Body armor is very personal: you have to find the kit that fits your specific body shape and riding style. For us, this is it. We love the Forcefield ADV harness because it’s simply the best moldable, soft-armor pressure suit we’ve ever seen. There’s nothing else like it. You can wear this kit for years on both singletrack and ADV trips, crashing over and over in it, and simply spraying it off with a hose when it’s dirty.
In that brief second of awareness when you realize you’re flying over the handlebars: this is the armor you’ll be glad to have on.
Ratings: CE: EN1621-2 Level 2 (Back). SATRA M28:2007 [impact], prEN1621-3:2013 (2103-10) [sizing & ergonomics] (Chest). EN1621-1 Level 2 (Shoulders).
After a few friends owned this armor, and trying it on more than once, I finally decided to purchase and haven’t regretted it for one moment. I’m a small rider with a petite build, 5’2” 130lbs, and was stuck wearing big armored jackets for off road riding (a nightmare in my hot, humid home state!). This armor has changed my riding experience, and already been put to the test on a hard pack road.
It fits perfectly, has adjustments in all the right places that are easy to use. This company is seriously doing something right.
So not much is written about the Forcefield EX-K kit. I later added the elbow pads since Mosko Moto were out of them.
I am a dual sport rider. I ride 70% in trails, woods, fire trails and some technical. My gear has been Motoport, Mesh for top, and the stretch for pants. While I have no problem with that up to 85 deg even in the wood because it breathes well, but with the persistent higher temps (95+) down here in the south I started looking for something perhaps that I could wear over a T-shirt and be well protected on the road getting to the trails, and then on the trails where being cool is more important to me.
After much research this is what I settled on. I can tell you that I am extremely satisfied with the fit, feel and finish. I am 5' 7, 175 lbs, with a 45 in chest. I gambled with the medium and it fits me perfect even though by chest size I should have ordered a large.
I have over 600 miles with this gear and temps have never been below 90 and what a difference it makes compared to my Motoport. I also like how adjustable all the pieces are. Shoulder pads can be adjusted up/down, and towards the back or front. Elbow pads can do the same.
I have been wearing the gear on top of a T-shirt and have been very comfortable with everything about this gear.
It is on the heavy side until you put it on, but then you don't feel it. It is also very easy to put on after you do it a couple of times. It does not take me more than 20-30 seconds. I have also been wearing it with a 2 liter hydration pack without any issues or discomfort.
I am 59 yrs old, and I also think it is really cool looking when worn on top of a shirt. Very happy with the purchase.
Being hot natured, I was a little concerned about this product. Relatively comfortable for compressed body armor, it performed exceptionally on a trip through NM and CO. Perhaps the best test is when my Triumph Tiger decided it was tired and decided to lay down and I ejected. The armor was perfect in absorbing the forearm impact on scree and hardpack with not even soreness. Definitely worth the price.
I know Mosko didn’t make this, but they sure did their research and found fantastic gear. It’s evident they looked for equipment with Mosko’s similar ethic and commitment to making the finest possible. So, I thought I could let you all know my stats to help with fit and size selection. I’m 5’5”, 165lbs with a small bit of a “dad bod belly” (ha ha!). 41” chest, 38” around the “spare tire” and 18” torso length. So in all - I am very happy I got the Medium sized Flight+ (I actually had to buy the Flight (Chest/Back) separately from the Shoulders and Elbows, to make a full Adventure Ex-K Harness setup). I got medium in Shoulder and Elbow protectors and it all went together perfectly. I’ll provide more feedback on the Mosko Jersey - but short story: I got the Large jersey and it fit just perfectly over the Armour (don’t forget to include the “u”). And yes - I did ham it up in the photos, but I was just so stoked!
About Price: Mosko has the best price on the Flite+ (In the USA) but they just sold out after that #uninvited weekend - and it being the middle of summer riding season in the Northern Hemisphere. All of the reviews I had heard of European sites talked about the hassles they had trying to get their orders or return sizes that didn’t fit - with a consistent message: that the slight savings you may get by ordering out of Europe for USA residents - is just not worth the pain they went through when the item didn’t fit or took too long to ship.
Sarah (at Mosko) was super prompt in replying back to my e-mails through the ordering process. I let her know my timeframes of wanting the gear - and she informed me that Forcefield had just really been cleaned out, and that it might be best to look elsewhere if I needed it sooner. Although I couldn’t provide Mosko my business on this purchase - I’m still extremely satisfied with Mosko and their service, which is why I’m back here making a review. Cheers!