Motocross Chest Protectors | Roost Guards, Body Armor

chest protectorsFor a long time, the stigma of riding safe but looking funny has caused people to endure preventable serious injuries. Just like each gear has been crafted to serve its own individual job in a clock, the Chest Protector is a piece of safety gear that has been designed to save your vital organs unnecessary trauma.

Typically associated with motocross sports, chest protectors have been making their way into the casual riders market thanks to lighter weight materials and less bulky appearances.

Materials

Most of the chest protectors out on the market are made with molded polyethylene and polycarbonate panels that are attached securely to fabric. Depending on the design, some chest protectors will offer additional protection to the shoulders and spine as well using CE approved armor panels.

Brands

There are a couple of differences between the chest protectors designed for racing on the track and ones which are for more casual riding. Brands like Fly Racing, EVS Sports, and SixSixOne pull out all the stops to create a chest protector that will absorb impacts at racing speeds. Most racing chest protectors tend to offer protection against your lower organs as well, and slip on like a vest to create a tight and snug fit. Icon and Alpinestars are brands that create less bulky chest protectors that are designed for less intense rides. Though they’re still made of impact absorbing molded plastics, these chest protectors are generally intended to be worn in addition to other motorcycle gear.

Whether you’re going out for a weekend of intense sand dune or mountain trail riding, or just hitting up the freeway for a trek around a mountain, there’s nothing like having a little extra security around you to make you feel more relaxed and want to enjoy the ride that much more. Motorcycle chest protectors come in handy when you take that spill and land sternum first on a rock.

Read all of our Chest Protector reviews below:


TMS Motorcycle MX Body Armor, Chest Protector Shirt

Protective Sport Bike Suit, Mesh TARMOR222-XL-K

TMS Motorcycle MX Body Armor, Chest Protector Shirt | Protective Sport Bike Suit, Mesh TARMOR222-XL-K

Wrecks come when you least expect it. One sunny day, I hit railroad tracks at the wrong angle on my Honda Hurricane and felt it slide right out from under my butt. There was only one thought that raced through my mind: "F*** this is going to hurt!" I ...





Fly Racing Motorcycle MX Chest Protector, Black

Hydro Pack Water Bladder

Fly Racing Motorcycle MX Chest Protector, Black | Hydro Pack Water Bladder

Versatility is becoming the name of the game in motorcycle protective apparel. Here we have a hydration system that integrates a chest protector (or vice versa). At first glance, the Fly Racing Convertible Hydro Pack Kit looks to be a perfect marriage. In fact, for most ...





EVS Sports Revo 4 Roost Guard

Motocross Chest Protector

EVS Sports Revo 4 Roost Guard | Motocross Chest Protector

To those folks outside the wonderful world of motocross, our beloved sport's apparel and protective gear can often come across looking "weirdo" or "wanna-be superhero." Let's face it: brightly-colored flashy clothes, paired with large amounts of plastic body armor and big ol' boots, is kind of reminiscent of a forgotten ...





SixSixOne Assault Pressure Suit

Motorcycle Racing Armor

SixSixOne Assault Pressure Suit | Motorcycle Racing Armor

Your spirit may be indomitable, but you're body is still made of tearable flesh and breakable bones. The corporeal form is never going to be as tough as your mind, but you can help it to withstand the hazards of track, trail and road with SixSixOne's Assault pressure suit.

Although it has ...





Youth MX Body Armor, Jafrum Vega

Motorcycle Adjustable Chest Protector

Youth MX Body Armor, Jafrum Vega | Motorcycle Adjustable Chest Protector

The similar appearance of chest protectors and insect exoskeletons is far from accidental. Bugs can survive a lot of abuse. Their hard shells have allowed them to endure more damage than you'll ever see on the motocross circuit, so take a page from their book.

The Vega motocross chest protector, made by Jafrum, ...





Zac Speed Chest & Back Protector Pack

Exotec Body Armor RP-3 719999

Zac Speed Chest & Back Protector Pack | Exotec Body Armor RP-3 719999

Zac Speed states that their philosophy is: "There is always a better way." They have followed their words in the production of the Exotec RP-3. An innovative storage and protection system, the RP-3 is ideal for riding trails where you want extra protection for your upper body but also need ...





Vega ProGuard Deflector

Motocross Off Road Chest Protector

Vega ProGuard Deflector | Motocross Off Road Chest Protector

In the beginning there were roost deflectors and chest protectors, and now we have the Vega ProGuard 'chest deflector'. Whatever you prefer to call them, they're all meant to shield your upper torso from the various puncture and impact hazards encountered in off-road riding.

The ProGuard is formed from a thermoplastic alloy. ...





Icon Field Armor Vest

Motorcycle Chest Protector Black

Icon Field Armor Vest | Motorcycle Chest Protector Black

Whether you are putting it all on the line stunt-riding, or you just like to ride your sport bike fast, there is nothing wrong with a little extra protection. Often times though, that extra protection is bulky, uncomfortable, and just doesn't look very cool. Icon aimed to change that with its ...





EVS Ballistic Jersey

Motocross Body Armor BJ33

EVS Ballistic Jersey | Motocross Body Armor BJ33

While the road riding community argues, whines, and moans about personal protective equipment, the motocross folks have been developing it. I'm not insulting the people who ride cruisers. I'm in that lot myself. But it seems that we're always talking about the level of protection a rider should have. It ranges from those ...





Icon Mens Black Leather Vest

Regulator Skull Armored Adjustable

Icon Mens Black Leather Vest | Regulator Skull Armored Adjustable

The symbol of the skull has always been linked with motorcycles. Some riders try to separate themselves from the "bad" biker image and consider the skull to be passe at best. It would not surprise me if some see the Icon Regulator vest as tacky, but there is a ...





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