Forcefield Back Protector Insert Pro for Alpinestars
I fired in a Olympia mesh jacket
I have older model Olympia mesh jacket. I wanted upgrade the cheap feeling armor that came in the jacket to CE level 2 armor. This armor is very impressive it soft yet very ridgid. It hard judge air flow since there since few feet outside and still snowing and I not going for a ride. This armor is thousand times better than junk stock armor. I put instuctions of how I fit the armor in the jacket to help anyone wearing Olympia. As in the product reviews for Olympia jackets they have a very small back armor slot. I bought a size 11 for alpinestars the width just barely fit my wiggling it back and forth. But it ended up being to long I got a razor blade and cut open rear bottom of armor and slid armor all the way to bottom of the jacket. Since Olympia jackets have 2 layers in outer jacket the tough cordura outside and the mesh inside the tight fit of the width made it not slide I slide the jacket with armor pocket cut open.
March 7, 2015
this is a must
If you own an Alpinestars jacket that can fit this unit you MUST get it! OEM protector in these are GARBAGE. This fits into original location without any problems and contours to your body after 30 sec to 1 min.
Because it is thinker (2x) then OEM foam, jackets will feel tighter, but gap created by this product allows for more airflow between your back and inside layers.
February 13, 2015
Forcefeild back protector
This is a great back protector with level 2 protection and it was a direct fit for my alpinestars gunner jacket.
January 24, 2015
Great Protection. Terrible Smell.
This is a reasonably flexible but protective back pad. It's made to take direct impacts with hard objects so It's not squishy. It fits great in my Alpinestars jacket.
Any serious back protection is going to have extra thickness. My jacket was slightly large, and with the protector it makes the fit perfect.
My big gripe is that the Nitrex Evo material stinks. It smells terrible. I had to move my jacket out of the closet and into the basement. I'm not recommending the product because of the smell. It's that bad.
I used to fold up my jacket at stops and put it in the side case on my motorcycle. With this protection the jacket I highly doubt I can fit it in a side case.
December 20, 2014
Great value - decent protection
I use this in my Alpinestars GP-Plus R jacket and can't really even feel it in there which is great. It didn't do anything to really hurt the airflow through the jacket either. I like that this is CE2 rated for a great price and that it is reusable (doesn't get damaged in a crash like the A* bionic air insert).
I do track days and sometimes wish that I would have gotten a larger RACE spine protector just in case, but this is an excellent protector for anyone who wants a convenient protector to keep in their jacket. I even highsided @ about 60mph at the track with this on and itdid an excellent job of protecting me in my crash.
October 10, 2014
Fit perfectly in my Astars perforated jacket size 52
I was pleased to see this CE2 back protector was the exact same size as the foam insert from my Astars jacket. I can tell it's there when I put on the jacket, but over time the jacket will break in and I will get used to the heavier,, more fitted feel of my Astars jacket (along with this back protector.) I have only done 3 rides thusfar and I am coming from a mesh textile jacket, so this is a radical change for me....but totally worth because I feel much more protection. HIghly recommended
September 29, 2014
Purchased two of these in order to upgrade my girlfriend's jacket. I have Alpinestars bio air armor back protection in all of my jackets and love them - but since she is XS, I decided to try ordering one of these Forcefield armor pads to use instead.
The pad is very dense, it's also a bit stiff and on the too heavy side for my taste. It feels 3 times as heavy as the bio air alpinestars armor. In the jacket, if you hit the back of the jacket, the Forcefield armor seems to transmit all of the impact, whereas a foam pad or something like the Alpinestars armor does not. I have a hard time see how this would provide impact protection during a significant crash. It may provide very good rash protection, but I'm seeking something light, which will provide both. This pad is too much like having a brick in your jacket and seems too dense to absorb much
Purchased two and sending them both back. Going to try the new Alpinestars Nucleon inserts instead and see how those function.
Was really expecting something lighter and nicer from Forcefield.
September 22, 2014
Wanted and got more
Purchased this to replace the joke of a pad that came in my Aplinestars Jaws Leather jacket.
The first thing I noticed was the weight difference, and very obvious build quality. I purchased the Large for my size 58 jacket, and it slipped into the pocket easily. While riding I didn't notice the added weight, but personally I think it made the jacket fit better. The protector was recommended by the staff and Revzilla, and I'm very happy I followed their advice.
September 17, 2014