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Forcefield Pro Action Shorts
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Forcefield 4-Layer Pro Action Shorts

The Forcefield Action Short incorporates an air flow control function which controls body temperature during exercise, this helps to maintain body temperature whether the conditions are warm or cool leaving you dry and feeling fresh.

Constructed from BeCool, a unique fiber that has a greater diffusive area than standard fiber, this ensures high levels of breathability and comfort. The low profile, 4-layer Pro Armor M15 CE approved armor is removable to allow the shorts to be machine washed for maximum hygiene. M15 armor is a specialized polymer from Nitrile rubber that has been optimized to achieve low weight, flexibility and Repeat Performance Technology (RPT) ensuring protection is given even after multiple impacts

Fastened at the waist by a draw cord and with gripper elastic at the legs the shorts offer superior fit and comfort. The Forcefield Action Short offers unparalleled comfort and performance for those demanding sports activities where impacts are an inherent occurrence. 


  • 4-Layer Pro M15 Armor is CE Approved
  • Constructed from BeCool with Humidity Discharge Function
  • Removable armor at the thigh, hip, buttock and coccyx
  • RPT (Repeat Performance Technology)
  • Machine Washable (with armor removed)
  • Draw cord waist fastener for superior fit and comfort
  • Tested to -10° Celsius

Note: Shorts may be either grey or black, but are otherwise identical.

