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Forcefield Action Shorts

Available with either 3-Layer Sport M15 Armor or 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor, the Forcefield Action Shorts incorporate an air flow control function which controls body temperature during exercise. This helps to maintain body temperature whether the conditions are warm or cool leaving you dry and feeling fresh, as well as providing impact protection in vital areas.

The Action Shorts are constructed from BeCool, a unique fiber that has a greater diffusive area than standard fiber, to ensure a high level of breathability and comfort. The CE Approved armor is removable to allow the shorts to be machine washed for maximum hygiene. M15 armor is a specialized polymer made from Nitrile rubber that has been optimized to achieve low weight, flexibility and Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) ensuring protection is given even after multiple impacts.

Fastened at the waist by a drawcord and with gripper elastic at the legs, the shorts offer superior fit and comfort. The Forcefield Action Short offers unparalleled comfort and performance for those demanding sports activities where impacts are an inherent occurrence.

Features:

  • Armor is CE approved
    • 3-Layer Sport M15 Armor passes just 21Kn of impact force
    • 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor passes just 9Kn of impact force (lower than the CE Level 2 Certification, though the shorts only carry CE Level 1 Certification)
  • Constructed from BeCool with Humidity Discharge Function
  • Removable armor at the thigh, hip, buttock and coccyx
  • RPT (Repeat Performance Technology)
  • Machine Washable (with armor removed)
  • Draw cord waist for superior fit and comfort
  • Tested to -10° Celsius
4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Air Flow
3.9 / 5
Fit
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Large

Forcefield Men's Pants / Shorts Sizing

Size Waist (in)
XS 24-27
SM 28-31
MD 32-35
LG 36-39
XL 40-43

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

W Waist Measure around your natural waistline, around the top of the hip bones, inline with the navel while keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
w/ Sport Armor (3 layer) / XS 1034668 FF-30121-2XS In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Sport Armor (3 layer) / SM 869195 FF-30121-3S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Sport Armor (3 layer) / MD 869196 FF-30121-4M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Sport Armor (3 layer) / LG 869197 FF-30121-5L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Sport Armor (3 layer) / XL 869198 FF-30121-6XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Sport Armor (3 layer) / 2XL 1034669 FF-30121-7XXL In Stock: Requires 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
w/ Pro Armor (4 layer) / LG 617847 FAS-P-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Pro Armor (4 layer) / MD 617846 FAS-P-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Pro Armor (4 layer) / SM 617845 FAS-P-S In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
w/ Pro Armor (4 layer) / XL 617848 FAS-P-XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.7 / 5.0
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4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Air Flow
3.9 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Did it's job during a pretty nasty crash
So there I was, riding around the mountains with a couple friends. We were in a small town, and it had just begun to rain, so we weren't doing anything abnormal. Got into a construction zone where the DOT set up a lane shift across a new bridge being built. On the transition from the old lane to the new lane, they apparently painted over the old lane division line in slick black paint, which was invisible with a smoked shield and in the pouring rain. My rear tire slid out on this painted line, then kicked back the other way and next thing I knew, I went down, HARD, at about 35-40mph. The bike slammed me low-side into the pavement. I slide about 100-150 feet and the bike probably about double that before coming to rest.

I felt a bit out of breath and my right side upper body hurt a bit but nothing too bad. I got up and my friends helped me get the bike back up and we stopped about 1/10th of a mile down the road at a gas station.

Come to find out later that, while wearing the Forcefield armored shirt and shorts combo under my Olympia suit, I had broken a rib or two (probably when the bike forced my arm to slam into my ribcage). Had I not been wearing the gear, I'm 95% sure I'd have done a lot more damage including probably a broken hip, shoulder, and clavicle, but obviously this is speculation based on which body parts hit and how hard. The gear definitely helped soften the blow. I realize it's not common to include rib protection but that certainly would have helped me avoid the break. Otherwise, I love the gear and wear it everywhere, all the time - street, track, and offroad.
September 7, 2014
Ride:
2002 Suzuki DR650SE
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Sport vs Pro Version
Reluctantly, I initially ordered the Sport (3 layer) version of these shorts. I say reluctant because I wanted the level 2 protection of the Pro version (4 layer) but assumed that it would be too thick to fit under my Bull-it riding jeans. I talked to customer support, but they didn't really know much about the difference between the two versions. So, while waiting for the shorts to arrive, I contacted Forcefield.com directly. Here is their reply:

