Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4
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Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4

The Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4 is the worlds first Motorcycle back protector to transmit less than 4kn when subjected to the standard CE test.

The Pro Sub 4 has been specifically designed to test at under 4kn when subjected to the standard CE test EN1621-2. Independent testing by SATRA shows a mean test result of 3.38kn transmitted energy, making it the first motorcycle back protector in the world to attain this level of performance. Constructed with a removable and washable outer cover to give the rider the ability to keep the back protector clean and hygienic, it also makes the protector more flexible as it is not bonded at the edges, this in turn makes it more comfortable to wear, a prime consideration in the design process of any Forcefield product. As with all Forcefield Body Armor, the Pro Sub 4 has RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) ensuring continued and consistent protection even after multiple impacts. 

Features:

  • Removable and washable outer cover
  • CE Level 2 Rated Protection
  • RPT (Repeat Performance Technology)
  • Comfortable and non restrictive
  • Flexible
  • Breathable
  • Molds to body shape
  • Adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Multi Sport use
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Comfort
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Forcfield Men's Pro Sub 4 Back Protector Sizing

Size Torso Length (in)
SM >16
MD 16.5-18.25
LG 18.5-19.75
XL 20+

 

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

How To Measure

TL Torso Length While standing upright, measure the distance between your waist (typically at navel or top of the hip bone level) and the top of your shoulder, to the left or right of your spine.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
SM 617815 FPS-4-2-S Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
MD 617816 FPS-4-2-M Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours
LG 617817 FPS-4-2-L Out of Stock
XL 617818 FPS-4-2-XL Only 1 Left: Ships within 24 hours

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Safest back protector currently on the market
Bought the sub4 cause I'm an ER doc and have seen too many spinal fractures from motorcycle accidents. It clearly provides the best protection you can buy. Very light weight, easy to put on, fits snug. A little bulky under my jacket and the bottom stick out past the end of my jacket. I tried to tuck it into my pants but keeps popping out when I tuck. Should be ok if you zip your pants to your jacket. Ill tolerated it though cause it covers my entire spine.
October 10, 2011
Ride:
1953 BMW R25/2
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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
Ride:
2014 Aprilia RSV4 R APRC
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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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
Ride:
2002 Honda CBR600F F4I
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Nice Back Protector
I got my protector delivered and was really curious what all the fuss was about. Now I know. This is a really nice piece. It may be a little thicker than others, but it also feels more protective than others. It is well made. The seams are nicely stitched and the materials used don't appear to be cheap. The elastics used and the straps manipulate like they are pretty robust and won't get stretched out and useless any time soon. Even the velcro in the ab belt is nice and grippy versus some I've come across. My one complaint is the abdominal belt is too long. That said, the wings the ab belt attaches to actually provide some coverage for the soft space between your ribs and your pelvis. The actual energy absorbing material is pretty cool. There are three different materials used. One is a pretty hard plastic sheet, the one against the body is similar to memory foam or those kneeling pads, and the third is the Nitrex. It feels like a hard dense rubber but when you squeeze it, it does deform, but slowly.. I'm 6'0" and the large covers my spine to the tailbone perfectly. When you first put it on it is straight, but then in about half a minute is molds itself to your back and nearly disappears as far as noticing it. It never interfered with my range of motion. Lastly, yeah, unfortunately, it is expensive.
September 28, 2011
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Works like a charm
This back protector definitely saved me from serious injury after I high sided on the track. Not only did I have zero pain or discomfort but the back protector itself is reusable even after an 80 mph crash!
October 8, 2012
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Great Product
Just wore this for the first time to a track day/school. Comfortable enough that I didn't notice it during the riding sessions, and didn't notice it being hot. The plastic adjusters on the shoulder straps were on my collarbone at one point, but a quick adjustment solved the issue - the midsection belt is really what holds it in place.

Beware - it is relatively thick. My new leathers were TIGHT without a back protector. After putting this on, the two sides of the zipper were ~6 inches apart in the chest (and ended up requiring a tailor to make alterations). I think any back protector would have required alterations for me, but most would have needed less of a change.

Still, that bulk is, I'm sure, the cause of this protector's excellent CE score. I have no doubt that it would protect me in a crash. Also seems to be excellent craftsmanship.

For reference, I am 5'5", 140, 37 inch chest, and got a size medium. With my small stature, the tailbone protector extends just a bit beneath a leather jacket, and could cause a bit of discomfort on a touring/standard bike, but is fine when tucked on a sportbike.

