I bought a Bell Star and the size was good, but not as tight through the face/cheek as I wanted for racing. I ordered the thicker firm cheek pads and now the fit is perfect. Installation was not hard either. I just took my time and they went in great. The fabric feels really nice as well. Overall, this was a great buy and worth every penny to get the fit just right.
Joe Rocket C.E. Back Protector An excellent upgrade for all Joe Rocket Jackets. Removable C.E. approved full back protector Impact absorbing flexible honeycomb shell Available for Men's and Women's Joe Rocket jackets For proper fit measure waist to shoulder Size Information Small (Women's) waist to shoulder length 13.8 - 17 overall size 11.5 x 15.25 Large (Men's) waist to shoulder length 16.5 - 18.9 overall size 13.5 x 18.5
I put this in an AGV Sport jacket and it fit perfect. I measured the back protector pocket in my jacket first and made sure everything would fit before I ordered it. This made installation effortless. I regularly ride with a small hydration pack and even on an 80 degree ride the combination of my perforated jacket, a t-shirt, the back protector's air flow, and the pack's air flow channels kept me comfortable. I have rode once so far on a 90 degree day and while I was warm sitting at a stop light, I was very comfortable while riding at speed. Comfort wise, I like this back protector much more than the thin foam pad from the factory of my AGV Sport jacket because the protector flows much more air. The added protection is always an added benefit as well given my tendency to care more about fun than riding safely. It is also my by forcefield which is nice to know.
Overall I am very happy with my Joe Rocket back protector.
Teknic Violator Gloves - 2010 Version Shell Material Steel Thread reinforced material used as an insert for additional pinkie protection Sheep Skin palm Super supple drum dyed cowhide construction materials Inner materials TASC (Teknic Advanced Seam Construction) - Advanced multi-row stitching provides maximum seam strength 3.0mm 100 Kevlar matting lined palm Protection Dual compound carbon and nylon knuckle protector. Low profile and light weight Nylon finger protectors for impact dispersion. Light weight and supple Index finger seam is reinforced with an exterior leather roll for superior burst strength and improved comfort Safety wrap finger system - palm seams are sewn to the sides of the fingers for improved strength and comfort Knox Scaphoid protector Tunnel System Knuckle - adds hard armor and extra padding without sacrificing suppleness Additional Features Racing glove with pre-curved fingers and palm Safety-Wrap pinkie system
Unfortunately I did not have a ton of time to wear these gloves before I low sided in them and wore a hole in them. I went down at 55mph on a rough backroad and slid about 50ft on the pavement before sliding into the ditch.
The gloves did a good job of protecting my hands except for one 1/4in hole below the pinkie on the palm part of the gloves. This did result in some rash but nothing serious. The knox protectors on the palms did an amazing job of sliding and protecting my hands. The pavement was very rough and not smooth like a track, and I believe that had a big impact on why a hole was left in my right glove. The left glove only shows signs of the leather coming apart in the upper portion of the palm just below the reinforcement piece of leather. Also there is still plenty of material on the Knox protectors/sliders of both gloves after the crash.
Overall I really liked the gloves; they looked really good, were comfortable, and protected my hands in a crash. For the track I feel that a bit more protection would be nice, but for the street they were a very appropriate good set of gloves.