Back protectors...

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  1. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    What do you like and dislike about the one you're using. What's good out there?
     
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    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    Mines built into my jacket. Never bothered me.
     
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    Emanon Active Member

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    The shoulder pads in my jacket bother more. I never really notice the back pad.
     
  4. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    My Joe Rocket Ballistic jacket had it built in. It's fairly comfy, but my back gets a little sweaty under it on hotter days. Not too bad, at least not enough that I've ever thought it would be worth removing.
     
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    I had a Dainese. That was super comfy, but I sold it because I kept getting protectors with other things.

    I have an A* that came built into their impact vest (it zips out). It's annoying because there are no shoulder straps. But, it was free.

    I have another one that came with my Teknic leathers. It has great coverage and is super comfy, but it's made of this fabric that makes me sweat like a mofo.

    The best back protectors are the Bohn ones because they have the broadest coverage. Look for one that covers the kidneys as well as the spine.
     
  6. BlkDrgnZ28

    BlkDrgnZ28 OT Supporter

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    mines built into my jacket and the only thing i don't like about it is that when im only longer trips in a decent tuck the very top of it hits the back of my helmet and stresses my neck pushing it forward i cut about 1.5 inches off the top of the pad and its much better now
     
  7. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Yea, I got the protectors in my jacket. It has never disturbed me
     
  8. squid

    squid braap

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    The ones built in a jacket are tiny compared to the ones you wear.
     
  9. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Well as long as it works, I'm happy
     
  10. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    Most of the ones that come in the jacket are not CE rated right?
     
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    You want the protector to cover pretty much your whole spine. Dainese and Bohn are pretty good, speaking from personal experience.
     
  12. igotyofire

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    for the most protection i think you want a nice quality one that is seperate from the jacket. No jacket will ever provide as much protection as somthing like this. kinda like buyin a non full face helmet and hoping that your fully protected, heh

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  13. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    No, elbows and shoulders are CE, the back is just closed cell foam. I think most manufacturers use the foam as a placeholder for you to buy the CE protector later.
     

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