Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro for Dainese
Replacing the Wave D1
Great replacement for the Wave D1 back protector. About the same comfort at the Wave D1, but with CE Lvl 2 protection. Flows air a little bit better. for the same price as the Dainese, but better protection. Worth the money.
March 21, 2016
I hope it works...
I ride with it in both of my Dainese jackets. It breaths well and conforms to my back so I can even ride with a backpack on without feeling like a hunchback. It looks well made and seems like it will take a beating.
November 23, 2015
Very versatile to change jackets and does the job
Great product. Fits perfectly in my Rev'It Air Mesh Jacket and can squeeze into my leather AGV Sport Dragon Leather. However the AGV Sport velcro will not close because the pocket is just a little too small, it stays in place and does the trick. Don't even know it's there. Nice design and great durable lattice work on it.
November 9, 2015
A Summer Comfort.
I purchased to match my perforated Dianese Razon Jacket. Doesn't give as much coverage as the Dianese Manis but it definitely moves more air and that's important for my summer jacket setup.
Molds to your body for comfort for an added bonus.
November 1, 2015
Perfect Product; don't ride without back protection!
I purchased a Dianese Leather jacket that requires the add-on of back protection and this is the Dianese specific by Forcefield. I have a number of other jackets with back protection and this is by far the best quality for protection, and comfort out of any of my other products.
September 14, 2015
G2 Doesn't Fit Older Dainese Jackets
Seems like a typically beefy, durable Forcefield product. There's only one problem: I ordered the G2 size, which doesn't fit my older model Dainese Shotgun jacket. I imagine the G1 size will fit--I'll have to exchange the G2.
August 27, 2015
This will fit in your older Dainese jackets that have the smaller pocket. It has a large coverage area (not as large as the Dainese Manis). I am not sure if this soft, flexible style protector provides more or less protection than a traditional hard resin protector but it does seem thick and the data I have read seems to support that it is as good as a hard shell protector. Hopefully I will never have first hand testimony.
August 6, 2015
Slightly more flexible, but less air flow than Wave G
Fit: I have a Dainese Airframe mesh jacket, and a Stripes EVO perforated leather jacket, and this back protector fits great within the back protector pocket. It's a little larger than the Wave G back protector, so it fits within the back protector pocket a little more snugly. This was exactly what I was looking for, since the Wave G was able to shift around. Because of the mesh construction of the jackets' liner both back protectors still shift around a little, but the Forcefield unit shifts less.
Construction: Finish is top notch; there was a high amount of attention to detail with no mold markings, excess glue, or untrimmed fabric/strings. I usually look to things like this to determine where a manufacturer looks to cut costs and none of these were found on this protector. There was a certain plastic-like smell emanating from the protector when I first opened the packaging, but that quickly dissipated, and was gone after a day of airing it out by laying it on my couch. Flexibility is improved over the Wave G, having more range along the vertical axis, and of course, along the horizontal axis. The only area where the Wave G beats the Forcefield protector is in the area of air flow. The Wave G has a 3D mesh construction on the side that contacts the body, in order to improve air flow. It works. The Forcefield back protector, though it has holes for ventilation, is flat float where it contacts the body. It doesn't allow space between the protector and the body for air to flow, so the protector just sticks to you on those hot and humid days. I don't see this as a problem when it's cooler. How bad is it compared to my Wave G? I live in Austin, TX, where it's hot AND humid. The high humidity certainly diminishes any evaporative cooling that takes place with moving air, so the difference in air flow compared to the Wave G is negligible. I'm also usually riding around wearing a backpack of some sort. Even without a backpack, it's not bad. I still choose this protector over my Wave G. I have other ways to keep cool while riding that work (a wet cooling towel around my neck works great; adequate hydration is a must).
Summary: Fit, finish, and features are great. Though it flows less air than a Wave G, it's more flexible and shifts around less. In the event of a crash, I have more confidence that it's where I need it to be.
July 20, 2015