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Old 01-09-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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backprotector - insert or separate?

Looking for CE back protector

Currently leaning to replace the foam one in my jacket. Figure that way its always there.

Any reason to get a separate back protector?

Pros/ Cons of each - why you use the one you do?
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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I have a separate that I need to find so I can use
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I have a separate that I need to find so I can use
that's one concern I have with the separate ones..
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:33 AM   #4
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yeah if you can find a good insert go for it....but I went w/a separate b/c it straps to me and will hold in place more than the back of the jacket b/c mine isn't skin tight
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I put the dianese armadillo plate in my jackets just cause I didn't feel comfortable with the thin piece of foam that comes in jackets
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:22 PM   #6
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The way I see it is something is better then nothing, I wear a seperate also.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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I haven't changed my foamie out yet, but as far as I see it, the one in the jacket can shift if you slide. The seperate one should stay put if worn right. I'm actually considering either the seperate back brace or the Icon armor system.
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I haven't changed my foamie out yet, but as far as I see it, the one in the jacket can shift if you slide. The seperate one should stay put if worn right. I'm actually considering either the seperate back brace or the Icon armor system.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:25 PM   #9
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well the icon straps apart so you can actually use it as a seperate, however i love the icon armor i have
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well the icon straps apart so you can actually use it as a seperate, however i love the icon armor i have
And for $100 you get front AND back protection, not just back. I also like the Armadillo style back plate system that flexes with you.
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i have one i wore when i raced MX. unfortunately, everytime i wrecked i never landed on my back...
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i have one i wore when i raced MX. unfortunately, everytime i wrecked i never landed on my back...
That is the beauty of the Icon Field Armor system....... It has protection in the front also, and your jacket should have the rest of the protection in the elbows and shoulders. The other thing that I've been asked is that if you use a system like this, why can't you just wear a regular jacket and not a motorcycle specific one. the answer is because motorcycle jackets (for the most part) are designed to handle drops and other things more than a standard cold-weather jacket and have other protection built in (elbows, shoulders, kidneys, lower back, etc). They are built as more for protection, and not as much for cold-weather handling, although some of them do that pretty well. If you've ever worn a regular cold-weather jacket, you know that most of them SERIOUSLY limit your mobility. They are not designed or cut to fit the positions that we are in while riding. But anyway, to finish answering the rest of your post..... Dainese ( and I believe A*) also make what they call summer protection jackets (I think) that are usually mesh, but have CE-rated protection in the elbows, shoulders and back. They are only there to hold the armor, and are not a true jacket.
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I have both, an insert from Dainese in my jackets for in town riding and a full back as well from Dainese for backroad rides. They both are extremely comfortable.
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