Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4
Doesnt get any better than this!
I wear this under my riding jacket. It has superior protection across the entire back including the tail bone. Forcefield says it can absorb impact after impact without destroying its durability, unlike hard shell protectors.
Initially it feels like you've strapped a stiff board to your spine but after only a couple hours it forms nicely to your back shape. Apart from the kidney belt holding my core (which can be loosened or tightened on preference) i would never even know im wearing it.
The outer case is easy to take off and wash (cold water + air dry). Which you'll be thankful for after wearing it on a few hot summer days under a suit or jacket.
The only draw back is it must be worn under a suit or jacket, unlike other protectors which have hard plastic plates to absorb road contact directly.
April 12, 2014
Claimed to be the best - hope I don't need it!
Overall, the back protector is very nice. Fits well and easily conforms to your back, especially when warm. It's thin enough to fit under most leather suits, so no adjustments required.
My only gripe, which might come down to sizing, is that it rides up my back a bit when donning the suit. Coverage remains good, but combined with my helmet and the leather suit's speed hump, my neck's range of motion is somewhat impacted. I recommend wearing the gear you plan to use with the back protector, getting on the bike, and trying your typical body positions. Have a helper measure your back while in position - should ensure you don't limit your range of motion.
March 17, 2014
I am 6ft 165 and ordered the size MD. It's a bit snug under my Astars Tech 1 jacket size 50, but perfect under my size 52 Puma track leathers. It does feel a bit bulky and stiff right out of the packaging, but molds to the contours of your back really well once it's on under your leathers. Comfortable while riding. Haven't needed to test the impact absorption yet, but it does provided a bit of additional padded courage.
March 15, 2014
he is the final stop ,if you looking for best back protector you can buy
-super comfy ,after 3-5 min of wearing ,like a your thick skin)
February 17, 2014
Great product, great protection
When the product arrived I was afraid it was a touch too large although I had followed the measurements to the letter. It turned out it is large by design (and it should be tucked in your pants) as it covers the whole tail bone.
It is not cheap, but it is definitely worth it in terms of protection. It does take a little to get used to it under the pants, but again, this is not asking too much to ride with a sub 4kN back protector. Definitely recommended.
February 3, 2014
goes under denim jacket on cruiser smoothly
I don't have a bullet bike, I use the back protector on my cruiser, a Honda Shadow. Traffic can get crazy and I wanted a little something extra just in case.
The back protector is super comfortable, easy to put on or take off, and fits well.
Adjustable, and the armor itself molds to the back, and I wear it under my denim jackets. My jackets aren't skin tight, but with a jacket over the protector it does get noticeably tighter, but I can still close up the jacket and move comfortably. You really don't notice it after a while. I think the best part is just how it molds to the back and fits under normal clothes. If you wear hipster super skinny slim fit clothes, it's not going to work. Also, if you're a hipster, I want to punch you in the face.
My only complaint is I think the straps could be a little bit better made. They aren't flimsy, but doesn't match the high quality of the protector itself.
I'm happy with the product, it's really easy to wear, not a hassle at all, and if you're going to protect your back, get the best.
January 21, 2014
Well worth it
This back protector is well worth the money. The best protection is the one you will actually ware. This takes seconds to put on under your jacket and when you put it on after a few moments you forget that you are even wearing it. While I have not crashed in it the level of protection it offers looks very to be very good.
As far as fitment goes I am 5'11'' and 240 lb. and I got a large. It fits me perfectly.
October 14, 2013
Great, protective back protector
Great, protective piece of gear; I've upgraded the armour in my leathers and my back protector to the Forcefield gear. It /is/ thicker than many other choices, which may be an issue in tightfitting leathers.
The thickness (outside the leathers) goes away when riding; on-track I barely notice it. I've worn it on super-hot NM track days, and it's been fine from a cooling perspective.
Not thje cheapest back protector out there, but I've spent too much money buying the three cheapest instead of the best one.
October 14, 2013