Roland Sands CE Armor Kit
Comfortable armor - Advice for Clarion jacket owners >
No falls yet, but this armor really does fit comfortably. I can't fault this product yet, so I gave it 5 stars.
My only gripe is that the Roland Sands Clarion jacket's elbow pockets were not sewn correctly to fit this elbow armor. I had to modify the elbow pocket with some [very sloppy] stitching to prevent it from sliding too far down the arm sleeve. Until I did that, my forearm would barely fit, and I'm not very muscular. I read about some other people who interchanged the shoulder and elbow pads, but I think the extra time stitching is worth it to make sure the shoulders are covered and there is proper range of movement in the arms.
Note: The RS Clarion jacket is no longer offered by Revzilla. https://www.revzilla.com/product/roland-sands-design-clarion-jacket
April 5, 2016
Try in the jacket before you buy the jacket!!
Very different to dianese armour as it isn't Moulded to your body. This armour ships flat and is very malleable but that isn't to say it does not provide great protection.
My only advice is, as always, try the jacket on initially with all conditions and accessories in mind. Thankfully my RSD ronin fits nicely still with armour, a tee or a hoodie underneath. I tried on an RSD barfly of the same size with the armour and the fit was quite different.
The backplate I have used in a couple of other jackets which worked especially well in a breather textile scenario in the heat.
I guess it Would be nice to see buying this armour with the jacket as a bundle.
January 21, 2016
Hopefully I wont need to review the protection
Seems like a decent product easily removed from jacket seems like it will offer some protection in the event of a crash.
December 14, 2015
Good fit, sturdy construction.
Not a whole lot to say here. I bought these to stick in my RSD Vandal jacket. They fit nicely, and are not uncomfortable. They feel very sturdy. Definitely feel safer riding with them.
December 8, 2015
Exactly as advertised
I bought this armor for my Roland Sands Clash Jacket and it's exactly as I expected. Low profile, fits perfectly in the jacket armor pockets. I can't really speak to how well it'll do in a crash (thankfully), but it achieves the look I wanted while still giving me a sense of protection.
Most people don't even realize my jacket is armored until they pat me on the back or shoulder haha.
November 5, 2015
So you went and did it huh? You sunk a boatload of dough on a Roland Sands jacket that didn't even come with armor like all the rest? So now you're stuck buying the armor too...
Well you made a good choice, this armor is lightweight, comfortable, and not insanely expensive unlike the jackets. Take pride in knowing that you made a good choice and most likely you won't notice it when installed on your new RSD.
October 26, 2015
Ordered the RSD armor to put into my Clash jacket. The armor fits perfectly although some care is needed to avoid the velcro tabs from sticking onto the liner. The jacket definitely looks bulkier (mostly shoulder pads) and is noticeably heavier but is worth the extra peace of mind.
October 1, 2015
Armor for Jacket
Bought these inserts alongside the Roland Sands Clash Jacket. They are a flexible, rubberized material made from multiple layers sewn together. Got them into the jacket without too much of a hassle, and don't even notice them after a week or two. I haven't tested their effectiveness (and hope I never have to).
September 30, 2015