Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro
Great protection but too thick!
It's a great back protector but it's just a thicker version of the CE1 forcefield back protector. It put it in my jacket and it was like a book behind my back. Sure, it's probably the best back protection you will get but I think the CE1 version it's good enough and offers good protection/peace of mind. So I returned this one and got the CE level 1 of which I'm really happy with and it's not so thick.
October 23, 2013
Heavy duty back pad
This was a replacement for a Speed and Strength Seven Sins jacket. The pad is thick yet pliable and looks like it would do the job if you went down. I had a hard time at first getting it into the jacket pocket until I realized I needed to place the bottom in first and then fold the top like a taco and pull the material over the pad. Tight fit, but got it in there. It definitely adds some weight to the jacket, but gives you a good feeling. This product is a bit expensive, but top quality.
October 22, 2013
I ordered the Type B, Medium and it fits perfectly into my Triumph Stockton & Air Retro jackets (size 44).
While the airflow is reduced, it's not terrible and it forms nicely to your back.
October 21, 2013
Pretty darned good, for the money
I'm not looking forward to testing it's crash-worthiness, but the Forcefield feels very substantial, the construction is very high quality, and it breathes pretty well with my back vent open. The only small dings I give it is for flexibility and weight. So, the Forcefield isn't initially as flexible as the softer 3D0 armor, but it does bend easily enough that you don't notice it when its on. What you really do notice is the weight increase. My jacket takes the small pad, and it still feels like I have a big old slab of rubber on my back...which, it kinda actually is :) Its hard for me to imagine how you could make something uber lightweight and safe, so I don't let it get to me, knowing that with my new Level 2 armor, I now have less to worry about when riding! Overall, I'm very happy with the product and would recommend it to anyone.
October 20, 2013
Thankfully I haven't tested this yet, but the density and construction are encouraging in the event of an inadvertent get-off. Hard enough to remind you you've got armor on, soft enough to not be uncomfortable during touring.
The only downsides are:
1) the aforementioned density means zero airflow. Prepare to get toasty if you've a close-fitting jacket, vents or not.
2) it's thick enough that some creativity may be necessary to get it into the pocket. Fit fine into a Teknic (RIP) Sprint coat, but ended up wrecking the pocket on a Teknic Mercury jacket.
September 3, 2013
Signficant upgrade over foam back insert
Bought this to replace the non-CE foam insert in my Fieldsheer jacket. I hope I never have to test it but glad it's there just the same. Breathes really well. It is understandably heavier than what it replaced. But that nominal weight increase has not been an issue for long 200-300 mile weekend rides nor 1000+ mile multi-day trips. So impressed with the product I plan to order the Superlite for my other jacket.
July 22, 2013
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