Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite
Excellent quality, great design and flexible fit
The quality of the Forcefield harness is excellent. It takes a few minutes to adjust all the velco tabs but that only needs to be done once. The comfort under a jacket is great and as a bonus the harness provides a good bit of back and kidney support. I've not had any spills yet so I can't comment on the protection but the thought in the design shows that the harness will stay in place during a crash.
October 28, 2013
Won't leave the house without it
I was getting back protectors with jackets and now I have a great back and chest protector that can go under any jacket.
I will not leave my house with out anymore. It's very comfortable, airflow is good, but not great in summer days when it's 90+ between 70-85 is very good and below 70 is great to about 60. I think that during colder days between 45-60 it will actually keep you warmer which is great.
Features are great you can adjust as needed including shoulders once on the bike you won't notice it's on.
Best back & chest protector on the market that can be used independent of jackets. Get it you won't be disappointed.
August 16, 2013
Excellent when setup properly
I use this vest for daily riding and it is very comfortable even in the summer. However, you must initially set up the straps perfectly (snug rib adjustment, relaxed lumbar, relaxed shoulder strap). If you set it up this way, when you ride you get a pocket of air when it billows out, making it very nice in the summer.
I bought it to use under my leathers and also use it for off-road purposes and it fit the bill.
It can be used for track riding as well, but I really think something more form fitting and lower profile in the shoulders (as other have said, it has thick shoulder straps) like Forcefield's Pro Shirt is the way to go.
As for fit both the small and medium fit me pretty well, the major difference is the strap lengths. I went with a small because I have a slim build.
It looks pretty cool standalone, but obviously wear an abrasion piece over it!
August 12, 2013
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