with CE Level 2 Certification. Fits all men's Icon Jackets equipped with a back protector pocket.

4.5 / 5
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Protection & Durability
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Features
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Comfort
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Style
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Air Flow
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D30 Back Protector Decoder Ring
For those of you who are trying to replace an existing back pad and would like to know the dimensions and tech specs of these protectors, here’s everything you need to know.

The Icon and the Klim pads are both D30 pads and you can find all the info for both of them at www.d3o.com. Look under the motorcycle tab and you’ll find a listing for their “partner brands” (both Klim and Icon are listed) and a listing of the various types of D30 products used in motorcycle gear.

For more information on the Icon and Klim offerings, click on the “D30 Viper Stealth” or the “D3 Viper Pro” choices. This will take you to their specific pages and each will have an option for downloading a tech data sheet. The data sheets will have the dimensions and certifications for each product.

From the info in the product data sheets, I believe the Klim offering is a D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector in size large.

As for the Icon offerings, I believe their “D30 Back Protector Insert” is the D30 Viper Stealth product in size medium for the men’s choice and size small for the women’s choice. Also, the Icon “D30 Viper 2 Back Protector” is the D30 Viper Pro Back Protector, again in size medium for the men’s choice and size small for the women’s choice.

As you can see from the D30 tech data sheets, the Viper Stealth is 11mm thick and gets a CE1 rating. The Viper Pro product is 18mm thick and gets a CE2 rating.

I have experience with replacing pads in three jackets:

Klim Latitude Misano jacket: The Icon product in the men’s size is almost exactly the same size and shape as the pad that came in the jacket. I went with the “Viper 2” which is the thicker of the two D30 choices and rated CE2. While the original protector was rated CE1, it was very think, stiff and hot. The D30 is so much more comfortable that I can barely tell there’s anything in the back of the jacket. Also, while riding with the jacket vents open, I can actually feel some air circulating between the pad and my back.

I also ordered the Klim back protector to try in my Latitude jacket. It’s a bit longer than the Icon product, but there is a piece of Velcro in the jacket that expands the pocket to accommodate the larger pad. I’m sure the longer pad would offer slightly more protection, but it extended down lower on my back and the belt on the outside of the jacket pressed it into my back and I didn’t like the way it felt.

Revit Ladies’ Indigo jacket: The men’s version of the Icon product was very similar in size and shape to the piece of foam that came in the jacket. Both the CE1 and CE2 products fit, but my wife went with the CE1 product because she couldn’t feel it at all. The CE2 product made the back of her jacket noticeably thicker and also pressed into her back when she leaned into her back rest on my motorcycle.

Cortech LRX 3.0 jacket: I used the men’s version of the Icon Viper Stealth to replace the piece of foam that came in the jacket. The Cortech back pad is a funky shape so I had to cut the D30 to fit. I traced the original using a Sharpie and cut it with sharp scissors. It worked great and the D30 pad slipped right into the pocket in the jacket. The men’s Icon pad was a bit shorter than the original foam piece, but seems to cover my daughter’s back sufficiently.
September 4, 2016
Ride:
2006 Honda ST1300
Bang For The Buck
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Seemed fine until...
I just removed the armor from my jacket, no accidents but it is splitting in half. Looking around the internet I'm far from the first this has happened to. I won't be buying any more D30 that's for sure. I don't think this stuff is going to do a great job protecting me when it's in 2 parts...
October 17, 2016
Bang For The Buck
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A simple great upgrade for those who want CE Level Two protector.
I just got my DKR jacket and wanted to step up the back protection (CE 1) that comes with it. It is stiff when impacted, but forms to your back when you put the jacket on and move around. It is thicker compared to the level one that came with it, but that should be expected due to needing more material for protection. Good buy for those who want a simple upgrade for their Icon jackets.
June 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
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Protection & Durability
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Excellent, good protection for cheap
I bought this as an upgrade to the foam back protector in my Icon Hooligan 2 Stealth jacket. It was immediately obvious that this provides more protection. As well as being larger and thicker, it is also much more rigid that the stock foam. Not rigid enough to be a nuisance while riding though, in fact its hardly noticeable. This is definitely a plus of the D30 armor, that it is comfortable but very protective on impact. If anything, it is more comfortable that the stock thin foam, because it provides much more airflow to my back, which is pretty important in a black jacket.

