Forcefield Net Replacement Elbow/Knee Armor
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