Thor Impact Rig Armored Shirt
Better than the cheaper Fox rig
This rig is very comfortable to wear and has good protection for low speed and off-road riding.
The mesh is soft and flows a lot of air. The chest piece is not separated on your sternum by a zipper like some other rigs, it's a single piece.
I had a crash on dirt where I landed hard on my elbow, shoulder, and knee. I was wearing this rig, but no armor on my knees. I experienced no pain on my arm or upper body afterwards, but my knee was severely bruised and had a good deal of pain. Two weeks later my knee is still tender to the touch and my upper body is still fine.
I was also very impressed that the crash did not crack the rig or damage the mesh.
I think this offers good protection without adding too much bulk. The rig fits snugly under my jacket and doesn't restrict my movements in any noticeable way.
December 22, 2014
Great... but you get what you pay for
I am 155lbs and the S/M fits perfect.
The zipper problem everyone keeps talking about hasn't happened with me, but you can use safety pins to fix that either way.
The only issue I have with it is the stitching isn't that good. Im already starting to get a tear in the shoulder area. So its clear that the quality could use some work.
Protection- Best Ive seen so far for this type of armor. I feel great wearing it, like I can actually take a hit and get up with no problem. Havent tried it yet, but its good to know I can if needed.
August 9, 2014
worth every penny
Flows tons of air. Love my armor on while riding in hot weather. Get a lot of head turns also with my icon variant hard luck helmet. Deff recommend for summer riding.
June 10, 2014
I Love it!! this product work great for Hawaii weather its gives you the protection you need on the one the road.
September 9, 2013
The Zippers are a problem.
I didn't even want to ride with this on. Within 5 minutes of having this on (at home), all the zippers would not stay up. They all would slowly unzip two to three inches. Also, I was hoping it was more ventilated then it was. Its a tight mesh. Its not a bad product, just a few issues. The protection and style is fine.
August 17, 2013
Wow when I put this on I felt bulletproof. Which I know I'm not. My kid said all I need is a cape and I'd look like batman. Great protection and just wearing it gave me a sense of confidence. Fit perfect under my size large klim Mojave pro shirt. Now I'm ready to wipe ou on the trails. :). Ugh!
July 8, 2013
Fits a wide range, no comfort issues, and worked when needed.
I bought one rig for my son and one for me. The LG/XL fit us both 160Lbs / 230lbs. We rode our adventure bikes for 5 days wearing these and moto jersies in hot weather and they were very comfortable. We did safety pin the kidney belts zippers to keep them from coming undone. I went down relatively hard on packed dirt and was glad for the back protector and shoulder armor . Tore up my jersy, but the Thor rig was no worse for wear. Our last day was 12 hours, 500 plus miles and we barely remember we were wearing these. My son plans on wearing his snowboarding this winter.
June 20, 2013
Good product for price
I bought this for summer riding in Atlanta which can get very hot and mesh jackets still will have you sweating on a summer day. I've worn it twice so far. I feel pretty protected with it. The arm pads move slighty but Imma just have to play with the straps and adjust more. It's pretty true to size, I'm 5/8 193 and got the XL and it's cool. It seems better than just riding with a T shirt on.
June 3, 2013