Forcefield Net Flat Replacement Shoulder Armor
Big upgrade to the foam pads that came with mine!
haven't needed it in a crash, and I went out on a limb ordering this, along with the CE2 elbow and spine protection for my River Road Mesa jacket. These fit pretty well in the sewn mesh liner pockets, and will most likely do well to protect me in a crash. Required a bit of folding, persuasion to get them in, but once they're in, they lay well.
I haven't needed to test the impact protection, and hopefully won't.
No strange odor, or trimming necessary to make them fit in my jacket.
I like that they're cut to contour to the particular joint, and lay flat in the jacket, so you don't have pokey shoulders like other hard armor.
If i had to point out a downside, they're heavier than the stock foam pads that were included. With both elbows, shoulders and spine protectors installed in the jacket, it added probably 6-8 lbs to the jacket. Can't really feel it while wearing the jacket though, and even if it did, I'd consider it worth it.
May 11, 2015
The best you can do in 'flexible' armor
There are a couple of flexible armors(closed cell foam technologies) that do a little better in the impact tests(and you can feel it), but they tend to get stiff in the cold and tend to be thicker in terms of bulk.
The NET armor is incredibly flexible no matter the temperature and thin enough to get a little extra room in the fit if you need it. Even though there are (and I have) some competitor armors that rate slightly better, the fit and comfort make the NET armor worth choosing for my daily commute.
Because the armor is so thin and flexible, it can change the drape of the garment - good if it was a little tight to start, bad if it was not.
March 16, 2015
Comfort and Protection
I have these in my Ronin jacket. They are flexible, comfortable, and offer a lot of coverage for protection. I did a lot of research before purchasing these for my jacket. I like the beefy feel of this armor when wearing it in my jacket and, just looking, you can't tell that there's any armor at all. I just wish the Forcefield Net Flat elbow armor had been in stock when I ordered these. Hopefully it becomes available before it gets to warm for riding with winter gear.
January 29, 2015
I'm using these as hip pads and they fit good there.
I had to trim one end about an inch to fit into place. I had wanted to use them as knee pads but the flat style didn't conform good in the knee area. I didn't try them in the shoulder area. I have not crash tested them yet. I have them in Sedici Arturo pants.
September 8, 2014
all armor should be this flexible
I bought it to replace the knox armor that came with the jacket. While riding the shoulder pieces would push the shoulders up, looking and feeling very odd, with these the jacket stays in place no matter where I move my arms.
Only problem, they really stink when you take them out of the package, so let them sit outside for a couple days.
May 26, 2014
I replaced all of my armor with Forcefield net armor and love it. It's lightweight, flexible and comfortable and rated at level 2 CE. Definitely worth the money for the added protection alone.
May 26, 2014
I have been using Forcefield armor inserts in some of my fashion jackets for the street riding. I had the previous version CE1 (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/forcefield-replacement-shoulder-armor) installed in my jacket. The shoulders looked very odd and the whole jacket sat very high. I have replaced the armor to this newer CE2 version and the jacket sits a lot more natural on my shoulders. In fact, it is hard to tell there is any armor in it at all. The armor is thick but it is much more flexible and instead of the preset form, it takes the shape of your body, providing a very natural curve and shape. I am a little dissapointed with having to replace all of my older Forcefield pieces to these new ones.
February 7, 2014