Forcefield Pro Pants
These are simply fantastic
I had bought a pair of Speed and Strength kevlar jeans, and while they're better than regular jeans, they didn't leave me with the confidence I wanted.
Wearing these Forcefield Pros under them is the best of both worlds. I feel extremely well protected, and they fit great under the baggy jeans. They're not cheap, and I hope I never have to use them, but I'll be really glad I bought them if I need them. They remind me of my football pants in high school. Totally form-fitting and great pads in all the right spots.
I'm 5'10" with about a 30-31" inseam, about 195 lbs., and these fit me like they were tailor made. The stirrups are a great touch as well, to make sure they don't ride up (or slide up, got forbid).
Again, they're quite pricey, but they really inspire confidence and are comfortable to boot. And around town, I'd feel confident wearing off-the-rack jeans and still feel protected.
Best purchase I've made since upgrading the back armor in my jacket.
April 18, 2013
Great product for protection minded riders.
This product should work great for what I need. I have two bikes, one for touring and one for hot rodding, these should fit the bill for both. Level of protection is second to none. Im very impressed overall.
March 30, 2013
It fits fairly well will my Cortech Latigo RR boots, almost like they were made to be worn together.
The armor pads feel excellent, I can drop straight to my knees from standing and can't even feel it.
They also fit well under my motorcycle pants.
The coccyx pad doesn't bother me like others say it bothers them. On my Ninja I barely know it's there, while sitting in the car it's a little bothersome. The people complaining about it must be riding cruisers. Either way, you can remove it if you don't like it.
March 26, 2013
These pants are very stretchy, and I ordered the medium and think they are still too baggy. I'm 6'1 200 lbs. They sag with the weight of the armor, unless you use the drawstring waist, and that's uncomfortable to me. Once on the bike, they are fine and I feel very protected. I got the shirt too, and like it even better.
March 5, 2013
Pricey but cheaper than hospital
The Forcefield PRO pant and shirt are a little pricey but I have no doubt they will offer superior protection when the ground hits you. Although I'm a new rider I believe strongly to dress for the crash and not the ride. I have a family and a good job. Motorcycling comes with risk but we can lower that risk through good protection.
I did a lot of research before purchasing the Forcefield products and feel these are the best made. I'm 6' 210 with 37" waist and naturally ordered a large however these should fit tight on the body so returned for a medium. These fit great and I'll wear under Klim pants. Air flows through them and has a great cooling affect.
February 7, 2013
Excellent Protective Base Layer
I purchased these in December, so I can not yet comment on the effectiveness of the BeCool fiber to keep you dry and cool in the summer heat.
Otherwise these pants are great. The material is well constructed, with plenty of stretch. Armor pads can be moved and adjusted to where you want them to stay, and they seem to stay.
The biggest problem I have always had with motorcycle pants, is that the knee armor is everywhere except where I actually need/want it. Shy of purchasing a custom built suit, you are always at the mercy of the manufacturer, with maybe some slight adjustment available. Being taller, the high position for most pants was never high enough and often the pants were too loose allowing the armor to shift left or right. I never had much confidence in it being where it needed to be in the event of an off.
This problem is solved with the Forcefield Pro pants. You put them on, you adjust the pad over your knee, it stays over your knee, standing, sitting on the bike, it stays where it should. The thigh, hip and coccyx pads are all comfortable, and become more malleable as they warm, allowing an increase in comfort once you have had them on for a few minutes.
As others have mentioned, they do run a little big. When choosing a pair, keep in mind that these are intended to be a skin tight base layer. The material is very flexible and form fitting. Also materials such as BeCool, and DryMax don't really work to full effectiveness unless they are stretched across the skin making direct contact. This is also what helps the pads stay where you place them. They should NOT fit loosely. It is a base layer, not a stand alone pant, so keep in mind you will likely need to choose a size 1 below what you would normally choose for a riding pant.
January 7, 2013
I'm really impressed with the quality of these pants. I bought them along with the pro shirt, and I'm so glad I did. I was previously wearing the Bohn armored pants under my kevlar jeans, and these feel way more protective in terms of the amount of armor present. The cloth is also thicker and feels much more durable. In addition, I really appreciate that these have a stirrup at the end to keep them from riding up, as well as a fly opening. The Bohn pants had neither.
November 28, 2012
I previously bought the top and liked it very well. My legs are very short and I bought a large based on waist size 34, but the pads were on the loose side. Exchanged it for a medium and it fits great. The return process was good. They were very helpful.
November 5, 2012