"The 3 layer (Sport Armour) and the 4 layer (Pro Armour) protectors use different material although both are rubber based polymers. The Sport Armour is 16.5mm thick whereas the Pro Armour is around 15mm so not much between then. The Sport armour is softer and much lighter in weight. The performance at Ambient for the Sport Armour is around the 27KN figure. The Pro Armour is denser, slightly less flexible than the Sport Armour and heavier but offers much better impact attenuation. The Pro Armour was designed for those riders who wanted the most protection no matter what. The recorded figure at Ambient was 13.1KN."

After hearing this, I decided I would return the Sport version and immediately ordered a Pro version to replace them. Having both versions to review, I can say the forcefield support was right on. The 4 layer is actually a bit thinner than the 3 layer. Also the 4 layer is the classic forcefield triangle nitrex evo while the Sport is a polymer.

So, for me it doesn't make much sense to order the Sport - because it's thicker and offers less protection (Level 1 Sport compared to Level 2 Pro). The Pro is a bit heavier, but marginally so.

Both versions are quite bulky. I wear Bull-it riding jeans that fit a bit loose with no armor. With all the pads in place, there is no way to get the jeans over the shorts. That's fine, because my plan was to remove the thigh and butt cheek pads - wearing only the hip and tailbone pads. With this setup, my jeans are snug but not overly so.

Overall, I love this armor. I feel very protected and confident wearing it.
March 31, 2016
Ride:
2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Confidence Inspiring Heavy Duty Protection
I commute about 22 miles (one way) to and from work around dusk and dawn. I have had more than a handful of close calls with cars and trucks that come flying out of driveways onto the road, pull out into my lane to pass in no passing zones (playing chicken with cars and trucks isn't much fun), or start drifting into my lane of traffic without bothering to signal, head check, or use their mirrors. I have recently been upgrading my protection level to give me a little better sense of security and help me focus more on what is happening around me in order to stay as safe as possible while I ride. In short I have started to adopt an ATGATT and dress for the slide mentality since I am getting the sense that it is more and more inevitable.

I purchased the 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor in a size medium to go under fully Kevlar lined jeans which I had purchased at the same time (went up a size in the jeans expecting these to be pretty bulky). The armor is right around 1.6 cm thick and is pretty impressive. While I think the protection element is awesome (just hitting on it to get an idea) I am hoping never to test them out in a crash--though if I do I will see about coming back to add a comment about how they held up.

The fit in the waist is good (34" waist) and the thighs are spot on (have 26" thighs which can make a lot of products fit too tight). I was less than impressed by the addition of a drawstring on the waistband since they don't add any value to me but they might for someone with a smaller waist. The silicone at the leg openings is a nice touch which helps some in keeping the armor where you want it. However, I have noticed the shorts do move around a bit when walking so if I gear up at work and then go out to the bike (about 1/4 mile) then I usually end up readjusting them before I get on the bike.

Living in AZ another consideration was air flow while wearing this product. The armor itself doesn't seem to flow a lot of air (if any) through it but it does help to create pockets of air between my pants and legs around the armor which in turn helps a little with air circulation. Right now, while the temps are bouncing between the 40's and 80's F during my commutes they are comfortable to wear. If they become unbearable this summer when temps start jumping upwards of 120 then I will try and come back to update this review with that information.

One thing I wasn't expecting, though actually prefer, is that the 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor version isn't the same light bluish-grey color that is pictured. It is actually a dark grey. It is a small detail that is relatively unimportant compared to the fit and function of the shorts but was a bonus.

