Forcefield Sport Action Shorts
Great comfort and features.
I can't actually comment on the protection and hope I'll never have to, but the science is sound. They are shockingly comfortable, although very bulky. I'm a 34/35 waist and the medium is perfect. Used these in weather from 45-85 and was always comfortable. Kept me warm in colder temps and wicked-away heat and sweat up to 85 deg. Very impressive. I liked them enough that I bought the full pants and shirt as well. The shorts are the most comfortable of the three.
August 10, 2015
I got these shorts to make up for the lack of armor in my riding pants. The armor over my tailbone and and around my hips is very confidence inspiring and overall the shorts are pretty comfortable to wear. However even though the material the shorts are made of breathes well, the areas with the pads don't. All in all, a little extra sweat is a price I can pay for good pelvic bone protection in a crash.
April 23, 2015
Great protection, comfortable, a little bulky for riding jeans
These Forcefield Action shorts are comfortable and seem to provide the protection I was looking for in armored shorts. They fit true to size and are not noticeable when wearing under textile style motorcycle pants.
My only complaint is that they do not fit comfortably under my kevlar riding jeans, which already have a relaxed fit. I'm considering removing one layer of padding all around (there are 3 layers originally) to see how that would change the fit under my jeans. I don't know how much this would affect the protection which is why I haven't done it yet.
Overall a great product.
April 8, 2015
Excellent fit and finish
Owning the forcefield pro shirt, I believe the shorts have the same high quality. You will be pleased with this purchase.
December 22, 2014
I bought these at the beginning of the summer to commute with. I wear them under my Draggin' Jeans. They are very comfortable. A tad bulky, but not bad at all. Only on very hot summer days do the front thigh protectors become a little too warm. All and all, these shorts offer great protection and great comfort-great product!
November 2, 2014
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