Behold Men - Wings for Life Edition

Flaxta x Wings for Life. For every WFL back protector sold, Flaxta donates 20 Euro to Wings for Life.
$180.00 USD

Behold is the most ventilated, flexible and low-profile back protector on the market. It's praised and awarded by the magazines, trusted by our ambassadors, and loved by customers around the world.

Certification: EN 1621-2, Level 1 standard
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Product information

Behold is the most ventilated, flexible, and low-profile back protector on the market.

We are proud to introduce the Flaxta x Wings for Life Edition.

Wings for Life aims to help injured people getting back their independence and ability to move. Flaxta enables them to protect it in the first place. Freedom is privilege. Stay protected.

For every special edition WFL back protector sold, Flaxta donates 20 Euro to Wings for Life.

The Behold back protector vest incorporates Flaxta’s AVA protection system, short for Absorb, Vent, and Adapt, which brings absorption, ventilation, and adaption to an unprecedented new level.

The vest has been constructed for flexibility and breathability and features an optional elastic waistband.

Our goal is to get more people to consider wearing back protection. Our back protectors target all skiers and snowboarders who find current back protectors too stiff, warm, and bulky. Getting these riders to consider wearing back protection has been our main focus and we are excited to contribute and make skiing and snowboarding safer.

Certified according to EN 1621-2, Level 1 standard.

Product details

Back protector:
  • Incorporating AVA protection system, short for Absorb, Vent, Adapt
  • Low profile
  • Lightweight, flexible, and highly ventilated
  • Certified according to EN 1621-2, Level 1 standard


  • Men’s specific cut
  • Constructed for flexibility and breathability 
  • Removable elastic waistband

About Wings for Life

Wings for Life (WFL) is a non-profit spinal cord research foundation with a mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. WFL funds scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.

For every WFL back protector sold, Flaxta donates 20 Euro to Wings for Life. 100 % of all donations go directly to spinal cord research. This means that your protector not only ‘has your back’, but also helps find a cure for people affected by spinal cord injury.

Find your size

Free shipping over $90 USD

We provide free shipping for orders over $90 USD. For orders under $90 USD, there is a flat shipping fee of $6 USD.

All orders within the US are fulfilled and shipped from our warehouse located in Denver, Colorado.

Delivery time: 3-7 days

Our current delivery time is 3-7 business days. Upon placing your order, you'll receive an order confirmation. Once your items are packed and shipped, we'll send you an email with tracking details to keep you informed every step of the way.

Secure Payments

Shop with confidence! At, we offer secure payment options including PayPal. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your transaction is safe and secure with Flaxta and PayPal

We also offer secure payments through credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro), Klarna, Apple Pay, Google Pay, iDeal, and Bancontact.

30-day money-back guarantee

We offer a 30-day return and money-back guarantee.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition as when you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

Your new favorite back protector.

Created for skiers and snowboarders who demand it all; comfort, flexibility, and protection.

Back Protection. Redefined.

Experience the difference: Behold Men - Wings for Life Edition

✓ Praised and awarded by the magazines.
✓ Trusted by our ambassadors and athletes.
✓ Loved by customers around the world.

Behold is the most ventilated, flexible and low-profile back protector on the market.

THE WORD ON THE MOUNTAIN – What customers are saying
I never really liked back protectors until i got this one. Its like a T-shirt and you don't even feel it under the other layers.
— Ralph
I’ve been skiing with back protector for 23 years now and this is the best one I’ve had so far.
— Sanne
The best product I've ever bought for myself.
— Sascha
I have had this back protector for three years now. It is amazing. I don’t even notice I am wearing it. I will never ski without it.
— Fiamma
The most comfortable back protector ever! Feels more like a thin 2nd layer vest!
— Mikael
The best back protector out there! Insanely comfortable to wear and super breathable.
— Simon
Normally, I would never wear a back protector until I was given this one!
— Rebecca
Henrik Harlaut's Back Protector of Choice

Used and preferred by Henrik Harlaut

Henrik Harlaut is one of the most innovative and influential skiers of all time. He's a 13-time X Games medallist, which makes him the most decorated skier in X Games history.

Henrik Harlaut represents Flaxta and wears the the unique Behold back protector.

Flaxta’s take on back protection is refreshing. It gives me an opportunity to focus on my skiing without having to worry about my equipment.” – Henrik Harlaut

The secret behind our back protector

The AVA Back Plate

The unqiue compound integrated into our Behold back protector is called AVA. AVA (short for Absorb, Vent and Adapt) has been developed by Flaxta in collaboration with leading polymer experts.

It's based on a viscoelastic polymer that reduces impact force by viscous and elastic deformation. It deforms and stiffens, meaning that the impact energy is both spread out and absorbed. 

By balancing its properties carefully, we've been able to surpass the certification requirements while offering an unprecedented combination of protection, comfort and ventilation.

Endorsed by The Verge

Featured by The Verge

Our popular Behold back protector by Flaxta has been featured by The Verge and included in their "The best snowboarding and skiing gadgets.

"Because it’s so thin and it breathes so well (due to all the holes in it), my back didn’t get sweaty at all and I completely forgot that I had it on."

Your new favorite back protector


The most ventilated, flexible, and low-profile back protector on the market.

The story behind

Creating Behold

With the Behold back protector, we want to make back protection accessible to all skiers and snowboarders, especially those who find current options too stiff, warm and bulky.

The idea behind Behold is to eliminate the decision of whether to wear a back protector or not, by making it feel like a comfortable and seamless addition to your gear. More of a mid-layer, rather than a traditional back protector.

With its low-profile design and our unique AVA back plate, you'll barely notice you're even wearing a back protector.

Protection – ventilation – Comfort

Experience the difference!

What size should I get?

Finding the perfect fit ensures both your comfort and protection. Explore our size chart to discover the ideal match for your Behold Back Protector.

If you have a specific sizing question or would like to have more information, please contact us at


Back Protection. Redefined.

To wear or not to wear back protection?
– That is not a question.

For skiers and snowboarders, prioritizing safety on the slopes should be non-negotiable. Wearing a back protector like our Behold Back Protector Vest is a proactive step towards protecting yourself on the mountain.

In recent years, the snow sports community has increasingly recognized the significance of back protection. Many experts now advocate for the mandatory use of back protectors, just as helmets have become standard gear.

At Flaxta, we understand that safety shouldn't come at the cost of comfort. That's why our Behold Back Protector Vest strikes the perfect balance between dependable protection and a high level of comfort.

Gone are the days of sacrificing comfort for protection; with our Behold Back Protector, you no longer have to choose between the two. Our innovative design ensures you can ski or snowboard with peace of mind, knowing that you're protected while experiencing unparalleled comfort and freedom of movement.

We've got your back!