Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite
I never leave home without it
OK, I love riding and when I met my wife I had a bike but sold it shortly before we got married. Fast forward 10 years and a kid later I was able to get another bike but the deal is that if I was going to get a bike I must go all out on safety. I bought this chest protector and it is great. I feel like I am wearing a comfortable suit of armor. Easy to get on and off and fits underneath my Joe Rocket jacket nicely. Now, if you wear a very super slim cut jacket I can see that this might not fit underneath so I suggest an american cut like Joe Rocket.
I NEVER ride; not even down to the corner store without it.
May 26, 2013
Very Nice Back/Chest Protector Combo
Purchased the Forcefield Extreme Harness Elite back/chest protector. Product seems to be very well-made, fits nicely, and is generally comfortable.
I haven't had a chance to take it out on the bike yet due to the winter weather in the Midwest. But I'm expecting it to work well for both street riding and track days.
At 5' 11" and 175 lbs both the Small and Medium fit me well. I ultimately went with the Small in order to have just a little less protective gear to stuff inside a one-piece race suit.
February 4, 2013
You won't be dissapointed
I went with the extreme harness flite because it offers ce1 chest protection in addition to ce2 back protection. And from my research, forcefield is the only company with multiple impact technology, which means I can use this for other sports such as snowboarding or even mtn biking. It does conform well to your body, and I really do not notice it when I'm riding. I have only used it during colder weather so I cannot comment on its ventilation and "hot factor".
My only gripes are 1) the Medium fits my 5'9, 165 lb, 40short suit frame slightly large ( I have to velcro the shoulder and rib sections to where it overlaps), and 2) the shoulders are really thick and it raises your jacket so it looks like its not sitting on your shoulders. However, there is some benefit to that because the shoulders and every other part of the vest that doesn't have the nitrex padding is actually a padded foam, which means my shoulders and the sides of my abdomen have additional coverage.
I'm very pleased with this product, and I hope I never have to use it.
December 17, 2012
After much research I decided to go with Forcefield. This back and chest protector is the best. I forget its on sometimes even in humid upper 80's day. I feel well protected and ride more comfortable and never ride without it. I wear these will the Forcefield pro pants and my A* on top. Isn't the cheapest but you can't skimp on saftey! Thanks Rev, Great Product!
May 21, 2012
great product with solid science to back up the claim
Size medium fit me well at 5'8' and 197 lbs.Easy to move around on the bike in the twisties .Too hot for me to wear in the 88-90 Degree trip to the mountains from the NC coast. Should be perfect in the fall and spring.Added benefit was the back support it provided on the slab portion of the trip.Overall very pleased with this quality product
May 14, 2012
Good product with top level protection
Good product with top level protection, good adjustablity.
May 14, 2012
shoulder straps are thick
i pretty much agree with what all the other positive reviewers are saying plus the fact that this thing can be crashed in multiple times where as other armor is a one and done deal. BUT keep in mind that the shoulder straps on this vest are very thick, so thick that under my race suit it actually raised the whole suit up enough that when in a full tuck the back of my shoei x12 was hitting so hard on the top of the speed hump that i had trouble looking left or right. i ended up taking the foam out of the hump and cutting an inch off of it and it was all better, so if you're going to wear this under your race suit keep this in mind. it may or may not cause a helmet to speed hump issue.
April 21, 2012
This is the best vest
I have had other protection, but this body armor vest by Forcefield is unequaled. You get CE 2 on the back and Ce 1 on the chest with comfort, air flow, and a look that is excellent. I have worn it for up to a 9 hour ride and love it. It fits under my Dainese leather jacket easily, although I wear the jacket a little loose. But this large is a great fit and meets all my needs. I will go with Forcefield body amor for any future body armor. Period. Look no further.
March 6, 2012