The Evolution Vest from Alpinestars rules; it’s a protective vest that is not only snugly comfortable and stable when on the body, but is also well made and sports practical elements like side vents and small rear pockets. Made of impact-absorbing memory foam, this back protector naturally satisfies the stringent level 2 standards. While on test, the team of test riders gleefully donned this vest and then forgot its existence as they tore up the trails – exactly how it was intended to be used. There’s also a hard shell insert over the spine (a feature often overlooked by other brands) for additional protection, helping dissipate energy from ungracious landings on sharp rocks.
Weight: 609 g | Price: € 169.95