Bionic Air Back Protector
Essentially, this has two parts to the spine protection. The first is an outer honeycomb plate – made of polypropylene, the second is an inner honeycomb foam made from an elastometric compound.
What that means in the real world is that this back protector is light and very low profile. The double Velcro waist closing straps are ideal and nicely wide too.
Once this is on, you can forget about it. I don’t even realise I’m wearing it when I’m out on track, it’s that comfortable. In the crash it was clear that my lower back had taken a clonk or two as I slid along, but I never felt it and there wasn’t even so much as light bruising afterwards.