Stübben Back Protector - by collaborating with the leading producer of back protectors for motor cyclists, skiers and boarders, Stübben have been able to develop an innovative back protector for horse riders. Unlike many others available on the market, the Stübben back protector offers high comfort, and at the same time, highly effective protection of the spine, which is exposed to the highest risk of injury.
The back protector is a sandwhich construction consisting of thermo-elastic foams. Contrary to a traditional, hard case protector, in a Stübben back protector the full impact of the crash is dissipated evenly across the whole area and the risk of spinal injuries is thus reduced to a minimum. The back protector is certified to motorcycle standards EN 1621-2 and has passed the so called, Curbtest, the hardest of all quality standards, as well as already winning several comparative tests. In recent tests, a sensationally low residual energy value was measured with: 5.1 KN (central) which is far below the legal requirement of 9 KN. The Stübben back protector absorbs up to 95% of the impact energy, and thus offers the best protection values.
The sandwich structure functions in a similar way to a crumple zone in a car. Due to the influence of body heat, the protector adjusts to the body contours and thus offers a safe fit and maximum wearing comfort. Due to its perfect fit and its low weight, 400 - 1000 grams, it is comfortable and allows fantastic freedom of movement.
The back protector covers the full length of the spine and is available in many elastic, unisex sizes. Because of its lightweight construction and simply vest like cut, it can be optimally combined with a show jacket.
Available sizes (unisex):
Size XS: Spinal protection covering a length of: 50 cm
Size S: Spinal protection covering a length of: 54 cm
Size M: Spinal protection covering a length of: 58 cm
Size L: Spinal protection covering a length of: 61 cm
Size XL: Spinal protection covering a length of: 64 cm
When purchasing a Stübben back protector we recommend you try on the desired size to confirm that your spine is completely protected by the back plate.