Forcefield Pro Shirt
Happy I bought it
For me, the first decision was whether I wanted to wear my protection as an undergarment or incorporated in an outer jacket. I decided the former gave me more apparel options. Having made that decision, this product fits simply and beautifully. No straps to have to mess with. The protection stays in place. The garment breathes well, but by the same token its sheerness gives me some concern about longterm durability. Time will tell. For now, I am loving it.
January 20, 2014
I purchased this item to use for protection on a nine day ride. Only because the ride promoter required all riders to wear their t-shirt as the top layer. So $300 is way beyond steep for this rider.
Fortunately I did not test the item, as I never took a spill. I felt that it was necessary to take care getting into and out of it. Nothing got damaged, but it felt like it might tear easily. Other than that it was comfortable.
December 9, 2013
Most comfortable armor I've worn
Like all armor, this shirt will make you sweat on a warm day. That said, the ventilation while moving, even at slow speeds, is excellent. I can physically feel the moisture dissipating. It won't remain and collect into a damp spot.
The fit, by way of the compression shirt holding the armor tight to your body, is more comfortable than any I've worn. It will also be more protective than your standard jacket-included armor because of this. It will hide better under your jacket.
Any issues I have with the shirt are minor:
-Zipper on the left side.
-Stitching pops slightly if you're not careful putting on and removing the shirt but it's not as dramatic as other reviewers have described.
- I'd grade the shirt even higher if the armor pieces had just a little more width and coverage to them, or maybe I'm just used to some oversized jacket armor.
-Pricier, but at the same time now you can buy cheaper jackets that exclude armor. I did. You'll probably save overall across your personal line of jackets.
The layered armor can seem a little thin. I also have the shorts and kneepads and I can definitely feel it when I test the kneepads by falling to my knees on a hardwood floor. But in the end, I will trust the tested CE rating that it provides the same protection as my old armor. One of the best aspects of Forcefield is their armor is designed to be reused through multiple crashes.
October 26, 2013
It hangs in the closet
I love the idea of this - instead of needing to buy a jacket with armor, buy any jacket you like and use this. But the distance between the idea and the reality is too large for me. It fits like a spiderman suit - tight - and with my 57 year old body it's not exactly a pretty thing. One has to wear a shirt over it so it's hot. Ride somewhere and want to spend time? Strip the shirt and don normal clothes, then change when you take off again, which is a lot of changing in the parking lot. Workmanship is disappointing - seams unravel, the zipper is unreliable. I wonder if a hard vest might not be a better idea - on and off more easily without looking like I've been pumping steroids.
October 26, 2013
Comfortable, elbow, shoulder and back armor interchanges with my jacket armor.
I carry this on cross country trips with a jersey for serious enduro roading. Use D3o armor from my jacket which makes this pack up small! I ride a R1200 GSA.
October 25, 2013
I got both the shirt and pants. The protection and quality of the armor Appears to be excellent The comfort was fine And I really wanted these to work The problem I had was that I got very hot wearing this gear almost immediately They say it has this breathable cool mesh but that certainly was not my experience. I sent it back it just wasn't going to be possible to wear this on any kind of a warm or even moderate temperature day.
October 23, 2013
Bought this to replace damaged gear from a collision with a deer. This provides much improved protection in all areas. Fit is great and it does not move around, which means it stays in place to provide the protection it was designed for. The fabric does a good job of eliminating heat and is really only noticeable when stopped. Fits true to size. It adds a little bulk, so if your riding jacket fits snug now, it may not work well over the armor.
October 16, 2013
I love Forcefield Armour!!!
After using Forcefield Armour underpants for a while and really loving them it was a logical for me to buy Forcefield Pro shirt. I've ordered size S, to keep armour right in place and it feets me like a glove. Revzilla rocks as always! The
best customer service, competitive prices and excellent return policy! I bought a lot of stuff from Revzilla and will remain loyal customer till the end of times.
September 11, 2013