Forcefield Sport Lite Back Protector Insert
Thin and Comfortable
I bought the 011 size which fits Alpinestars jackets. It fits my medium jacket perfectly and the size (which looks different from the photograph) of the protector fits the armor pocket exactly.
I originally bought the Dianese Manis G because of the CE level 2 protection, but it was too bulky. Wearing a backpack felt really odd. The thickness of this makes wearing a backpack feasible as it's just a tad thicker than your typical iphone and it conforms to my back well.
There are other level-1s out there that are cheaper and there are level-2s that offer more protection, but for something thin, rated, and comfortable I went with this. It covers most of my back and seems to offer a decent amount of protection.
The only thing I don't like is that it off-gases (smells like cancer, VOCs) when new. I had to let it sit outside a few days until the smell went away.
July 28, 2014
super comfy, light
It's the good one. You should get it. Lighter than you'd expect, non-intrusive.
June 23, 2014
This product has out preformed my pre purchase expectations
To date I have clocked up around 1100km using the Force field insert and have found it to be very good you can hardly tell it there very comfortable .Haven't found it to be any warmer then my old insert if anything it is cooler and as I am in western Australia cooler is good . As to how good it is on impact I am in no hurry to find out but Forcefields reputation speaks for itself
May 28, 2014
Perfect fit for Triumph Air Retro Mesh Jacket
I wanted lightweight protection for a lightweight jacket. The Sport Lite Insert was the perfect solution. I got the size 001 and it fits perfectly inside the Air Retro like it was made for it. So flexible, I never notice it while riding. It looks like Forcefield is my go to 3rd party armor brand.
May 3, 2014
A bit heavy in the jacket. BUT You don't feel it at all. Breathable with no problem, even in the scorching sun of California. Everything's good so far. Buy with confidence.
Only put average on protection because I didn't fall
April 21, 2014
Great Level 1 Back Protector Insert
This back protector is the most flexible I own compared to my Sas-tec, Wave G, AStar Bionic, Knox TP2 and Forcefield Pro fitted to various jackets. Granted some of them are level 2 whereas this Sport Lite is Level 1 only.
Compared to Forcefield's own Pro insert, this one is lighter and much more flexible because the edges of the different layers are free to slip between each other. On the Pros the edges are held together.
The weight is average among level 1s, but you're not likely to tell the difference in weight when you're wearing it, unless your jacket is very very light weight. Again, it's best strength is it's flexibility. I held one end of the back protector horizontal and the protector bends downward almost 60 degrees at the other end under it's own weight, that's how flexible it is. It totally contours to my back, whatever my posture is.
Despite what the pictures would suggest, this insert is not perforated.
April 14, 2014
Excellent 'light weight' back protector.
Forcefield #1 is not make the heaviest protection level. I didn't want heavy armor on my back for street riding. I wanted and got a quality, technically advanced layer between my back and the street, just in case. This # 1 is a nice balance between weight/comfort and injury protection.
I ride a Harely and have heavy leather jackets so no, I don't always wear a back protector; thick leather seems like enough; but ya never know. I put the Forcefield in a denim/Kevlar jacket to get extra protection in a light weight 'biker look' jacket. I've worn the jacket with the Forcefield 1 and literally do not notice the armor. It's been in the 40s here in CT, so I can't tell you if the Forcefield 'breaths.' My experience is that a partially open jacket brings in so much wind that 'breathing' armor isn't an issue at all.
Revzilla is a good outfit. I've bought from them many times and gotten merch on time as described and talked to customer reps a few times, they know what they're talking about.
March 31, 2014
Small version fits Vanson jackets perfectly
I bought this back protector for use in my Vanson Cobra Mark 2 jacket and it fits perfectly, is flexible and breathes great.
March 26, 2014