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Icetools Back Protection Minikid Blue Yellow General ViewIcetools Back protection Minikid Blue Yellow Face 10% OFF
Recommended price £67.01
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  • From From £43.75

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Scott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Blue Nigths Sweet Orange General ViewScott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Blue Nigths Sweet Orange Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £89.38
-30%
  • From From £62.54

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  • S (140-155 cm)
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Scott Back Protection Back Protector Jr Actifit Plus Black Grey General ViewScott Back Protection Back Protector Jr Actifit Plus Black Grey Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £85.00
-36%
  • From From £53.59

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  • S (140-155 cm)
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Scott Back Protection Light Vest Men's Actifit Plus Lunar Blue Radiant Red General ViewScott Back Protection Light Vest Men's Actifit Plus Lunar Blue Radiant Red Rear 10% OFF
Recommended price £125.17
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  • From From £48.23

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  • XL (>185 cm)
Dainese Back Protection Flexagon Back Protector Black General ViewDainese Back Protection Flexagon Back Protector Black Details 10% OFF
Recommended price £115.42
-22%
  • From From £89.38

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  • XS (168 cm)
L'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Pinkice General ViewL'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Pinkice Rear 10% OFF
Recommended price £80.44
-24%
  • From From £60.76

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  • 12-14 (34-37)
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L'Armure Française Back Protection Lflslp Blackice General ViewL'Armure Française Back Protection Lflslp Blackice Rear 10% OFF
Recommended price £116.22
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  • From From £87.59

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Evoc Back Protection Protector Vest Lite Men Olive General ViewEvoc Back Protection Protector Vest Lite Men Olive 10% OFF
Recommended price £120.78
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  • From From £96.54
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Rossignol Back protection Rpg Vest Sr-sas Tec PrésentationRossignol Back protection Rpg Vest Sr-sas Tec Détail 10% OFF
Recommended price £107.28
-25%
  • From From £80.44
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  • M (155-170cm)
Arva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Orange D3o General ViewArva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Orange D3o Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £62.54
-14%
  • From From £53.59

The Action Vest Junior Blue Orange D3O is a ARVA back protector that uses the D3O technology to protect your vertebrae. It offers an interesting flexibility.

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  • M (120-140)
  • L (140-160)
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Scott Back Protection Light Vest Women's Actifit Plus Dragonfly Green Hibiscus Red General ViewScott Back Protection Light Vest Women's Actifit Plus Dragonfly Green Hibiscus Red Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £125.17
-42%
  • From From £71.48

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  • S
  • M (165-170 cm)
  • L (170-175 cm)
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Icetools Back Protection Lite Vest Men Black White General ViewIcetools Back protection Lite Vest Men Black White Face 10% OFF
Recommended price £134.11
-35%
  • From From £86.70

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  • L (165-180cm)
  • XL (180-190cm)
Arva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Purple D3o General ViewArva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Purple D3o Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £62.54
-14%
  • From From £53.59

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  • S (100-120)
  • L (140-160)
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Marker Back Protection Body Vest Map 2.0 Men Black General ViewMarker Back Protection Body Vest Map 2.0 Men Black Detail 10% OFF
  • From From £178.85

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Icetools Back Protection Fly Vest Black Bright Orange General ViewIcetools Back Protection Fly Vest Black Bright Orange Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £89.38
-35%
  • From From £58.07
Sizes available
  • S (140-150cm)
  • XL (180-190cm)
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Icetools Back Protection Fly Vest Black Orange General ViewIcetools Back protection Fly Vest Black Orange Face 10% OFF
Recommended price £107.28
-35%
  • From From £69.70

The Fly Vest Black Orange from Icetools is a lightweight back protector that uses foam and breathable materials to help you to keep all your mobility.

Sizes available
  • S (140-155cm)
  • M (150-170cm)
  • XL (180-205cm)
L'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Smal Heart General ViewL'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Smal Heart Rear-view 10% OFF
Recommended price £80.44
-24%
  • From From £60.76

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  • 10-12 (31-33)
  • 12-14 (34-37)
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Scott Back Protection Light Vest Men's Actifit Plus Black Iron Grey General ViewScott Back Protection Light Vest Men's Actifit Plus Black Iron Grey 10% OFF
Recommended price £125.17
-35%
  • From From £80.44

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  • S (< 170 cm)
  • XL (>185 cm)
Scott Back Protection Light Vest Women's Actifit Plus Iron Grey Black General ViewScott Back Protection Light Vest Women's Actifit Plus Iron Grey Black 10% OFF
Recommended price £125.17
-28%
  • From From £89.38

