Q What’s the best back protector to replace my jacket’s bit of foam?
I recently bought an Alpinestars Jaws jacket and the foam in the back would be more useful as a cushion than a protector. Gary Jarman, Berks
Answered by Keith Roissetter, Infinity Motorcycles Many jackets come with ‘shaping foam’ in a rear internal pocket, to let you know there’s a pocket there. The best aftermarket protector for your jacket (and many others) would be a Forcefield Pro Lite K. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit most jackets. Alpinestars make their own Nucleon insert, which is a good choice as well. A large D3O insert can be easily trimmed to suit a variety of pockets and Dainese jackets have a space for their Wave inserts, which are good, but very rigid. Some jackets may require a degree in origami to get the insert in place, so be careful if you’re doing it yourself.
£49.99 Forcefield Pro Lite K 002
Rukka D3O £54.99
Alpinestars Nucleon KR-21 £33.24
£54.99 Dainese Wave G