Dainese Safety Jacket Armor and Pads

Dainese Safety Jacket Armor and Pads 

DESCRIPTION

  • Backspace" back protector with internal aluminium frame
  • Rigid protectors on the shoulder blades, elbows, forearms and chest
  • Soft protectors along the arms, chest and shoulders
  • Lumbar support with double-fastener Velcro system

    Read the Pro Review on the Dainese Impact Safety Jacket Here>>

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jun 28, 2003]
    Dirty
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    I've absolutley evaded the hospital with these babies. It's a licsense to blow the doors off yer' buddies, just make sure they're not right behind you without there's! Removeable back allows for hucking/epics. Glove like fit, never any slippiage... once your in, your in!

    Weakness:

    Requires some sewing with everyday use. Hard to get, pricey.

    If you're pushing it, this armor accelerates the learning curve. Really worth it, cheap health insurance. I've bounced the chest plate off rocks(skipped off two of em'), got turned back from a tree, supermanned off trail into the woods... No injury! If high speed dismounts are a possibilty, ride time will remain pegged. Don't wait for broken ribs, seperated shoulders... trust me they hurt! Make sure to use bomber leg armor, cause you might just rip yer' legs off!

    Similar Products Used:

    Nothing close to similar.

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [May 16, 2003]
    Ben
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    Protection, comfort, mobility, durability.

    Weakness:

    Price, retail about $500USD.
    Can't wash conventionally.

    I actually have the shuttle pro, which is an amazing piece of protective equpiment. If it fits you, its like you're not wearing it, until you crash, when you're mighty glad its there. It is reletively light, extremely protective and has great ventilation. Buy it if you can afford it.

    Similar Products Used:

    Thor, Fox, AXO chest protectors (motocross)

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Feb 18, 2002]
    Rafer
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    It's form-fitting, and thin enough that you can wear it under another shirt. It offers FULL protection.

    Weakness:

    Ummm.... price?

    Dainese armor is the best armor that you can buy, but it's a little more expensive. It's $240 as compared to the Azonic Z-5 at $175. If you race, care about aerodynamics, or are just picky, this is the armor for you.

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    Bombshell B2 Ultra Chest Protector

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Apr 11, 2007]
    Evan
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    This is a review for the dainese motorcycle armor "Safety Jacket Wave V2". I preferred the motorcycle armor, because it has more protection and it fit me better.
    It is the best protection money can buy. Very comfortable, lightweight, the most breathable armor I have worn. It fits like a glove, I am glad I spent the money. It protects your body very well, and I have crashed in it several times, never getting a scratch. I have flipped over the bars on rocky downhills, bailed out on big doubles, and have never been hurt. It also looks pretty sick.

    Weakness:

    None. Does exactly what is supposed to. Expensive, but thats what you get for buying imported italian stuff. Some people might say you look like robocop or the iron giant, but i dunno if thats a weakness.

    It pays for itself really fast in protection. Im sure I would have broken something, if it were not for this armor. It is worth it. Yes, it is expensive compared to the other armor out there, but it is much better. It fits better, and uses better materials. Bottom line: you will wear it because its comfortable and it will save you a lot of pain and medical bills. $360 for armor is nothing compared to how much it will cost if you break your back, and have to be airlifted off the trail. Its hard to drop that much money on armor, but I have never regretted it. Go try on the moto armor before you buy any of the bike stuff, because in my opinion it is better. Go try it on and you will be tempted to pony up the money.

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    The high end fox armor is good stuff for under $200, if Spending the money for dainese is not an option.

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Nov 08, 2006]
    Paul

    Strength:

    Well designed, well made, trust-worthy.

    Weakness:

    Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

    Fits super well (I'm 5'10 and got a med), the design and construction are second to none. But really, all it can do is lessen the chances of getting cuts and bruises. I believe that if an impact trauma is hard enough to break bone then this body armour will not stop it doing so. Also, the suit doesn't cover the lower stomach area. I went down on some slippery roots, smashed one of my kidneys and was left with scars and bruising. The bottom line is: this armour will give some protection, but it won't make you invincible!

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    none

    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    [Mar 23, 2004]
    fred harrison
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    fit, quality, comfort.

    Weakness:

    none yet

    i just got the safety jacket, and right away i can tell i should have got one of these from the get go. this is the way body armor is supose to fit. i am a big guy and it is hard to find upper body armor that fits right. once i have worn it for awhile i will post again.

    Similar Products Used:

    661, azonic

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Mar 23, 2004]
    Marco Beutelrock
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    Fits like a glove ! i forgot that i have it on me. feels like it could save your life when the wheels starts to whobble. Very light but still very very strong

    Weakness:

    Price. not that it´s overpriced but expensive.

    Dainese Safty jacket NEXT is by far best armor that you can buy, Strong, Light, keeps you cool. Don`t ride DH without it !

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    661

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [May 08, 2006]
    Ron
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    Dope product, protects a lot from the crushes, avoids many injuries that porbably would happen without this jacket, I really recomend it, its nice, confourtable, and does its job in a awesome way

    Weakness:

    none

    Recomended.... run and buy one

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Mar 17, 2003]
    pipes ludwikowski
    Racer

    Strength:

    very very secure and if yu get the right size then it almost "moldsz" to your body, AND it breaths like yur not even wearing anything else

    Weakness:

    at the begging the collar rubs the front of yur neck but then yu dont even notice it anymore!!

    damn fine piece of armour and i would totally recomend it to anybody that is serouses about riding preety hard, its expensive but its TOTALLY worth it.!!!!!!!!!!

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    uhhh never wore anything else casue this is the best

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    [Jun 23, 2005]
    Michael Staples
    Downhiller

    Strength:

    Good fit. Light Weight. Good ventilation

    Weakness:

    Have not found any yet. I expected the chest part to be a little bigger, but it's probably better that it isn't. Fits kind of snug. Have to wait and see if the material rips.

    I like this product. I had a lot of trouble with the fit of the 661. I got the new "race" version (2005)of the Dainese vest. It's expensive, but so far it has been worth it. I went over the bars this morning out at Downieville. Skidded for a ways. Didn't get hurt at all. The pads didn't push out of place. It did just what it was supposed to do. The suit and the 661 shin/knee guards (those fit) took it all. So it gets five flaiming chilies for saving my skin today.

    The vest fits snuggly, so order accordingly. But once I had it on, I pretty much forgot about it. Pretty comfortable.

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    Tried the 661 version, but the fit wasn't all that good.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
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