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    BMWOA ABC JOHNR100RS's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    Woodland Park,Colorado

    Darien backpad

    Googled and tapatalk not working right .
    What is your favorite backpad for Darien . Had Roadcrafter with 'stitch backpad . Looking for something better . Got a Darien for commuting .I want to keep it simple and just velcro it in .Got a Rallye 3 for touring , and Klim for dirt .
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    May 2011
    Greater Bahstin, Massachusetts
    I had the Aerostich "standard" back pad in my Darien. Never "road tested" it but it seemed to offer decent protection. The problems I had with it is it pushed up the collar of the jacket when I was sitting on the bike, until I cut 2" off the top end. And it blocks a good portion of the jacket's rear vent. Seemed kind pricey for what it was. I'd look elsewhere next time, I think.


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    Cam Killer marchyman's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I've been told the transit backpad inside the darien adapter sleeve is quite nice... it's also quite expensive.

    I've also read that the Aerostich TF5 is the same as the SAS-Tec. If that is true then you can get the SAS-Tec back protector for less than 1/2 the price. You'll still need the adapter sleeve to put it in a Darien. That's on my list of "things I might do someday".

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