Forcefield 4-Layer Replacement Hip Armor
Forcefield does not disappoint, again
After using the ForceField back protector as an upgrade for stock A-Star and Dainese jackets, I decided to give the hip protectors a shot. Once again, I am impressed, perhaps because here's a company whose entire purpose and focus is body armor.
FF armor flexes as you move and doesn't pinch or feel hot--the 'honeycomb' structure allows ventilation and seems to absorb force without losing shape or becoming damaged. Thankfully I haven't actually crashed but I have done some quick personal tests which give me some sense of confidence I am getting some good energy absorption.
I bought these because my Rev'It hip armor for the Air Wave pants just pinched my sides for some reason. The FF was an easy swap and I am much more comfortable, plus the level of protection seems higher now.
June 22, 2015
Decent protection for an often neglected area
I put these hip protectors in my riding jeans with some easy DIY modifications to the stock pads pockets.
They conform to the body and fit well, adding minimal extra bulk.
Taking the original pockets as a reference, the pads are in their ideal location to protect the greater trochanter (the "bony" part of the hip) from a direct hit, but the area covered is not very large.
June 8, 2015
Best protection for Rev IT Airwave Pants
This is a big step up from the standard foam pads provided in the Rev IT Airwave pants. I initially upgraded from the standard foam pads to the Knox hip armor...but it clearly lacked the coverage (though protective) which the hip pocket is designed to accommodate. Luckily I haven't been down under to confirm how well it holds, but I'm sure I won't be disappointed. Full marks to Revzilla's customer service for guiding me through the details and also prompt delivery (as always). You guys simply delight.
January 23, 2015
Like my spine but for the hips.
Didn't get to use them thankfully.
Takes the shape of your body after a while, you don't feel them, they look like they'd do the job.
A bit pricey but not Rev's fault
December 22, 2014
Great replacement armor
My Olympia Motoquest pants only came with EVA foam in the hips so I started doing some research to find the best replacements and ended up here. I tried D3O T5 Evo Pro and it's great armor but it was too small for the pocket and hung a bit too low. I was beginning to consider doing some mods to the pockets when I saw these. I watched the Revzilla Forcefield armor video and was impressed enough to try them out. They have an unique shape to them (they're clearly marked on the back so there's no question on how to properly orient them in your pants) and I wondered if the shape would make them twist around in the pockets so they wouldn't provide the best protection, but after a 90 minute ride they hadn't moved a bit and I didn't even notice they were there. Bang for the buck is a 4 only because you are paying $40 for some rubber pads. They're very comfortable, although the temp was around 65 for my test ride and I'm sure they'll be making me sweat a little in the summer but it's worth it for the protection. They also seem like they would hold up well in a crash. All-in-all, a great product that I would not hesitate to recommend. Ride safe!
November 7, 2014
I got this armor to replace the non-ce rated hip armor in my Olympia Airglide pants. The pads fit the pockets well and put the armor directly over my greater trochanter. Can't ask for much more.
November 4, 2014
Replacement armor in Revit Tornado Pants
Great alternative armor to the OEM foam and even the seasoft RevIt alternative. The forcefield armor only just fits in the Revit pants, but does provide an added feeling of protection with the size. Recommend.
July 7, 2014
Repeat Impact Protection
When replacing all my armor after my last accident, I was looking to not have to do that the next time. This stuff looks and feels like it will stand up to the manufacturer's claim.
April 21, 2014