I would not hesitate to buy this again, or to recommend any fellow rider to buy this as an upgrade for their current jacket.
August 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2004 Suzuki GS500F
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Features
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Comfort
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Air Flow
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Excellent product, gets the job done.
Fits right into my ICON Contra Jacket, still comfortable as ever. I recommend this to anyone!
September 6, 2016
Bang For The Buck
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Protection & Durability
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Good product
Good product. Much better than the foam pad that comes with the jacket. Somewhat heavy, but solid armor on impact. Would purchase again.
September 6, 2016
Ride:
2009 Buell XB12X Ulysses
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Comfort
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Style
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Armor for jacket
Got this for back pocket in my Fox Creek classic leather jacket. Fit perfectly
May 29, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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But It
love It. Technology is a beautiful thing. flexible, great air flow.
January 31, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Air Flow
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Great to have CE Level 2 Armor
This fit great in my British Motorcycle Gear Montana jacket. In case anyone is wondering about fitment for that particular coat. It's hardly noticeable.
June 6, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2014 Triumph Bonneville T100
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
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Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Good replacement for OEM useless foam pads
Unless you really spend high $$$ on a jacket, chances are your stock back protection is a piece of thin foam. Not designed to actually protect you, it's there to show you that you can upgrade it.

This is a fairly cost efficient way to upgrade your back protection. I barely notice it's there.

Somewhat heavy, it did increase the weight of my jacket a fair amount, but doesn't bother me at all.

Haven't crash tested this, nor do I plan to, but it's nice to know that my back has SOME kind of protection now.

FYI: My jacket is the Fly Butane 4 jacket.
July 24, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 500R
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Added to my Merlin Hamstall jacket for back protection.
Michael W on Oct 1, 2017
it will fit in my jacket
mike k on Aug 24, 2017
Added to my Merlin Hamstall jacket for back protection.
Michael W on Oct 1, 2017
I use this in my other icon jacket for my sport bike and wanted the upgrade from the standard foam back protector of the Icon Contra Jacket I just ordered!
NicheRiding on Sep 15, 2017
it will fit in my jacket
mike k on Aug 24, 2017
best protection out there
Aamir K on Jul 19, 2017
Good back protector flexible yet im sure it delivers I need in case of a spill.
Harold M on Jul 19, 2017
Upgrade my foam back pad
Robert M on Jul 18, 2017
Matches the size that is needed for a jacket.
Steve M on Jul 17, 2017
Replace foam insert in Joe Rocket jacket and flexible comfort.
ShadowMover on Jul 7, 2017
Recommended by the Revzilla person I chatted with as fitting the jacket I bought (most important) and being a good value.
A C on Jun 1, 2017
Wanted back protection for my squad 3.0 backpack
Chris H on May 29, 2017
to protect my bike from people hitting me
M I on May 18, 2017
This item was recommended by a RevZilla team member when I asked about getting a thin, lightweight back armor piece to replace the thicker armor that came with my Corazzo jacket. It fit perfectly and is exactly what I needed!
Rebekah C on May 16, 2017
it fits the jacket
Fabio O on May 9, 2017
Needed replacement armor as the original had crumbled over time. The online sales associate helped me pick this as the best fit for my particular jacket
Ray M on Apr 26, 2017
Upgrade replacement for touring jacket...
William W on Apr 16, 2017
I prefer the D30 CE2 rating for my cortech latigo 2.0 jacket. It did require some cutting with sharp scissors, but ultimately it fit jsut fine
Andrew A on Apr 10, 2017
I got this for new riders as I really wanted the stepped up protection.
Joseph K on Mar 30, 2017
Upgrade for REV'IT! Airwave 2 Pants hip protection - some modification required (obviously) but the price is right.
admin on Mar 29, 2017
Suggested by sales rep and I really Ike it. Solid product, great price. Have not had to use it yet (thankfully) but do trust it will work as designed. Has a vphigh quality feel.
William S on Mar 17, 2017
add to Contra Jacket
J.R. S on Feb 18, 2017
Review on the q&a site
KÃ¥re M on Jan 23, 2017
Lightweight and very accesible price !
Guillermo G on Jan 17, 2017
Other riders have said that icon D30 is really reliable and durable armor.
Steven A on Jan 10, 2017
Needed some armor for new fox creek leather jacket. I like the d30 in my icon outsider jacket and it fit the new leather.
christopher b on Jan 1, 2017
CE level 2 for a god price
Peter F on Nov 15, 2016
addition to a Barbour jacket
Joshua B on Nov 10, 2016
Recomondation for Joe Rocket Classic 92 by Revzilla team.
Markus B on Oct 22, 2016
It seemed reasonable
James T on Oct 21, 2016
well for the price you can't beat this and not only that but it is a level 2 d3o back protector...
rex g on Sep 22, 2016
Going to sew these into my own denim jacket.
Matthew H on Sep 9, 2016
Upgrade Icon Sanctuary Jacket from CE1 to CE2 armor
J H on Sep 8, 2016
Protests the spine on lighter impacts
Payam Max M on Aug 31, 2016
Level 2 protection, size and price
Vincent M on Aug 26, 2016
Level 2 protection is important
Eric K on Aug 5, 2016
Upgraded protection.
Timothy T on Jul 15, 2016
Upgrading the foam back pad in my Icon Contra jacket.
Rene G on Jun 17, 2016
Protection/price
Tom S on Mar 12, 2016
I use this in my other icon jacket for my sport bike and wanted the upgrade from the standard foam back protector of the Icon Contra Jacket I just ordered!
NicheRiding on Sep 15, 2017
best protection out there
Aamir K on Jul 19, 2017
What is different about this than the other Icon D3O back protector???
R X on Mar 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To add onto this question:

