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Body armor - Because gravity always wins

Skiing is one of the most exhilarating sports around, but it does pose some dangers. Speed mixed with gravity can lead to some hard falls. Ski body armor or a spine protector for skiing can help prevent or minimize injury when you fall or crash. We carry a full line of body armor for skiing from leading brands like Marker, LeattPOC, Crash Pads, Troy Lee Designs and 7iDP. Learn more about body armor for skiing below.

Why should I wear ski body armor? I’m not doing tricks

You don’t need to be a professional ski racer or a competitor in the winter X Games to need ski body armor. Wipe outs and collisions can happen to anyone at any time. No matter where you are on the skiing spectrum, ski body armor can protect your chest, back, and shoulders from hard hits on ice or packed snow (or any rocks or logs that might be under the snow) or from collisions with other skiers. Good quality skiing body armor:
  • Protects your spine, shoulders, arms, torso, and back
  • Reduces the force of impact during falls
  • Gives you body protection while you learn to ski or practice new tricks
  • Can be worn under your existing jacket
  • Comes in many different designs and styles to suit your needs
  • Adds another thin layer of insulation to keep you warm
  • Can give you the confidence to push your limits safely

SportsProtective staff picks for ski body armor

We love Vigilante Air Ski Body Armor,which is designed to provide maximum upper body protection without restricting movement. The Vigilante Air offers spine/back, shoulder, elbow, and side protection in a long-sleeved, low profile jacket design that fits easily under your current jacket. Other great features of the Vigilante Air body armor for skiing:
  • Ergonomic design to allow maximum mobility
  • Articulated foam back/spine pads; flexible plastic shell pads on shoulders and elbows; foam side pads
  • Stretch, breathable mesh fabric
  • Cup-fit shoulder and elbow pads for maximum comfort and mobility
  • Shoulder and elbow pads made from same soft, durable resin used for mouth guards
  • Full front-zip design for easy on and off
  • Attached, adjustable belt to fit most waist sizes
  • Extended length sleeve with integrated thumb hole
  • Double-stitching for maximum durability

We’re also fans of all things Crash Pads, like Crash Pads 6100 Ski Body Armor, which give your upper body protection without sacrificing range of motion. Crash Pads 6100 skiing body armor provides excellent soft-padded protection for your back, sides, shoulders, and the full length of your arms. Other great features include:
  • Precise ergonomic fit for any torso shape
  • Full front-zip design for easy on and off
  • Heavy-duty, Velcro spandex belt to fit a large range of waist sizes
  • Four-way stretch, breathable mesh fabric for maximum durability and comfort
  • Adjustable elbow and thumb bands for exact arm pad positioning
  • Fits perfectly under or over your base layer or under your jacket

The Original Protective Gear Store

No matter your choice of body armor for skiing, we stand behind every product we sell and will work together with you to get you the right skiing protection. We offer a great selection—in stock—from brands you trust, and with no hassle returns. Complete your outfit with other ski protective gear, like a ski helmet and ski padded shorts and pants, gloves and goggles. Whether you’re an experienced skier or about to hit the bunny slope for the first time, we're here to help.

Want to learn more about protective gear for skiing?  Check our our Ski Gear Tech Talk, or our article entitled, How to Choose Ski Body Armor.