Overall they seem like a very solid product, I am happy with my purchase, and I have already recommend this product a couple of times to some friends at work (especially one who is just starting to ride again after two years of recovering from a motorcycle accident which has left him a little skittish on the bike).
February 24, 2016
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR250R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Very protective
I got these shorts to make up for the lack of armor in my riding pants. The armor over my tailbone and and around my hips is very confidence inspiring and overall the shorts are pretty comfortable to wear. However even though the material the shorts are made of breathes well, the areas with the pads don't. All in all, a little extra sweat is a price I can pay for good pelvic bone protection in a crash.
April 23, 2015
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Great protection, comfortable, a little bulky for riding jeans
These Forcefield Action shorts are comfortable and seem to provide the protection I was looking for in armored shorts. They fit true to size and are not noticeable when wearing under textile style motorcycle pants.

My only complaint is that they do not fit comfortably under my kevlar riding jeans, which already have a relaxed fit. I'm considering removing one layer of padding all around (there are 3 layers originally) to see how that would change the fit under my jeans. I don't know how much this would affect the protection which is why I haven't done it yet.

Overall a great product.
April 8, 2015
Ride:
2014 Yamaha Star Bolt
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great Protection and Very Comfortable
I use these for mountain biking and dirt biking and to wear underneath my leathers when I take my supermoto to the track. I have taken a few hard falls on my hips with these while mountain biking and they have most definitely done their job. The fact that all the pads are removable is awesome because you can dial in the right amount of protection for your needs. They are very comfortable and don't get stinky after a long day in the sun underneath my leathers. The pads aren't too bulky yet they still protect from impacts. I highly recommend these if you are looking for a pair of protective undergarments!
September 30, 2013
Ride:
2002 KTM 640 Duke II
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Good protection
As with all of the Forcefield products - well made, good materials, good fit. I haven't ridden in hot temperature yet and haven't gone down - so I can't really tell about how cool I stay in the heat nor how well they absorb impact. They're a little bulky on the upper thigh when I'm riding - but that's because I ride SuperMoto. Other than that - buy them!
April 8, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Saved me
Awesome product. Very comfortable while on bike, already had a pretty bight speed slide in them and the protection was top notch. Not even a bruise!
May 5, 2014
Ride:
2007 Ducati Monster S4RS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Don't even notice them when riding
Wore them under for DH Mtn biking. Once they warm up they mold nicely and you don't even notice them when you are riding.

I'm a girl and got a small but they still run a little big, the waist band comes up pretty high and the pad bump up against my knee pads if I don't adjust them just right.

Overall a good buy!
August 18, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Great product!
I bought these at the beginning of the summer to commute with. I wear them under my Draggin' Jeans. They are very comfortable. A tad bulky, but not bad at all. Only on very hot summer days do the front thigh protectors become a little too warm. All and all, these shorts offer great protection and great comfort-great product!
November 2, 2014
Ride:
2013 Yamaha FZS1000 FZ1
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Why did you choose this?
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CE protection while riding my trail bike.
Timothy b on May 24, 2016
Terrific item! Very comfortable and should provide good protection should I need them....... Well made, breathable and comfortable for all day wearing. I recommend them.
Charles C on May 5, 2016
CE protection while riding my trail bike.
Timothy b on May 24, 2016
reputation of the brand. need to protect myself
Miguel Angel S on May 23, 2016
Terrific item! Very comfortable and should provide good protection should I need them....... Well made, breathable and comfortable for all day wearing. I recommend them.
Charles C on May 5, 2016
I wanted CE rated protection that is as snug a fit as possible
M A on Mar 30, 2016
Trying to find something I can wear under my bull-it jeans that provides decent protection. We'll see
WhoKnew on Mar 23, 2016
I wanted to add some hip protection under my Kevlar lined riding jeans and am a fan of the forcefield brand.
Amos W on Feb 23, 2016
Use them for flat track and ADV biking. Excellent fit and better protection than in ADV pants.
Olaf M on Feb 20, 2016
Forcefield reputation of being the best soft armor protection in the world.
Michael L on Nov 30, 2015
Was looking for thigh protection. These seemed to have the most.