This looks like the Klim D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector so what is the difference between them? Is the measurments/rating actually different or is it just somply a marketing and cost difference?
what are the dimensions of this back protector? thanks!
A C on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Both the CE Level 1 and 2 Icon D3O Back protectors measure approximately 40cm in height by 27cm in width at there largest points. The only difference is thickness, where the CE level 2 measures 17mm in comparison to the 11mm of the CE Level 1.

The CE Level 2 protector is almost 50% thicker, but it is also at least as much more noticeable. If you are wearing protection for casual use (an armored shirt or light jacket, used for work or doing errands), honestly I recommend the CE level 1 version since it is virtually unnoticeable. It's so flexible you can roll it up like a magazine. If it wasn't because it's CE Certified, I honestly wouldn't trust it for protection. However if you expect to push your machine, get up to highway speeds, or want a general use protector, go for the CE Level 2 version.

While I do love D3O for certain uses, if I knew I was going to get into a crash, honestly I'd rather be using a Forcefield Pro back protector which I use in my more "race" style jackets. It certainly feels more protective and provides more coverage, but that comes at the expense of weight, flexibility, and cost.
Does this fit older Icon jackets? I have an Icon Neo Daytona jacket that I purchased back in 2007. Will it fit that particular model?
Jay D on Apr 5, 2016
will this fit joe rocket jackets?
A C on Dec 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I bought three, inserted without cutting, for my Bilt XL, Joe Rocket XL, Star XL
Would this fit in alpinestars jackets ?
Ngib A on Aug 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Honestly, it depends. Alpinestars doesn't use a single size, whereas Icon does. It is certainly too small for larger Alpinestars jackets (it seems tiny in comparison to the pocket of my Alpinestars Scion jacket) however it does seem to fit well some women's jackets or smaller men's sizes.

This isn't the best answer, but honestly it depends firstly on which jacket, and secondly on which size.
Is the Icon D3O Viper 2 Back Protector EN1621-2 LEVEL 2 CE-rated? This should be marked on the packaging or imprinted in large on the bottom of the product itself. I wasn't sure if it is LEVEL 1 or LEVEL 2.
A shopper on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: For the product details it is listed as CE Level 2.
Hello, what side goes on jacket side and what side goes on back?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I believe the solid side faces outward, allowing the slots on the inward side to more easily contour to the wearer's back and allowing for airflow between the pad and the wearer.
which side towards my back smooth or ridges ?
kathy w on Jun 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The flat side that takes impact goes outward. The ventilation ribs go inward.
Will this fit in an icon arc jacket? It's a men's size Medium
Travis C on Nov 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it would fit and only because it is an icon product..
Will this fit an alpinestars viper air textile jacket?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2017