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Forcefield Pro Action Shorts 4.4 5 24 24
Love these shorts These shorts are comfortable to wear all day and give me the coverage I want: thighs for the handlebar impact, hips for falling, and buttocks and coccyx for landing on your back. It's cool in the Northwest, so these outdoors help keep me warm. I also have the Contakt Shorts for hotter weather, but they didn't have the all around protection I wanted. I'm a 32x30, and these shorts go down just above the knee with the drawstring at my true waist, putting the protection where I want it. I thought the small would be pushing it. November 10, 2015
Just what you expect from Padded underwear These pants are very similar to the football pads we wore in the 70's....except the pads are a little softer. I got a medium for my normally 34 waist blue jeans and they fit perfectly. The tailbone pad is uncomfortable though. I may try to remove a layer of the padding and see if that is better. With or without that pad they fit under most kevlar lined jeans...which is why I got them and would buy again....NOT tested in a crash and hope to never try them out but, definitely safer than no pads at all. Recommended. November 24, 2014
Great piece of gear, perfect for snowboarding I got this for snowboarding, works great! I am 5'11" and 73kgs with a 32" waist, as recommended by others, I got a size smaller than the charts. Small fits me great! The beauty of the pro version is that its 4 layers of protection and you can remove layers where its not as vital. Cons: *Smell is very strong and hasnt gone away after 1 week of daily use. It is however getting better each day. *I didnt get the choice of black or grey.. I wanted the black, but got the greay.... oh well... Pros: *Saved my tail more times than I can count! February 11, 2014
Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man I don't know how anyone is fitting these under their jeans. I have an old pair, 2 sizes too big, (for my already relaxed fit), that I'm barely able to squeeze them under. When I am able to get them on, I look like a guy in a fat suit... it's sorta ridiculous. Do they provide protection, absolutely. Are they comfortable to wear? Nope. Am i a fool for refusing to wear them because I feel ridiculous in them?... maybe. Is that going to make me start wearing them?...no. I wear what lots of people might consider "a-lot of protection", but the Forcefield shorts just feel silly. I ride an old Honda CB, and it feels like I'm sitting on a lump of coal from the tailbone protector. It's actually distracting, and to some degree I feel safer without them on. These are clearly designed for a very specific kind of rider on a very specific kind of ride (read: sport bikes). On the upside, the armor is layered, so I've been considering removing a few layers of the stuff... a little less protection, but a huge improvement in comfort? Still... it's a lot of money to pay just to have to hack your safety protection. I wish I had returned this item immediately... it's just not my style... Back off, man. I'm a scientist. June 25, 2013
Excellent protection. I have the Dianese Norsorex too and these are far superior. Great value for the $$ May 30, 2013
Really good, so far So far, I have only used these on some mountain bike rides, but so far, so good. I will know more after my first track day in a week. The attention to detail is really good and the fit, features, and comfort are great. I would definitely recommend these to anyone for cycling, especially downhillers! May 24, 2013
soft and comfortable I ride a monster 796 and the padding on the behind feels fine. It took some getting used to for the hip as they kinda rub up against your thigh when you ride. i usually wear a size 32" pants size and ordered the medium and it fits fine. The padding will not fit in my regular pants and i had to wear pants a size up in order for it to fit. May 20, 2013
Well worth the investment After wearing multiple pairs of motorcycling pants, I realized that the ONLY way to have good impact protection was to have quality armor attached to the body, not marginal armor slipped into loose pockets in the pants. I learned this the hard way, after breaking my collarbone & badly contusing my knee in a 20 mph fall. TWENTY! The knee armor in my fancy-schmancy Rev'it tornado pants did nothing as I kneed the bike on the way down. The collarbone deal will be addressed (hopefully) with a Wave Pro 3, but that's another story. I originally purchased the ForceField Pro full pants, but found them too warm and a bit of a bear to pull on. I also wear Under Armour Heatgear leggings as a base layer, which makes EVERYTHING more comfortable. I prefer wearing hard knee/shin protection under my riding pants, so I opted for the shorts instead. They slip on quickly and vanish once on the bike. With the base layer they feel great and stay in place perfectly. They make your hips wider, so your pants will pull on a bit tighter, but once the waist is over the shorts, you're golden. I typically wear a large, but the medium is perfect. These need to fit snug! They also need to be pulled up and tied around the level of your navel if the hip protection is to be effective. It's odd at first, but feels fine almost immediately. I'm 6'4", 197 lbs, and ride a 2006 Triumph Tiger 955i. The upright position works great with these shorts, but I'm fairly sure you laid-back cruiser types will want to pull the coccyx armor out, as rotating back and sitting on it for any time would be uncomfortable. Looking cool in the most fashionable gear, slipping it on in 20 seconds and blasting around sounds great, but one fall with broken bones and busted up joints should change your perspective pretty quickly. Buy the right gear, wear it properly, and ride intelligently. Armor IS YOUR FREIND!!! April 22, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Joseph M: Max protection. Nov 15, 2015
Robin G: Most overprints don't have coccyx or thigh padding. Now I just need a pants that will fit them. Nov 11, 2015
J P: Forcefield reputation is par excellence. I tried on a pair of these once and they were well made and superior to any other brand protective short that I have seen out there. Sep 19, 2015
kevin w: The built-in armor doesn't usually fit as well as strap-ons...and these fit pretty much like the pads you were playing football in HS. Nov 11, 2014
Brian M: Amazing protection. Crashed 3 times with this on (once on street - DOT's fault, once on track - my fault, once on dirt/rock - too much sliding). Unbelievable protection. Sep 25, 2014
Anthony F: Looking for additional protection under a Cortech race suit for a hip injury. Hope it works Jul 29, 2014
william f: I tend to fall at least two three time during a riding day, this helps me to go to work on monday. May 17, 2014
Russell B: I want more hip and tailbone protection than my current Troy Lee Designs shorts. These seemed like the best ones, and Forcefield has a good reputation. May 15, 2014
Justin R: Best protection Apr 12, 2014
James M: Proper hip protection. Mar 10, 2014
John L: "How could I not choose Forcefield for protection. All it takes is for one fall and without the proper protection and you just can't take it back, This product screams safety fits well right out of the box, I highly support all forcefield for making the best safety products on the market. " Oct 2, 2013
A shopper asked: Light the title states, is this a skin tight pair of shorts? Someone said there is a silicone band around the end to keep the shorts from riding up, but the picture looks like it's too lose, seems like just a pair of regular slim fit shorts rather than skin tight. Nov 8, 2011
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billyb39: It is a lycra strech type material. I would say they are more like a pair of bicycle shorts with heavy duty armor in them. They come in the 3 layer or 5 layer armor and the armor is sewn into the short and not removable. I've used them for about 3k miles. Looking back for touring I probably would have gotten the 3 layer version instead of the 5 just for fitting better under my pants, but I opted for the 5 layer for better protection. The pair I got run a bit large. Nov 9, 2011
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James M: These shorts fit snug, no doubt about it. I'm 6'4" and weigh 197lbs. I typically wear size large, but ordered the mediums and they fit great. Grab yourself a pair if UnderArmour heat gear leggings to wear under these shorts, and your good to go. This way the silicone band won't grab leg hair, and the shorts slide on smoothly. I think those leggings actually make me feel cooler in the heat! Apr 22, 2013
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HuskerFanInCheeseville: Dann,
This all depends on your build. I have fairly muscular legs and butt from years of cycling and they fit like stretch or compression shorts, but it depends on your size and which size you order. If you are on the border of one of the sizes and want a more snug fit, I would recommend the smaller size.
May 24, 2013
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Blonderhanz: The picture is misleading. they fit more like bicycle shorts, but comfortable They are pretty snug. I don't know why they are loose in that pic with the model. Mine aren't! Feb 13, 2012
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blikkem: Yes it is skin tight, room enough for underwear underneath but that's it. The leg opening is a little wide but still against my skin. Jul 23, 2012
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4ACP: The shorts are not to tight they have a tie string at the top and the band around the legs are very comfortable. Apr 8, 2013
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Ari J asked: Is the only difference between the Pro and the Sport Action Shorts that the Pro has an extra layer of foam which can be removed to turn them into the Sport if I find them too bulky?

