Forcefield Sport Lite Back Protector Insert
Everything I looked for.
I bought a Built jacket not long ago, and it came with foam back insert. I knew it needed a replacement, and these were the features I was looking for: It had to be a good fit; It had to be light w/ good air flow; It had to be in a reasonable price range.
And this was it. The fit was snug, and it was light yet I could tell it'd definitely provide far more superior protection than the foam insert. (Though I prefer to never test it under real situation) And the price was just right.
And as always, great support by Revzilla team!
January 10, 2015
I purchased this to replace the foam back pad in a joe rocket atomic 4 jacket. The number 2 size was an exact size replacement and the sport lite protector fits really well without being too bulky that I think the more expensive back protector will be. If you have a tight fitting jacket this one will work better.
December 22, 2014
Good product just a little heavy
I bought this to upgrade my Powertrip Mojave jacket back foam pad. It's not a perfect fit, it is about an inch shorter than the pocket. It is a baggy mesh pocket and the foam pad was very light so the heavier Forcefield pad will tend to sag down in the pocket until you get the jacket on and situated. I've already started sewing mine to the jacket back with some kevlar thread which is not easy by hand. I have a couple of spots sewed in already and it is helping to hold it in place and the thread is not very noticeable. I'm going to sew about 5 spots total. This is a fairly cheap set-up for some good protection
December 3, 2014
Great back protector that flows alot of air through it. Its easily trimmable in case you move it into a jacket its not designed for. Crazy flexible so it conforms to you back when you go into "Guy Martin" mode.
September 8, 2014
Should work good, just a little heavier than I expected
I guess that is the trade off for good protection, If this is the lite one I'm glad I didn't get the thicker one. I'm using it in a Sedici Arturo jacket and it was a little smaller than the original insert. It moves around more than I'd like. I'll fix that slop somehow with some customization.
September 8, 2014
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