Demon Armortec Protective Jacket 2015 Review by The Good Ride
The Demon Armortec Protective Jacket feels to us like a duplication of the Xion Protective Gear Jacket that we really love but it’s missing that fit and feel that the Xion has. It seems you get what you pay for.
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Size Tried: Large
Weight: 195 lbs,
Upper Body-:44” Chest, Torso Length 23” (collar bone to pant button), Shoulder Width Approx 22”, Arm Length 19.5” (pit to wrist)
Lower Body: 33” Waist, 42” Hips, 30” Inseam, 24.5” Thigh
Turn On’s: Size L Jackets that fit well around my chest, size M pants that fit well around my thighs so I can get in and out of my pockets, open roads, Surfy Powder Turns, Riding with Friends, new gear and especially my super-hot super smart super funny wife.
Turn Off’s: Size L Jackets that don’t fit well around my chest, super tight Size M Pants that I can’t get up over my thighs, traffic and people who can’t park inside the lines.
I was pretty excited at first to see a jacket as Xion offered at a much lower price but when I got it I noticed where the price difference was. Here are the differences.
1. Back protector is probably 1/3 smaller than the Xion and there isn’t as much coverage.
2. Not all the padding is removable.
3. The Material doesn’t feel as sturdy.
4. The shoulder pads stick out more on the sides and are less low profile.
5.. The fit seems to run a size Larger than the Xion sizing so size down to fit you. Also, the fit doesn’t feel as secure and the pads don’t fit as much as the Xion.
So all in all its not a bad jacket for the price and you get D30 throughout the jacket but it’s missing more padding in the back and a lot of the padding not necessary for snowboarding isn’t removable without taking a knife to it. For me and the other riders at The Good Ride, the Xion is definitely the call over the Demon Armortec especially because of the difference in back padding and the fact you can remove all that isn’t that important for snowboarding protection.
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