Btw, it's not just padding. They are placeholders for back and chest protectors. They are sold separately.
The padding is not a protector. It won't save the spine or the ribs from breaking on impact. CE certified back and chest protectors are not expensive to buy. The jacket has already pockets for them, so...Does everyone wears back protector Or padding is Fine for short rides.
CE rating means a lot! It doesn't matter whether it's recognized or not, it's a standard for testing. It defines how much of an impact force an armour transfers through itself to the body. An armour with CE Level 1 certification while thinner is not as good as the one certified as CE Level 2 protection. So don't mislead motorcyclists saying the CE rating means nothing.Ce rating isn’t recognized in the USA and doesn’t mean anything at all other than uniformity in European standards. All products have it made there