BombShell B2 Chest Protector Armor and Pads

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $46.00

Product Description

  • Molded polyester foam with breathable polyester fabric outer layer.
  • Detachable molded high impact plastic shoulder pads.
  • Velcro side closure with spandex straps.

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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Robert Graham a Downhiller from Northern Ireland

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2002

    Strengths:    Cheap and light

    Weaknesses:    Very little protection and shoulder pads do not fit well. Also side straps do not adjust enought to secure it tightly.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you have a small budget its better than nothing.

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    Favorite Trail:   Tardre

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Saracen havoc tr1 rear shock wedge forks.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Thomas Williams a Racer from Austin, TX USA

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Low cost.
    If you fall - Better than nothing.
    A little more side protection than most others.

    Weaknesses:    Snaps come apart - vest comes off on first impact.
    Not snug enough - rider up under your helmet.
    Velcro fasteners for front/back half in a difficult position - have to be a contortionest to fasten.
    Won't prevent a broken collar bone.

    Bottom Line:   
    Some of the problems can be fixed - I sewed the front and back halves together so the snaps can't come apart. I also added extra elastic straps to hold the front half down so it didn't get in the way anymore. Still takes too much time and effort to put on and take off. You have to plan ahead or you might miss your gate.

    In summer weather (90's F) this thing is really hot - could give you a heat stroke. I found that soaking it with water just before the gate made it bearable.

    Took a hard fall reciently. Broke a collar bone and some ribs. There was a large skid mark on the sholder cup but no other injury to my sholder. I'm sure that this minimized the bruises and abrasions that I might have had.

    Bottom line, there is not any really good chest protection out there, but this better than nothing. I think the lawyers have something to do with that.

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    Favorite Trail:   Capitol City BMX

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria

    Bike Setup:   BMX Cruiser

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris Peer a Downhiller from Virginia

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2000

    Strengths:    Light, strong, full coverage.

    Weaknesses:    Shoulder pads queer, they don't cover your shoulders.

    Bottom Line:   
    It is light, comfortable, and does it's job of protecting your chest. I got it for Christmas, I like it alot, buy it it's cheap, $40.00

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    Favorite Trail:   The 6-Pack, Harrisonburg, VA

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Dan's Competition

    Similar Products Used:   Fox Roost 2, 661 Straight Jacket

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Super V 4000 DH, Boxxer, Hayes, SRAM

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