Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro
Fits BILT back armor pocket
Purchased this to replace the piece of foam they have in the back protector pocket for the BiLT dual sport jackets. Works but the nitrex smell bothers me a lot. I think from here on out I'm going to stick to something like D30 products because of the smell.
Functionally though its a really great product.
August 19, 2014
Called in to see which one fit my AGV leather. The rep was right on...it fit perfect. For me its about having fun and reducing the risk of injury. Haven't tested it yet but I feel much more comfortable having it there.
August 18, 2014
Fits perfectly into my RevIT Tornado Jacket!
The Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro fits perfectly into my RevIT Tornado jacket. Seems comfortable and good air flow. Back protector is robust and seems like it will do the best job in protecting me, hope I never have to test it.
August 5, 2014
002 is exact fit for Joe Rocket jackets.
Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro 002 fits perfectly in my Joe Rocket Radar Dark jacket. Excellent protection (CE Level 2) and peace of mind.
July 24, 2014
Good CE replacement
This went into a Joe Rocket textile jacket (don't remember the make but it also fits a leather Blaster).
I first ordered a forcefield sport lite back protector but mis-judged the size (001) from the Joe Rocket literature, so be sure to check the size of the actual pad in your jacket. That being said, I replaced my order with the full CE level 2 (size 002) pad which fit just fine and gives me much more confidence.
It is very flexible although I take greater pains when I pack this into my hardside bags than I ever did with the OEM foam pad to keep from developing a fold.
It does appear to have more airflow as there is at least some porosity that with a OEM pad and having CE level 2 is just that much better..
Wish I'd had this upgrade to my armor when I went to CA Superbike School (although I didn't need it then).
July 8, 2014
Solid protection - you know it is there!
Ordered this for my Tourmaster Transition 3 (Large) and it did not fit. This is a thick pad - when you measure the pocket in your jacket, make sure to give another half inch each way.
It did however fit perfectly in my Joe Rocket jacket which is the one I wear in the summer anyway. Will re-order another one for the Tourmaster.
Interesting side-note. Because the pad is thick and heavy, you can feel it on your back. For me, this is a constant reminder not to slouch on the bike and has made long days in the saddle much less painful at the end of the day.
June 26, 2014
Right armor, wrong jacket
Take my review with a grain of salt- I needed to upgrade my Cortech DSX jacket's armor from the flimsy foam back pad and this was the closest thing to a fit I could find. Before I even ordered it I knew there would be some fitment issues, but I have to be honest on my review. I had to cut out a lot of material from this pad to make it fit my Cortech jacket and, while I was able to do it with little trouble, I really wish forcefield would just make a pad in a shape usable in Cortech jackets. This pad was the correct width and length, but I had to make the narrow end even narrower and cut out some of the taper.
Its also considerably heavier (I'm OK with that), but far less flexible than I expected. I have forcefield knee and hip armor that are both much more flexible, so that was a bit weird. Airflow is a nonissue for me since my jacket allows for little. For most buyers I would still recommend this product, but anyone with a Cortech jacket should have a good knife handy to make this pad fit.
June 16, 2014
Great Level 2 Protection
I haven't used this in an accident setting yet (knock on wood) but I am confident in this product. Been talking to a lot of professional riders and ideally you want to be exiting a crash/skid on your back curled up and a level 1 isn't really gonna cut it so i decided to pay a little more for the piece of mind.
Fits perfect with my sedicci nero jacket (also a fabulous jacket). It is a little thicker/slightly heavier compared to level 1 pads but not by much. Highly recommend it.
June 16, 2014