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Opinions on back protectors - October 3, 2011, 09:26 AM

I've been using an external back protector for years now mostly because I thought they were made of more protective material and extended down to the tail bone. Recently a lot of manufacturers have come on our with jacket/suit inserts that seem to be made of comparable material.

My thought is that the inserts are a little more comfortable and not as cumbersome as the external protectors and now that they can be found in similar materials that it might be time to go back to the insert.

I understand that the inserts do not extend down to the tail bone, but some external protectors don't either. What do you all think the advantages and disadvantages are in the 2?

Hear is what I currently use: Alpinestars Bionic Back Protector from SportbikeTrackGear.com

This is what I'm thinking about using: Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert from SportbikeTrackGear.com


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October 3, 2011, 09:34 AM

I wear the same one that you do. I like having the hard plastic. Never saw that new one your are talking about though, might be something to try out


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October 3, 2011, 10:17 AM

Thanks for posting...I also was thinking of doing the same thing... I have some home made duct tape CE double foam in mines...


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October 3, 2011, 10:38 AM

about this little guy SAS-TEC Back Protector - RevZilla


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October 3, 2011, 10:45 AM

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about this little guy SAS-TEC Back Protector - RevZilla

That is exactly what I'm talking about. There have been major improvements in the inserted back protectors. Do you guys think the improvements are enough to move you away from the older "proven" external back protectors? Or do the external protectors still offer the most affective protection for the casual to spirited street rides?


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October 3, 2011, 10:52 AM

Tony I've always liked the Joe Rocket honeycomb protector by Forcefield that I've owned for around 3 years now. I also have the full Bionic 2 Jacket for offroad, and it's more bulky of course. Both are superb, but I'll be buying Forcefield protection from now on. I recommend looking at Forcefield's offerings before making a final decision.


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