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Anyone wear impact gear? If so, what's good? I've searched the forums but mostly saw older posts, but wondered if anyone has used any for a bit and have had good results.
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I have these, currently $20.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


They're comfortable and provide good coverage protection.
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I've gone all "G-Form", top and bottom.
I look like some mutant, or iron man, wearing them as my base layer.
Most comfortable protection I have ever worn though.

www.g-form.com
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I ride every day with a Demon Armor upper jacket. Cost me about $100 four years ago. I now have about 150 days while wearing it, and it's pretty much time for a new one.

Don't think I'll ever be without that in my gear. Sometimes on spring days if I'm doing a lot of work I won't wear it, but otherwise it's part of my daily gear.
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I ride every day with a Demon Armor upper jacket. Cost me about $100 four years ago. I now have about 150 days while wearing it, and it's pretty much time for a new one.

Don't think I'll ever be without that in my gear. Sometimes on spring days if I'm doing a lot of work I won't wear it, but otherwise it's part of my daily gear.
I was looking at that. Have you had your fair share of falls with it? How is the protection feel when you fall?
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I've gone all "G-Form", top and bottom.
I look like some mutant, or iron man, wearing them as my base layer.
Most comfortable protection I have ever worn though.

www.g-form.com
How are the shorts while falling?

I haven't hurt my tailbone on a fall in 15 years but I want protection now, just in case.
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I have these, currently $20.99

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


They're comfortable and provide good coverage protection.
good to know, I am teaching my neighbor and his son and they just ordered these.
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I was looking at that. Have you had your fair share of falls with it? How is the protection feel when you fall?
I fall every day I'm out, sometimes hard. The protection itself has never hurt me, as they have foam on the inside of the hard plastic bits. They also have D30 protection gear, but I haven't tried that yet.

I really like the jacket format, as it holds the pads in place better than other options. I bought a size medium even though my specs say I should be in a large. It fits me snug, and holds everything in place.
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How are the shorts while falling?

I haven't hurt my tailbone on a fall in 15 years but I want protection now, just in case.
I haven't had any impact issues yet.
I started wearing the pants last year when I saw that Burton was switching to G-form from d3o for their impact shorts.
I have tried several different body armour brands over the years and these G-form items are easily the lowest profile, most comfortable items I have worn.

FYI, I have done some customization.
I have the compression shirt which has sternum, shoulder, and ribs protection. I had their elbow pads sewn on. There was no back protection though. I ordered a pair of their knee/shin pads in size 2XL and had one of those sewn onto the back of the shirt. Perfect back protector!
I have the compression pants (full length). I moved the hip pads to the butt, next to the tail bone pad. I then had a pair of knee/shin pads (in my correct size this time) sewn on to the knees of the pants.
Such a comfortable setup, and only two items to put on at the resort!
Again, I wear these as my base layer.

(I can post photos if you are curious.)
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I ended up going with a Demon Force top and some shorts.
I'm glad I didn't buy them last night, backcountry has a sale on them today!

Thanks everyone for the help!
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