Bluegrass launches two new back protectors

Bluegrass Seamless
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Bluegrass has launched two new back protectors, the Seamless B&S D3O and the Seamless Lite D3O. While back protection doesn't get talked about much these days, these new products are lightweight enough to pedal enduro laps without looking like you're wearing an entire backpack under your jersey. 

Made with a mesh-like design, the protectors prioritize comfort and breathability, so sweat isn't trapped on your body all day. The form-fitting material is made out of Dryarn microfiber and uses a seamless construction. 

As for the protection portion itself, the protector uses a D30 insert. The fabric features a unisex fit, and the brand says it will hold its elastic properties throughout the lifetime of the protector.

The Seamless B&S D3O is made from 90% Dryarn microfiber, which regulates body temperature and keeps skin dry. In addition to the D30 back insert, there are also D30 shoulder cells, which are designed to work well with backpack straps.

The protector also features two back pockets, similar to back pockets found on a road or XC jersey, for storing small and soft items. The Seamless B&S D3O uses a longer cut, which extends below the waist of a riders' shorts or pants, for full protection and stability.

While the Seamless B&S D3O looks like a t-shirt, the Seamless Lite D30 looks like a vest. It offers protection while feeling and looking like a baselayer, sitting discretely under a jersey.

Seamless B&S D30

  • Price: $300 / £230 / €250
  • Weight: 580g
  • Sizes: S/M, L/XL (unisex)
  • Certification: EN 1621-2:2014, Level 1
  • Material: 80% Polypropylene, 10% Polyamide, 10% Elastan

Seamless Lite D30

  • Price: $225/ £170/ €190
  • Weight: 360g
  • Sizes: S/M, L/XL (unisex)
  • Certification: EN 1621-2:2014, Level 1
  • Material: 80% Polypropylene, 10% Polyamide, 10% Elastan
Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4