Alpinestars A-8 Roost Deflector

Alpinestars A-8 Roost Deflector
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    Alpinestars A-8 Roost Deflector Small/Medium Black

    Part# 1478020001

    Our Price: $179.99

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    Details

      Alpinestars’ A-8 Roost Deflector is protective gear that keeps you safe from riding hazards with an exceptionally large layout of impact plates backed by comfortable, washable BioFoam. The protection of the A-8 is plain to see, but it’s full of more subtle features like detachable anchor points for both shoulder gauntlets, multiple articulation points, ventilation ports located all over, and full compatibility with Bionic Neck Support braces. You may not see all these features, but they’ll be working together to keep you protected while you ride your hardest.

      Specs:
    • Full-coverage armor panels made form Thermo PU and Polypropylene
    • Armor is backed by soft, washable, breathable BioFoam
    • Shoulder guards are fully removable
    • Fits under jersey with shoulder guards removed, and over jersey with shoulder guards on
    • Semi-rigid plates let deflector fit close to body in all dimensions
    • Protection moves with your body
    • Adjustable lateral and chest straps provide a superior fit
    • Intake and exhaust vents combine with perforated panels to enhance airflow
    • Designed for use with Alpinestars BNS (Bionic Neck Support)
    • CE level 2 certified

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    3.2 / 5.0
    11 Reviews
    5 Stars
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    1 Stars
    4
    1
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    5
    1
    Value
    1.0 / 5
    Durability
    1.0 / 5
    Comfort
    3.0 / 5
    Protection
    3.7 / 5
    Sizing & Fit
    Small
    True
    Large
    Recommend it?
    Yes (2)
    No (1)
    Value
    1 / 5
    Durability
    1 / 5
    Comfort
    1 / 5
    Protection
    3 / 5
    Sizing & Fit
    Small
    True
    Large
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Not the Chest Protector you are looking for.
    This Chest Protector is not the one you want. The strap design is flawed and unreliable. Limited breathability, shoulder pads had rivets pop loose and are practically impossible to fix or replace without rigging something unsafe. Only positive is the good rib protection. Check out the new design instead.

    -m-2013 KTM 300 XC-W (E-Start)--
    August 8, 2017
    Rocky Mount, VA, US
    Age: 25-44
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    5'10 - 6'0
    Value
    1 / 5
    Durability
    1 / 5
    Comfort
    4 / 5
    Protection
    5 / 5
    Sizing & Fit
    Small
    True
    Large
    Recommend it?
    Yes
    Comfortable and offers good protection, but poor durability.
    I was very happy with my purchase when I received the chest protector. It fit well and was exactly what I was looking for protection-wise. On the third ride (with no wrecks), the cheap plastic retainer that clips the right side dislodged. I was able to return it to function with pliers. I have wrecked in it a few times since, and it served its purpose by keeping me injury free. However, the last wreck sheared the plastic post that keeps the right strap from coming loose. The only way to keep it in place now is with a paper clip or zip ties. I have only had it 3 months. I have had much worse wrecks in other chest protectors and they never broke (and were way less expensive).
    July 10, 2017
    Hartselle, AL, US
    Purchased
    10 months ago
    Value
    1 / 5
    Durability
    1 / 5
    Comfort
    4 / 5
    Protection
    3 / 5
    Sizing & Fit
    Small
    True
    Large
    Recommend it?
    No
    Poor construction!
    I have an Alpinestars neck brace and have worn it with the A-10 chest protector for years. They work perfectly together but after a crash I wanted more lateral/rib protection. I bought the A-8 and it arrived with a broken clasp and while packaging it for return the front/top main attachment point fell apart. RMATV was good about refund/return, but I would not recommend this product. Instead, bought the Fox Raptor CE Roost Deflector and although it doesn't fit my neck brace as well it works with it, is much better made and with what seems like good lateral protection.. The bicep guards and maybe the shoulder guards don't seem like they will last but that isn't where I wanted the added protection anyways.

    -m-2015 KTM 250 XC-W (E-Start)--
    December 20, 2016
    Boulder, CO, US
    Age: 45-64
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    191 - 220 lbs.
    Height:
    6'1 - 6'3
    2 thumbs way up!!
    Fits good, protects and keeps me cool. I ordered 2 initially and I love it so much I kept the other one. Never had a problem with the rivets and it still works after 2 month of riding every weekend at least twice. If you have issues you probably aren't using it right. Bionic neck support fits with it great too.
    September 8, 2015
    CA
    Good and Bad
    Bought this chest protector to go with the A-star neck brace. I've been wholly underwhelmed by it since day one and after two years now I mostly wear my old Fox chest protector especially in warm weather.

    The good first. excellent impact resistance, very heavy duty front, rear and side protection. Works well with A-star neck brace.

    The bad. Interferes with movement of arms, poor design of shoulder area. Back too long and interferes with pants. Front doesn't conform to the body and feels weird especially when sitting on bike. Very hot and offers little to no ventilation.

    I will be looking elsewhere next time I'm in the market for body armor.
    July 26, 2015
    Indianapolis , IN, US
    Age: 45-64
    Gender:
    Male
    Weight:
    161 - 190 lbs.
    Height:
    5'7 - 5'9
    Great protection
    We had issues after a nasty crash with the rivets ripping out of the shoulder pads but were able to order replacements from Alpinestars. I can't fault the product for the damage incurred during a crash. After all, it did do its job by preventing injury.
    June 3, 2015
    IA
    should be more durable for the price
    Chest clamps break pretty easy
    January 2, 2015
    PA
    Great item
    Not much to complain about here. One of the shoulders rivets popped out, I just used a zip tie and was back in business tho.
    December 30, 2014
    MO
    Shoulder pads come apart
    I am on my second one and about ready to try it for the third time, the rivet in the left shoulder keeps popping out and the shoulder guard ends up flapping in the wind, even after just two uses. Once that rivet pops out it will not go back in. Other than that I really like the design and fit. If you guys could only fix the shoulder pads.
    November 7, 2014
    UT
    Life saver
    This chest protector is a life saver. I love it, it protects any thing from rocks and dirt to fences and the hard ground. If you are looking for a chest protector get this one! It is worth the price it will save your life!
    July 27, 2014
    UT
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