Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4
It's protection not fun
it is hard to review a protector when it has never been put to its ultimate use, so I can only rate protection based on test results and the revzilla description.
It does fit nicely and the materials seem high quality.
Airflow is not great, I tend to sweat under it on 85+ days - but I'm not sure that can be avoided with any serious back protector. A protector just cannot add comfort unless you are dashing, but then it will be all the inconvenience before
July 6, 2015
Forgot it was there.
Haven't crash-tested it, I'll leave that to others until I can't avoid it, but I like the peace of mind of top-level protection on the track. Once it was under my leathers, I didn't think about it until it was time to get out of them. It's not a distraction, and that's what's important to me.
May 13, 2015
Back protector with extra features
I am very happy with the purchase. I am 5'9' and bought the MD. It fit well all the way down to the tail bone. The Dianese Wave Pro in MD was a little too long but this is just right. The back protector is made up of separate layers of foam that can be removed for washing as well as customization if you had to. The hip straps have an added benefit of having some kidney protection flaps. They do not get in the way or pinch your waist skin/fat between your pants and support like some others do. Pretty comfortable under my Dainese jacket even when I'm wearing a size46. Forms well over the curvature of your back. I use this in conjunction with a Knox chest protector insert for track days.
May 12, 2015
Excellent Back Protector
Very light weight, comfortable and breathable.
I use the shield on long day trips (about 500km) and I have nothing to complain about. Due to its flexibility, it adapts perfectly to your body shape.
December 15, 2014
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