Forcefield 4-Layer Replacement Hip Armor
For Darien Aerostich Pants
Revzilla delivered these overnight which was awesome. I also ordered the knee protectors as well. Guess you say that I've drank the Forcefield cool-aid. Have their back insert on my Klim Induction jacket as well. Anyhow, for those of you thinking about these Hip protectors on Aerostich Dariens, make your own sleeve with some fabric and sew on velcro. Once I had them configured properly, I feel much better about commuting each day. You also need some room on the pants as they'll add an inch or two on the waist. I don't find them bulky as well. Real test will be during the summer when it gets super hot. These actually feel like they'll do some protecting and hope that I never get to find out. Oh and yes they do leave that new plastic smell, which I actually like! Feels like I'm putting on a fresh new pair of pants each day!
March 15, 2016
Mine measured 6" wide by 7.25" long
Just wanted to post the measurements from the hip pads I got 3 years ago. Revzilla is listing it as 9" long, 7" wide.
Since then Forcefield might have made them larger?
The length of 7.25 includes the odd shaped tip on bottom, in the center it measures 6.5 " long/high.
I wear in Olympia airglide pants, fits very well.
after 3 years of use, they show no signs of wear. They do not flow air very well.
December 30, 2015
Perfect for Rhok Jeans
Rhok Jeans supplies knee armor for the hip pockets in their gen3 model. ?! It's a lousy fit in the armor pockets and gives a guy "girl hips". The Forcefield 4-layer hip armor appears to be what the Rhok hip armor pockets are really designed for, as they are a perfect fit and mold well. This is my third set of Forcefield armor, having also put their back and elbow armor in a Dainese EVO jacket. It's all great stuff, very comfortable and feels like it should protect very well.
August 25, 2015
Good but Big
These are on the larger side as far as hip protectors go. Not only are they thicker than most but they also cover more of your hip. While more coverage is a good thing, if you don't have the extra room in your pants things may get a little tight. They fit perfectly in my Rev'It Philly jeans which have a large hip pocket. They also fit in my Scorpion Covert Pro jeans however the hip pocket was stretched to its max and they did not look very good with the cut of the pant. It looks very "womanly" with narrow waist and wide hips. I think the recommended Sas Tec hip pads would work better with this jean.
August 6, 2015
Good Alternative to Seesoft
These first perfect in my Rev'It Sand 2 pants. I purchased them because they Seesoft hip protectors seemed to never be in stock. The pocket is the right size, and they are comfortable both on and off the bike.
August 4, 2015
Cushions for your hips
Your joints are the weakest part of your body and why manufacturers don't provide included hip protection is beyond me. I was looking at various hip protection solutions that fit my jeans, my budget, and were comfortable. I wear the AGV Sport Alloy jeans, which I also bought from Revzilla.
I initially bought the Icon Stryker shorts, but trying to wear them under my jeans just made it extremely uncomfortable and bulky. I then tried taking the D3O pads from the Stryker shorts and putting them in the AGV jeans to see how it was - no bueno. The pockets for the pads were too big and the D3O pads didn't sit well. Plus they're tiny; no way would they have any real protection in a fall.
Back to the catalog... protective shorts were out of the question, so I started looking for removable hip pads. I was browsing the Revzilla website for hip pads and settled on this one. The reviews and the brand reputation hooked me on the purchase.
When I received the pads, they were huge! I thought no way they'd fit in my pants. It's 4 layers of rubber, but low and behold, they fit PERFECTLY in my AGV Sport Alloy jeans. They fill the entire hip pad pocket and don't move. They're extremely comfortable and you can't even tell they're there when you look in a mirror. These pads really increased my confidence in riding on the street. You can feel them there, but they don't affect flexibility or comfort.
My only concern is that while they are hip protectors, they don't really protect your pelvis. I did some trials to simulate falling on a bike with the pads in and in some instances when I fell, my pelvis made contact with the ground. Nevertheless, these are HIP PROTECTORS and they do a really good job at protecting your hip. Hopefully I will never have to test them out in a real life situation.
July 27, 2015
Fits great in Klim Dakar pants
I used these to replace the factory junk hip pads in my Klim Dakar pants. These breath great and slip right into the factory armor pockets. These are a bit thicker than the factory ones. Great product and great feeling wearing these.
July 12, 2015
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