Unfortunately, the armor is quite thick and not great for women.
Mark L on Nov 9, 2015
more protection
KENNETH L on Aug 21, 2015
When I race I risk crashing. When I crash the first things to hit are usually my elbow and my hip. Today my elbow is in a lot of pain from my last crash. Suits provide some protection....but not enough. My hip's still a little sore but it'd be pain free if my suit had more protection.
JamesInHotlanta on Aug 17, 2015
Forcefield has an outstanding reputation and this item seems to have best protection compared to other brands.
Robert S on Jul 7, 2015
For safety and highway riding
Logan F on May 15, 2015
Bulky, but you can't get protection without volume. I feel secure in these shorts under my jeans.
jeffrey r on Mar 18, 2015
Good protection
Victor C on Feb 13, 2015
I want hip protection but I'm not up for buying armored overpants/underpants on faith that they will fit, be comfortable, not look too weird, and keep the armor where it's supposed to be. These and the Thor kneeguards should solve that problem.
Milo I on Jan 25, 2015
Needed better hip and thigh armor than in my Airwave and "Brand A" pants. Its hard to get good hip armor in the pants without bunching.
Doug R on Dec 31, 2014
Seems like the best solution to protect hips and tail bone, while wearing normal pants.
Neil H on Dec 13, 2014
Primarily for the hip and thigh protection. Wanted moldable protection, not hard plates.
Using for downhill mtb biking.
Jennifer S on Jul 31, 2014
good reviews - we will see if it will fit and be comfortable
balaji r on Jul 21, 2014
Had them before and loved them. Lost them somewhere.
Glenn M on Jul 1, 2014
I plan on using these under kevlar jeans. I'll have impact protection along with abrasion resistance.
Brian O on Jun 5, 2014
I'm a protection boy scout. Better than being penny-wise and pound foolish with regard to cost of recovering from injury.
Sean C on May 19, 2014
reputation of the brand. need to protect myself
Miguel Angel S on May 23, 2016
I wanted CE rated protection that is as snug a fit as possible
M A on Mar 30, 2016
Size !

6'3" 210 pounds, rather large, round, um butt. Large ? Want them snug enough that they keep the armor in place but not so snug that it causes them to fail or wear out prematurely.
A shopper on Dec 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm 5'7" 130lbs and bought small - which is a little too big in length but ok in width.
Bought a medium for the BF (5'9" 150lbs) and also a little big in length and width.
Because of the padding, these are pretty snug shorts. They only problem we have with armor moving is the thigh pads creep down until they are hitting our knee pads. Otherwise, they stay put and we really don't notice them when riding at all. Hope this helps.
Honestly, what is the difference (besides Pro costing more) in protection, fit and fabric? I want the most protection I can get over my thigh yet I also don't want to sweat to death either. I need to figure out which Forcefield shorts is best for my needs.
A S on Apr 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I wore these in the dead heat of the Summer (June/July), and the ventilation was decent while riding. However, when not in motion you will know you have them on from an "air flow" stand point. With that said the fit was good, theyre extremely light weight, and although I havent gone down in them I suspect they will keep me protected. I wear them underneath Kevlar Jeans, to attempt to have the best of both worlds in protection.
I'm wanting to find something with hip and coccyx protection to wear under kevlar jeans; as a woman, is it still useful to look into these if my body shape is different?
A S on Dec 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure I can answer your question as I'm a guy but I've been using the Forcefield Sport Action Shorts for a year now and don't get on my motorcycle without them. I usually wear them under my Sliders and they're snug but OK. Each pad is 3 layers and I've removed one of the hip pad layers on each side so my pants aren't quite as tight. I guess that adjustability is one of the features I like best but they're high quality and I highly recommend them. As others have pointed out the waist is very high but you can roll the waist band down over the top off the hip pads and still get the protection if the high waist bothers you.
If these are to be worn underneath kevlar jeans, should the kevlar jeans be ordered one waist size larger?
A shopper on Apr 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: no