Alpinestars Bionic Air Back Protector Insert
- CE Certified Level 1 to the LATEST back protector standard (prEN1621-2:2010) allowing a slimmer, more ergonomic design
- Slips in to your jacket’s back protector pocket to give you high levels of protection on the street without hindering riding comfort
- Innovative Dual Density Honeycomb Technology (DDH) combines two different honeycomb structures to offer lightweight impact protection with exceptional breathability and comfort
- Outer Honeycomb plate – made of Polypropylene; provides an outer structure to protect the back from penetrating injuries, as well as dissipating impact force over a wider area
- Inner Honeycomb foam – made from a special elastomeric compound, this light and flexible impact foam absorbs transferred energy
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Choose the back protector size based upon the size of your jacket as follows:
For Men’s Alpha Sized Jackets: Choose size Medium to fit jacket sizes Medium and below. Choose size Large to fit jacket sizes Large or above.
For Men’s Euro Sized Jackets: Choose size Medium to fit jacket sizes 50 and below. Choose size Large to fit jacket sizes 52 or above.
Actual dimensions are as follows:
|Size||Widest point (near top)||Narrowest point (near bottom)||Length|
|Medium||10.25 inches||7.75 inches||16.5 inches|
|Large||10.25 inches||7.75 inches||19 inches|
Our Two Cents
The Bionic Air Back Protector Insert from Alpinestars is an upgrade for foam back pads that will give better protection and be cooler and more comfortable against your skin. This back protector is unlike any other I’ve ever seen (as of the time of this writing). It has a hard plastic frame (outside away from your body). The part that is against your body is a soft foam and mesh arrangement. And between the two is the “honeycomb technology” material. Looking at it through the outer mesh it reminds me of an air conditioner filter, but it feels much more solid than that. Overall it feels light, but substantial and very well made. We’ll have to just trust Alpinestars for the technology aspect. Take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see some good closeups of the sample we inspected.
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
Great summer jacket for the price from Alpinestars, summer only though (no liner). Doesn't come with any foam pads in the back or chest but has the pockets for them. I bought the Bionic Air Back Protector in size Medium for this (jacket size M) bu... (Read more...)