Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro
heavy as a brick
will protect your back in a fall? no doubt.
does it let air flow through, given that is to be used with a mesh Rukka jacket? most definately not.
It is well made and inspires way more confidence than the back insert the Rukka Airway had, having said that, it is very heavy and you'll get hot as air does not go through it at all.
Got it on sale for 50 bucks, then all is good
June 28, 2016
I bought this to replace my foam pad in my Tour Master Intake Air jacket. Its a little heavy at first, but I got use to it rather quickly. Cant speak to its protection and hope that I never do, but knowing that I have it puts my mind at ease.
May 17, 2016
Robust weighty protection
The back armor installed feels a bit heavy at first but I quickly learned to forget it. Some home tests make me very confident the protection would be a critical assist in a drop and slide. No hot weather test available yet. The construction is flawless, and Forcefield customer service staff answered all my fitting questions directly, before the purchase.
May 8, 2016
Looks Like Great Protection
I bought this back protector for an additional jacket.. My other jacket has the D30 back protector and I bought this one to try something that I thought my be a little lighter. I was surprised when I got it that it was not any lighter than the D30. It might actually be slightly heavier. However, the design of it as far as strength and airflow look awesome. It is thicker than expected as well. In addition, it doesn't seem to conform to my back once warm as the D30 does. Although it does seem to breath slightly better. Bottom line, I don't think you can go wrong with either.
April 30, 2016
Heavy, but it fit correctly and feels fine on the bike
Other than being much thicker and heavier than I thought it would be, I found it fit well in the pockets of my Power Trip Supercharger 2 jacket and it stays in place. It took more time and patience to get the backpad in place than all the other pieces of armor I got from Forcefield. It sags when you take the jacket off and it feels like I'm wearing a backpack when I'm off the bike, but on the bike it is comfortable and I don't notice it. I gave the Airlfow a four only because it's still very cool riding weather here in MA (April) and I'm still running a heated jacket liner, so I can't really judge that aspect. It doesn't look like air will pass easily, but we''ll see. My jacket has vents front and rear, so it should be fine. Cold is what gets me, not heat.
I also got the Net Flat shoulder and elbow armor and the Forcefield 4-Layer Hip Armor (for Olympia Airglide 3 Overpants). I've been very happy with the way these pieces feel and fit.
April 26, 2016
Intense Protection at a very reasonable price
Bought this to replace the foam pad in my Scorpion Exo jacket. Fit just about perfect and offers pretty stout protection. It definitely feels very stiff on the back although it does flex, after getting used to it there is little issue except with certain backpacks I have that use formed padding. Over all for CE Level 2 armor at this price it can't be beat.
April 20, 2016
Great upgrade for riding suit!
I got this back pad insert on close out pricing to replace the foam back pad that came with my Joe Rocket Survivor Suit. It fit in the suit perfectly and I can't even tell it's there when I'm riding. I just hope I don't ever have to test out it's protective properties!
April 19, 2016
This back pad is so thick! I put it in my Triumph Raven jacket and when I'm leaned into the handlebars you can see a perfect outline of it on the back of the jacket.
There's no doubting this will give great protection if I go down but it's the visibility through the jacket that bothered me a little.
April 19, 2016