AlpineStars Paragon Plus Protection Vest
Who's this item for: DH, Enduro, and aggressive Trail riders looking for CE approved spine protection that can be worn in Australian heat.
Protection Style: Flexible foam Level 1 CE certified ergonomically shaped back protector. There is also side protection contained in side pockets of the vest.
Materials: An open mesh stretch panel construction makes this protective vest very breathable. It is extremely lightweight, and designed for a slim fit which enables it to be worn under a jersey.It's also BNS compatible when used with X and A-Straps.
Fitting style: The Paragon Plus vest has a front zip to make putting on a taking off nice and easy.
Length of protection: The spine protector runs full length of the vest.
Protection level: Mid. The spine protector is level 1 CE certified and there are side pockets with internal padding, but there is no protection on the front of the vest.
Removable protective inserts for washing: Yes, the spine protector can be removed for washing.
Pros: Very breathable. Good level of spine protection. Removable protection makes for easier washing.
Cons: The front zip may irritate some people.
Ratings & Reviews
Peace of mind protection
I bought this vest to give myself a littke bit more protection in case of crash. The vest fits well although a little snug, it is best worn under your jersey or other wise you will look like you are on your way to a fetish club dressed in your stretchy mesh
The vest appears to provide good protection for your back (haven't tested thankfully) bear in mind that this won't prevent spinal compression injuries but will help prevent against blows to the spine for example landing on your back on a rock or a stump.
Your back will get a little hot wear the spine protection is but it is more than tolerable and for the peace of mind it provides, it is worth it.
I have used this vest for normal rides and also enduro races and it has become barely noticeable..
I would recommend the vest to anybody riding in rocky terrain or anybody who just wants that extra bit of protection
Great piece of protection, side pockets great for food and gels and a key pocket