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Snow.Guide reviews the Forcefield Mons Vest

22/01/2018 09:42:00

Below is a brilliant review of our Mons Vest by Snow.Guide. This back protector designed for snow sports scored a huge 9.5 out of 10.

'I have been wearing Forcefield back protectors for years, so I was eager to try out the new Forcefield Mons Vest.

I tested the Forcefield Mons Vest out on a short snowboarding trip to Tignes. The first thing I noticed was how lightweight this back protector is. And, because the back protector is incorporated into a vest, it was a snug fit without being uncomfortable. There is an optional waist fastener to make it a more snug fit, but I didn’t need it.

Forcefield have also managed to give the vest a low profile so fits nicely under a jacket and no one would even know that you are wearing a back protector. I was wearing the vest over my base layer and under my shirt, which fitted well. Although, the vest is still categorised as CE level 2 which is ideal for snowsports.

I also like the new styling from Forcefield. They have moved away from their signature light blue to a two tone combination with royal blue. This may only be a small detail, but one that I welcome.

The Forcefield Mons Vest was perfect for snowboarding as it was so light I completely forgot I was wearing one. I also had complete freedom of movement as the back protector didn’t restrict me at all.

Fortunately for me, I didn’t have any big wipe outs so didn’t get to test out the credentials of the back protector. It does have a high energy absorption so softening the blow for your back. If you do have a slam, the Mons Vest has repeat Performance Technology so it can be used again and again. Forcefield is a brand that protects some of the UK’s finest pros like Jamie Barrow. Considering that barrow is officially Britain’s fastest snowboarder, if it is good enough for him then it is good enough for me!

Another great feature of the Mons Vest is that it is machine washable. Simply remove the back protector from the inside and bung the vest in the wash. The material is also anti-bacterial so should last you a few days on the mountain before needing a wash.

The vest has a highly breathable fabric that utilises BeCool technology. This works like your very own climate control system for your skin, removing wet or hot air to regulate your body temperature.

If I was to spend time in the park hitting rails and getting big air, I would probably choose the Forcefield Ultra-Lite Back Protector. But for long days shredding the slopes, where comfort is needed with the protection, the Forcefield Mons Vest will be my choice for this season.'

This review can be viewed on the Snow.Guide website at http://snow.guide/forcefield-mons-vest-back-protector-review/

  

Motorcycle Gear Hub gives Forcefield Action Shorts a 5/5

02/01/2018 16:13:00

Below is a review of our Action Shorts by Motorcycle Gear Hub. These armoured shorts scored 5/5 for Protection, Fitment, Design and Quality of Materials and 4/5 for Value for Money, achieving an overall Motorcycle Gear Hub rating of 5/5. Excerpts of the review are below, with the full review available on their website.

'The Best Armored Underwear for Riders: Forcefield Action Pro Shorts
I’ve always been sort of baffled as to how so many motorcycle pants nowadays lack any protection for the buttocks and thighs. Hip protection doesn’t fare any better either, and, many times, you will find leather and textile pants offering some measly foam at the hips or none at all. But, here’s the thing, hip fractures are very common in motorcycle crashes and they are a pain in the derriere (pun intended!) to deal with until they heal (if they do ever heal).

Basically, if you’re a motorcycle rider and you want to enjoy your future years as an independent pain-free senior citizen, it is thus your duty to take care of your hips and pelvis.

Enter the Forcefield Action Pro Armor Shorts
Stemming from the United Kingdom, Forcefield specializes in body armor for different recreational activities including motorcycling. I own several products of theirs already and I can attest to their emphasis on serious body protection and on advancing the field through innovation and pioneering. Essentially, Forcefield is among the very-few armor manufacturers that I’d trust my life with and that of my partner too.

I recently had a chance to grab a set of Forcefield’s epic Action Pro shorts for my girlfriend. I have other armored shorts, but none come close to the level of absolute protection yielded by these Action Pro armored shorts from Forcefield. After piling up the miles with my girlfriend riding with me as a passenger and her wearing these shorts, it is thus that I want to bring you a detailed review of the Forcefield Action Pro armored shorts. Let’s kick it!'

