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
After a friend took a spill on one of our recent rides, I decided to upgrade some of my protective gear. I paid $80 for this product hoping it would be like the hard-armor Alpinestars BioArmor Back Protector that I kept seeing at Cycle Gear. Instead, it's just a thicker, heavier, soft-armor back protector that doesn't seem much different than the Dual Density Spine Protector that came with my Phoenix 5.0 jacket. Both offer protection from contact with the road. However, if your back hits something like a reflector pole, I don't see how either product will help much. My opinion is that the cost doesn't justify the very small increase in protection. I recommend doing some research on motorcycle armor and back protectors before buying anything. Apparently, the majority of spinal injuries are caused by blows to the hip and shoulders, which would limit the usefulness of many of these "back protectors."