Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro
Fits in my wife's Bilt jacket back protector pocket perfectly
I bought this to replace the piece of foam that came with the Bilt jacket. After some research, it was found that the forcefield backpad insert comes in various sizes and shapes, one fits the Bilt jacket perfectly. The fact that it is CE level 2 approved is just icing on the cake.
June 3, 2013
Fits well in RevIt airwaves jacket
Got this with my RevIt airwaves jacket, it feels comfortable and supportive
April 27, 2013
Thankfully untested, but makes me feel safer
We wear armor for the same reason we have insurance, just in case the worst happens, and I would love it if this armor pad went untested for as long as possible.
That being said, as an addition to my leather, this is a really nice piece. It's thick and just handling it, you can practically feel the force disbursement in the material. It was a tight fit into the pocket of my jacket, but once it was in, I had no fear that it was going to go anywhere.
Holding the jacket with the pad installed feels a lot heavier, and I was briefly concerned that it would make the whole jacket just feel weighted down, but once I was wearing the jacket, I barely noticed the pad there anymore. The weight is distributed nicely and it mostly feels like I'm wearing an empty backpack over my jacket. It just doesn't weigh on you at all.
The air flow is really nice too. I have a perforated leather rather than vented, and the mesh of the back pad really helps to draw the air through the jacket. Also, because of it's stiffness, if you arch your back, you can create a nice breeze down your spine.
April 9, 2013
A Real Pad!
I acquired this wonderful piece of gear to replace the laughable back pad that comes with the REV'IT! Ignition 2 jacket. The Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro is rather amazing. It's surprisingly comfortable, incredibly flexible, brilliantly breathable, and it's $25 cheaper than it was in 2012. Do yourself a favor and replace your stock back pad with this little puppy; you won't regret it!
March 20, 2013
Much thought and engineering has gone into this product
I feel very safe and comfortable touring with this back protector. I am at a loss to rate it on style, durability, and features since it cannot be seen in action, does not exhibit wear and tear, has no special features. If you've ever been stuck from behind by an auto (I have), you know how critical back protection is to avoiding paralysis. Fortunately I have not had to rely on this product but I am confident it would not let me down. I recommend this product.
February 25, 2013
Type B (Medium) perfect for Triumph jacket
I ordered Forcefield BackPad insert Pro (Type B, Medium size) for my Triumph leather jacket. I was little worried that it might be 0.5" too long but the fabric pouch attached to the jacket accommodated without any issues.
However, due to the thickness of the insert (twice as thick as standard foam one that comes with the jacket), it will make the jacket little tight to wear. So, if your jacket is a snug fit right now, you might find it hard to zip up. I wear size 44(UK)/54(US) Triumph Hawk #2 jacket. I could fit in 42/52 jacket and zip up but I couldn't move my arms. Knowing that leather stretches fair bit, I could have bought the smaller size but if I did that, there would have been no room to put this backpad insert.
The forcefield backpad is what you would expect from Anthony's video product review. Pretty heavy so it will make your jacket noticeably heavier. But also protects you better too (I assume and hope).
We all going to come off at some point, I rather have the best protection I can so I highly recommend it. I'm going to order another one for my textile jacket too.
February 6, 2013
Fits in an Alpinestars Jacket
I wanted better protection (CE2) in a jacket insert and ordered the Forcefield Pro Type A Medium for an Astars GP-R jacket size 52. The Forcefield fits well width wise and is just a little longer than the pocket but I was able to still secure the Velcro at the bottom opening of the pocket to retain the pad securely. Being CE2 and a little larger than the available Astars CE1 insert, I am more confident in the level of protection. Nice and comfy and molds to your shape very easily.
I also ordered the Astars Track Pants to go with the Jacket. If I decide to run the combo on the track, I can swap out the Forcefield back pad for the snap in Bionic Race which is longer than the Forcefield and has the interlocking panel "turtle shell" back.
January 8, 2013
Fits my Scorpion Hat Trick jacket perfectly
I haven't been for a ride with this new back protector but it fits my Scorpion Hat Trick jacket perfectly. It is a bit heavier and bulkier than the foam back pad that came in the jacket but that's the idea, I bought it so I would have more protection. The jacket still feels nice and comfortable with this Forcefield back pad in.
December 31, 2012