Forcefield 4-Layer Replacement Hip Armor
Great product. I purchased it for my Rev It Tornado pants.
The pads are well made, thick, and the design seems good. They run a little larger and thicker than the pads that came with the Tornado pants. You can expect a slight loss of comfort because of this and the rigidity of the pads but its no big deal. I like the peace of mind and I know a guy who broke his hip in a simple low sider because he was not protected.
February 6, 2014
I'm astonished that these fit!
Before I buy anything, I always check out reviews, to see what I'm getting into.
I was recommended these by CS rep Tony, as I sorely needed a replacement to the foam "armor" in the hip pockets of my REV'IT Turbine pants (sz 34).
Tony said these were awesome, with is what the other reviewers said. Good start. However, the sizing was a tight fit. Me being a petite woman, had much difficulty fitting these bad boys into my slim hip pockets. Overall, they were snug but really comfortable.
October 15, 2013
Feels like it will add much more protection than the stock armour in the pants I bought. Mould to hip well and aren't too bulky at all.
June 10, 2013
Will definitely protect your hips!
Anthony pretty much nailed the video on this one, not much else to add on top of the video. If you are looking to upgrade your hip padding in your riding pants, these are a great choice! I feel very safe wearing these! They are slightly thick so keep that in mind if your pants are a little tight around the hips.
In my opinion though, even if they do make your pants a little tight at the hips it's still definitely worth it! You are still getting an upgrade in protection! Can't put a price on that!
May 30, 2013
A must have upgrade
I bought these to replace the foam hip pads in my Rev'it! tornado pants. They fit with no trimming. As typical forcefield armor goes, it's stiff when you first put your pants on but after it warms up and contours to your hips you barely even know they're there. The only downside for some is that,depending on your riding position, the new pads might make it a little uncomfortable to have anything in your front pant pockets. For any safety conscious rider out there this is a must buy!
May 15, 2013
This armor feels like it will provide much more protection than the standard armor fitted in my gear. It's also more comfortable.
April 22, 2013
Comfortable, lightweight great protection.
The outstanding feature of this product, is it's flexibility and light weight. They also are cut in an interesting way which I believe helps with there overall comfort. The hip area is a vulnerable impact zone. I found that Most hip armor on the market is either to flimsy or to stiff and bulky. These hip protectors are incredibly comfortable and appear to give significant protection. Once I inserted them into my riding pants the first thing I noticed was how unobtrusive they were. Could not feel that they were there. I am very much concerned about my hip armor because of an injury I sustained during a get off. I would strongly recommend these hip pads
February 8, 2013
Big improvement over thin foam typically found in racing suits
This armor appears to be quite dense and firm. However, as it warms up next to my body, it conforms to my hips and is comfortable to wear. I have been wearing the armor under compression shorts. The pads stay correctly positioned and don't cause my suit to be significantly tighter through the hips and seat. I hope I never find out personally, but it appears that this armor should reduce hip injury by absorbing and distributing the energy of impact during a fall.
January 1, 2013