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Held D3O Protectors - Back

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CE approved level 2 protector with D3O technology

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Customer Reviews for Held D3O Protectors - Back

Held D3O Protectors - Back
November 19, 2020

D3O - what else do you need?

Look - it's a back protector, not too much to it. It has one job - to protect you. This? It's cheap. It's D3O. It's comfortable (I don't feel it and works as a pillow when leaning against a wall). I do not understand why would anyone go for something else. You can also cut it to shape if needs be.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
September 29, 2020

Comfortable in Frank Thomas textile 2-piece suit

I have the Frank Thomas 2-piece textile suit and it fits great in the back pocket. Can't feel it whilst riding either. Can't really complain.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
September 21, 2020

Best quality on the market

Not used 'in anger' but you can tell the quality instantly. Also worth noting that styling wise/thickness is not that much different to an L1 protector, so well worth the upgrade in protection for minimal aesthetic difference.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
August 27, 2020


So far so good. Fits perfectly into my Belstaff Corby Jacket.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
July 27, 2020

Soft but strong

Hopefully I'll never need it 'in anger', but being viscoelastic the protector is soft enough that it moulds to your shape, but toughens up in an impact. Once in my jacket, I don't notice it there.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
July 24, 2020

Top marks for Held D30-Back protector

As a new biker I was looking for something to upgrade the foam back protection supplied in my jackets and shirts. As D30 protection was supplied in jeans I had purchased and found it comfortable and flexible, I opted to upgrade to the same protection. The back protector feels very flexible whilst appearing to give a good level of protection. Good size options and found the large to fit into my jackets and shirts. Found the flexible construction contours to my back and is comfortable to wear and offers a feel of extra safety. Highly recommended.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
July 20, 2020


Replacement for cheap foam protector in my jacket. I feel safer with this protecter in. Bring old protecter into store to get correct replacement size. I ended up buying 2 for different jackets.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
July 16, 2020

Perfect fit, very comfortable.

Bought to replace foam in leather jacket but transferred to everyday commuting jacket it's so comfy. Perfect fit but could trim if needed. Well worth the cash. Feels excellent quality, very flexible and barely notice it's there. Can transfer to all jackets if pocket size similar. Fast delivery from sports bike shop and excellent service.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
July 14, 2020

Great staff

Very comfy and lightweight to wear but at the same time you feel very safe with it. was looking for something not as bulky as others but still level 2 safe. Perfect in size ,some other companies of D30 make the protector shorter, not as big to cover fair amount of back, this one is perfect!! I really recommend it

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Held D3O Protectors - Back
July 7, 2020

Great piece of kit

Excellent service, prompt delivery and quality product..i now have two of these, one fitted to my BMW leather jacket and the other to my Klim Gore-Tex jacket. Highly recommended.

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Held D3O Protectors - Back

  • CE approved level 2 back protector
  • Long chain polymer composite
  • Pliable at rest
  • Turns hard on impact
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Flexible and light

OptionMaximum heightMaximum width
Extra Large48cm31.5cm

D3O is an advance long chain polymer composite. Its molecules remain pliable during general wear, but instantaneously lock solid on sudden impact; absorbing energy and spreading the impact. D3O protectors are soft, flexible, lightweight and comfortable for perfect positioning.

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Despite being one of the most respected manufacturers in the motorcycle clothing and accessories sector, Held remains a family business made up of passionate bikers, still with its headquarters in the same picturesque Alpine town of Burgberg. Famed for their gloves, the Held collection is one of the most comprehensive on the market with a full range of leather and textile jackets, jeans, gloves, boots and armour. As a brand, Held continue to work with the various technology partners such as Gore Tex and D3O to enable them to produce some of the safest and most technically advanced product on the market. We're constantly updating the site to incorporate the latest models from the ever expanding Held motorbike range and if you find it cheaper, all of our Held clothing is covered by our price match promise!

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  • Can this item be cut / trimmed to fit?

    August 18, 2017

    Trimming the protector to fit will not effect the integrity of it.

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