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    Which Light Body Armor?

    Hi,

    I'm considering trying some lightweight body armor. I have knee and elbow pads but I'm thinking of some kinf of lightweight jacket armor. My boss is pretty unforgiving of sporting injuries (he pretty much got rid of someone eho broke her arm sking).

    Any suggestions. I'm not downhilling or freeriding. I just want something to take the edge off if I had a spill.

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    Best for the $:
    http://www.go-ride.com/SPD/*new*-661...1252970403.jsp

    There is also some super-expensive options from Spider and POC. I'm sure both work great.

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    What kind of job has a boss that thinks it's grounds for termination if you injure yourself outside of the workplace? :P

    You'd better be some runway supermodel or something.. "Got wrongful termination?"

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    If you can work out who it is in my profile pic you will guess the occupation.

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    i use to use this, in my pre xc days very light and does the job, http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_661...3-a2f5afd07716. If you want to pm me i am actually looking to get rid of it since i have no need for it. Its practically brand new, let me know..good price.

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    I run a Race Face Armor Jacket and it suits the type of riding I do perfectly (AM/light FR/light DH). IMHO, it's not heavy enough for hardcore DH use, but I love it. It fits under a baggy jersey and is still ok on the AM climbs. Here's a review I found online with pics:
    http://www.pinkbike.com/news/racefac...cket-2008.html
    Last edited by atchipmunk; 01-30-2010 at 11:29 AM.

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    body armors not gonna stop a broken arm...

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    Out of lightweight options, Dainese Eco inner short with thin side padding had been quite effective at reducing bruising on hips after falling on the side.

    But then if your boss is checking out bruises on your hips...

    I do also wear Deuter Attack backpack. It got a build in spine protector - not as good as a dedicated back protector, but should help..

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    To add to the discussion, I got to click a couple of pics of my RF Armour Jacket today...both with and without jersey so you can see how much bulk it adds....













    Threw on my TLD Elbow guards as well for the with-jersey pics. The RF JAcket definitely adds a bit of bulk, but it's not excessive IMHO. Hope this helps...

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