Alpinestars bring you the Bionic MTB Jacket BNS 12
Alpinestars' Bionic Jacket provides unrivaled impact protection to the upper body and has been specifically designed to combine with Alpinestars' state-of-the-art Bionic Neck Support (BNS). Unlike other jacket protectors on the market, the Bionic Jacket's bespoke design enables integration with the BNS so that it performs to its maximum potential in all riding conditions.
Alpinestars Bionic MTB Jacket BNS 12 Features:
GP elbow and shoulder protectors provide excellent impact protection and designed to be unobtrusive while riding.
Premium Bionic Race Back protector for high levels of spine protection.
Ventilated, molded PU and PE chest pads.
Ergonomic 5 plate construction contours to follow the natural curve of the back with plates which lock to help prevent over extension of the back.
Integrated kidney belt provides core support.
Available in a Youth version.
Elbow and Shoulder conform to EN1621-1 / Back protector conforms to EN 1621-2.
Advanced bio-foam materials on the bionic back protector increase breathability and ventilation.
3 panel sleeves eliminate the need for extra straps on elbow pads.
100% Lycra collar trim fora snug, yet comfortable fit.
Wider hip straps on the integrated kidney belt eliminate bunching around the waist.
Longer overall length keeps the jacket from riding up improving comfort and ensuring protectors are located in optimum position at all times.
Vented stretch mesh main body fabric is lightweight, strong and aids cooling.
Locking front zipper ensures secure closure at all times.
Buy Alpinestars Bionic MTB Jacket BNS 12 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the online bicycle store for every cyclist.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vallejo Dubious stitching
I bought this after breaking a couple of ribs in an over the bar crash. Sizing is on the small size; usually I'm a medium but this jacket is tight enough for me to be wishing I'd bought a large. Some of the stitching was substandard especially on the velcro straps (at this price no one should be expected to have to sow it back together after one use). Niggles aside, the armour is light, breathable, easy to move in (its not bulky at all) and offers excellent back protection and very good arm, chest and shoulder protection.
02 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent Value for Money
Bought this chest armour after having a bad fall previously last year not wearing any chest armour. This armour is great because you have lots of adjustments and extras, not all chest armour comes with. spine protection can be removed completely or just the top section to allow wearing of a neck brace and also arms can be unzipped so you can either not wear them or perhaps wear alternative elbow pads with the chest. Only downside I would say is, is on a hot day you do get quite hot wearing this and the kidney belt has a tendency to rise upwards if not done up tightly. Apart from that very comfortable. It also saved me from some bruises when my bike landed on my back, due to its spine protectors large area, because of this turning your body can be restrictive.
06 August 2012