I am new to riding dirt and bought this as a recommendation. So far, definitely protects against roost. Haven't taken a notable spill yet to determine dump protection but seems to be able to do the job. All padding and critical area covers are in the right place. I'm 6'1" pushing 290 and this fits unexpectedly well. Thumb holes were unexpected too but much appreciated! Quality of the build is very good. Zippered front is well assembled and sewn. Zipper is plastic so I don't know how well it will handle a significant wipe out but it is easy to zip on and off without binding or having to pull down the front. Velcro is in the right spots on forearms and have enough adjustment to customize. Fit and finish is above expectation overall. I would certainly recommend this product. I find it easier than getting separate elbows, chest and back protection. This all in one is perfect! Cost is well deserved. Bought one for my son (10 y/o) and he really enjoys it too!
It does offer superb protection. Adjustability of the guard to suit different riders sizes is a plus. Cheesy elastic straps to hold neck guard in place are easily lost or misplaced since they are not attached permanently. I don't have a chesty that this should attach to so I can not say how that functions. In all, the security of this item for the neck is beyond necessary and it does it well. If cost is not a concern for you, then go for it.