I take a size 32 to 33 jean. Do you recommend a size Small or Medium?
Jul 29, 2014
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robert c: Hi, yes I am 99% sure that the only difference is the extra layer of padding. I'm a fairly trim 6'2 and 200 lbs and the large fits me very well, and I could lose or gain 20 lbs and they would still fit nicely. Snug and comfortable but not tight. I think you should go for a medium. You may fit in both sizes but I originally went with a medium myself and i had to return it because they were too restrictive and cut off circulation. If you're street riding only, I recommend the Sports version because they are just a tad bulky if you're going to be wearing your normal pants and shorts with them on. But if you're on the dirt, get the pro. I love these shorts and highly recommend them over any other protective shorts out there, and I've owned a few. Hope whatever you do works out for you and keep on riding! Ryan. Jul 30, 2014
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Ari J: Thank you Ryan, I have really skinny legs and small glutes. Do you still think a Medium over a Small? Jul 31, 2014
ted n: I wear the same size and ordered the medium. It's elastic with a draw string so you can adjust it to your liking. I had them on underneath my kevlar jeans when i high sided and tumbled. While I had bruising on my lower ribs, the lower half of my body was good as new. Jul 30, 2014
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Ari J: Thanks Ted and Ryan I really appreciate your feedback. Considering that I have really small legs and glutes do you still recommend a Size Medium over a Small as I heard these shorts size on the large side?

Thank you very much for your help.
Jul 31, 2014
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Jessy C asked: I am wondering what size i should get since my waist is a 32, but my ass and thighs don't fit in anything smaller than a 34!? Always have this problem, curse my sexy weightlifters body! Aug 12, 2015
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Glen G: Don't worry, get the 34 because it has a draw string. Aug 18, 2015
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Ruslan S: Get 34. They are stretchy and should fit snug Aug 12, 2015
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A shopper asked: What are the main differences between these (the Pro Action shorts) and the Forcefield Sport Action shorts? Jan 29, 2014
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G N: I bought the 4 layer Pro shorts but wish that I had got the 3 layer Sport short. I find the 4 layer is just too bulky. I have removed 1 layer and they are much better to wear. I realise that I am not as protected but now I wear them whereas before I was not using them and they are too expensive to not use. Jan 29, 2014
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