When it comes to motorbikes, you need to take extra measures to protect yourself, from wearing a helmet to protect your head to ensuring that you protect your spine and lumbar area adequately. This is why it is always a good idea to wear a back protector. Here are some of our top choices for this year.
1. EVS Sports Back Protector (Black, Large/X-Large)
When it comes to selecting the right backpack protector, you need one that does not just look good, but one that’s well-articulated and moves with you.
You would definitely need a backpack protector that can mold itself to your back and your backpack, thereby limiting the drag factor as you speed up on your bike.
But you also need one with a reinforced spine that protects the important areas of your body, namely your spine and lumbar area, from accidents.
This will provide you with a certain degree of protection from being hurt due to an impact. This is why when you select a backpack protector, you should always go for one with a strong reinforced protection layer. The EVS sports backpack protector is the one you need for durable and long standing protection for your back as you head out on your bike.
Priced just under $80, this spine protector comes in black and includes mesh in place to provide you with the required airflow as you head out on your bike. It comes with adjustable arm straps that will allow you to adjust how it rests against your shoulders, depending on your height and other factors.
The bag has a two-layer protection which should protect your back from any impact and has a honeycombed vented shell with mesh backing for increasing air flow between the outer shell and your back. Above all, it has an articulating spine that moves along with you and should make it easy and comfortable for you to carry it on long trips. The only con is that it rides up slightly and the product could have had an extra strap in the front to prevent this, but other than that, the product is great.
2. Dainese Spine Back Protector Titanium Gray Spine 3 Large
The Dainese back protector comes with a reinforced protection in the form of Titanium.
Apart from the reinforced back, it comes with adjustable arm straps and a support strap in the front.
One of the most common complaints about backpacks and protectors is that they either stick too close to your back as you ride out on your bike, they deform due to gravity, wind, and other factors including drag pulling on the bag, or that it rides up and down your back.
On the last one, the Dainese spine protector comes with a front strap as well that should prevent this from happening. Overall, it seems great to use on long trips, and the reinforced spine protects your back and spine from getting damaged as a result of any impact.
Priced just under $120, this back protector with the reinforced spine is priced a bit steep, and the overall look seems a bit too ‘all put together’. But that said, the product with its vented arch does provide adequate airflow and you should be able to use it comfortably over long distances. But the overall weight of this protector is a bit on the heavy side on account of the Titanium, but it does provide more than adequate support to your back which is a big plus especially if you are looking to support and protect your back and spine area. This product is streamlined and does have a sleek appearance and does provide more than adequate support.
The BILT ARMA back protector, as the name suggests, is one with a difference; with a sleek design and black color, the product presents an armored look with its articulated and molded back.
This design should provide you with more flexibility and protection from impacts and give you the comfort you would need when out on long trips on your bike.
This protector comes with adjustable elastic straps and a double layer security system in the form of kidney waistbands, which should help anchor it firmly to your back and protect the same, while lending some to your frontal area as well.
In short, with this spine protector and the reinforced and cushioned padding, you need not worry about whether you have adequate protection as you speed up. And as for it riding up and down your back, you need not worry about the same as it would be anchored firmly with the waistband straps.
Priced around $40, the BILT back protector looks like a good buy as it is priced quite reasonably. However, it seems a tad small and as to whether it offers protection to the whole back remains to be seen. But overall, this spine protector is worthwhile as it offers more by way of value. It also has CE approval EN 1621-2:2003, which is the European standard for all armor plated protection for the back and lumbar areas.
This back protector was designed to provide you with more than adequate protection and at the same time, not stint on comfort. So you should be able to use this backpack with a great degree of comfort and use the adjustable shoulder straps for a preferred setting. Moreover, you should be able to wear this back protector even under your jacket, thereby offering you with a more secure way to carry your valuables.
The back protector is both durable, strong, and less prone to deform on account of wind and other related forces acting on it. While the product is designed to drape itself over your shoulders and back, its vented back profile enables you to breathe comfortably while allowing for suitable airflow.
Priced just under $50, this back protector is suitable for all adults and comes with adjustable shoulder straps, a nylon belt, and an adjustable Velcro waist protection belt which should help you anchor the backpack more firmly to your back. With this back protector, you should be able to effectively protect all the sensitive areas and in this case, your spine from any damage as a result of any impact or accidents when out on your bike. The adjustable straps should enable you to set up a preferred setting on it while ensuring that you remain comfortable. The only downside is that the size seems a tad small. Overall, it is a worthwhile purchase, and one that should enable you to travel with a degree of comfort and security.
And let’s not forget, it is quite easy to take a bad spill with your bike, so it makes more sense to protect your spine and lumbar area from permanent damage. This spine protector comes in two sizes, large and extra-large, so depending on your size, you can protect the whole spinal area from any impact related damage.
