Bluegrass Grizzly Lite d30 Vest£119.99

Minimal spine protector

BikeRadar score4/5

This Bluegrass Grizzly Lite d3o vest is about as minimal as it gets in the way of spine protectors, with a d3o spine protector board inside the thin, well-vented vest jacket.

Thanks to the minimalist approach, it’s one of the best-fitting back protectors we’ve ever had the pleasure of riding in – ideal for races where a back protector is compulsory.

The front of the vest is a thin, well vented yet smooth-to-the-touch mesh, so is pretty comfy and stays as cool as an extra layer ever would. Over the d3o protection is a layer of thicker and much more durable reinforced mesh, which is still smooth on the inside. 

The vest doesn’t bunch up anywhere either and stays comfy for a whole day of downhill action.

Almost £120 for a back protector might seem steep, but for this level of comfort, we think it’s worth it.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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