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A couple of times per year I accidentally scroll past a motorcycle armor and think "holy **** that looks so awesome" but a more rational side of me says "the fact that you WANT it so much is probably a good sign that it's not really a good investment", but I can't really put my finger on WHY it's not a good investment...

1) Under a jacket it makes you look like big shoulders and chest and whatnot, might turn "let's jump that skinny guy he seems like a good target" to "let's wait until someone less jacked comes by"

2) it's protection! if things fall on you during earthquake, someone throws a brick onto your spine during riot or whatever, it sounds like pretty good protection even tho it's obviously not bullet proof or knife proof (knife depending on where hits)

3) it's legal. in many countries it's outright illegal to wear bulletproof vest , and in some countries like NZ it's difficult to say but it's a guarantee that the police would harass you if they found and try to make an argument to take your firearms license away.
but a bike armour has a good excuse for owning

but I've never actually worn one so could very well be that I would try it for 1 second and immediately realize "oh so THAT's why it's a bad idea".

Has anyone tried one?
Can you sprint in one?
is it perhaps too specific for biking? for example they seem very spine-focused, which might not be very relevant since I would probably always wear some kind of backpack in SHTF scenario (whether big or small).
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You have to get a katana to wear on your back.
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Why you shouldn't buy it?

1.Do you ride a sport bike like a lunatic? If not then are you just wearing it out and about? That would look stupid.

2. You buy it and then you party for a year with booze and whores, now your expensive super jacket does not zip up any more because your gut is in the way. Should have just used the money for more booze and whores.
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It isn't all that obnoxious...These jackets have pads on the shoulders, elbows, and along the spine, are made of some decently tough kevlar and/or nylon mesh that would resist blades, if not stop them, and don't look like an extra from Mad Max might wear them.

They are heavier than a regular jacket, but not "heavy".

That armor you are looking at is lighter, and less bulky, but would still make any clothing you wore over it restrictive and bulky.



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They are made to fight abrasions, not compression. If you plan to slide down the road at 70mph, they will help. If you plan to get crushed by something heavy, they aren't going to do much.
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And most of those jackets have foam padding, not delrin plastic or carbon.
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And most of those jackets have foam padding, not delrin plastic or carbon.
D3 or something. Goes hard on impact.

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I have one of these, I wouldn't want to go testing the knife stopping capabilities... LOL
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Bulletproof jacket

https://www.myselfdefensetraining.co...SABEgJUVvD_BwE

Bulletproof Backpack

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does being "practical" have anything to do with it?.....as the op stated...."its soooooooooo cooooool"

and then you can add some cut up atv tires for the shoulders....a few feathers...and now your a "road warrior"
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Looks like for some reason my last attempt didn't post. Let's just blame it on day drinking and operating a mouse under the influence.

While I can somewhat see a want for this I think the best bet would be to go to sportsmansguide or another site that carries mil-surp and look for surplus riot gear. I do know I have seen it at SG before.

I think that gear would be cheaper and built more to your specific interest in this case. Cheaper means more spammo and more suited means better freedom of movement and better protection where you are likely to be hit. Also since this is filling a very niche space that is more of a want than a need being economical is probably the best bet.
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And most of those jackets have foam padding, not delrin plastic or carbon.
Some of mine do....some of mine don't, they are plastic faced pads.

But the point was, you can get pretty much the same stuff without the road warrior look, and do it for under $100.
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umm, that does actually look pretty cool. I would NEVER wear it myself, but it does look robotic ish. Paintballer's dream perhaps?
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Just buy you a storm trooper outfit... much cooler.
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Just buy you a storm trooper outfit... much cooler.
I LOVE the Snow Trooper look...if they offered that suit I would buy it and wear it everywhere. lol. Pure badassnessish

But, where can I get one of their functioning laser guns that shoot that red ****? Also hopefully it makes that "pew pew" sound
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If you have a concern of knife attacks, I'd say any layer of hardened lightweight materials will benefit you.

Most knives people carry are not going to be Rambo fighting knives. They will be short, maybe a couple inches and maybe even just shanks or razor blade knives. Short stabbing and slashing, 1-3" inches of stabbing/slashing that opens up ugly wounds. Chest (lungs/heart) and spine protection are key. Probably want some sort of collar to protect the neck.

Lightweight plastic or thin steel inserts would really help protect. Of course, pads on joints like elbows/shoulders is nice in case you fall or have to tumble.
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Until you meet someone that actually knows how to fight with a knife... then you're screwed.
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I wear bike armor under my jacket and trousers routinely (but then I ride most places including commuting). I favor Bohn motorcycle armor - disclaimer: no affiliation with this company other than I am a satisfied three-time customer (over about 15 years).

I figure apart from crashes it has some of the advantages in terms of bulk and blunt-force absorption that I'd value in a riot - although if caught in one my primary riot plan sequence would be (1) ride / (2) run away.

More importantly for everyday use; I can cross borders as well as police lines in it (along with my favorite gloves - older-style Timax gauntlets - I bought 5 pair at the time :-) ) and no-one pays the attention I would get if I wore milsurp or purpose-built protection.
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Some of mine do....some of mine don't, they are plastic faced pads.

But the point was, you can get pretty much the same stuff without the road warrior look, and do it for under $100.
I have a hoodie with the shoulder pads out. And nobody can tell it is bike armour. That way I have a jacket for work as well as the ride to work.

As a side note I have stabbed a knife through the kevlar knee pad of some old pants. And it doesn't offer much protection against that.
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I run ICON armor one set built in a jacket, one in a vest, good for slides and hits, you blow the plastic rivets, or wear thru a section, replace the unit. last time i burned in, i still bruised under it, but no road rash. Draggin Jeans is another good investment in your skin.
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