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The Forcefield Rib protector was designed specifically for those activities where the ribs are particularly vulnerable. CE approved and available in three sizes the Rib Protector is soft and comfortable and has RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) to ensure constant protection even after multiple impacts.
Constructed with Nitrex® a unique High-Tech shock absorbing material designed to absorb the maximum amount of energy whilst remaining breathable and lightweight.
RPT (Repeat Performance Technology)
Soft, flexible, comfortable and non restrictive
High Tech Nitrex® construction
Breathable and lightweight
Molds to body shape
Multi sport product
Note: Forcefield Rib Protector sizing is based on height. The size Large is intended for individuals 6'4" and taller.
Bought specifically for rib protection when taking the 2-day BMW Adventure Bike Enduro Skills class in Greer SC. I believe there is greater area of rib protection by wearing the product backwards (which also provides chest/sternum protection. My jackets already have Level 2 spine protectors). The product is equally comfortable worn in either configuration. I was tossed off 3 times in the class, and not a single injury to the ribs, plenty of bruises in other areas not protected by armor. The slight amount of discomfort due to sweating is more than surpassed by the protection. The product is quite stiff in cold conditions but becomes flexible upon wearing.
November 26, 2012
Great full coverage rib protection
I purchased to use this as a full chest and ribcage protector. These run large, even the small fits a bit large- I wear a 44 Euro Dainese jacket for reference. Due to it running slightly large, it is a bit uncomfortable if I bend my torso forward too much. It is very secure with the shoulder straps and the large velro strap.
June 11, 2012
Very good rib protection
I have a Medium and it's a true fit, 5'9 & 170 lbs. The fabric is a little stiff but still comfortable enough. It weighs 2 lbs 2 ounces and conforms under a coat so you don't look or feel inflated. I've seen pictures of it worn covering both the front and the back, Revzilla shows it worn on the back. I wear it covering my chest, it wraps around the ribs better that way. I bought it because nothing else gives good side protection and that's where I've busted bones twice, the last time gave me a week vacation in the hospital with a tube in my chest. You might want to add a back protector, or a chest protector depending on which way to wear it. In either case you will be left with something not covered. But the other gear, suits, and harnesses that covers both chest and back never adequately protect your sides, except the rodeo vests that the bull riders wear.
February 11, 2012
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A shopper asked:How would this rib protector fit in conjunction with the Forcefield L2-type back protector under racing leathers? I have the back protector already, but would like to add some additional side protection. Will the two pieces work together under a one-piece suit?Nov 16, 2014
Greg B:Yes, I see no reason that it would not work. However, I wear mine in front to protect my chest and side ribes. Size is dependent on if it is worn over or under the back protector because the waist straps need to be long enough over the back waist straps. Not sure how much room is available under the one piece suit. I would buy it and give it a try you can return or exchange. As someone said "The more protection the higher the IQ."
John P:I have a Dainese back protector inside the lining of my jacket (I use a two piece zip together Dainese leather jacket/pants rather than one piece racing leathers) and still use the Forcefield rib protector. I thought I may have to remove the back protector but I kept it as it does still fit and adds more protection. It makes my jacket very snug. The answer to your question depends on just how tight fitting your racing leathers are already.Nov 16, 2014
Bud S:My jackets have a back protector built in. (Vanson) They work fine with the rib protector. It just comes down to how much room you have in your leathers. Obviously, it will snug things up a little.Nov 16, 2014