Priced around $125, it comes with adjustable straps including additional ones in the front to secure the protector more firmly to your back. The design is sleek and comes with a vented arch, which allows for airflow between the product and your back, while enabling you to use it with a certain degree of comfort.
On the downside, the pricing is a bit steep, but then again, you are protecting important areas of your body from any damage due to impacts, and given that, it is a worthwhile product to purchase. It has a CE level two rating and offers you a three-layer protection including extra padding to provide your back with more protection from any impacts or accidents. The great thing about this product is that the protective layer is well articulated and moves with you, so you should be well protected at all times when using this product.
The TMS backpack is much more than just a backpack, but comes with a reinforced back profile that goes all out to protect your back and spine from any impacts or accidents that take place as you ride out.
This product combines both a backpack and a spine protector into a single product.
This is why this particular product stands out, as it enables you to protect your spine and lumbar area from any damage as a result of any accident.
More to the point, while protecting your back, it allows you to carry any valuables in your backpack safely and securely, and should also provide you with protection from the “slash and carry” thefts as well.
This product is priced just under $35, which is quite reasonable given the fact that this product comes with reinforced aluminum protection for the spine and back areas. While the backpack does present a sleek look with a new enhanced appearance, it nevertheless falls short on space within the backpack itself on account of the padded protection layers and arched spine protection. But consider it more of a tradeoff, as these are there to provide you with more protection from impacts. This is important since, as you know, taking a spill on your bike is quite common and this backpack should provide you with a degree of protection. The reinforced spine is made from aluminum but it should still provide you with some protection along with the extra padding. And the shoulder straps are adjustable so you should be able to use it comfortably.
7. BILT Dominator CE Back Protector Insert – LG/XL, Black
As you well know that most vehicle accidents result in nasty spinal injuries, including both motorbikes and cars.
This is why it makes sense to wear extra protection as you head out on your sports bike.
Apart from the usual litany of helmets and knee pads, you may want to check out the BILT dominator back protection insert, as it enables you to protect your spine and lumbar areas from getting damaged as a result of any impact.
The product is quite easy to use and can be inserted between the backpack on your back and your shoulder blades or you can opt to strap it on under your shirt. The product comes with a CE approval EN 1621-2:2003, which is the European standard for armor protection for the back, spine, and lumbar areas. The product comes with a cushioned and padded back, thereby enabling you to wear the product comfortably, and is also designed to enable adequate airflow between the insert and your back.
Priced just under $25, the insert does more than just provide protection. Since you can also use the same to strap onto your backpack as well, it would go some way to protect your backpack from theft as well. The insert comes with multiple layers of protection and can be secured with waistbands. And additionally, you can insert the same into backpacks that have an insert slot that fits the product.
The only downside is that this product could have come with a few shoulder straps enabling you to multi-purpose its usage. That being said, this product, with its articulated arch and one that moves with you, does provide good protection to your back and is a worthwhile purchase.
The product is made from Polypropylene, Polyethylene, and Polyester along with others, and offers protection to your chest area from any impact.
The best part about this product is the fact that despite the heavy duty armored look, it is quite lightweight and can be easily integrated with your backpack, or strapped firmly to the vest area with a user friendly buckle system. Additionally, you can use the Velcro straps to adjust the chest protector so that it rests comfortably within your frame.
Priced around $65, the product enables you to protect important zones on your body as you ride out on your bike. The only downside is that the buckles could have been better designed, but that aside, this product is as good as it gets when it comes to protecting your body from any unforeseen accidents or spills, and should go some way from preventing fatal injuries. The vest protection is impact-resistant molded construction and should provide you with airflow, ease of use, and a comfortable way to travel while ensuring that you have adequate protection from any impacts. It has a whole new custom look since adjusting it to fit your frame is quite easy.
Moreover priced at just under $90, this product provides you with the required protection you need, and it is articulated and designed to move with you so you need not worry about the product riding up and down your back.
It comes with external perforated plates, thereby protecting you and your body from damages as a result of impacts. And with the vented look, there’s less contact between the insert and your body. On the flip side, the Velcro adjusters could have been better designed as these ones are a bit on the clunky side. Overall, it is lightweight and should provide you with more than adequate protection.
It comes with a reinforced PU articulating shell that moves with you and its adjustable straps; you should be able to wear this product comfortably. Moreover, it is lightweight which should make it easy to wear this product as you head out.
Priced around $90, the product is sleek, made from PU shell, is articulated to provide you and your body with more than adequate protection. The only downside is that the front kidney straps could have been better designed but overall, this is a worthwhile buy.