All in all, highly recommended, as long as you're ok with the extra bulk.
October 29, 2012
Ride:
2012 BMW F650GS ABS
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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
Ride:
1992 BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Awesome
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
Ride:
2012 Honda CBR1000RR
Bang For The Buck
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Protection & Durability
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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
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The Best you can have
excellent product that provide the best sub 4Nm protection for the back.Quite thick padding which not suit those slim line riding jacket however a back protector is better then none.
January 16, 2012
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
It's the best back protector for the money.
Alberto P on Aug 11, 2016
I wear this back armor inside my Dainese one-piece leathers on the track.
This is essential gear for track days.
JD D on May 9, 2016
It's the best back protector for the money.
Alberto P on Aug 11, 2016
I wanted the best for my own comfort and safety.
John D on Jul 8, 2016
I wear this back armor inside my Dainese one-piece leathers on the track.
This is essential gear for track days.
JD D on May 9, 2016
many reviews spoke highly of the product.
fernando c on Feb 8, 2016
Best back protection
Henry L on Dec 28, 2015
Supposed to be best in class.
Wore it for 3 years now. Comfortable, not too bulky. Did me well on a couple lowsides.
Bayram O on Nov 29, 2015
It cover a lot more going all the way down to the lumbar area and its sub 4, also it very low profile so I can wear it under the cloth.
Jaime I on Nov 27, 2015
To protect myself in the event of a fall
G S on Nov 9, 2015
reviews seemed strong. Looking for a top of the line back protector
Rob M on Aug 24, 2015
Best in class back protection.. nothing better
Jon W on Jun 28, 2015
Called & spoke to CS rep. He suggested this brand as a stand alone back protector. Good reviews on this item as well.
Bob C on Jun 22, 2015
Best back protector
Leith D on Feb 22, 2015
Wanted to try a new back protector plus it was on sale.
Alexander N W on Feb 14, 2015
After researching for a long time I decided for this back protector because it really seen the best one around. Now is just wait to comprove or have a disappointment. But I'm really confident that I make the right choice
rafafreedom on Feb 6, 2015
"The best protection you can get. And, it breathes well and conforms to your body."
Tyler E on Dec 16, 2014
It seemed silly to buy an intermediate or less expensive back protector when spine safety is the issue. I reviewed the specs on a range of protectors and this clearly is the best on the market. As far as I can tell a no-brainer.
A B on Dec 6, 2014
I am a dad now and was looking for the best protection I could get.
Tom M on Nov 24, 2014
After careful review and extensive research the "Forcefield Back Protector Pro Sub 4" simply offered the highest level of protection through unparalleled shock absorption and energy disbursement. Although a bit more cumbersome than the insert version, it's a trade off I can live with!
Richard M on Nov 24, 2014
Recommendation of trusted and very experienced friend, along with very high ratings in numerous reviews and surveys.
Harry S on Sep 22, 2014
Safety and quality. Haven't been disappointed. Great product.
manuel s on Aug 8, 2014
It costs alot so it should do a better job than a cheap back protector....... right?
Wilfred F on May 28, 2014
After a lot of research, found this to offer the best protection that is available in the market for the back and spine
Sunbir W on Apr 15, 2014
Best protection
Justin R on Apr 12, 2014
Safest back protector on the market
"" " on Feb 16, 2014
It´s suposed to be the best back protector.
JUAN R on Feb 14, 2014
It's the best body armor made! Since you carry almost all of the Forcefield line of products, may I recommend that you take a look at carrying just a few of their other items for snow sports too? I am talking about the Board Shorts (tinyurl . com/kknpfgt), Knee Protectors (tinyurl . com/lrqhxz7), and Boom Shorts (tinyurl . com/omdsz83). Trust me. There's a market for it. I had to order shorts and knee guards from England, but would rather have paid you! Thanks!
Jeff R on Dec 31, 2013
Had a wreck & broke my back in 4 places. I was wearing a jacket with a CE approved spine protector. Had I been wearing this I would not have spent six weeks in hospital & not have had to learn to walk all over again. This is CHEAP INSURANCE! It is also comfortable & you forget you are wearing it. Don't be so COOL it kills you.
Mark on Dec 17, 2013
Reviews.
Wade S on Oct 26, 2013
How could I not choose Forcefield for my spine protection. All it takes is for one fall and without the proper protection and you just can't take it back, This product screams safety fits well right out of the box, I highly support all forcefield for making the best safety products on the market.
Johnny Busa on Oct 2, 2013
I love Forcefield and did a lot of research before purchasing this. It is quite thick but very light and comfortable. Great protection but too thick under the tight fitting kangaroo suit, switched to the ladies Pro Sub 4 (which was not available when I purchased this).
Athena M on Sep 26, 2013
I wanted the best for my own comfort and safety.
John D on Jul 8, 2016
many reviews spoke highly of the product.
fernando c on Feb 8, 2016
How thick is this back protector? I have read in numerous reviews that you need to account for the extra room beneath your riding gear. How much extra room are we talking here? I currently have a Dainese Thorax Wave Pro (too big for me, and smaller size is unavailable). Would it take up a similar amount of room?
A shopper on May 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is quite thick, though in comparison to the dainese it is more flexible and more comfortable. It is probably 3/4"-1" thick.

