These do have fitted, foam plastic protection inserts down the back covering the spine. The provide ample protection to the area without limiting movement or bunching. Of course you wont have all the impact protections of the more rigid spine specific coverage but will be happy with your non-restrained movement and the adequate protection it does have! Get this product!
Add a snow flex force or snow shied for the additional hard cover protection when needed and you will be very happy with the results!
So I looked around quite a bit before going with Demon - Im not sure what the person below is talking about. These are real pads for real mountain riding. NO - they aren't hard pads, but a middle layer that rocks. It gives you the cushion you need without giving up movement. I use these with the Skin underlayer and have zero complaints. Bonus: keeps my a$$ warm waiting for everyone else to catch up! :)
I looked around quite a bit before going with the Demon line of padding. This is the base layer use it in combination with and outside padding layer and you're good to go on the slopes. Won't impede your movements and adds confidence for the big ones. One thing: these are called skin - they run just that, skin tight, if you have any questions on size - order one size up to keep out of trouble.
Got this for the gf around Christmas time....so loves it -it hangs long, keeps her warm and has a hood. Wanted to give it 5 starts but Roxy seems to forget that some girls have boobs, yes I said it and this jacket barely buttons around a girls chest.
Fits in your jacket pocket - the case keeps the multi-tool from jabbing into your leg and the wax works great in multi-temps. Add the edge tool and you never have to trust your board to some loser who hates his day job down at your local ski shop.