I am a 44yr old BMX racer. I race once a week, & gave this chest back protector a run last Wed. evening. For the size I had selected the 2XL because I am a 5'-10" 220 male w/ a 46-1/2" chest. I have a muscular build, and It fits tight when zipping up, but I did not even notice it was on while racing BMX that evening. I had full mobility, and the ergonomics of this chest/back/shoulder protector are great! Right after completing a BMX moto I removed my jersey & opened the zipper down the front to cool down. The zipper down the front also helps when your all sweaty trying to take it off. I like the removable back because when it gets wet from sweat you just unzip it, & take it off so it can dry out after the races. The kidney belt is comfortable & keeps the rest of the unit in place. I like the short sleeves so I can stay a little cooler during practice laps, and use my preferece of elbow/forearm pads in moto's. There are only two small cons to this product. One is the back protector goes down low enough to protect your tail bone. So the back protector has to remain outside your moto pants preventing you from tucking in your jersey. I like to tuck in my jersey for moto's, but that may not be a problem for others. Cleaning is the other con because you can't throw it in washer. Some of the material is like a neoprene blend that absorbs sweat. I don't know when it's going to stink but I'm sure after a full summer of BMX racing it will. I am not commenting on durability at this time because I have only raced with it once, so no stars in that catagory. This is a great product, & will save you some serious lumps on a good digger. Ride on my friends!
Alpinestars Bionic S 2 Jacket
Alpinestars Bionic S 2 Jacket
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- CE-certified GP shoulder protectors with injection molded shell and dual density PE padding
- Removable CE certified Bionic Back Protector.
- Technical stretch net construction.
- Plastic and foam chest guard.
- Adjustable dual waist Velcro® brand hook-and-loop closure.
- YKK semi auto-lock front zipper closure.
- Wearable over or under the jersey or jacket
2 Reviews4.5 out of 5 stars
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This thing is awesome hardly feels like u have it on and ithink it is very comdrible it is a must have
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Q: Is a Leatt neck brace compatible with this?
2 years 9 months ago
MotoSport Staff2 years 9 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: Yes, this is compatible with a Leatt Neck Brace.
Q: I'm 5'11 155 lbs and I usually wear size medium shirts. I'm not sure weather to order medium or large.alpinestars bionic s 2 jacket?
2 years 10 months ago
MotoSport Staff2 years 10 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: Based on your information you are right between a medium and a large. It would be very tough to say, but typically you want protective gear to be snug so I would go with a medium and try that.
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