Forcefield Net Flat Replacement Shoulder Armor
Fit well, stays in place
Other than being heavier than I thought it would be, I found it fit well in the pockets of my Power Trip Supercharger 2 jacket and it stays in place. It did take some work to get it into place initially. I gave the Airlfow a four only because it's still very cool riding weather here in MA (April) and I'm still running a heated jacket liner, so I can't really judge that aspect. It does look like it will allow air to pass through easily enough. The shoulder pads aren't as noticeable as the elbow pads when you are wearing the jacket.
I also got the Net Flat elbow armor, Forcefield 4-Layer Hip Armor (for Olympia Mesh Overpants) and Forcefield BackPad Insert Pro. The same applies to those pieces. The BackPad is very heavy and thick. Off the bike it feels like I have a backpack on. On the bike I don't really notice the armor.
April 26, 2016
I bougth a set of this and the elbow pads and they really do the job. Fitment was a little strande in the beggining but it was because I coudn't place tha pads in the rigth spot. After figuring this out the pads are really comfortable they get the form of tha bidy and you don't even feel it. Awesome
November 14, 2015
Spot on - part deux
I purchased the shoulder armor with the elbow armor and both of them fit in my jacket spot on. I didn't have to cut or trim any of the pieces. I also added the back armor and with all the pieces in, my jacket doesn't feel bulky or overly heavy. I have the Grayson jacket by Fox Creek Leather in a size small.
September 12, 2015
Best Armor Ever
I used this to replace my armor because I'm a quality oriented person and I wanted the best, and I can truthfully say this is the best. I had the Rukka D3O Air armor in my jacket, and Forcefield is:
More form fitting
Flows more air
Has better protection
Has a funny, almost toxic, smell that really bothers me though. It should disappear with use, hopefully.
September 2, 2015
Thick but strong
This would not fit in my wife's medium jacket but did fit well in my icon overlord jacket. It's thicker and heavier than I thought but I feel it will do a better job than D3O armor.
August 31, 2015
Great armor for Klim Traverse Jacket
I bought a full force field NET flat armor for my Klim traverse jacket. These are much more pliable and thin than the d3o.
The armor pockets in the jacket were to small to fit the armor so a small amount of trimming is required. It is easy to do.
July 12, 2015
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