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    September 20, 2012
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Icon D3O Viper 2 Back Protector The next level of molecular protection, the Icon D3O Viper 2 Back Protector gives Icon jackets a bump in impact protection with CE Level 2 Certification. Fits all men's Icon Jackets equipped with a back protector pocket.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
D30 Back Protector Decoder Ring
PostedSeptember 4, 2016
Customer avatar
MLBburg
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
For those of you who are trying to replace an existing back pad and would like to know the dimensions and tech specs of these protectors, here’s everything you need to know.
The Icon and the Klim pads are both D30 pads and you can find all the info for both of them at www.d3o.com. Look under the motorcycle tab and you’ll find a listing for their “partner brands” (both Klim and Icon are listed) and a listing of the various types of D30 products used in motorcycle gear.
For more information on the Icon and Klim offerings, click on the “D30 Viper Stealth” or the “D3 Viper Pro” choices. This will take you to their specific pages and each will have an option for downloading a tech data sheet. The data sheets will have the dimensions and certifications for each product.
From the info in the product data sheets, I believe the Klim offering is a D3O Viper T5 Pro Back Protector in size large.
As for the Icon offerings, I believe their “D30 Back Protector Insert” is the D30 Viper Stealth product in size medium for the men’s choice and size small for the women’s choice. Also, the Icon “D30 Viper 2 Back Protector” is the D30 Viper Pro Back Protector, again in size medium for the men’s choice and size small for the women’s choice.
As you can see from the D30 tech data sheets, the Viper Stealth is 11mm thick and gets a CE1 rating. The Viper Pro product is 18mm thick and gets a CE2 rating.
I have experience with replacing pads in three jackets:
Klim Latitude Misano jacket: The Icon product in the men’s size is almost exactly the same size and shape as the pad that came in the jacket. I went with the “Viper 2” which is the thicker of the two D30 choices and rated CE2. While the original protector was rated CE1, it was very think, stiff and hot. The D30 is so much more comfortable that I can barely tell there’s anything in the back of the jacket. Also, while riding with the jacket vents open, I can actually feel some air circulating between the pad and my back.
I also ordered the Klim back protector to try in my Latitude jacket. It’s a bit longer than the Icon product, but there is a piece of Velcro in the jacket that expands the pocket to accommodate the larger pad. I’m sure the longer pad would offer slightly more protection, but it extended down lower on my back and the belt on the outside of the jacket pressed it into my back and I didn’t like the way it felt.
Revit Ladies’ Indigo jacket: The men’s version of the Icon product was very similar in size and shape to the piece of foam that came in the jacket. Both the CE1 and CE2 products fit, but my wife went with the CE1 product because she couldn’t feel it at all. The CE2 product made the back of her jacket noticeably thicker and also pressed into her back when she leaned into her back rest on my motorcycle.
Cortech LRX 3.0 jacket: I used the men’s version of the Icon Viper Stealth to replace the piece of foam that came in the jacket. The Cortech back pad is a funky shape so I had to cut the D30 to fit. I traced the original using a Sharpie and cut it with sharp scissors. It worked great and the D30 pad slipped right into the pocket in the jacket. The men’s Icon pad was a bit shorter than the original foam piece, but seems to cover my daughter’s back sufficiently.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon D30 Back Protector Insert An advanced, patented polymer, CE-rated D3O impact protectors are the latest advancement in protective armor. D3O impact protectors utilize intelligent molecules that lock together on impact. Because of this, the impact protector can be made thinner and lighter, making a jacket more comfortable and easier to wear. However, this decreased size does not come at the expense of impact protection. Will fit any ICON Jacket that was originally equipped with ICON Dual Density Back Pad. The shape is slightly different, but the D3O Back Insert will fit into the Jacket's Back Pocket. Specifications: Mens: 15.75H x 10.375W approx. 10oz Womens: 14H x 9.5W approx 8.4oz
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy to cut
PostedAugust 28, 2016
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MLBburg
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My daughter has a Cortech LRX3.0 jacket. It has a funky shaped pocket for the back protector and it came with a thin piece of foam in it. I traced the outline of the foam using a sharpie and cut the D30 pad to fit using a sharp pair of scissors. The material was easy to cut and the edge turned out clean. The D30 was about a inch shorter than the foam, but it's much better protection.
