- New Body Armour
What for? General riding or DH?Posted 4 years ago
If DH then I can totally recommend the Forcefield stuff. Way more comfy than my old 661 stuff and it moulds to the shape of your body, I have to admit I haven’t tested it yet, but its amazingly comfy on. And it seems a lot of Motorbikers use it, and it meets all the EN guidance.
Not cheap mind
If anyone is interested, I went for this in the end:
I’ll see what it’s like when it arrives and let you know.Posted 4 years agorockhopperbikeSubscriber
hardly notice the forcefield- it fits very well and then moulds to you more as it warms to your temperature- it’s multi hit as well which is very useful in this game!
I was looking at the flite harness, but a mate said its stiff as a very stiff thing- very good for MX, but a bit much for mtb.
– oh it washes and then dries overnight very well tooPosted 4 years ago
Temperature is why I went for the Harness.
Edit: I’ll be using mine in Whistler, in July/August (as well as here at home), so temperature is an issue.
Looking at the details, there is nothing to say that it should be too stiff: The pads are the same material as those in their other products. Is it the joining material itself that is too stiff?Posted 4 years ago
Update (if anyone is interested): I tried out the Forcefield today at Rogate and I gotta say I am pretty impressed. Yes, it is stiff (as above) but only around the shoulder straps and I don’t notice it at all on the bike. I noticed it a bit on the push up, but not in a bad way: it was just there.
The rest of it is stupidly comfortable: The back protector is not noticeable and the chest part is also completely unobtrusive.
I didn’t get a chance to test out the protection element, but so far impressed.Posted 4 years ago
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