This was both the first piece of chest protection and first neck brace I have purchased and worn...so I do not have a lot to compare it to. That being said, I love it. There was a great deal of internet chat re heat. I have been wearing it mid day in San Diego during the summer and I have been fine. Yes, I am warm, but never to the point of being distracted from the riding or feeling like I needed to take it off. Taken a few spills and its protected me well. Probably have not tested it to the point of thanking god I had it on, but it feels like it was do as good as a piece of plastic could hope to do in this world. Id recommend it.
I wanted some heavy duty protection for my shoulders and thought this product would be the answer. However, unlike the video and in the manual that comes with it the shoulder pads are not adjustable. If you look at the picture above the video that is what you are getting. Unfortunately the shoulder pads hit me on my upper arms and do not cover my shoulders at all. Do not buy this product expecting shoulder protection because if it doesn't happen to fit your shoulder as is the is no way to adjust. Since the main reason I bought it was for shoulder protection it gets the lowest rating on fit from me. It also gets the no rating for durability because I just got it and can't rate it in that area.
When you wear this chest protector you really feel like you will survive a big get-off. Fits well and is comfortable. Well vented while offering significant chest, back and shoulder protection. Hope I never have to find out!