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Do you wear a back/chest protector?

I never had one, but I've been reading up about it. If you use one maybe post a suggestion, or if not say why.
 

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One of my motorcycle jackets (Komine JK-068) has a spine protector, chest, shoulder and arms built in. I use that jacket 95% of the time I'm on 2 wheels. Because it's full mesh it is the most comfortable jacket I have for the Philippines. The weather in Manila is always hot and humid.

On the freak days that it gets cooler, if I just want to make a fashion statement, or go to a track/ride faster.. then I wear my Dainese Air Frazer. But it doesn't come with chest or spine pads. So I wear an additional spine protector. Its a warmer and safer combination because the quality of the Air Frazer trumps my JK-068.

If it rains and it does for a long season.. I throw on a Olympia rain jacket and pants combo over everything I'm wearing. I usually keep my rain gear in my luggage compartment. (All my motorcycles have hard luggage cases because I am daily commuter)
 

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I always wear back and chest protectors. Though it should be noted that they are inserts in my jackets. Any other kind is not as easy to use for as that commute on bike every day.
 

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On the road i no longer wear spine protection, I road ride for the freedom feeling. But I don't advocate this for others as I fractured my lower spine in a crash when I was young.
On the track i wear spine protection but not chest. Off road I wear loads of stuff. Two weeks ago i had a Kidney out (tumour not accident) so now researching kidney protection for the remaining one wildly! The Dr. warned me off kick boxing and paragliding but never mentioned bikes. I asked him about enduro riding and he went quiet, his head wilted and he stared at the floor...but he didn't say anything! I'll be careful though, and a lot slower.
I think It's a case of balancing risk against living a life as fully and freely as pleases me as an individual.
 

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I tend to take a lot of armour out as it is too uncomfortable and restrictive but always leave the back guard in, mainly because it isn't too intrusive on fit!
 

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All of my jackets have back protection but none have chest protection.
I would consider chest protection if it was incorporated in the jacket.
 
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