Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite
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
great protection at any price
Just received the Forcefield vest and it looks like a very substantial and robust product.. The sizing was correct and the staff at Revzillo made the extra effort to verify sizng for me.
My weight is about 145, heigth 5 ft,10", chest at 138 and waist of 29. I purchased the small and it fits well with several light article of clothing such as a Tshirt and light sweatshirt underneath.
The coverage and construction of the front and back protectors seems excellent.
The large wrap arround Velcro fastening that ties the vests front and back protectors together seems to do an excellent job of securing and protecting the whole torso section of the body .The adjustment potential to fit ones own personal physique is very good.
This vest fits under a Joe Rocket Phoenix mesh jack I wear very well as well a (heavier) Firstgear Kilimanjaro ridng coat.
My first ride on the bike while under the Phoenix mesh jacket gave me a feeling of substantial protection from this vests front and rear back protectors, especially when used with the additional protection of the (a) jackets exisitng shoulder and elbow CE armor, a nice combination.
The vest felt very comfortable during the ride and I almost didnt know it was there. It did seem to afford some insulating value to ones torso area, good in winter/cooler conditions.
All said I think this is an excellent piece of body armor, especially when used in conjunction with a quality ridng jacket.
I fully recommend this jacket to anyone.
December 2, 2011