Sweet Protection Bearsuit Soft Back Protector
Sweet ProtectionBearsuit 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
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Buy it, back injuries suck!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Hey all, I bought this back protector after injuring my back snowboarding two months ago, and finally was able to get back on the board this week. After some research and calling a bunch of shops within 3 hours I was finally able to see this one and the POC protector side by side and ultimately went with this one because it was much thinner and more comfortable. Since I wear a backpack while snowboarding I knew I would never wear the much bulkier back protector. Another selling point between this one and others is unlike the US (from what I could tell) Europe actually has safety standards on these items that both Sweet and Poc meet. I now wear this while on my motorcycle and intend to mountain bike with it as well.
I would recommend it for sure! Hope this helps.


  • 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.