Forcefield Net Replacement Elbow/Knee Armor
Why get these when you can get the flattened cut version?
What the title says. Despite all of the reviews saying these are the greatest I have an opinion based on experience with multipl types of armor. Potection is great, but if you want to look like you have a second knee cap in your riding jeans these are for you! Talk about a dumb look. The wont break in any softer, and cutting something designed as one piece will make it weaker(as said in prior reviews about slitting the armor). So now I'm stuck with these and RevZilla wont take them back because I dont have the package, or some generic excuse. This is BS. Last time I listen to a sugggestion witout looking over everything, and definitely never buying a set of these again. Once again, protection is very good, but flexibility sucks and so does appearance. Your "out-on the town" expensive riding jeans just got ridiculously dumb in the style scene.
October 26, 2015
Highly recommended as an upgrade even for high end gear.
Feel is incredible and protection level is HIGHER than most stock armor. These are a no-brainer, even on my high end jacket, I swapped out the armor (which was very good) for these. They are absolutely worth it!!! Compared to stock CE armor, these feel like you are not wearing armor BUT they are CE level 2!! So better protection and they are more comfortable!
October 9, 2015
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