Originally Posted by bimmer5891
Safety being a concern I would definitely recommend upgrading the armor in any jacket you go with. We.ve brought in Forcefield armor just for this reason. I've found most jackets in the $300 range just don't have adequate armor protection. An option a few of my customers have gone with is the Forcefield Pro Shirt and Klim Traverse jacket. This provides a decent street set up then for offroad days when its really hot they wear the Frocefield shirt and a jersey instead of the Traverse jacket. Forcefield also makes fantastic replacement armor that comes in varying sizes so it will fit into most jackets.
This is exactly what I have been considering recently. Seems to be the most safe option.
I like the idea of the Klim Overland Jacket [ link ]
however I think the forcefield armor shirt will be definitely safer in the case of a crash.
(I guess the title of this thread should be changed to "The Search for a Solid Safe $600 3 season Jacket")