back protection

uhtred
uhtred Posts: 2
edited April 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hi there, i new to the forum, hope im posting in the right place...

I'm brand new to cycling and just working out my costs etc before buying a bike. I broke my back a few years ago and its now held together with rods and bolts - lower 5 vertibrae bolted and fixed. I'm looking for a back protector that will reduce impact and protect the lower back from major bumps or damage if i fall and land on an uneven surface.

I would be very grateful for any advice on back protection, i like the look of the POC spine vest, but not sure if it goes low enough - anyone tried it? http://www2.pocsports.com/products/show ... p?id=20320

Thanks.