Originally Posted by clutchslip
I like the looks of the Dainese High Voltage. (See attached)
I wish it said whether it was CE certified. Dang Europeans LOVE flash in their sites instead of information.
It looks like it won't interfere with your helmet. But I worry about the bottom jamming into the seat and being uncomfortable.
The TPro stuff may work. It sure is expensive. But, since I still have some numbness in my left ring and little finger, it is cheaper than further problems.
Thanks for any and all input. I think we all need better armor, btw.
I don't know about those specific Dainese shoulder peices, but most of the Dainese protectors are properly CE-certified, though the numbers they've been shown to acheive haven't been the best, not down to the force levels required by Cambridge, which may be more apporpriate to actual human bone tolerance levels, and the T-pro does pass the Cambridge levels at any thickness. The only difference is how much impact energythat can handle in the thicker multi-layer stuff. It can handle up to double the severity of the hit and still be effective. If you are looking for a back protector too, there is none better than the Forcefield, it's level 2 CE rated as well, allows less than half the amount of force transmitted than that same Dainese Wave piece. Johnson's Leather is also quite helpful for issues of fit,etc if that's a concern, I'd give them a call. I think they realize how expensive the stuff is, and seem to be very considerate of that. Like I said though, the Hiprotec is similar, and the next best thing on the market in terms of energy management for a lot less, it's just a litte more limited in the options for size and thickness. I think you ca nget hte T-pro in thinner or molded specs as well, Johnson's just doesn't advertize it on their site, but I think Motostrano.com Supermoto Alpinestars FOX ICON
does. Johnson's is the US distributor though, so I don't know.
Anyhow, I think Dainese is grossly overpriced and hyped, but like I said, most appears legitimately CE-approved to the minimum requirements. And yeah, that flash(y) site is ridiculous, I haven't visited it for a while because every time I do, it's worse. Yes, the Euros love their Flash, especially the Italians. I wish they paid more attnetion to the details that count in all respects of their clothing lines.