Today, I picked up a new back protector at Cycle Gear, the Alpinestars RC. I'd been looking for one that straps on but I finally settled on an insert for use in my jacket. This will be far less hastle and I won't have to deal with the elastic/velcro waistband being uncomfortable. This one is a bit stiffer than I would like but I think I can get used to it. I used it on today's ride to Bogus and, when I wasn't thinking about the back protector on purpose, I really didn't notice it too much. The nice thing is, I can put this in my Joe Rocket Meteor textile jacket when I'm wearing it since both jackets have similar pockets.