Forums DIY and Mods DIY spine protector Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) Author Posts May 5, 2015 at 11:58 am #781996 peacefrog 376 Posts Any Ideas on how to build a spine protector that could slip into the hydration sleeve on any random pack? Thanks May 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm #782000 rughty 620 Posts what about plastic cutting board? You could make panels so it bends. Maybe drill some holes along the joining seems and use tie wraps to put it all together. You could get fancy and foam line the side that rests against your back with foam for added comfort. Of course just having your water bladder in there or the pack itself would provide a nice cushion too. May 7, 2015 at 4:51 pm #782013 Scooby2 611 Posts a few folds of a Z-rest camp pad absorbs a lot of energy and makes a good place to sit while timing how fast your partners’ transitions are 😉 November 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm #786346 JMAutio 58 Posts You can buy d3o replacement pads quite cheap from ebay and cut to fit.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Icon-Mens-Jacket-D3O-Replacement-Back-Armor-Protection-Upgrade-Pad-FREE-SHIP-/151399272286?hash=item2340198f5e:g:oGwAAOSwQItUBJaT&vxp=mtr Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.