It’s essential to protect your back whilst snowboarding. In the unfortunate case of an accident, the force of the impact is spread throughout the whole area of the protector, dampening the force. Spine guards aim to protect your spine, kidneys and shoulders and act as stabilisation for your spinal cord. You wear them over your snowboard base layer but under your snowboard jacket, making sure you select the right size for your body and length of your back. It should fit snugly but not be restrictive. Demon offers hardwearing spine guards with Air Shield foam for maximum protection and comfort. Or the Forcefield Ultra Light back protector moulds to the shape of your body so you hardly notice you’re wearing it.