Does this provide any abrasion resistance?
I'm looking at using this under my jacket as a replacement for my jacket's internal armor. My jacket has zip off sleeves; in conjunction with protection kit like this it would make a great summer combo if I didn't have to worry about the shoulder and elbow padding tearing away due to abrasion. How will this kit hold up without having something like cordura or leather over top of it?
The nitrex armor Forcefield uses in their back protector should survive the abrasion of going down at least once without some kind of leather or armor-tex mesh over it. I sometimes ride in hot weather with the Forcefield Adventure harness on, without a mesh jacket over it. Looks cool, stays cool, and I'm confident it will not only stand up to road rash, but I am also confident the shoulders and elbows will stay in place. Best option for you is to invest in a mesh summer weather jacket, since they perform better than a cordura jacket (even a cordura jacket that has a million zipper vents).
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