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Men's Ski & Snowboard Back Protector Defence Jacket

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Men's Ski & Snowboard Back Protector Defence Jacket is designed for skiers and snowboarders looking to protect their back and spleen

For maximum protection when skiing or snowboarding, the Defense jacket protects your back, your shoulder blades, pectoral muscles, lumbar vertebrae and spleen.

A photo of the Men's Ski & Snowboard Back Protector Defence Jacket in use

Shock protection

Soft back (standard EN1621-2) and spleen protection (standard EN13277-5)


The belt allows you to adjust it to your waist size.

Anatomic design

Components with great elasticity and adaptable shape for optimal adjustment


Average, by giving a priority to components that provide good protection.


Designed as part of an outfit with Defense Short, add under a ski jacket

Easy to maintain

Hand wash with a sponge and soap.

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Would not recommend

I ordered the medium size being 5ft 6in with 38 inch chest. The jacket was rather tight on the chest. I used it with the DSH 100 Adult - Black M shorts for a snowboarding holiday. The website says they are designed to be worn together, however I found that the lower back protection of the jacket clashed with the coccyx protector of the shorts pushing the shorts down and the jacket up. I did have a small fall whist scooting my snowboard toward a chair lift, I fell over doing about walking pace and landed on my chest, the jacket offered very little protection, if any at all and I still damaged a rib (possible fracture). The pads in the chest protection rub your chest when sitting, getting up and lowering which you do a lot on a snowboard, it also chafed around the arm holes. The hook and loop fastening waste strap is a pain as it just stuck to the inside of my boarding pants. Overall I would not advise anyone to buy this product.

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Excellent peace of affordable protection

Affordable and practical. Giving comprehensive protection, chest, kidney as well as back protection. The only potential drawbacks is that it gives extra insulation due to being body hugging, resulting in perspiration when energetically skiing/snowboarding.

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Muy confortable

Da un poco de calor pero es perfecto.

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Muy buen producto

Se adapta muy bien al cuerpo para protegerlo

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Buena protección

He tenido varías espalderas y sin duda esta es la mas cómoda de todas y la que me ha dado mayor sensación de protección. Lo malo es que transpira poco

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Protege mejor que la tortuga y es más cómodo.

Protege mejor que la tortuga, es más completo y encima es más cómodo de llevar. Muy contento con el chaleco.

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Super bien

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impec pour comme protection…

impec pour comme protection pour faire de la moto et + en sécurité pour faire du ski et roller .

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Suite à l annulation…

Suite à l annulation des vacances de ski Je ne l' ai pas encore essayé. Voir l année prochaine

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rapport qualité prix excellent

produit au top, protege également les côtes ce qui m a déjà évité 1 mois d arrêt !

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Protection optimale

Achetée en novembre 2015, ce gilet de protection ne me quitte plus depuis 5 saisons de ski. L’ensemble est parfaitement étudié, le dos, les côtés et les pectoraux sont efficacement protégés contre les impacts majeurs (collisions sur piste). Je ne l’ai pas testé sur rocher et ne suis pas pressé de le faire! Elle s’oublie rapidement tant son poids et l’ergonomie ont été bien pensés.

agréable à porter et…

agréable à porter et laisse libre de mouvement pas trop lourd

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Parfait !…

Parfait !

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sera testé prochainement…

sera testé prochainement

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Additional Product Information



  • 100% Ethylene vinyl acetate

Main fabric

  • 18% Spandex
  • 82% Polyamide

A rigorous standard for protections

The EN1621-2 standard is a European standard applicable to protection systems for the back and the EN13277-5 is for the spleen when practicing downhill skiing or snowboarding. A feature of this standard are the tests undertaken to check the shock absorption properties and the resistance to penetration

Choosing the right size is essential for good protection.

To select the right size of protective vest, here is a size chart. Size M = person 5'5" to 5'8" tall. Size L = person from 5'9" ft to 6' tall Size XL = person from 6'1" to 6'5" tall.

An upper body protection designed as part of an outfit.

The Defense Jacket is designed as part of the Defense short outfit so that these 2 protection systems can be perfectly combined and do not hinder each other.



Product testing

All the Decathlon Snowboard products are tested in the real-life conditions for which they have been designed: snow, cold and any weather conditions you may encounter while snowboarding (and skiing). The design teams, product managers, engineers and pattern designers ensure that the program for which the product was designed and developed corresponds perfectly to its real-life use.

Storage instructions

Dry thoroughly before storing

Care instructions

Hand wash with a sponge and soap.

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For 40 years, Decathlon has delivered the best value in the retail sports industry by offering high-quality, sustainable and cost-effective products.

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