Dainese Spine back protector £79.96
Tested by Bruce Dunn Time tested Five years
What’s good? Extremely lightweight and comfortable, this back protector has been part of my racing and track testing kit for many years. Made from an articulated plastic outer shell, the Spine allows me a full range of movement meaning that I’m not uncomfortable when tucked in to a racing crouch. Ce-certified to Level 1 standard, the soft Imola 3D padding will help dissipate impacts meaning that less than 18 kilonewtons of force is transferred to my back. This was evident after a highside at Cadwell Park when I was flung from my bike and onto my back but escaped with no injuries to my back, ribs or organs. It secures with two shoulder straps and a waist belt, however I choose to remove the shoulder straps for extra comfort.
What’s not? It can be a little fiddly to put on, as without the shoulder straps fitted it can move out of place when I pull my leathers on over it. It always helps to have someone on hand to straighten it out. Contact www. dainese.com Quality ★★★ ★★ Value ★★★★★