Aerostich TF3 Standard Back Impact Armor

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Aerostich TF3 Standard Back Impact Armor

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SKU: 129

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Aerostich Customer ServiceReview by customerservice
Note: Regarding the review about the back armor hook and loop attachment issues when added to an 'older Roadcrafter' - this suit must be very old, as since the 90's and going forward, all Aerostich garments have had loop attachment points for back armor added when the suit or jacket is manufactured. (Posted on 5/16/18)
TF3 Back ArmorReview by Jim
At the recommendation of your support staff I purchased this to add to my older Roadcrafter that does not have a pocket for a back pad. I was told (and after verifying the online instructions) that the pad came with adhesive velcro patches to attach to the inside of the suit. I put the pad on and held it in location with the belt. I then put on the suit, verified the pad was in the correct location and had my wife remove the backing from the adhesive pads and install them in the suit using as much pressure to attach the adhesive pads as she had. I removed the suit and the back pad with adhesive pads immediately fell out.
The back pad appears very well constructed and is comfortable but I feel your claims for the velcro pad attachment are overrated. (Posted on 4/10/18)
Must have for something that feels like it's not even thereReview by Chris
I haven't had the pleasure of testing this spine protector, and hope I never do. I do enjoy the peace of mind it gives me having it in my R3. It feels like nothing is there to boot. Install was a piece of cake. Sizing char seems to be spot on. I'm 6'2" and ordered a large. I would have gotten it along with my suit if I had know about it at the time of ordering. I hope the team at Aerostich makes this a default accessory at some point in the future. (Posted on 1/8/18)
Hope I Never Need ItReview by keith
I followed the sizing chart and it fit my Roadcrafter perfectly. On test fitting it was most comfortable a little low (connecting about half of the velcro) but then I reread the instructions and noticed the part that stated the exposed loop part of the velcro could abrade the suit lining. I reinstalled higher, mating all of the hook and loop so none was exposed. It seemed less comfortable at first, but after a few hundred miles I no longer notice it is there. As an added bonus, it presses my Kenetsu electric jacket a little closer for more warmth. I haven't ridden it in 90+ degrees yet, but other reviews state there is no reduction in suit ventilation. It is narrow at the back vent, so I don't expect any reduction in ventilation.

The suit does not roll quite as tightly with the back pad installed, which makes stowing the suit in a pannier or top box a bit more troublesome, but I am happy to have the additional protection. It does roll tighter than I expected for having back armor. (Posted on 5/23/17)
Back ProtectorReview by John
I got the TF3 Standard Back Impact Armor for my new Aerostich R3 one piece suit. It is a well made item the only problem is that it does not fit in the suit. It is too long and too wide to connect with the Velcro strips already in the suit. As others have said it should come with the suit, and it should fit. (Posted on 2/15/17)
Aerostich TF3 back Impact armorReview by Tim
Great product, good fit and easy to place in your jacket. Like many others, it seems to me that it should be standard like elbow and shoulder armor. A+ (Posted on 6/13/16)
Back pad should come standard with jacketReview by Rock
I really like this back pad. It is soft and compliant. It is also reassuring that it covers the bladder area. My only issue is that I believe that back protection should be included with a motorcycle jacket, especially a high end one. (Posted on 11/22/14)
Second TF3 Back PadReview by Kevin
I've been using one of these back pads for several years swapping it between an old Darrien jacket and my 4 year old 2-piece Roadcrafter. Well I ordered myself a custom 1-Piece Roadcrafter last year and swapping the back pad between the two suits got to be a pain cause I always forgot until I had the suit on and of course the one in the closet had the back pad. Anyway I won't ride without the back pad after seeing a friend partially paralyzed with a spinal injury and personally hitting a car broadside back first after being thrown from my bike during an accident with a guy running a red light. I believe my Darrien suit and TF3 back pad save me from serious injury in fact the EMTs were amazed that I had no injuries other than a few minor cuts. After that in incident I always wear one of my Aerostich suits with the back pad, and of course a helmet and gloves. Thanks Aerostich, you guys are the best!! - Kevin (Posted on 7/2/14)
A very reassuring accessoryReview by Bruce
I purchased my Darien jacket last year without the optional back protector, and decided to spring for the back armour this year. Fortunately, it has not been put to the ultimate test, but like all Aerostich armour, it looks like it will be up to the task if called upon. It fit seamlessly and easily into my jacket, attaching to the pre-existing velcro patches, and is so comfortable it is not noticeable at all. Aerostich thoughtfully provides a belt and extra velcro attachments in case the rider wants to use the protector in a non-Aerostich jacket. The back pad gives me just a little more peace of mind in the event that my bike and I should ever fall prey to the vagaries of the road. (Posted on 5/29/14)
No brainerReview by Rich
I bought this for my Roadcrafter. Well worth it for the extra protection. I was concerned about extra bulk but that turned out to be a non-issue. I honestly didn't even notice it once I rode a few miles. I got off my track bike in full leathers just a couple of days before this arrived and that was a good reminder why you should never ride without back protection.
(Posted on 3/10/14)

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