You may have read the review recently by Danielle on her DRC custom-made motorcycle leathers (check under the ‘Ladies Who Ride’ section). Danielle has now reviewed a very important piece of kit- her Knox Aegis 6-Plate Back Protector. Let’s see what Danielle has to say!
“I was kindly gifted the Knox Aegis 6 Plate Back protector at the end of 2020 and have used it for the full 2021 Supermoto season. Since then it has become an essential item in my kit bag and I wouldn’t race without it.
The number of plates you require is based on your torso length. The 6 plate that I use is equivalent to a ladies size large and is for someone who’s torso length is 400-450mm. It was really easy to measure myself by using a tape measure and measuring from the small lump on the top of my spine down to the smallest point on my waist.
It is Level 2 CE certified and incorporates a sliding spine which allows it to be flexible and non restrictive which was something I had concerns about before using a back protector. Previously I had tried an older Dainese back protector that I found bulky under my leathers due to the armadillo like spinal protection. I also tried an older Knox Ricochet back protector which has now been discontinued. This one was much less restricting but after buying it 2nd hand, it was already quite worn and the straps had become too slack and kept sliding off my shoulders.
My first impression on of my new Knox back protector was how easy it was to make adjustments to get it to fit perfectly. It features shoulder straps that can be adjusted in length to prevent them sliding off your shoulders while under your riding gear, as well as clips that allow them to be crossed over depending on personal preference. The integrated kidney belt allows you to prevent the back protector moving while riding and the added side adjustments straps mean that the back protector is held securely against your spine, providing a comfortable level of protection.
When racing I wear base layers under my leathers to try and keep cool and prevent friction burns from the lining in the event of a crash. My Aegis back protector doesn’t move or slide on the Lycra like material and the only area I notice added sweat is around my waist where the kidney belt sits. I was pleasantly surprised by how much ventilation the honeycomb design provides.
I have lost count how many times I have crashed wearing this back protector in the past year but it is showing no signs of damage or wear and is still in near perfect condition. Luckily none of my accidents this year have been biggies but that doesn’t change my opinion on choosing to wear a back protector.”
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