Forcefield Extreme Harness Adventure
Nice if you can deal with the bulk and setup
#1 - don't plan on wearing this if you have a leatt neck brace, they just don't work well together
#2 - there are a lot of straps to get together, lots of pulling and tugging, helps to have a mirror
#3 - it is vented however quite nicely, you can wear it in the summer and it's fairly nice so you can put it over a t-shirt and go ride dirt, so that's a nice benefit
Overall the biggest dealbreaker for me was the weight, and it's incompatibility with basic neck braces, so I went with the Leatt 5.5., and while I know the armor in the 5.5. isn't as good as the forcefield, it's enough peace of mind for me, and it's much easier to put on and of course integrates with the neck brace, I really wish the forcefield had a "neck brace" version and I would have kept it
June 29, 2016
Protection kept in place
There are quite a few steps required to get this thing fitting correctly and some of the straps on the chest/back protector are a bit difficult to reach as a chubby guy, but it fits well. Would suggest wearing a rash guard underneath. I purchased to reduce weight and overall bulkiness of gear needed for the adventure rides and I think it helps by keeping the pads in place and snug to the body.
June 15, 2016
Too hard to use
As much as want to like this it is just too hard to use for normal dual sport use. The instructions list 18 steps to put it on and get it adjusted. It takes all of them. Even after adjustment you still need most of those steps just to wrap yourself in this. It is also crazy heavy. The only way I could recommend this is for somebody who puts on their gear once then leaves it on all day.
This was part of a search for lighter weight, easier to use summer gear for mostly offroad riding. I finally settled on an old school Fly branded Leatt Adventure Pro chest protector. It lacks the wrap around shoulder guards and elbow guards. But is simple to use, light weight, relatively cool, inexpensive and probably offers better body protection for offroad use.
I just need to find elbow guards now.
February 28, 2016
Worth it's weight in gold
Awesome gear! Took a hard dive on my shoulder and got up quickly. Sore the next day but no bruises and impact was spread out beneath the padding. It is worth its value when paying for safety! Kept me cool in 200 miles of Death Valley! 2 other riders were sold on the product after seeing my fall and my instant recovery.
March 16, 2015
Nice in the summer, but takes a minute to put on.
A jacket is too hot in the summer and this is great for air flow, but gets repetitive to put on take off, ect... especially when you're only going for a short ride. The overall fit is a little weird to get used to. the arm and elbow pads don''t really feel that secure, although I don't think they would fall off it just feels like wearing skateboarding pads, they always ride up weird in the joints.
August 11, 2014
This Protection harness is an amazing product that its not the best for everyday use because it may take up to 2 min to put in place vs putting on a jacket with all the gear in 10 sec...
You will get hot in case that you wear an external layer and sweat.
the velcros look tough but been using them over a month and in some parts not velcro designed like the external limits now look like "Velcro" and dont know if they will fail eventually...
Overall its a great product, that im sure in case of a fall will protect you more than anything i´ve ever wear... (race suits, leather suits, diferent vest protections mesh jackets and so on.
July 7, 2014
Forcefield Harness Suit
Great suit for the money. Nice to have added chest and back protection. Quality engineering when compared to the plastic pieces that other manufactures uses.
Suit is a bit time consuming to initially set up. Shoulder and Elbow protection is also laborus to put on.Overall construction is top notch. Velcro can be a bit higher quality though
I mainly purchased this Harness suit so that I am not limited to the type of Summer Mesh jackets that I can buy as many come with flimsy foam padding that pass for armor.
Overall, a high quality engineered product with the ability to with stand multiple impacts in the event of an off to lessen the severity of injury.
April 13, 2014
Superb quality and protection / Awful ergonomics
I really like Forcefield products. They do excellent job in protecting your body and I love the fact that all the panels are flexible.
that being said, when I tried to put on Forcefield Extreme Harness Adventure for the first time I hated it with all my hart. The chest and back panels are a breeze to put on; however, when it comes to the arm protection it is almost a 2-man job to get them on. I was using my kitchen table and walls to press the armor against in order to get everything strapped in and I was sweating like a farmer.
So back in the box it goes and I am returning it. I will try that new Alpinestars low profile jacket next so look out for the review.
November 21, 2013