Sweet Protection Bearsuit Soft Back Protector

Go big or go home.

Pushing the envelope in the ski world usually involves taking more risks that can potentially end up taking you to the hospital. Instead of going to the hospital, go big and then go home thanks to Sweet Protection's Bearsuit Soft Back Protector keeping you out of the emergency room after gnarly falls. This lightweight back protector uses a shock-absorbing core supplemented by molded EVA for stability, and 3D mesh covers the back and front for breathable ventilation and free-moving convenience.

  • Shock-absorbing core
  • Molded EVA back structure
  • 3D mesh back and front
  • Elastic chest harness and waistband
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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am an Intermediate skier and stay on piste. I wanted to get some added protection and was concerned that a back protector would be annoying and uncomfortable. After wearing this on two ski trips, I can say with confidence that this is comfortable and it helps keep warmth in (bonus!). I don't even notice that it's on.

I haven't tried any other brands though.