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Body Armor - September 23, 2011, 05:14 PM

So after coming back from a short ride today, I decided that I should probably get some armor to put under my one piece suit before my luck runs out. However, after looking online, I cant decide what style to get. One option is to just get a chest protector and back protector that straps together, such as the following A*:



Another similar option is to get the above in a vest style, which is mesh. Is this any different from the above mentioned? I guess its just for hte lazy to put on easier?

KNOX Gilet Air Vest from SportbikeTrackGear.com

And finally, a third option is to get a mesh type jacket with all armor pieces on it (elbo, back, shoulders, chest, etc), like the following:



I am leaning towards this type of body armor. I figure ill remove all the armor pieces from my suit, and use this instead, since the armor is probably much better. I have a cortech latigo RR one piece suit, and I figure why not just replace all the armor pieces via the body armor, instead of just hte back and front. But my only concern is that the suit liner does not remove itself from the suit and having two liners, (one from the suit, and the other from the body armor) maybe unbearable in the heat we have down here. Does anyone have any experience with this mesh type body armor? whether that extra mesh line makes a difference or not, in terms of heat? Thanks!

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I have this from forcefield. Best armor I have ever owned. Fits very well and very adjustable.

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September 23, 2011, 05:43 PM

what dodge said. I'm getting some when I get some more money


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September 23, 2011, 05:45 PM

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I have this from forcefield. Best armor I have ever owned. Fits very well and very adjustable.

Forcefield Extreme Harness Flite - RevZilla

that looks like it would be reallly comfortable undearneath the suit
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he was wearing the forcefield stuff


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that looks like it would be reallly comfortable undearneath the suit
it is. I wear it everyday.


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September 23, 2011, 06:20 PM

I know this sounds crazy. But I wear more armour when I ride my MTB vs my MC!

Injuries from MC's vs MTB's:

Motorcycles:
1. Broken ankle
2. Broken collarbone
3. 2 or 3 broken fingers

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1. 2 concussions, one requiring an overnite stay in hospital
2. Broke the other collarbone
3. One broken finger
4. At least 2 lbs of skin left to the trail in the Watershed, Michaux, & GWNF
5. Ingrown toenail due to my F-ed up MTB shoes
6. Cut to back of leg, 13 stiches reqd. Most of them internal stitches
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September 23, 2011, 07:13 PM

get the a* thing .. its awesome!


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September 23, 2011, 10:11 PM

So it seems many are suggesting just the chest/back protection combo. Is it safe to say that the rest of the armor provided by a suit (shoulder, and elbows) is sufficient and does not need to be replaced?
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September 23, 2011, 11:51 PM

I'd suggest the Troy Lee Apex jacket if you want armor and mesh. It fit my budget, when I got it from colemans it was in the 200 range. Here's a link to info about it My awesome new Troy Lee Apex Jacket


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The Forcefield can be bought with shoulder and elbow armor. That is what i have. But all of my jackets came with very good armor so I just use the back and chest.


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Thanks, Im gonan go with the forcefield vest then
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i have a fox one and it works for me
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kinda on topic but not really...but i saw the vid where that lady was trailing a bd driver and his trailer kicked up a 2x4 into the windshield...

made me not want to ride behind anything anymore =/


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ive been hit twice by stuff flying out of trucks beds.

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