Fit and quality seam to be great. A little restrictive at first with my neck brace, but some adjustments helped out a bunch. It’s heavy and hot. Definitely heavier than the old style designs and I won’t wear it when it is over 80 degrees out.
I am 54 and a longboarder. I have a few electric longboards. Recently I had my first real wipe-out on my e-board and at 12 mph, went flying from my board and towards the asphalt. In my mind, real quick, I reasoned that since I didn't have hand knee or wrist protection that it would be best to try to land flat. Well, the short of it is I landed on my right shoulder, breaking my collar bone and 4 ribs.
I now have this Fox Airframe upper-body protection that if I had would have fully protected me. It gives a cushion, with hard plastic on the outside that will slide along the asphalt after the initial impact. The shoulder protection is definitely world-class - much like the shoulder pads that quarterbacks wear - to diminish being crushed.
I am now boarding again and not afraid to push it again because I have all the needed gear, which is all just as protective as this Fox Airframe Pro Jacket
Bought to protect my back and ribs ..does a good job
Felt really comfortable riding forgot it was there, recommend to my friends
Looking for full protection. It's got it. Fits well
Where the sweet chesty into battle you'll come out on top
Right when I took it out of the box I could feel the quality. It is very protective and very sturdy. It is however bulkier than other roost guards but it is also more protective so keep that in mind. I gave it 4 stars only because when I wear it, it isn't the most comfortable protector, the foam is kind of on the hard side, but it does have to be broken in, then it will feel different. keep in mind the shoulder pads are in an awkward position being hard to get them wear you want them. I found a good position for them. They're design is meant for head on contact, they sit in front almost of the shoulder rather than right on top. overall I really like this protector and would recommend it.
It is immediately obvious that you wanted to create a piece of gear that will meet the demands of both form and function...you forget about it while you’re wearing it and ride knowing you can push yourself to your limit...thanks for making me a better rider...
I was skeptical on buying this, having read negative reviews on this protector. I took a chance and glad I did. This is a first class product. It is heavier then the old Airframe which I have used for the last 15 years. It feels a little warmer, but that should be expected. I was used to wearing it in a short time and it is extremely comfortable. The pivot in the back plate makes a huge difference in it's comfort. I have not taken a soil sample, but it looks and feels like it will keep you safe. I have only had it for a short time, but the construction seems like it will hold up well over time. I would definitely recommend this product!