I Would Buy This Forcefield Flite Again !
My review of the Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite (Body Armor) that I purchased from RevZilla : <br><br>I've been wearing good, solid, CE-rated, and expensive body armor for quite some time, but the Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite body armor feels and looks more protective than what I've been wearing, and independent tests confirm that the Forcefield armor is in fact highly protective, with the armor transmitting low forces to the body in an impact or crash. <br><br>The Forcefield Flite is a "vest-style" armor, and it has quickly become my new "Go-To" body armor for around-town riding and freeway riding. <br><br>The Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite has very robust protective padding for the chest and back, along with some secure but lesser protection for the sides of the torso and kidney areas. The velcro banding for the vest is very wide and secures the entire vest very well to my torso and the sides of my torso, and the wide velcro also provides a very supportive feeling in my stomach, mid-torso, side-torso, and lumbar area, and all of this adds to the overall feeling of security I get with this Forcefield vest. <br><br>I'm glad that independent tests confirm that the Forcefield's back armor is CE-rated at Level 2 (which is currently the highest and 'best' protection rating for back protectors), and the chest armor is rated at CE Level 1 (which I understand is the only rating currently available for chest protectors). <br><br>The back and chest armor are comprised of a dense and substantial "pliable plastic" and foam combination. As opposed to my other body armor from other manufacturers, there is no "hard-plastic" armor on the Forcefield vest. <br><br>The design of the Forcefield armor appears intended to absorb, dissipate and "spread out" the forces of an impact. While the dense but pliable plastic and foam combination feels very substantial and protective, the entire vest is comfortable, and the vest bends and conforms to my body when I'm walking or riding. In fact, the vest virtually "disappears" when I'm riding - - it does not affect how I ride, and I simply don't notice it when I'm riding. <br><br>The Forcefield's back and chest armor have a greater surface area of protection than the other body armor I have used from other manufacturers. The Forcefield's chest armor covers my entire front chest from my high upper-chest to my upper-abdomen, and the chest armor folds around half of my torso to protect about half of the sides of my ribs. The velcro secures around my stomch. <br><br>The back armor covers a large portion of my back from an inch below my neck to the top of my tailbone. The side-to-side width of the Forcefield back protector varies, but the protective area is fairly wide, and it is in fact as wide or slightly wider than the "hard-plastic" back armor that I've used from other manufacturers. <br><br>If your present jacket is super-snug or tight on you, then this Forcefield vest will not fit under your present jacket. But who wears jackets like that ? I wear Alpinestars and Cortech jackets and all my jackets have aggressive tailoring and are cut a little snug for sportbike riding, and I have not had a problem wearing the Forcefield vest under any of my Alpinestars or Cortech jackets. Fitting the Forcefield under your typical riding jacket should not be a problem at all. <br><br>Sizing of the Forcefield Flite is accurate. I'm 5'8' 180 lbs with a 43 chest and a somewhat athletic build. I wear a US-size 46 and a European-size 56 in all my Alpinestars jackets. I am one of those folks who is typically "between sizes," but the Medium Forcefield Flite fits very well on me. I tried the Large size, and it was a bit too big for me. <br><br>The Large size has just about the same-sized back armor as the Medium Forcefield Flite - - maybe the Large is about an inch longer in length (in other words the Large and Medium have nearly the same protective surface area for the back armor, except maybe the Large back armor length is one-inch longer). <br><br>But, the Large-size Forcefield Flite has a noticeably larger-sized chest armor, and a lengthier velcro strap to accomodate a large-size chest and a large-size belly. That's the difference between the Large and Medium size. The Large-size chest armor would not fit well on me, as the chest protector and lengthier velcro were too large, resulting in the chest armor "fanning outwards" from my chest instead of conforming around and bending around my chest. <br><br>As I said near the beginning of this review, the Forcefield Flite is a "vest-style" armor, and while I have purchased and used a good amount of body armor over the years, the Forcefield Flite has quickly become my new "Go-To" body armor for around-town riding and freeway riding. <br><br>Thanks RevZilla !