Forcefield 4-Layer Replacement Hip Armor
Good replacement armor
I own the Olympia Motoquest riding pants, they come with a very soft foam hip pad. I ripped one almost in half when removing to wash the pants. Not a comforting fact when I rely on these for protection. I have had a hip replacement, so I'm sensitive to protecting this area. I purchased these, and they fit right into the existing pocket. If your pants are already tight, they will add a little bulk, but in the case of overprints, which tend to be a little more baggy, it's not an issue. I'm happy with the piece of mind that the added protection gives me, now lets hope that I never need them.
August 6, 2016
Works as intended
I bought these hip protectors to go into my REV'IT! Tornado Women's Pant. It definitely adds a little bulk to the pants, so my pants fit a little more snug than I would like, and looks wise it makes my hips look wider and funky looking. It did serve it's purpose when I had a minor incident, and I am happy I had them versus having nothing.
May 18, 2016
Light & protective
These hip pads are lightweight, but a bit bulky. However, they are FAR more protective than most hip pads out there. High quality materials as always from Forcefield.
May 3, 2016
Fit good, stays in place
The hip armor replaced the foam pads that came with my Olympia Mesh overpants. I gave the Airlfow a four only because it's still very cool riding weather here in MA (April) and I still have the wind/rain lining zipped in, so I can't really judge that aspect. It does look like it will allow air to pass through easily enough. This is the least noticeable of all the armor pieces I recently acquired in regards to how how it feels and looks. My overpants are fairly bulky however.
I also got the Net Flat shoulder and elbow armor and Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro. The same applies to those pieces. The BackPad is very heavy and thick. Off the bike it feels like I have a backpack on. On the bike I don't really notice the armor.
April 26, 2016
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