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Arva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Orange D3o General ViewArva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Orange D3o Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £63.43
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Recommended price £63.43
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  • From From £54.36
  • From From £54.36

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.

Sizes available
  • M (120-140)
  • L (140-160)
Colours available
Arva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Purple D3o General ViewArva Back Protection Action Vest Junior Blue Purple D3o Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £63.43
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Recommended price £63.43
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  • From From £54.36
  • From From £54.36

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Sizes available
  • S (100-120)
  • L (140-160)
Colours available
Scott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Blue Nigths Sweet Orange General ViewScott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Blue Nigths Sweet Orange Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £90.66
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Recommended price £90.66
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  • From From £63.43
  • From From £63.43

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Sizes available
  • S (140-155 cm)
Colours available
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 CLEARANCE
Recommended price £126.96
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Recommended price £126.96
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  • From From £72.50
  • From From £72.50

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Sizes available
  • S
  • M (165-170 cm)
  • L (170-175 cm)
Colours available
Cairn Back Protection Pro Impakt D3O J Dorsale Pro Azure New Camo General ViewCairn Back Protection Pro Impakt D3O J Dorsale Pro Azure New Camo Front
Recommended price £54.36
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Recommended price £54.36
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  • From From £51.73
  • From From £51.73

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Sizes available
  • 6-8 (116-128 cm)
  • 8-10 (128-140 cm)
Poc Back Protection Spine Vpd Air Vest Uranium Black General ViewPoc Back Protection Spine Vpd Air Vest Uranium Black Vue-de-back
Recommended price £136.03
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Recommended price £136.03
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  • From From £90.66
  • From From £90.66
Sizes available
  • L
Icetools Back Protection Fly Vest Black Orange General ViewIcetools Back protection Fly Vest Black Orange Face CLEARANCE
Recommended price £108.80
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Recommended price £108.80
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  • From From £70.69
  • From From £70.69

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)
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L'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Star Stripe General ViewL'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Star Stripe Rear CLEARANCE
Recommended price £81.59
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Recommended price £81.59
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  • From From £61.62
  • From From £61.62

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Sizes available
  • 12-14 (34-37)
Colours available
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
Recommended price £126.96
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Recommended price £126.96
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  • From From £81.59
  • From From £81.59

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Sizes available
  • S (< 170 cm)
  • XL (>185 cm)
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
Recommended price £126.96
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Recommended price £126.96
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  • From From £48.91
  • From From £48.91

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Sizes available
  • 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
Recommended price £126.96
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Recommended price £126.96
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  • From From £90.66
  • From From £90.66

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Sizes available
  • 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 CLEARANCE
Recommended price £81.59
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Recommended price £81.59
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  • From From £52.55
  • From From £52.55

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Sizes available
  • S
  • M
Atomic Back Protection Live Shield Black General ViewAtomic Back Protection Live Shield Black Details CLEARANCE
Recommended price £117.89
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Recommended price £117.89
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  • From From £90.66
  • From From £90.66

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

Sizes available
  • S
  • L
  • XL
Icetools Back Protection Minikid Blue Yellow General ViewIcetools Back protection Minikid Blue Yellow Face CLEARANCE
Recommended price £67.97
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Recommended price £67.97
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  • From From £44.38
  • From From £44.38

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Sizes available
  • S
  • M
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Cairn Back Protection Proride D30 Dorsale Pro Proride Matte Black General ViewCairn Shorts Protection Proxim Jaune Contour Noir General View
Recommended price £131.50
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Recommended price £131.50
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  • From From £117.06
  • From From £117.06
Dainese Back Protection Scarabeo Flexagon Waistcoat Black Iris Stretch Limo General ViewDainese Back Protection Scarabeo Flexagon Waistcoat Black Iris Stretch Limo Rear CLEARANCE
Recommended price £107.99
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Recommended price £107.99
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  • From From £81.59
  • From From £81.59

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Sizes available
  • M (32-36 cm)
  • L (34-39 cm)
Arva Back Protection Action Vest Pro Grey Orange General ViewArva Back protection Action Vest Pro Grey Orange Face CLEARANCE
Recommended price £108.80
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Recommended price £108.80
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  • From From £87.02
  • From From £87.02

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Sizes available
  • XL
Scott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Mint Green Virtual Pink General ViewScott Back Protection Airflex Jr Vest Protector Mint Green Virtual Pink Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £90.66
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Recommended price £90.66
-30%
  • From From £63.43
  • From From £63.43

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Sizes available
  • S (140-155 cm)
  • M (155-170 cm)
Colours available
Scott Back Protection Airflex Light Vest Protector Blue Nights Cloud Blue General ViewScott Back Protection Airflex Light Vest Protector Blue Nights Cloud Blue Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £126.96
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Recommended price £126.96
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  • From From £95.20
  • From From £95.20

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Sizes available
  • M (170 - 180 cm)
  • L (180 - 185 cm)
  • XL (>185 cm)
Scott Back Protection Back Protector Jr Actifit Plus Black Grey General ViewScott Back Protection Back Protector Jr Actifit Plus Black Grey Front
Recommended price £86.21
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Recommended price £86.21
-36%
  • From From £54.36
  • From From £54.36

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Sizes available
  • S (140-155 cm)
Colour available
Marker Back Protection Body Vest Map 2.0 Men Black General ViewMarker Back Protection Body Vest Map 2.0 Men Black Detail CLEARANCE
  • From From £181.40
  • From From £181.40

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Sizes available
  • M
  • L
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Icetools Back protection Evo Shield Black Blue DerrièreIcetools Back protection Evo Shield Black Blue Présentation CLEARANCE
Recommended price £145.10
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Recommended price £145.10
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  • From From £94.28
  • From From £94.28

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Sizes available
  • S (140-150cm)
  • M (150-165cm)
Dainese Back Protection Flexagon Back Protector Black General ViewDainese Back Protection Flexagon Back Protector Black Side CLEARANCE
Recommended price £117.89
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Recommended price £117.89
-23%
  • From From £90.66
  • From From £90.66

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Sizes available
  • S (172.5 cm)
  • L (181.5 cm)
  • XL (184.5 cm)
Dainese Back Protection Flexagon Waistcoat Lite Russet Orange General ViewDainese Back Protection Flexagon Waistcoat Lite Russet Orange Detail CLEARANCE
Recommended price £89.84
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Recommended price £89.84
-19%
  • From From £71.88
  • From From £71.88

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Sizes available
  • S (172.5 cm)
  • L (181.5 cm)
  • XL (184.5 cm)
Colours available
Salomon Back Protection Flexcell Light Vest Race Blue General ViewSalomon Back Protection Flexcell Light Vest Race Blue Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £126.96
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Recommended price £126.96
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  • From From £95.20
  • From From £95.20

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Sizes available
  • M (173-178)
  • L (178-183)
  • XL (183-188)
Colours available
Icetools Back Protection Fly Vest Black Bright Orange General ViewIcetools Back Protection Fly Vest Black Bright Orange Front CLEARANCE
Recommended price £90.66
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Recommended price £90.66
-35%
  • From From £58.90
  • From From £58.90
Sizes available
  • S (140-150cm)
  • XL (180-190cm)
Colour available
L'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Smal Heart General ViewL'Armure Française Back Protection Klslp Smal Heart Rear-view CLEARANCE
Recommended price £81.59
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Recommended price £81.59
-24%
  • From From £61.62
  • From From £61.62

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Sizes available
  • 10-12 (31-33)
  • 12-14 (34-37)
Colours available

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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!