This probably won't be an apples to apples comparison, as the Thorax Wave pro is a whole armor jacket with chest protector - or did you mean just their bac protector?
Hey. I'm just under of 5 11", 32" waist, 178lbs. I took the torso measurment as advised by forcefield and keep coming up 21-22". I'm usually a medium in everything and the 22" puts me into an XL. Would you think the L would do it? thanks. tim
Tim F on Aug 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure why this thing says my name is Mary, but whatever. I'm personally 5'9", 160 lbs, and about a 31 inch waist and I ordered a medium and it fits but it may be a hair too small. But it's so close that a large would have been too long. Best thing I can tell you to do is order a large because that should work for you as put it on with the gear you plan to wear with it, helmet too. The back protector should cover your tailbone with the tip, all the way up to your neck pretty much. Should be about an inch of space between the top of the back protector and your helmet. Make sure it's not bunched up or caught on your gear too as that would give you an inaccurate idea of how it fits. If its too short, go up to an XL if its way too long (doubtful) go down a size. Most likely though, I'd guess a large would do you. But it's worth it to send it back if its not right because the more uncomfortable it is, the more likely you are to not wear it or become distracted while riding. Hope that helps!
Hi guys,

Looking at the Pro Sub 4, trying to determin the right size.
I am 5'11" or 6 foot depending on the day and the ruler, I am thin though which affects the waste straps. 34" waist. According to the size chart I would probably be at the edge of medium and the beginning of large. My instinct is to go for the longer large but I am concerned the straps will be too stout.
What do ya' think?

Thanks,
Adam
A shopper on Jul 15, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I am 6'2" and 210 pounds. I use the large ProSub4 and it is perfect. I would think that the medium might be better for your height and thin build as you described. My only reservation would be if you have a very long torso...in which case you might need the extra length of the large. The straps on the large also might give you too much material and be a bit sloppy under your suit. They gave a lot of material for a huge spectrum of torsos, which you don't need to worry about. Go Medium...and Revzilla is amazing at return/exchanges so you can't go wrong.
Is there a similar level chest protection?
A shopper on May 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: In terms of thickness and impact absorption, no; however, the Forcefield chest protector is more than enough. It is still thicker than most and made up of the same layering of composites and it lets the air pass through to your chest. I do not feel ready to ride unless I am wearing the Pro Sub-4 and the chest protector.
Make sure everything fits under your leathers. I got measured up for a set of custom leathers with my chest and back protector on and I am so glad that I did. While the back protector or chest protector might fit under your existing leathers, together, they are unlikely to fit unless you leather are too big. otherwise.
How well will this fit under an Atem suit?
Ed V on Sep 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is an excellent product; however, it does add quite a bit of volume to the body. Whether it fits depends upon how tight/loose your jacket and pants are. I wear my back protector (and a Forcefield chest protector) under a two-piece suit that was made to measure; the additional volume of this equipment is such that I took my measurements with the gear on, adding inches to my circumference. I have an off-the-rack one-piece race suit that is a snug fit and thus this set-up (even without the chest protector) does not fit in that suit.
I currently use an older Technic/Knox full back protector, but it is 10 years old and of the one shot variety. I am very impressed with the specs on the L4 unit and the fact that taking a hit will not deplete from its ability to take another impact at the same point. However, it seems to be made out of a rubbery material and I am wondering how long it's good for until it starts decomposing? Is there a warranty?
Benjamin K on Feb 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi! I do not know if any warranty? I have one and like it, not sure now how long I had it - I guess about 2 years or so. It is very good and seem to me will last many years! I live where it gets to around 45 C or 120 F in the summer! I have no problems with the sub4 and ware it when every I ride my bikes. both on and off the road.

Yes, expensive, but I believe will be happy with it over the short and long run - I am!
Oh! If tight jacket - will need to get a bigger size with the sub4.
Enjoy!
Mr H