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Written by Ben Branch | September 18th 2015
The Icon Field Armor Stryker Vest incorporates CE-approved D3O back armor with an injection molded chest plate in a vented BioFoam and Airmesh chassis. It’s designed to fit snugly underneath most standard motorcycle jackets and significantly increase spine and chest protection for the wearer.
It surprises me how many motorcyclists still ride with no armor or abrasion protection, considering just how cheap it’s become in recent years thanks to technologies like D3O and the economies of scale. The Icon Stryker Vest costs $130 USD – which is peanuts when you start considering what it can protect you from, and it’s offered in black, red and black, green and black, high-viz green and high-viz orange.
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