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Old 12-31-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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I am a new rider looking to buy armor. What brand is recommended, should I go with loose armor or a "shirt w/ armor"?
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:05 AM   #2
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Haha, you've got to be kidding! I have heard that Forcefield is a good brand?
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:05 AM   #3
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I recommend a full suit of chain mail with full plate for the elbows, and knees. You WILL look smokin'.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:13 AM   #4
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You have to be kidding! I want something lightweight and comfortable! What about Forcefield or Knox?
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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I prefer a mirror finish stainless steel plate armor.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:50 AM   #6
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You are being teased (duh.)

Both Forcefield and Knox have good reps. What you should look for is a proper fit. Loose isn't good, because you want the armor to stay in place. If it is in a loose garment, it can move -- and thus not be where you need it when you hit the pavement.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:01 PM   #7
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Bohn is also a supplier of armor.

However, being a 'new rider', you might want to get a jacket with armor that also keeps you warm/dry/cool, as required.

I am a fan of Joe Rocket, but there are several brands out there.

Welcome to the site!

If you have some time, check out the "New Riders" thread. Lots of good info in that'n!
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:14 PM   #8
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Thank you for the answers! That is very helpful, I will continue to look around to find something that will suit me!
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