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Forcefield Extreme Harness Adventure The Extreme Harness Adventure offers complete protection for the chest, shoulders and arms (full upper body) and can be used for multiple sports including on and off road motorcycling, snowsports and extreme sports. Constructed using Nitrex a unique high-tech shock absorbing material the Adventure offers the ultimate in upper body protection. Designed to be both safe and comfortable the Adventure is an Open system and uses no fabric or mesh and no hard buckles, fasteners or studs and is fully adjustable for a truly tailored fit. Features RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) Soft, flexible, comfortable and non restrictive. High Tech Nitrex construction Fully Adjustable All adjusters have secondary security straps Breathable and lightweight Moulds to body shape Multi sport product EN1621-22003 (Level 2) Back Protection EN1621-22003 (Level 1) Chest Protection EN1621-11997 Shoulder Elbow Protection
 
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5 / 5
5 / 5
After 2000+ miles and a crash I recommend this item
PostedJune 30, 2012
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tgoods
From Fayetteville
State:AK
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I did a lot of research prior to buying upper body armor, and I felt Forcefield offered the best protection. I sport-tour and do track days wearing the Forcefield EHA.
Positives:
- High quality construction and materials. Really impressed by the level of craftsmanship.
- Great protection. I low-side on the track going about 60mph. I slid on the tarmac for about 15ft and then hit the rumble strip and rolled into the grass. My leather jacket had rashes on the side I hit, but I had absolutely no bruises or soreness in my upper body. Just lucky or did Forcefield protect me? Probably a combination of both.
- I like that this armor is separate from my leather jacket and tight against my body. THIS IS KEY. That prevents the armor from moving inside the jacket during a crash.
- Great impact absorption technology. As Anthony explains in the Forcefield videos, the impact absorption is much greater than the minimum requirements by the safety rating agency.
- Comfortable. Once you get it to fit right underneath your jacket you'll be comfortable all day.
Negatives: (While I call these "negatives", I really just consider them necessary evils for the high level of protection you get).
- Reduces airflow somewhat, but not entirely. No way to really get around this, but I have learned to live with it in the summer. Might actually be a good thing in cold weather!!
- Requires extra time to suit up for riding. It's not as convenient as having the armor built into your riding jacket. But as I said above, because it's separate from the jacket I think it will stay in place better in the event of a crash.
- Fairly bulky, but not too bad. If your current jacket is already skin tight without body armor, you will be hard pressed to fit this underneath. You'll need to go up a size in jacket to wear this underneath.
- I'm a tall skinny guy at 6'3" 175lbs. I bought a large size. I found the straps to be too big for my lean body. I couldn't get the chest protector as tight as I would like across my chest. So I took the gear to a good tailor and had the straps shortened up in the arms, chest protector straps, and back protector strap that goes across your belly. Now the arms are shortened up and fit better. And the chest and back protector fit tighter as well.
Couple of other notes:
- For all day comfort, you'll want to wear a long sleeve shirt of some kind underneath this. An UnderArmor type product works well. (I use Cycle Gear's Heat Out shirt.) Other wise the arm straps are going to chaff your arms.
- You'll need to remove the back/shoulder/elbow pads from your riding jacket/race suit. So make sure they are removable before your buy this.
All in all I am a firm believer that Forcefield has made a BEST IN CLASS product here that will really give you some good protection when you are out flogging your bike!!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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