Forcefield Sport Lite Back Protector Insert
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
Perfect insert fit
I have a size 56 Dainese Super Speed textile jacket. Purchased size 003 CE level 1 insert and it fitted perfectly, not bulky but very comfortable. After a minute of wearing the jacket you would not know the insert was there. Why didn't I rate it as excellent in all categories, because it's a level 1 and not a level 2. I thought Level 2 may have been a bit bulky for my very close perfect fitting jacket. I'm glad I purchased it.
March 25, 2014
Thin and very comfortable once it warms up
When cold, the Forcefield back protector feels somewhat rigid. Once it warms slightly from body heat, it forms well to your back and goes un-noticed. I've been wearing it in freezing temperatures and the stiffness goes away within the first few minutes of putting the jacket on.
I've used this back protector in a Vanson Cobra & a Vanson Falcon, both with great results and fit.
January 27, 2014
As good as expected
No problems installing it, however if needed, easily trimmed. Decent airflow. Fortunately have not crashed with it on as of yet.
August 13, 2013
nice flexible fit; good for lightweight armor
I got this back protector (type B; size 001) to replace the useless OEM foam insert in a Rev'it Airwave jacket. It was recommended by someone reviewing the jacket as a sturdier back protector that would fit the jacket pocket nicely. It did, and I'm very pleased with it. I bought the Rev'it Airwave for warm weather riding in the mid-Atlantic area (Virginia), and wanted a back insert that was more reliable than the OEM that is fairly useless. The fit is good for the jacket, it flexes nicely and I'd don't notice it, and the build seems good for entry level protection. Importantly, it also flows air nicely, so it allows me to stay cool and feel a bit safer (fortunately, I haven't had to test it on the asphalt). The only downer is something a previous reviewer mentioned -- it has strong plastic/synthetic smell out of the wrapper. I put it into the new jacket and hung the jacket on my covered porch for a few days to air it out. The smell dissipated, and I'm enjoying cool rides in warm weather -- 80s and looking forward to trying it in 90s weather.
August 5, 2013
fits joe rocket perfectly
Fits the Joe rocket jacket perfectly and a lot cheaper than the joe rocket upgrade insert.
I would prefer if it was level 2 CE.
Much better protection than stock foam insert.
August 5, 2013