I decided to buy some armour the other day in the form of Leatt chest/back protector. After much research, googling, review reading and making comparisons on different brands, designs and prices I settled on the Leatt Adventure Compression Vest and figured if anyone is considering getting some body armour, the follow info may be useful. I selected the compression vest instead of the one with the shoulder and forearm armour because both my Alpine Stars leather jacket and the DriRider Rallycross II textile jacket have shoulder, elbow and forearm armour already...so doubling up on that seemed redundant. The Leatt Adventure Body Armour, the one with the sleeves looks like this: Seeing as all I needed was the chest and back protector, I bought the sleeveless version. This one: And the back: I purchased it online form here: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4J-zWFfBqMIJ:www.actionbikeski.com.au/ &cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au for $179 with free postage. They come in the following sizes for both the sleeved and sleeveless version: S/M size fits riders approx. 40-60kg (90-130 LBS) & 160-172cm (5'3" - 5'8" ft) tall. L/XL size fits riders approx. 55-85kg (120-190 LBS) & 172-184cm (5'7" - 6' ft) tall. XXL size fits riders approx. 80-110kg (180-240 LBS) & 180-196cm (6' - 6'5" ft) tall. Some Specs and product features: The back protector meets CE safety approval EN 1621 Level 2, while the chest protector meets CE safety approval EN 1621 The vest is made from very light, stretchable and breathable mesh with the chest and back protector held snug over your chest and back. Both versions have a removable kidney belt that can be adjusted for individual fit. The kidney belt is velcro and once strapped, doesn't budge at all. There are adjustable straps on the sides to cater for anyone's girth. The chest protector is vented to allow airflow. The back protector is vented as well. This helps avoid pools of sweat forming either at the front or the back and it's quite well vented. If you have a vented leather or textile jacket, the armour won't impeded air flow that much, which is important when riding in the heat. The chest protector can be removed, as can the back protector to suit your needs and to allow you to wash it without puting the armour through the wash The back protector is made from interlocking sections to allow it to curve over your spine, Conclusions: For $179 with free postage it is well built, incredibly comfortable, breathes really well and is CE 1 (chest) and CE 2 (back) approved, so it provided the best protection available. It's easy to put on, like putting on a T-shirt really, and once you pull the mesh down around your waist and do up the two Velcro kidney belt straps, you're good to go. After about 20 seconds I forgot I had it on and it's not cumbersome at all. The first time I wore it was on a 5 hour ride and it was comfy for the whole time. And knowing that I'm protected as much as I can be and that a potentially life threatening chest/back impact (will hopefully) be reduced to a minor one is comforting. To sum up, wearing a chest and back protector may not be part of everyone's kit but like all abrasion/impact gear, I figure it's better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.