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Old 03-03-2008, 04:55 PM   #1
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i had the dianese one for under my leathers and wear the icon one on the dirt bikes
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depends on the purpose of it. if you doing trackdays or twisties....get the a-stars.

if you are a street warrior, get the icon
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this one looks super sick.

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i have the icon field armor xl i may sell it, works great feels great, the sizing is a size smaller thats why i got the xl, the only thing i dont like is the velcro straps, could of used more thought when they made it, feels a lil cheap,
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seen that before thats sucker is expensive
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have yall used more than one or is this just a baise opinion?
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have yall used more than one or is this just a baise opinion?
used the daines as well, its longer(for tailbone) lighter but fells to thin
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I've owned Icon stuff and all of it fell apart on me. I've "tested" the dianese/a* back protectors and they worked very well.
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I don't know about the safety jacket there -- that seems a bit excessive. I didn't see anyone at the track wearing that thing. Besides I don't think it would fit under my jacket, my jacket already has shoulder and arm armor.

I mostly ride on street but will probably ride the track a few times per year. Why would you recommend the vest for street and the standard for track? I'm assuming because the vest gives more protection to the chest in the front in the event something were to happen.

Should I just buy both?
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yeah all in all ive seen two guys with the icon go down, one off mh and grubz and imho it saved there , they can still walking, not because of icon but because there was some type of protecton, the only thing better i can say about icon is that it has a pad on the front not for much protection but if your sliding on your chest you can roll over and get on your back without to much rash on your chest
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I don't know about the safety jacket there -- that seems a bit excessive. I didn't see anyone at the track wearing that thing. Besides I don't think it would fit under my jacket, my jacket already has shoulder and arm armor.

I mostly ride on street but will probably ride the track a few times per year. Why would you recommend the vest for street and the standard for track? I'm assuming because the vest gives more protection to the chest in the front in the event something were to happen.

Should I just buy both?
i wear it under my leather and mesh, and alot of those guys wear the m at the track, they wear it under there leathers, and alot of times the take off the back protecter and stick it inside the pocket on the back off the jacket
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Dainese protector is $50 more than the Alpinestars. I'm not a cheap and money isn't a problem. But is there a difference between the two that anyone is aware of?

Also I am 5'11" should I get the Medium or Large - I can't find a size chart anywhere.
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Anything is probably better then nothing. I personally like the ones that use energy absorbing and dispersing materials.

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Yeah I think I prefer to have it strapped to my body instead of inserted into the jacket I saw that kind also.

Does the icon vest limit mobility when leaning/tucking, etc?

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Who's got your back?

The designers at Icon like to think it's them. The market's full of various types of back protectors; some are junk, some are pretty darn nice. Yet they all share a common theme: racing. Icon doesn't do racing - not that there's anything wrong with that - they just prefer the streets to get their swerve on.
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Nevertheless, Icon does enjoy having their backs, and chests for that matter. This is where the Field Armor Vest comes in. Take all the protection that your average back protector provides, increase it two-fold, and throw in some Icon style. The result is true upper-torso protection for the urban environment.

Try it on, check out the low-profile fit and the innate feeling of protection, and ask yourself again: Who's got your back?

Features and Benefits

* Breathable mesh chassis
* Elastic adjustment straps
* Impact-absorbing articulated back plastic
* Low-profile to fit under most jackets
* Form-fitting chassis stays in place
* Abrasion-resistant slider panels
* Reinforced rubber chest armor
* Impact-dispersing molded foam

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* Regular size fits: XS, SM, MD, LG
* X-Large size fits: XL, 2X, 3X, 4X
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* Core in an aluminum honeycomb frame
* External anti-shock structure
* Lumbar joint
* Adjustable strap and lumbar strip

Specifications

* The model (e.g., 1, 2, 3) varies according to the height measured from waist to shoulders in order to afford sufficient back protection, while the size (e.g., M, L) varies in each according to the wearer's waist
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Yeah I think I prefer to have it strapped to my body instead of inserted into the jacket I saw that kind also.

Does the icon vest limit mobility when leaning/tucking, etc?

Thank you guys for your input!
none of them prevent your normal movements, only prevent your back from bendind backward to far back
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https://www.dainese.com/store/usa/safetyGear.asp

expensive But worth is i suppose
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