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  1. #1
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    Idea! Lightweight and cool back protector for XC


    I recently had a crash that made me realize I am mortal so now I am on the look for a back protector. I ride XC which means it should be relatively light and not too warm. I have found these two wests with protection:

    POC VPD 2

    EVOC Protector west

    Does anyone know if these are suitable for XC or if there are other products out there that is more suited?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    I use this think called a, uhmm, trying to remember the name.....Camelbak!

    I can't find the story now, but a biker fell off a cliff, like 80 feet, landed on his/her back and wasn't harmed at all.

    I will often times blow a bit of air into my Hydrapak bladder when going down sketchy terrain.

    Watch this:Hydrapak Testing Video - Full Length Feature - YouTube

  3. #3
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but I am not looking for a backpack. I would like to use the back protector for XC races as well and do not need all the extras that a backpack with a bladder has.

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