Forcefield Sport Lite Back Protector Insert
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
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