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Forcefield Rib Protector
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  • Forcefield Rib Protector
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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
  • Fully adjustable
  • CE approved
  • 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.

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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
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
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
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
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
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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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Janice S: Birthday present for my son Aug 18, 2015
Lisa C: Went down a few weeks back, injured my ribs. Not fun. Mar 11, 2015
Dave A: I was specifically looking for rib cage protection and heard that this one gets the job gone without being hot to wear. Jan 13, 2015
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
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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."

Nov 16, 2014
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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
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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
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Kevin R: I use both and they work fine together. The Rib Protector wraps around side but ends short of where your spine protector is... It's a great product. Nov 17, 2014
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Greg B: No...far too bulky to have both. Nov 16, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can this rib protector be turned around and uses as a chest protector with rib protection? Maybe with some strap mods? Jul 21, 2015
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Bruce G: Yes. That is how I wear mine, as a chest protector. No mods necessary. But if you're riding on a warm day, it will block airflow to your torso. Jul 21, 2015
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Aline B: 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. Jul 21, 2015
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John P: Yes. That is the way I wear it. I have a back protector in my jacket so this Forecefield Rib Protector protects my chest and ribs. I didn't need to modify the straps. Jul 21, 2015
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A shopper asked: 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. Feb 2, 2015
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Bruce G: 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.
Feb 2, 2015
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tom L: I have the Forcefield shirt with arm, back, chest protection. I have the Forcefield rib protector also and it fits fine over it in addition.. The best protection you can have! Feb 2, 2015
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John A: No, I found this product too bulky + returned it. Feb 2, 2015
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Steve K asked: 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? Jul 28, 2014
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