CE Level 2 Back Protection
To achieve maximum protection without sacrificing mobility, the Speedmaster 2.0 replaces rigid plastic with a combination of 3D sculpted and articulated high density foam armor, impact and shock absorbing ventilated foam backing, slim sculpture design and ample adjustability; making this one of the most comfortable and non-restrictive back protectors available today.
- CE LEVEL 2 APPROVED (EN1621-2)
- 3D molded, articulated, high density, foam armor (no rigid plastic) for unrestricted movement without sacrificing protection
- Impact and shock absorbing, high density foam backing
- Fully adjustable shoulder straps with 2 pivot points for added mobility
- Double, ultra-wide adjustable waist straps for a secure fit
- Lightweight and breathable ventilated honeycomb design for added heat and humidity dissipation
- Slim design resulting in an extremely mobile, non-restrictive fit
MSRP Starting @ $74.99
2 Types of Riders
I've always heard that there are two types of riders: those who have gone down, and those who WILL go down. I became one of the latter the first sunny day of the season. I was out test riding a friend's Italian Death Missile when the vehicle in front of us stopped short on the highway. My instincts kicked in and I hit the brakes as if I was on a bike with twice the weight and half the braking power (as I normally am). The front wheel locked. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain control, I dumped the bike and became intimately connected with the pavement. It is a surreal experience sliding down the road on your back as your Ducati runs away and hits the concrete median.
The EMTs on the scene couldn't believe I made it out as unscathed as I did. My Blaster Jacket and C.E. Back Pad took the brunt of the impact. My ER nurse said the gear is the only reason I'm alive today. My injuries consisted of a fractured hand and mild road rash on my knees. Had I listened to that little voice and put on my Rocket pants that morning, my knees would have been saved. It just goes to show that even a very experienced rider can make a newbie mistake after a split second of inattention. More importantly, there is no substitute for good gear. I'm healing up and will be riding soon with a new batch of Joe Rocket gear.