If like me, you have a Rukka jacket with a back armour insert that’s worse for wear, then you’ll be interested in this replacement from Forcefield. Well known for their quality armour products, Forcefield have a range of armour inserts in many different shapes for all manner of jackets. For Rukka owners you need the 009 model, which as you can see above is a like for like replacement. Well, not completely, the 009 insert is slightly thicker than the original Rukka RVP armour and is CE Level 2 certified to afford greater protection.
My original Rukka RVP armour came with a second hand Rukka jacket and was in a poor state of repair. The mesh was broken and cracked all over, it had been previously glued in places and I had to resort to numerous cable ties to keep it in one piece. As such, a replacement was high up on my shopping list, and the Forcefield armour was only slightly more expensive. Along with a nice voucher from the Infinity Motorcycles mailing list, it only cost me £40 delivered – bargain!
The armour was straight forward to swap over via the zip up pocket at the bottom of the jacket. However the Forcefield armour being slightly thinker, it was a squeeze on the narrow zip, but with a wiggle and slight flex soon slotted in. The added chunkiness was certainly noticeable when wearing, but not uncomfortable or overly heavy.
I have no plans to crash test the armour, rather just rely on the Forcefield reputation and it’s CE Level 2 certification. Overall, I’m pleased with the purchase and having quality armour always there in your jacket is definitely reassuring.
Seasoned London commuter, doing my best to stay rubber side down and never stop moving forward.