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post #1 of 18 Old 11-23-2017, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Bohn Armour Adventure or Forcefield Pro Pants Experiencess?

I have a really nice pair of Hien Gerick premium leather riding pants that have been hanging in the closet because they don't have knee and hip armor. I have thought about ordering a pair Bohn Armor adventure pants or Forcefield Pro Pants With Sport Armor to wear under the leather. Have any of the "collective" tried these or any equivalent and how did it work out?

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What about just getting motocross armor at least for the knees.
Then there are armored shorts for the hip.

I like knee armor that sits on the knee and cups it and is not attached at all to anything else.

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What about just getting motocross armor at least for the knees.
Then there are armored shorts for the hip.

I like knee armor that sits on the knee and cups it and is not attached at all to anything else.

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Is any of the motocross armor EN certified? So far I haven't seen any.

I may take my leathers to a place I've used before for leather alterations and have pockets sewn the right places. That way I can re-use EN armor from other gear.
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I got a couple pair of fabric pants that pocket for padding and repurposed pad from a dead Hein Gericke jacket. Too bad your pants don't have the existing pockets.
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Are you perhaps over doing this?

I assume you are not on a track.

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Personally I like the Troy Lee knee protectors. Intended for MTB but importantly all day comfortable. Under a set of leather trousers you don't care about abrasion, it's impact resistance and comfort matters most.
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I have 3 armor combos that I wear under one of 3 riding pants, these include Bull-It & Draggin' riding jeans, and Rev It riding pants.

Bull-It riding jeans with their armor in the knees and hips. My least favorite since the armor doesn't always line up correctly and can move around in an accident.

Motocross knee protectors with armored shorts. The armor stays in place but for some reason I don't use this combo much even though it functions well and isn't uncomfortable. I got this at a Cycle Gear store, very inexpensive.

Bohn armor for knees and hips. I use this all the time, it's my go too armor. It lines up correctly and seems like it will stay in place much better in an accident than armor that's sitting in the pockets of the pants. I've recently taken the armor out of the Rev It pants and now only use the Bohn.

So after 4 years of riding with armor in the pants Bohn is the winner for me. I run it under a Kevlar jean or riding pants.
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Excellent summary....how warm hot do the Bohn pants get.

I like the fact I can strip off the knee armor when I'm kicking back at a cafe etc.


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Excellent summary....how warm hot do the Bohn pants get.

I like the fact I can strip off the knee armor when I'm kicking back at a cafe etc.
The Bohn doesn't add much heat, I have no problem with heat on the bike, I can even walk around in them for a few hours in summer heat. Most of the heat comes from the kevlar jeans.

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A pair of over pants that are fairly cheap yet do the job well are the bilt stormproof? pants, work great

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