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Old 04-30-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Protective/padded shirts or vests

I have done a good bit of looking around on the internet, and I can't seem to find much information on this topic. I am interested in getting some better padding to wear underneath my gear...NOT better padding to put IN my gear but stuff to wear underneath it. I know there are things for your back that are popular, and I have seen sort of under armour style shirts with padding in the front, back, elbows, and shoulders.

Does anyone on here have much experience with this stuff? I personally dont feel comfortable with just buying a back plate thing that straps around me to protect my spine...I'd like spine and sternum protection at the very least.

Just looking for somebody to point me in the right direction here as a guide to buying advanced protection gear for the first time. Thanks!
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:19 PM   #2
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...n-sport-jacket

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/l...body-protector

Looking at things like this...
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:41 AM   #3
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A short thread with a little bit of information about the Leatt 3df airfit you link to:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938926
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:50 AM   #4
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I wear a tekvest freestyle vest.

EXCELLENT protection....way better than a cheap plastic "roost" protector.

http://tekrider.com/ps_or_05.html





P.S. Snowmule will be along shortly to back me up on this.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:02 AM   #5
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i wear a tekvest freestyle vest.

Excellent protection....way better than a cheap plastic "roost" protector.

http://tekrider.com/ps_or_05.html





p.s. Snowmule will be along shortly to back me up on this.
Insulating, wind-stopping and $400?
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:45 AM   #6
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Insulating, wind-stopping and $400?
Surprisingly light, comfortable, and breathable.

If you check around, you can find them for $200-$300 new, and even cheaper used.

How much is good protection worth?
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:33 AM   #8
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Forcefield make excellent stuff - you should check our their site - if I had the money I'd get one of their pro shirts.

I use a no-name pressure suit (armoured shoulders, arms, sternum & back protector) underneath my jackets and I'm confident that when I crash, the armour will stay in place and do it's job - something I was certain that the amour that came "fitted" to the jackets wouldn't have done (especially at the elbow).
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:41 AM   #9
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I'm with you. I never felt the armor in my jackets would stay put and offer the best protection. I have removed all the armor from my jackets and wear the Thor Impact Rig Armored Shirt.

It stays tight to the body, not too hot and I can throw any jacket over it - mesh, winter, rain, whatever.

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #10
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Bohn under armor .... body armor

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/indexga4.php






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Old 05-01-2014, 01:06 PM   #11
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Insulating, wind-stopping and $400?
I have the TekVest Rally Sport. Basically the same as the Freestyle, plus integrated pads around the shoulder, pockets, and a home for a camelpack. It breathes pretty will while moving. I broke my foot last year, and since then I've been upgrading all my gear. The TekVest seems expensive, but it is still less than one months payment on my medical bills...
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:01 PM   #12
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Forcefield make excellent stuff - you should check our their site - if I had the money I'd get one of their pro shirts.
I have been using a pro shirt for about 6 months and really like it. Get one size bigger than your normal shirt size so you can wear a wicking shirt under it.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:54 AM   #13
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I have been using a pro shirt for about 6 months and really like it. Get one size bigger than your normal shirt size so you can wear a wicking shirt under it.
Thanks :) That's good to know :)
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Bohn under armor .... body armor

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/catalog/indexga4.php
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I've been looking at this product line and I'm most interested in getting some leg armor so i can have more choices when wearing street pants to ride. Does anyone have any experience with this armor, good or bad?
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:57 AM   #15
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I've been looking at this product line and I'm most interested in getting some leg armor so i can have more choices when wearing street pants to ride. Does anyone have any experience with this armor, good or bad?
I use forcefield knee armour, nothing fancy, just these http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.com/...protector/2357

I've the same problem with knee armour as I do with elbow, hence the separates. NB: they're for road, or very light off road, only, I've never MX in them.
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