Wear a defence gilet or back protector to help shield your back from injury and provide your spleen with an extra layer of cushioning. Both of the styles below can be adjusted to fit snugly around your body via multiple straps or a belt, and neither will hinder your movement.
There is a clever three-in-one Defense 700 backpack from Wed’Ze that comes with a detachable protective back panel – carry it with the panel, without the panel, or just wear the panel on its own. Even better, the bag itself helps protect your back and legs from pulls and sprains – it’s designed to carry your skis or snowboard and helmet, saving you the trouble of awkwardly balancing your gear in your arms on the way to the ski lift. The Thermoformed back and straps guarantee maximum comfort and freedom, and the foam sits flush against the most sensitive part of your back and shoulders
Always remember to double check your equipment for damage before you set off on your skiing trip and take care with your binding and fastenings when you’re getting ready, as a loose helmet or ski boot could make your session memorable for all the wrong reasons.