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How T-Pro Motorcycle Body Armor compares to EN1621-1

 

The Blue columns represent the requirements of CE Standard EN1621-1: 1997. The Yellow columns show by how much Forcefield exceeds this Standard. The HIGHER the column the greater the energy absorption, and greater the protection
     
All Forcefield Limb Protectors are fully CE APPROVED and our quality control system means that we continually monitor our products to ensure conformity.

Forcefield Limb Protectors offer the ultimate in protective armour. Forcefield protectors are designed and certificated in the UK in conjunction with SATRA Technology Centre and the Protective Clothing Research Facility at Cambridge University.

By combining Forcefield "innovative technology" with the latest in "hi-tech raw materials" we are able to provide protectors with outstanding performance characteristics.

How Body Armour Works 

 
There are three forces that leathers and armour have to resist.
  • ABRASION
  • IMPACT
  • PENETRATION

The friction generated by sliding over a rough track surface is absorbed by leathers but armour still has a part to play because if the armour is too rigid the abrasion will wear out sections of the leather much faster, exposing and displacing the armour more rapidly.

Good armour should also prevent too much friction from reaching the rider's skin.

Impact protection is the main aim of the armour.

A sharp blow should be spread over the largest possible area.

Good armour will also provide a degree of penetration resistance - i.e how well it will withstand a sharp edge or point.
Some makes of armour may provide better penetration protection but hard plastic can itself cause injury when it is forced into the skin


Why should you use Forcefield Body Armour?

Having determined that Abrasion, Impact and Penetration are the key functions of body armour, four other factors come into play when we look at individual body armour types. These factors are Thickness, Density, Flexibility and Transmitted Force.

The ideal protector would be thin, lightweight, flexible and capable of absorbing high energy levels. If it is very light it will be stiff and it will also be uncomfortable.

Forcefield X-TREME range offer the GREATEST overall performance.

They offer fantastic energy absorbing capabilities at the lowest possible thickness, e.g. 100 Joules at only 8mm !!!!

The impact absorption/thickness ratio is second to none. As they are so thin they are more comfortable and unobtrusive.
Forcefield X-Treme GIVES YOU THE ULTIMATE IN PROTECTION.

Forcefield Limb protectors are specifically manufactured without using materials that could potentially injure the rider on impact.

The European requirement for EN1621-1:1997 - motorcycle impact protectors- states that limb protectors should transmit no greater than 35kN of transmitted force following a given impact energy of 50 joules. (Low performance)

Forcefield Powersports body armour has been designed to transmit no more than 35kN through to the body but impact energies of up to 100 joules have been achieved - i.e. TWICE THE EUROPEAN STANDARD.


In other words you can be hit harder and still have the same level of protection!

Forcefield Body Armour performing at 75-100 joules (The Cambridge Standard) represents "High performance protection".

 
The current European standard EN1621-1 has been in place since 1997 and has not kept up to date with the improvements in raw materials for many reasons.

Forcefield believes that you, the rider, are the most important thing. You should have the opportunity to use the very best materials/protectors to give you the best possible protection.

You do not have to settle for second best when you can use Forcefield - The Ultimate in Protective Armour.
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