Motorcycle Gear Hub rating: 5/5

To read the full review please click here.

  

Fast Bikes reviews the Pro L2K Dynamic back protector

13/12/2017 10:59:00

Thanks to Fastbikes Magazine for this brilliant review of the legendary Pro L2K back protector.

They tested the very latest version - the all new Dynamic - available in all good motorcycle stores now!

(Although not available from Spada as the review states.......)

  

In The Snow magazine include 4 Forcefield snow products in their Buyers Christmas Guide

12/12/2017 10:48:00

In The Snow magazine have included 4 Forcefield snow products in their Buyers Christmas Guide - Mons Jacket, Mons Vest, Slam 1 Shorts and Limb Tubes.

Click the READ MORE button below to read the full reviews.

  

RiDE Magazine reviews Tech 2 Base Layers

11/12/2017 12:31:00

RiDE Magazine has reviewed our forthcoming range of Tech 2 Base Layers (available January 2018) in their latest issue.

Read the full article below.

  

Pro Shirt X-V 1 and 2 appears in Motorcycle Trader

11/12/2017 12:08:00

  

Motorcycle News features Pro Jacket X-V 1 and 2

11/12/2017 12:04:00

Motorcycle News has featured the forthcoming Pro Jacket X-V 1&2 (available January 2018) in their latest issue.

Read the full article below.

  

Motoplus reviews Forcefield Pro Sub 4K and Pro L2K Dynamic back protectors

24/11/2017 12:22:00

Here is a review of our Pro Sub 4K and Pro L2K Dynamic back protectors by Canadian publisher, Motoplus.

(Translated from French)
'Considered by experts and the trade press as the most efficient back protectors on the market - they won our comparative protectors test - the Forcefield Pro Sub 4 and Pro L2K are updated to deliver enhanced performance and long-lasting comfort.

The new Pro Sub 4K incorporates Forcefield's DRI-M (Dynamic, Reactive, Intelligent Material) Technology. The different layers of absorbent materials are now stitched together with Kevlar thread for added strength and protection. It is the only back protectors to transmit a force below 4kn during impact tests, making it the best protection on the market.

The new Pro L2K Dynamic is the latest iteration of the original Pro L2 introduced on the market 14 years ago. It is now made from a softer, more flexible base material that allows three-dimensional body heat-activated moulding to be more responsive and take shape faster. The result is improved protection and increased user comfort. The Pro L2K Dynamic also incorporates Forcefield's DRI-M (Dynamic, Reactive, Intelligent Materials) Technology.

The Forcefield Pro Sub 4K and Pro L2K Dynamic back protectors provide unmatched protection even after multiple impacts with RPT (Repeat Performance Technology). They can be used on track (speedway, supermoto) but also on the road to commute, travel or go on an adventure.'

  

Pro Sub 4K features in special EICMA edition of Motociclismo magazine

23/11/2017 16:16:00

The Forcefield Pro Sub 4K back protector has been featured in a special EICMA edition of Italian magazine, Motociclismo.

(Translated from Italian)
'The PRO SUB 4 successor, the world's first front-runner to not exceed 4kN during the CE2 homologation test (a test that requires a lower average of 9kN), PRO SUB 4K has succeeded in improving the supremacy thanks to the integrated DRI-M Technology (Dynamic, Reactive, Intelligent Material), achieving the amazing result of 3.38kN.

Thanks to its flexibility, it fits perfectly to the rider's body and the mesh structure from which it is made guarantees maximum transpiration in any temperature condition.

The multilayer that complements it and has been integrated with Kevlar, a solution that offers greater protection and strength, even in case of greater protection and strength, even in case of repeated impacts, and housed in a removable and washable shell.

Designed to be comfortable even after hours of use, PRO SUB 4K is ideal for Racing and Sport Touring; also refined in embroidery and finishes, and available in sizes S to XL.'

  

Rider Magazine reviews our Base Layer and Tornado Advance product ranges

01/11/2017 09:55:00

Here is a review of our Base Layer and Tornado Advance product ranges from the December issue of Rider Magazine.

  
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