ninjette.org

Go Back   ninjette.org > General > Motorcycle Gear

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 20th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #1
jp129
ninjette.org member
 
jp129's Avatar
 
Name: Johnny
Location: Houston
Join Date: Dec 2011

Motorcycle(s): 2009 Ninja 250R

Posts: 145
Chest protector thickness - Knox vs Forcefield

Hello All,

I currently have the Knox chest protector, and although I like it very much, I do find it to be on the thick side. I am curious if the Forcefield Race-Lite chest protector is any thinner? If so, by how much?

I am finding that with the Pro Sub 4 back protector and Knox Chest protector, it adds quite a bit of "bulk" under my jacket.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
jp129
jp129 is offline   Reply With Quote




Old March 20th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #2
csmith12
The Corner Whisperer
 
csmith12's Avatar
 
Name: Chris (aka Reactor)
Location: Northern KY
Join Date: May 2011

Motorcycle(s): 2010 250 (track), 1992 250, 2006 R6 (street/track), 2008 R6 (track)

Posts: Too much.
MOTY 2015, MOTM - Nov '12, Nov '13
Not sure what knox you have but I though mine was a bit much under the jacket. I ended up getting a icon stryker for non track riding. Try one on. Great vest for everyday riding. Looks bulky but its truly not.

csmith12 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old March 20th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #3
jp129
ninjette.org member
 
jp129's Avatar
 
Name: Johnny
Location: Houston
Join Date: Dec 2011

Motorcycle(s): 2009 Ninja 250R

Posts: 145
Thank you for the suggestion.

This is the knox CP i have:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=1030
jp129 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old March 20th, 2012, 08:15 PM   #4
csmith12
The Corner Whisperer
 
csmith12's Avatar
 
Name: Chris (aka Reactor)
Location: Northern KY
Join Date: May 2011

Motorcycle(s): 2010 250 (track), 1992 250, 2006 R6 (street/track), 2008 R6 (track)

Posts: Too much.
MOTY 2015, MOTM - Nov '12, Nov '13
hmmm, I don't have any experience with that model. I would think the Icon I linked would be even thicker in the chest than what your currently wearing.
csmith12 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old March 28th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #5
nealt
ninjette.org member
 
Name: Neal
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2009

Motorcycle(s): 09 Ninja 250

Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by jp129 View Post
Hello All,

I currently have the Knox chest protector, and although I like it very much, I do find it to be on the thick side. I am curious if the Forcefield Race-Lite chest protector is any thinner? If so, by how much?

I am finding that with the Pro Sub 4 back protector and Knox Chest protector, it adds quite a bit of "bulk" under my jacket.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
jp129
I would think they both are very similar, the Forcefield may be a bit thinner but not by much. I have the back protector just under the Sub4 and I figure the chest pad would be a little thinner, more like their elbow/knee pads as they both meet the same impact standard.
nealt is offline   Reply With Quote


Old March 28th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #6
jp129
ninjette.org member
 
jp129's Avatar
 
Name: Johnny
Location: Houston
Join Date: Dec 2011

Motorcycle(s): 2009 Ninja 250R

Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by nealt View Post
I would think they both are very similar, the Forcefield may be a bit thinner but not by much. I have the back protector just under the Sub4 and I figure the chest pad would be a little thinner, more like their elbow/knee pads as they both meet the same impact standard.
That's what I was afraid of. Might just have to order and see for myself...
jp129 is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chest Protector... Yay/Nay??? deeno415 Motorcycle Gear 44 September 5th, 2013 12:47 AM
FS: Knox Chest Protector (Small) - Like New jp129 Gear-related 4 November 26th, 2012 09:33 AM
Help me choose a back + chest protector psych0hans Motorcycle Gear 5 September 27th, 2012 12:24 PM
Can't Decide on a Chest Protector nickjpass Motorcycle Gear 19 April 6th, 2012 02:57 PM
Chest & back protector: forcefield extreme harness flit schneider_11 Motorcycle Gear 3 April 21st, 2010 08:22 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Motorcycle Safety Foundation

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:51 PM.


remote server monitor
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Except where otherwise noted, all site contents are Copyright 2022 ninjette.org, All rights reserved.