Forcefield Arm Tubes Armour review

Good body armour should really feel like a second skin and protect the parts that it was designed to protect. The Forcefield Arm Tubes use some pretty swish technology to try to achieve this, but it does seem to falter on some fundamental issues.

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£49.99 RRP
The lack of a hinge is a huge drawback.

Our review

Would be good protection if it stayed in place, which it, sadly, doesn't seem to do
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Good body armour should really feel like a second skin and protect the parts that it was designed to protect. The Forcefield Arm Tubes use some pretty swish technology to try to achieve this, but it does seem to falter on some fundamental issues.

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The removable Armourflex protectors within the pad will take an impact effectively and cushion most scuffs and blows well, but to achieve ultimate protection, the pads need to continuously remain in their desired position, which doesn’t always happen unfortunately.

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The Lycra sleeve and strap on each Tube definitely help with security but also contribute to your arms overheating. The lack of a hinge between the elbow and forearm section seems to push the pad down during extreme flexing of the elbow – a common and vital movement required in mountain biking – exposing previously protected parts, which is exactly what you don’t need while you’re hacking down a mountain.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Arm Tubes
Brand Forcefield Body Armour

Clothing Material Lycra
Available Colours Black
Fastening Type Velcro