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Forcefield Rib Protector

The Forcefield Rib protector was designed specifically for those activities where the ribs are particularly vulnerable. CE approved, 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.

Features:

  • RPT (Repeat Performance Technology)
  • Soft, flexible, comfortable and non restrictive
  • High Tech Nitrex construction
  • Fully adjustable
  • CE approved
  • Breathable and lightweight
  • Molds to body shape
  • Multi sport product

Note: Forcefield Rib Protector sizing is based on height. Large is intended for individuals 6'4" and taller.

4.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.7 / 5
Features
4.6 / 5
Comfort
4.3 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
3.6 / 5
Fit
Small
 
Large

Forcefield Men's Rib Protector Sizing

Size Torso Length (in)
SM >18.25
MD 18.5-19.3-75
LG 20+

 

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

TL Torso Length While standing upright, measure the distance between your waist (typically at navel or top of the hip bone level) and the top of your shoulder, to the left or right of your spine.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
SM 617828 FRP-S Available: Requires 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
MD 617829 FRP-M In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 617830 FRP-L Available: Requires 2-3 business days lead time prior to shipment

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4.9 / 5.0
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4.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Great addition to my selection of gear
A guy recently posted to YouTube a video of him low-siding his brand new Honda Grom slipping on mud while taking a corner. He was not going fast, and the Grom is a small bike, but he still broke several ribs. It was a wakeup call for me and after much research, I ordered this rib protector. As some of the other reviewers have said, you can wear it the other way around and get chest and rib protection; this works well if you already have a CE insert in your jacket. I am 5'3", 115 lbs, 34" chest and the small is snug around my armpits but not uncomfortable.
May 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Fit
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True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
Money well-spent
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
Ride:
2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2013 Suzuki DR650SE
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
4 / 5
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
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki ZX600 Ninja ZX-6R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
2 / 5
Flexable and Comfortable
I've put on around 2,000 miles while wearing this product and have had no issues. The stitching seems to be strong and the product well made. I bought this product to cover my chest and ribs and it does so quiet splendidly. (Also works on my back) I'm 5'11 and size 31 waist (thin dude) and purchased a size small.
Something to note: It does cut down on air flow substantially. I have however road through the desert in 109F (42.7C) temperatures with this product and survived. I hope to purchase a cooling vest to go under it and see how it works out, update to come.
August 24, 2015
Ride:
2009 Suzuki SFV650 Gladius
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Comfortable rib and chest protection
Seems like the protection is optimized by wearing this in front with the Velcro strap in back. In this configuration your sternum and ribs are completely covered. The gear is comfortable and doesn't restrict arm movement. I ordered a small and needed to shorten the main strap by folding back on itself and running it thru the sewing machine - took 5 minutes and is reversible by removing the stitches if needed someday. This gear also works with the Leatt neck brace without needed to change the settings on the brace which is nice. I haven't crash tested this yet but it seems like this could save a person from a few broken ribs.
July 11, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2013 Yamaha XT250
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Rib protection that will cover your back or chest
This was the first piece of armor I picked up. I just wanted something light and simple while I was learning how to ride. I used it as back protection at first and it was sufficient for that. Very few jackets have chest/rib protection so once I bought a jacket with built in back armor, I turned this around to cover my chest and ribs. This is the way it should be marketed. It has no problems stopping pieces of tire or any other debris that cars kick up. If you want light armor, this is what you want.
May 12, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Street 750 XG750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
2 / 5
Ribs
So far so good. Not had any wrecks yet.
October 7, 2016
Purchased
2 months ago
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
The Best you can have
I know I have the best protection out there with this rib, back protector. I wear it with the addition of the Forcefield Shirt Protector. I removed padding from all my motorcycle jackets and use this exclusively
February 23, 2015
Ride:
2012 BMW R1200GS
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
nothing else offer this amount of coverage in a chest protector. Plus, it's Forcefield: all they do is armor.
Myrdale L on Dec 9, 2016
Looking for ribcage protection ,easy to wear with body armor
Larry W on Oct 26, 2016
nothing else offer this amount of coverage in a chest protector. Plus, it's Forcefield: all they do is armor.
Myrdale L on Dec 9, 2016
Only true ribs protection
EB on Nov 23, 2016
Looking for ribcage protection ,easy to wear with body armor
Larry W on Oct 26, 2016
The only option I could find for complete rib coverage. I wear it backward from the way it's shown in the pictures.
BoulderBrian on Oct 13, 2016
Lots of research-and taking care of lots of crashed motorcyclists with multiple bropken ribs-THEY HURT
Harry S on Sep 20, 2016
This protects your back and ribs or chest and ribs depending on how you position it.
Hung T on Sep 8, 2016
Seems to be the only product out there that was standalone and had rib protection. Forcefield only makes protection equipment and has been in the business for 25 years which gave me more confidence in their product. Their equipment can be reused over and over again even after a crash.
Sandy K on Aug 14, 2016
Friend hand 5 rib fractures
Sundance1942 on Jul 3, 2016
My mesh Joe Rocket jacket doesn't have chest protector pockets
Louis G on May 25, 2016
Safety
R a on Oct 18, 2015
Birthday present for my son
Janice S on Aug 18, 2015
Went down a few weeks back, injured my ribs. Not fun.
Lisa C on Mar 11, 2015
I was specifically looking for rib cage protection and heard that this one gets the job gone without being hot to wear.
Dal89 on Jan 13, 2015
Only true ribs protection
EB on Nov 23, 2016
The only option I could find for complete rib coverage. I wear it backward from the way it's shown in the pictures.
BoulderBrian on Oct 13, 2016
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?
A shopper on Nov 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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."

Greg
Can this rib protector be turned around and uses as a chest protector with rib protection? Maybe with some strap mods?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wear it "backwards" all the time, no strap mods needed. Yes the straps are closer to my neck, but it's not uncomfortable. When wearing a mesh jacket with a CE back protector, I wear the Forcefield Rib Protector "backwards" as chest and rib protection. When wearing a leather jacket for which I have no back protector, I wear the Forcefield the "normal" way as back and rib protection. I highly recommend this item as it gives you a number of options.
Would this be ok to wear under an already fully armored vest like the spidi defender? I really want rib protection and the full chest back protection you get from a armored vest but I worry two layers of chest protection is not a good idea.
A shopper on Feb 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wear this Forcefield "reversed" so the opening is in the back, so that it gives me chest and rib protection. My back protector is built into my suit. It's a bit tougher to zip into my leathers, but once I'm in, everything is comfortable.

I'm not sure how thick the Spidi defender is, but if your leathers are snug now, it may be a tight fit. Also, the Forcefield does not breathe. It's fine on cool days, but gets hot once it warms up.
What does CE approved mean?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2016
What are the impalement properties of this vest and do you think it would prevent a wooden stick from passing thru the vest even worn backwards?
Steve K on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bot this with my Forcefield Shirt $300, the BEST. I bot this to protect my ribs because I saw a friend break a few of his. The CE Rating says it is not effective for this, so I stopped wearing it. May need to confirm this with Forcefield, but the shirt is definitely a great piece of work.