The TLD5955 feels like it gives pretty good rib cage protection. The ironic thing is that through my latest search, I've been looking for better Rib/back/shoulder protection and have presently settled on the Motion 2 Top, which has crap rib protection - just because I think I've over cooked myself repeatedly armour testing in 36 degree heat and the Motion 2 top is by far the coolest.None of these offer the most needEd protection/padding of all..... rib cage.
None of these offer the most needEd protection/padding of all..... rib cage.
I've been wearing this for a quite a while...
POC | Spine VPD 2.0 Jacket Mountain Biking Armor
The shoulder pads tend to cut into shoulder blades when the pads are cold n stiff. I often remove the back and chest pads as the they are heavy and bulky and tend to shift around. I have never used the kidney belt...mainly because i aint got the waist it's designed for. its vastly overpriced but then again it has lasted and there are no issues with materials Deteriorating or zipper not working.
edited at add... the chest pad is made from three separate layers and is quite light in comparison to the back pad which is very thick , heavy and bulky. The elbow pads are excellent and the shoulder pads are good once warmed. I think I will give the kidney belt another go soon so see if it helps keep the back and chest pads in place.
it doesn't get over hot but it is itchy/scratchy if worn on bare skin.
Woof Wear used to make these exo Skeleton body protectors for horse riders. I think they were too bulky for most people so weren't that popular and air jackets (like an air bag) were just coming along which do the same thing without the bulk
Did anyone every try this one?Hi chaps, i am thinking about investing in some body armour whilst there are plenty of good deals on line this week. I was going to go for the POC VPD Air T and some undershorts but have come accorss some nice protection from a companey called Leatt, would love to hear any feedback on the brand or any general advice. The Tee is avalible at Wiggle this week for £144 thats 30% off and the shorts for £60 again just over 30% off. I love my POC elbows but even in Large they are a little snugg so also any comments on sizing appreciated.
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Any thoughts on my possible solution:
I would get protective shirt with good pads for local trails and on more serious downhill business you just put the front+back protector on?
- High protection
High Rock RutiHi chaps, i am thinking about investing in some body armour whilst there are plenty of good deals on line this week. I was going to go for the POC VPD Air T and some undershorts but have come accorss some nice protection from a companey called Leatt, would love to hear any feedback on the brand or any general advice. The Tee is avalible at Wiggle this week for £144 thats 30% off and the shorts for £60 again just over 30% off. I love my POC elbows but even in Large they are a little snugg so also any comments on sizing appreciated.
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For me the 6.5 looks to also have an MX orientated short back so for the weight/heat/inflexibility I'd think it was lacking in overall protection - hard shell is nice though for knocks. I also find kidney belts make things uncomfortably hot and if they're not armoured, they're pretty pointless and not really adding anything.
I bought the urbane pro I few months ago, excellent on a cool day, too much in heat, I have the action shirt I’ve been tempted to try or sell new, it just doesn’t seem as breathable as my racer motion 2 top….Knox Action Shirt with Chest upgrade together with Knox Defender MTB shorts. Light and not noticeable while riding and easy to wash. The company CEO likes his mountain bikes too ! I have used their armour range for trails, motocross and road racing and would not rely on anything else. Plastic knights of armour are too uncomfortable on slow sweaty climbs !!
How are you getting on with the knee pads?I went with dainese-trail-skins pro vest in the end, it’s such a comfortable fit and feel really like like it, so much so I got the knee pads for general riding
The coverage dimensions on the paperwork is a welcome improvement on previous information.Some observations:
7idp Sam Hill. Comfortable .. Cool .. Effective !How are you getting on with the knee pads?
Those velcro closure tabs get on my fucking wick the way they curl up ..especially underneath
a pair of trail trews ..they have certainly spoilt what was a perfect knee pad with this incarnation imo..
I was just about to post the same.Big savings just now on Bliss protection for you clumsy guys
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