My only complaint is that almost all of the air holes had a thin film of the D30 material covering them. I'm sure it's bleed though during the molding process. It's easy to tear away to open the holes, but i was disappointed that I had to do it.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Klim Neck Warmer Breathable, moisture-wicking polyester fleece. Features: Stretch in main-body fabric Soft main-body fabric Breathable, moisture-wicking polyester fleece One size fits most Multiple uses/configurations
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfortable and does the job.
PostedOctober 8, 2012
Customer avatar
MLBburg
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This is a pretty basic piece of gear, but it works well for my needs. It's thin enough that it goes up under my chin curtain and seals the gap between my collar and helmet. The elastic on the ends allows it to stay in place over my nose and mouth or just my mouth to minimize fogging of my facesheild. It blocks the wind and adds some warmth, but if you're looking for something really warm you should probably look at one of Kilm's balaclavas.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Klim Latitude Misano Jacket (Size 3XL Only)
Klim Latitude Misano Jacket (Size 3XL Only)
Klim Latitude Misano Jacket Designed to be a lighter-weight alternative to some of the more extreme ADV jackets on the market, the Klim Latitude Misano Jacket combines the legendary waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane with Klim's durable yet lightweight Misano fabric. A full compliment of D3O armor as well as 840D Cordura in high abrasion zones provides unmatched protection without adding excess bulk and weight. Comfortable enough to wear everyday yet packed with features designed to carry you through even the most demanding adventures, the Latitude Misano is a jacket that offers as much functionality during trips to the grocery store as it does to the Grand Canyon. The Latitude collar is constructed from a soft fabric to help alleviate bunching and discomfort. Also, specific panels in the main body are now made from Misano Cordura GORE-TEX laminate which is lighter weight and more flexible. Features: GORE-TEX 2-Layer Performance Shell Guaranteed to keep you dry D30 CE-Rated integrated armor system Includues D3O armor at the shoulders, elbows and back Misano Cordura laminate exterior in main body 840D Cordura laminate exterior in high abrasion zones High-Mobility active fit patterning Max flow ventilation: 5 ports 2 arm and 2 pit zip intakes 1 back exhaust vent 6 external pockets (2 long chest map pockets, 3 cargo pockets, 1 sleeve ID pocket) 4 internal pockets (2 zippered, 2 open stash) 1 secret internal pocket Mesh comfort liner Jacket-to-Pant zipper integration system Zippered waist/hip expansion panel Adjustable waist cinch straps 2 sleeve adjustment straps Lined comfort collar VELCRO brand closures adjustable wrist closures Industrial grade 3M Scotchlite reflective panels and trim
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding jacket!
PostedSeptember 20, 2012
Customer avatar
MLBburg
From Indianapolis
State:IN
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This jacket is rock solid. Very well made with high quality materials. I was one of the first in the country to get a new 2012 version with the softer Misano Cordura material in the body and collar. This material is much softer than the original material which really does makes the whole jacket more flexible. The softer material also makes the collar much more comfortable.
I've been skiing all of my life so I know a little bit about staying warm and dry. I wear an uninsulated Gore-Tex powder jacket and pants so I can customize the base layers to suit the weather conditions. The Klim Latitidue jacket gives me the same freedom on my bike.
I'm 6' tall and weigh about 190 pounds. The large fits me well in the chest with a T-shrit and gives me enough room for insulated base layers. It's a little loose in the waist, but the velcro belt has plenty of room for adjustment. The armor hits me in all the right places and seems to disappear entirely when the jacket is zipped. My one complaint is about the sleeves, which are about an inch longer than I would like them to be.
There are zippers on both sides that allow you to expand the bottom to help eliminate bunching when you're seated on the bike. The vents in the upper arm and the armpit vents allow plenty of air to flow when it gets a bit warm in the afternoons. I doubt this jacket will be good for summer riding, but it's going to work great for spring/fall/winter. I'm confident that I can add layers and go down as cold as I'd want to ride the bike.
Rides: 2006 Honda ST1300
Yes, I recommend this product.
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