View Full Version : Armor switchout...
10-08-2008, 09:54 AM
i just got a new olympia patton jacket. so far i love it. especially the fact it is BRIGHT red/orange. but i feel the armor isn't quite enough. i mean, the armor in my joe rockets feel stiffer and a little larger. does it make sense to try to switch them out, or since the olympia is newer (by a couple years) i should trust the technology? i have read nothing but good things in respect to olympias products, but i am just curious.
what does everyone think?
A lot of "safety" is peace of mind, so if you feel like you have to, go for it. If it's CE-rated, I don't think it's a concern, but again, if you feel better with thicker pads, go for it.
10-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Safety is brought on by price. I just dumped $430 on a Joe Rocket jacket on Wednesday so I could have some leather protection, since I almost rear ended a delivery truck last week that pulled out in front of me. The new jacket comes with CE approved shoulder (w/ titanium plates, I personally think they won't serve a purpose) and elbow pads. The back came with a thicker rubberized foam padding that contours to your back, so that will be an added bonus. Armor could be very important if you ever have to use it.
10-10-2008, 10:45 PM
very cool on your buy weezerfan. i am a little disappointed, i started thsi thread before i checked the jacket, i can change out the back armor but not the elbow pieces. so i guess it is all moot. if i decided to switch out the back armor, any suggestions?
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