Roland Sands CE Armor Kit
A great armor upgrade
I have owned a jacket with "CE approved" armor for a few years now, but it has always bothered me greatly, what with its strange foam bits and a back protector that is as worthless as wearing an egg carton. This armor set definitely puts me more at ease, being flexible without compromising rigidity. It's a bit thicker than some of the armor I've seen, but I haven't come across an armor set that I would feel more confident about in this price ball-park.
I am quite glad that I read reviews and went with the Roland Sands full kit (I got the option sized for women). I imagine this product will be with me for many years to come.
June 22, 2015
Super quality!Excellent protection!
Purchased for use in the Roland Sands Ronin jacket, Fit very well. Seems to be quality armor. Hope I never put it to the test though...
May 20, 2015
For use with RSD Clash
I swapped the shoulder & elbows for the Clash jacket and it seems to be working fine. I didn't even attempt to put the designated elbow & shoulders in their respective areas. The quality of the armor is excellent as is every RSD product. I like how the armor is three separate layers that are not completely fused together so they flex very nicely and breathe but still provide CE2 impact protection which I have not tested.
May 18, 2015
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