Forcefield Sport Action Shorts
Did it's job during a pretty nasty crash
So there I was, riding around the mountains with a couple friends. We were in a small town, and it had just begun to rain, so we weren't doing anything abnormal. Got into a construction zone where the DOT set up a lane shift across a new bridge being built. On the transition from the old lane to the new lane, they apparently painted over the old lane division line in slick black paint, which was invisible with a smoked shield and in the pouring rain. My rear tire slid out on this painted line, then kicked back the other way and next thing I knew, I went down, HARD, at about 35-40mph. The bike slammed me low-side into the pavement. I slide about 100-150 feet and the bike probably about double that before coming to rest.
I felt a bit out of breath and my right side upper body hurt a bit but nothing too bad. I got up and my friends helped me get the bike back up and we stopped about 1/10th of a mile down the road at a gas station.
Come to find out later that, while wearing the Forcefield armored shirt and shorts combo under my Olympia suit, I had broken a rib or two (probably when the bike forced my arm to slam into my ribcage). Had I not been wearing the gear, I'm 95% sure I'd have done a lot more damage including probably a broken hip, shoulder, and clavicle, but obviously this is speculation based on which body parts hit and how hard. The gear definitely helped soften the blow. I realize it's not common to include rib protection but that certainly would have helped me avoid the break. Otherwise, I love the gear and wear it everywhere, all the time - street, track, and offroad.
September 7, 2014
Don't even notice them when riding
Wore them under for DH Mtn biking. Once they warm up they mold nicely and you don't even notice them when you are riding.
I'm a girl and got a small but they still run a little big, the waist band comes up pretty high and the pad bump up against my knee pads if I don't adjust them just right.
Overall a good buy!
August 18, 2014
Awesome product. Very comfortable while on bike, already had a pretty bight speed slide in them and the protection was top notch. Not even a bruise!
May 5, 2014
Great Protection and Very Comfortable
I use these for mountain biking and dirt biking and to wear underneath my leathers when I take my supermoto to the track. I have taken a few hard falls on my hips with these while mountain biking and they have most definitely done their job. The fact that all the pads are removable is awesome because you can dial in the right amount of protection for your needs. They are very comfortable and don't get stinky after a long day in the sun underneath my leathers. The pads aren't too bulky yet they still protect from impacts. I highly recommend these if you are looking for a pair of protective undergarments!
September 30, 2013
As with all of the Forcefield products - well made, good materials, good fit. I haven't ridden in hot temperature yet and haven't gone down - so I can't really tell about how cool I stay in the heat nor how well they absorb impact. They're a little bulky on the upper thigh when I'm riding - but that's because I ride SuperMoto. Other than that - buy them!
April 8, 2013