Spidi, the Italian gear manufacturer, has been around for over 30 years. In addition to making everything from top-notch race suits to everyday leather jackets, they also offer back protection. The Spidi Back Warrior is their reasonably priced, high performance back protector. It features level 2 CE certification, an adjustable belt and is under 30mm thick. A huge area of coverage combines with the thin, flexible form factor to ensure both good safety and comfort.

Price: $149.95

Spidi Back Warrior

Why We Like It: Two important things to think about when searching for the right back protector are the level of protection it provides and fit. We like the Back Warrior because it is highly adjustable, fitting riders from 5’4” - 6’3” and comes with Level 2 CE Certification. It also doesn’t hurt that it folds up to make storage super easy. Bottom line: if you’re looking affordable back protection this is a safe, comfortable, convenient option.

Spidi Back Warrior (detail)

Less Expensive Competitor: At $90.00, the Icon Stryker Back Protector is good deal less expensive. It also features CE Certification and adjustable straps.

You Should Also Check Out: The Forcefield Pro Sub-4 Backis another great option and only slightly more expensive than the Back Warrior. It is flexible and comfortable while affording a high level of back protection.

What is your go-to back protector of choice?

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