Forcefield Net Replacement Elbow/Knee Armor
I have some pekev lined jeans (Resurgence - very nice fit - and have held up well for camping/touring) that have ce 1 knee armor. These were a nice upgrade.
Unlike the d30 armor, this stuff allows you to attach velcro. A 1" wide strip with some shoe goo and the armor was in place. The armor is very flexible and reasonably light.
It does have a distinct curvature - it works for me in both the knees and the shoulder, but you can see where they bonded the flat version to create the final shape. If it's too curved, you could just slice at those joints and you'd have the flat version.
August 18, 2015
I can't believe I waited so long to replace my elbow armor. They have a little bit bigger "footprint" than stock armor but the fit and feel is amazing. The breathability cannot be compared to stock, it is simply on another planet. I would absolutely recommend these to everyone and anyone thinking about upgrading. You won't regret spending the few extra bucks
December 1, 2014
Great fit and superior protection!
Awesome replacements for the stock pads in my new Olympia Moto Quest jacket. These pliable net pads are immediately more comfortable & form fitting. Elbow pads went right in and the shoulder pads only needed minor trimming- used the stock shoulder pads as a template. Yes, they are heavier than stock but I believe that the added protection is well worth it. Bought the jacket pads after purchasing a Forcefield Sub4 back protector which turned out to be the most comfortable armor I've ever worn. Will be replacing the knee & hips pads with Forcefield asap! ~Corvus
November 12, 2014
I've tried a lot of different types of knee armor in my kevlar jeans, but none of them end up being comfortable on long rides. Even the d30 stuff pressed against my knee caps (ok so I have little birdy legs) and after 6 hours in the saddle, I was in a lot of pain, sometimes even had bruises.
I'm glad I tried these- they've been excellent. Sure they're not exactly 'stealth' when off the bike, but when I get on to ride, they accommodate my er... prominent kneecaps rather well. Armorwise, they seem rather stout, too. Wish they were tapered at top and bottom but we can't have everything.
September 30, 2014
Level 2 at a good price!
These fit perfectly in the pockets of my Hein Gericke Timbuktu Air Camo Jacket. When arms are in riding position, I don't even notice them. While walking the upper edge does tend to rub a bit but no biggie. Seems to conform to arm a little more each day. Really a nice addition. Can't really say anything about Durability yet but really seems to be a solid piece of armor.
September 4, 2014
A little overkill for most riding situations
These are definitely some of the best pads i own as far as protection and and air flow are concerned. I use these in my River Road mesh jacket for warmer summer days and never overheat. I slid out last week while wearing these, and my elbows (despite catching most of my weight) were one of the few parts of my body not bruised.
The fit however is a little awkward, and on tighter fitting jackets you will find them annoying. The edge of the padding is not chiseled or sloped, while the back wraps behind your elbow a little too much for comfort when your arm is straightened. I probably voided the warranty, but I actually had to cut some of the top of the padding off to fit more comfortable around the top side (backside) of my elbow.
September 2, 2014
AGV SPORT SOLARE JACKET UPGRADE
I own two AGV Sport SOLARE jackets. They are light, comfortable and flow a ton of air. I did want to upgrade the armor and both the shoulder pads and elbow pads from Forcefield did the job. It took seconds to swap out the old for the new and it feels obvious that I now have more protection in case of a fall. Highly recommend this armor.
August 11, 2014
I replaced the knee protection in my FirstGear HT overpants with the Forcefield Net replacement knee armor. They were very easy to switch and fit fine. The knee armor that comes with the pants is very hard and was hurting my knees on longer rides. These are much softer, flexible, and comfortable. Can’t comment on the protection, hope they do the job if ever needed.
June 5, 2014