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Old 06-15-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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Chest and Back protection?

what do you guys wear for protection under your leathers at the track???
i was thinkin about going with this

http://www.alpinestars.com/Bionic_SP.../p/650807.html

anybody wear this^^?
what else is out there???



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Old 06-15-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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HAAAAAAAAAAAAY that is what I wear! Nice choice
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:16 PM   #4
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Dianese has a back protector you wear under your leathers. I have one and I've seen BigComfy and a few others with one on. The leathers provide all the other armor.

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http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...-SM_G&tier2=95

Fits well under jackets too... a tad low for most of my leathers, fits perfect under an alpinestar touring jacket w ce armour. Low profile for one pieces; plenty of room
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:48 PM   #6
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I have a Teknic back protector anything is beter than nothing IMO
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I've used Dainese back protectors for years, I'm on my second one right now. I was looking at the chest protectors once I saw some of the pros using them on TV a couple years ago, I just haven't pulled the trigger.

I hear Knox makes one- hit up Patrick and see if he can recommend some good ones.
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I use an Alpinestars back protector plus Bohn Adventure pants under the leathers or jeans. http://bohnarmor.com/catalog/proddetail.php?prod=BGLA
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I use one of these from Alpinestars. Once it is on I don't even notice that it is there.

http://www.alpinestars.com/Tech_Back.../p/650402.html
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I saw Derek Wagnon at OHR using Icon Field Armor this weekend. Looked like great protection.
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I just purchased a Knox chest protector that is made to work w/ any back protector w/ over the sholder starps. I friggin love it. It is VERY comfortable and breathes pretty well considering.

This is the one I bought:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=1030
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Hooligan, the vest you have shown has a built in race quality back protector and offers great chest protection.

It will offer protection that many suits armor doesn't in the chest and upper shoulder region as well.

Tom, no offense but did you look at that field vest up close?
IMO it's nothing more than a thin piece of rubber sewn over a piece of neoprene?
It's not even CE certified, at least the Alpinestars is CE.
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I have used the Knox back protector before and they are retain too much body heat. The Alpine Stars and Dainese offer great protection and are not as hot.
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I use one of these from Alpinestars. Once it is on I don't even notice that it is there.

http://www.alpinestars.com/Tech_Back.../p/650402.html
I'm using one similar to that as well.

No complaints. Went over to Motorcycles Unlimited and had Patrick measure for size then had it in hand shortly after.
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I bought that exact vest from Patrick. It fit's well under my jacket and my leathers. It's comfortable, and most of the time, I forget it's on. Doesnt restrict movement at all and breaths very well.
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Tom, no offense but did you look at that field vest up close?
IMO it's nothing more than a thin piece of rubber sewn over a piece of neoprene?
It's not even CE certified, at least the Alpinestars is CE.
No offense taken here, I don't own it

The back protector part of it looked like any other back protector with plates, and the front looked like a hard plastic plate with padding, in addition, the shoulders and upper arm area had some additional padding.

Looked OK, but I didn't inspect it.

That's why folks should come to you to get those answers on that stuff, I just saw it and thought it looked pretty protective...
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what do you guys wear for protection under your leathers at the track???
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Good question. We have back protection, why not protect your front/chest?
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thanks for the feedback guys! think I'm gunna get the a* one. spidi makes one called the "back warrior + chest" I'm gunna look more into that one
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thanks for the feedback guys! think I'm gunna get the a* one. spidi makes one called the "back warrior + chest" I'm gunna look more into that one
I need to get one too. Please let me know if you find one that protects and isn't too bulky or hot, thanks.
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