Forcefield Pro Action Shorts
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
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
Needing and looking for additional safety for my track days, I tried the Forcefield Pro Action Shorts. What a nice fit and comfort all in one. The Forcefield shorts offer protection in all the right places and you don't relize you have them on whe suited up. A great investment for the price and I feel a must have for safety.
April 8, 2013
The most protection you can buy
These Forcefield shorts offer the most protection I've ever found in any under armor. If you're looking for maximum padding then these are for you. The pads are very thick, double layers of material, and bulky because they cover more of your lower body than others do. The odds are against your landing on a spot that is unprotected. When you first pick them up you'll be surprised by the weight but you don't notice it when you put them on. You will notice the thickness, almost diaper like, so make sure you have plenty of room in your riding pants. The pads conform well to your contours, it's just that there is much more to them than other shorts offer.
You'll also notice the smell immediately. All Forcefield armor smells pretty bad when new but it goes away fairly soon. My Forcefield rib protector took a few months but that's a much larger chunk of their rubber and not wrapped in any fabric like these shorts.
Many reviewers of these shorts have said they run large but I don't agree. I fit either a med or large depending on the product so I ordered a med on the previous posters advise and they're too small on me. I like a loose fit and wear 36" jeans but often buy med in other clothing. I had to send these back, the medium was uncomfortably tight around my waist.
If you're looking for the most protection you can get then these are for you. Forcefield uses High Tech Materials that are superior to what most other companies offer. If you hit something with bone breaking force you need more than a thin piece of foam.
October 18, 2012
great product for protection
bought this product to wear along with my drake air pants for added protection. these shorts have a lot of protection padding from your waist to your upper leg. very comfortable to wear and as long as you dont wear skinny pants no one will even know you have them on.
September 24, 2012