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  • L (170-175 cm)
  • XL (> 175 cm)
Icetools Back Protection Lite Vest Jr Black Yellow General ViewIcetools Back protection Lite Vest Jr Black Yellow Face 10% OFF
Recommended price £80.44
-35%
  • From From £51.80

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  • S
  • M
Atomic Back Protection Live Shield Black General ViewAtomic Back Protection Live Shield Black Details 10% OFF
Recommended price £116.22
-23%
  • From From £89.38

Ultra-light despite its triple foam layer, the Atomic Live Shield Black back protector provides an instant fit and unparalleled flexibility.

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  • L
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Cairn Back Protection Pro Impakt D30 J Dorsale Pro Azure New Camo General ViewCairn Back Protection Pro Impakt D30 J Dorsale Pro Azure New Camo Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £53.59
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  • From From £51.00

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  • 6-8 (116-128 cm)
  • 8-10 (128-140 cm)
Cairn Back Protection Proride D30 J Dorsale Azure New Camo General ViewCairn Back Protection Proride D30 J Dorsale Azure New Camo Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £62.54
-5%
  • From From £59.05
Sizes available
  • 12-14 (150-160 cm)
Arva Back protection Action Vest Grey Red PrésentationArva Back Protection Action Vest Grey Red Back 10% OFF
Recommended price £80.44
-50%
  • From From £40.18

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  • XXL (>195)
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Arva Back Protection Action Vest Pro Grey Orange General ViewArva Back protection Action Vest Pro Grey Orange Face 10% OFF
Recommended price £107.28
-20%
  • From From £85.80

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  • XL
Arva Back Protection Action Vest Women Grey Blue General ViewArva Back Protection Action Vest Women Grey Blue Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £80.44
-27%
  • From From £58.15

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  • S
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Scott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Mint Green Virtual Pink General ViewScott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Mint Green Virtual Pink Front 10% OFF
Recommended price £89.38
-30%
  • From From £62.54

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  • S (140-155 cm)
  • M (155-170 cm)
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Buyer’s guide for a back protector

Back injuries are the second most dangerous injuries after head injuries. Consequences can be dramatic. Fall on your back after a jump in the snowpark or after a cliff jump in the backcountry and you may never walk again. This is why wearing a back protector is so important. It doesn’t do magic, it’s not going to help you avoid falling, but at least, if you do so, it will protect your back and let you walk (or ski) away.

How expensive is a good back protector?

The most affordable protector is the simplest one with two shoulder straps and a hip strap. It protects the critical areas of your back but it may not be the most comfortable option. Top shelf products are more comfy to wear, they look like jackets and have the protectors integrated to it with extra paddings here and there. Basically, the more expensive it gets, the lighter and the more comfortable it is so it really depends on how you are going to use it. If you spend all day riding the park, don’t go cheap. Buying a high-end back protector is a safe investment that you won’t regret. However, if you pop in the park once or twice in the season or go freeriding occasionally, then you can keep the costs low, it will protect you efficiently.

How to use a back protector?

A back protector is a shell that covers your back and protects your spine while you’re riding. In case you fall on your back on a rock or on the half-pipe coping, the shell takes the impact instead of your back and helps avoiding fatal injuries. The impact energy is distributed through the inner paddings of your back shell. If you want your protector to work in an optimal way, it needs to match your size and be correctly adjusted. Make sure the straps aren’t loose.

So, wearing a back shell is a good start, but your shell needs to be functional as well. It must allow you to move freely to let freestylers nail their double corks and other tricks with ease. All models of protectors available on Glisshop were carefully selected from the most reliable manufacturers to ensure maximal performance. Their products deliver the best performance and feature the latest technologies available on the market. From Rossignol to Dainese through Scott, Arva, Icetools and more, the most difficult thing you’ll have to do it making your pick.

What are the differences between models of back protectors?

Apart from comfort and lightweight which can vary with the price of the product, back protectors come with extra features that can make the difference. For instance, on the Action Vest from Arva, designed by Xavier De le Rue himself, you will find a RECCO reflector. As a reminder, RECCO systems help rescue teams to retrieve avalanche victims. Some other protectors stick to the norm CE EN 1621/2 level 2. This means the average peak force after an impact is divided by two. If you hesitate between two shells at a similar price and one is level 2, go for this one, your back will say thank you.

Make sure you stay safe and get a back protector now!