Forcefield Sport Lite Back Protector Insert
Great Features at a Great Price
I bought this back protector as it was the recommended replacement for the flimsy foam pad in my AGV Sport Canyon jacket. I have not tested the back protector in a fall, but it feels like it will do its job and it is so comfortable you don't even notice that it is there. The price is great and the reassurance this piece provides is well worth the already awesome price. I would recommend this back protector to anyone looking to replace the useless foam pad in their daily jacket.
August 12, 2014
I like it
I bought the Forcefield Lite back protector (001) to put in my Joe Rocket mesh jacket instead of the foam wafer that came in it. The Forcefield back protector feels much more substantial then the foam pad. The foam pad was lighter and flowed more air, however, I believe the trade off is worth the greater protection. The Forcefield is tolerable, but in hot weather, your back is going to sweat where it's touching you. If it's really hot, I will arch my back a bit to open up some air space between my skin and the protector to get some airflow in. After a couple rides with it, I don't even think about it. It's just part of my jacket. It also contours to my back better than the foam pad ever did. One really bad thing... it smelled horrendous out of the package. It smelled like a tire. I hung it outside for 3 days to air it out, but it still stinks. I've been riding with it for a few months now, and it stinks a lot less, but it still stinks. All that being said, I'm happy enough with it that I'm considering the other Forcefield armor shoulders, elbows, knees for replacements in the rest of my jacket and pants.
August 4, 2014
Flexible, lightweight, compact
This is now my back protector of choice. Great price, flexible, good air flow, and it fit perfectly in my Icon jacket (S). Word of warning, it will off-gas and smell of strong chemical for a day or two after unpacking but that subsides.
August 4, 2014
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