Roland Sands CE Armor Kit
Great LIghtweight Armor
I used this in my RSD Clash Jacket. I can barely tell the armor is inside. I definitely needed the elbow armor. The last time I went down I hit the asphalt at about 70mph and had to get an operation to reconnect my triceps tendons to my elbow. If I damage it again I will not be able to use it. I haven't crashed with my new jacket yet. If I survive my next crash I'll leave another review.
April 14, 2015
Low profile armor
This armor is surprisingly low profile - especially in the shoulders.
March 30, 2015
Works well for me
Happily, I haven't had to use these yet but they fit well on me. I know there are other reviews that complain about the pads sliding around. I don't think that is a problem with the pad itself as the pads fit securely in the pockets of my RSD Ronin jacket. I think people are really having problems with where the pockets of the jacket line up on their bodies. I can feel the pads in the jacket when I wear it but you can hardly see them. The back protector is noticeably visible, I remove it when I'm not riding.
March 30, 2015
Better than my Harley Davidson armor. These seem to have 1 additional layer of protection.
February 16, 2015
Haven't crashed yet so we'll see.
I bought the Roland Sands Barfly jacket and my review of it was that I like it a lot but the lining openings for the elbow pads are too low on the arm, placing the pads below the elbow and on the lower arm. Other than that the jacket fits well, is high quality and hopefully the pads will protect me should I ever need them. The armor seems well made and light.
January 19, 2015
Flexible and form fitting
These are very good quality inserts. I bought them for my enzo jacket, which is already a robust leather jacket. The elbo pads tend to end up on my forearms but I think that's because of the construction or the fit of the jacket, not the pads themselves. I'm 5'11", 200 lbs, 44 chest, enzo jacket is a large and fits great, except for where the elbo pads fall.
January 19, 2015
Perfect replacement armor for soft armor jackets
I used CE armor kit to replace the soft armor in my old Harley leather jacked. The fit was perfect. The armor is flexible, not real bulky, and does not have chaffing edges. I have not "biffed" so I cannot speak to the protection issue.
Since I used these as replacement amor in a non perforated lather jacket, I can only assume based on the design that air flow would be very good.
December 22, 2014
Too small for large jacket
I bought this kit for my Ronin, thinking it would work well considering it is the set specifically designed for my jacket. Unfortunately I've replaced or plan on replacing every item in the kit. I found that on my large size jacket, the elbow pads would ride too far forward and stop covering the pointy part of my elbow, and the shoulder pads would sit too low and only cover the meat of my shoulder rather than the bones that need the coverage. I replaced the shoulders and elbow armor with the Forcefield replacement armor and it works way better! It stays in place and provides significantly better coverage for the areas that need protection. I would even say that it is less visible under the jacket.
I'm also finding the back armor is surprisingly rigid and almost sticks up along the edges. Even when I'm standing upright and relaxed, it leaves a weird fold just below my neck. I'm planning on getting the Icon d30 back protector and trimming it to shape as a replacement. I'm hoping the more flexible d30 will work better with the line of the jacket.
December 10, 2014