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Old 04-06-08, 06:08 PM   #1
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Question Body Armour

I'm thinking of splashing out on new protective gear for the bike. I've seen some body armour from Dianese (sp?). It's a vest thta has a kidney belt, back and chest armour + neck protection.

The cost is a little high, but if it's any good that's the least of my concerns (to a point ) - my saftey gear is already worth more than my bike, but I wondered if anyone knows how good this sort of protection is and what difference chest armour / neck armour would make if the worst happens...

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Old 04-06-08, 06:45 PM   #2
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have a look in the review section in riding gear and no doubt there are a few threads in there that may be able to help you out with that
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Old 04-06-08, 08:41 PM   #3
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you can get em cheaper than the dianese name. Im Indoors has one identical that he wears in summer and theres not a difference between the dianese and the one he has that we can see...apart from a whole load of dosh!
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Old 23-06-08, 06:15 PM   #4
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Any idea what the name of the other make is?
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Old 23-06-08, 06:29 PM   #5
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Is what you are looking at not for off road bikes?
Sounds like it won't fit under leathers? & if not wearing good leathers that probably a better starting point
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Old 23-06-08, 07:47 PM   #6
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Any idea what the name of the other make is?
mines Knox, spend as much as you can afford u are priceless.
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Old 23-06-08, 09:20 PM   #7
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There was a recent review, halvarrsons track and I think one of the knox back protectors won it. The hard-shell armor did badly in impact testing.
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Old 23-06-08, 10:58 PM   #8
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Ride magazine did a recent review on back protectors and found the Forcefield L2 Pro to be the best. I have a Knox Contour and it's a bit uncomfortable since I went for the one with a longer coccyx protector. Thinking of going for a Forcfield L2 to replace it.
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Old 23-06-08, 11:01 PM   #9
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The RiDE test a month or so ago for back protectors (as opposed to the MotoX vests that this sounds like), scored the Forcefield and Halvarsons items top. Funnily enough Forcefield (Davies Odel) make the other one. There were a few VERY expensive items which didn't fare too well in the tests.

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Old 23-06-08, 11:04 PM   #10
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Here's a link for the review (from the forcefield website): http://www.forcefieldbodyarmour.co.u..._Protector.pdf
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