Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4
Excellent fit, light and very comfortable
Very light weight and comfortable. Easy to adjust for fit, and relatively cool on a moderate, but long day. Fast shipping from RevZilla. Hope not to have to impact test it, so only rated average for protection and durability, though based on construction and design, I expect it will hold up very well.
October 14, 2014
Vert comfortable. Fits properly
Very comfortable due to it´s flexibility. Size M fits well in my 1.71 m (5´8") 65 kg body. In spite of it´s thickness it feels much more comfortable tan the Dainese thorax wave pro I am replacing . I use it combined with the Forcefield Elite chest protector and the combo works perfect together.
September 2, 2014
Yet another fantastic Forcefield product
I'm a tall female (5' 10") and have had a terrible time finding women's gear that fits. I've had to purchase guy's gear a few times and that has worked out pretty well. I had the women's Sport Lite L2, which is nearly the equivalent of this one, but it's way too short for my back. Also, the Pro Sub 4 is thicker - presumably due to better internal padding/protection.
The Pro Sub 4 is a bit wide for my torso. Even so, it fits snug and is super comfortable in any riding position. The space for the shoulders is perfect - I have full range of motion. However, it seems like it would fit much wider shoulders, as it covers my shoulder blades, but that's had zero effect on my mobility when riding. If it's anything like the women's, it will mold well to my body over time, too. It breathes pretty well and extends from the lower C-region all the way down to lumbar.
I feel protected. Haven't gone down in it yet, but I have tested Forcefield knee protectors and they saved my knee during a crash. My handlebar went down on my knee and the force of the impact separated the clip from the clutch and bent them both back in either direction flush with the bike. I walked away - bruised, but no lasting injury. Forcefield is awesome. Just wish I'd bought the guy's the first time around.
July 5, 2014
This back protector fits & performs well!
Took about 2 weeks to form to my back- now it fits like a glove! Very comfortable, even in hot weather. I use this for riding & for coaching Motorcycle Rider Training courses in the NE. The coverage is great from neck to tail bone. Doesn't interfere with my full face helmet or the riding pants I wear. I'm 5'11", 180lbs, with all average build. I recommend talking to the Revzilla tech to get the right size for your body type. I've used hard shell versions of back protectors for more than 20 years & this upgrade to a more flexible material is awesome! ~ Corvus
June 9, 2014
Had this now for 3 weeks. On hot days it wicks the hot sticky air out of my coat. Comforms to your body in about 5 min of wearing.
May 26, 2014
Great Back Protector
This is a great protector, a little bit slimmer than the knox, but once it gets warmed up a bit it flexes with your body perfectly. Tons of protection and full track day comfort.
May 19, 2014
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