Q. Why should I buy Bohn Body Armor instead of another brand?
A. What’s great about Bohn Body Armor is that we’re not like any other armored clothing company. We offer the coolest, most breathable, motorcycle shirts, pants and shorts to protect you from shoulders to shins on every ride.
What people absolutely love about Bohn is that you can continue to wear your own jeans, pants, shirts, jackets etc. but with a layer of protection underneath. Read our testimonials and let our customers tell you themselves.
Q. Do I have to wear larger sized jeans?
A. No, normally your regular jeans and pants fit easily over our pants. For women who tend to wear tighter jeans, normally if there is a fair amount of stretch you will be fine.
Q. Can I wear the Adventure Pants with Kevlar® jeans?
A. That’s a very good combination! Many people do just that – and it’s much better than having armor inside Kevlar® jeans that is loose and can move around in a crash. Just one point though, the Kevlar® material does not easily pass air and the only time we hear of the Adventure Pants being hot is generally when they have Kevlar® pants on top.
Q. Can I get the pants with a fly?
A. We do offer a non-zipper fly, on request, at no extra charge for all sizes of our All-Season Adventure Pants and Cool-Air pants. To order with a fly please specify “with fly” in the “Additional Info” section during checkout. Please note that the Performance-Thermal pants are not available at this time with a fly option.
Q. I ride in the heat of the summer what do you recommend?
A. We are in North Carolina now, but we started our business in NorCal and we know what it’s like to ride when it’s over 100°F for months! We offer two types of riding gear to suit you in the heat:
Q. Do you offer CE-Level 2 Armor?
A. Not yet. Please see our page regarding CE-Level 1 and 2 armor.
Q. What if I crash – do I have to replace the armor?
A. No, all the Bohn armor is multi-use, so as long as there is no physical damage you are good to reuse it. If you have any concerns feel free to call us. If you find you do need to replace your armor, you can order it here: Armor Only
Q. Do I have to use all the armor?
A. Our pants come with removable knee + shin, hip, thigh and tailbone armor, and our shirts come with removable shoulder, elbow + forearm and back armor. While we recommend wearing all the armor, you are free to find a setup that suits your riding needs.
Q. What are these flat pieces of armor in with my pants?
A. You will find the thigh pads for your Bohn Pants enclosed separately. This is due to packaging specifications. The compact cube shape that is created when the thigh armor is packaged outside of the pants is easier to fit into a smaller box which, in turn, is easier to fit into your mailbox. This eliminates the need in certain localities for a trip to the post office to pick up an oversized package.
The thigh pads are easy to install in the pocket of the pants. There is a vertical overlapping flap that holds the armor in place and the cut-out in the thigh goes towards the crotch. To view the installation video click here>>Armor Installation
Q. I’ve lost one of the armor sections. Can I replace it?
A. Yes, it’s easy to replace what you need. We offer all of our armor for sale separately. Click here to order replacement armor.
Q. Can I get a spare fabric shell for my pants to save washing on a trip?
A. Yes. We offer fabric shells (fabric only–no armor) for all of our Bodyguard System products. Many people get a spare set to take on vacation. Our shells also allow you to have multiple options depending on your riding conditions–you just swap out the armor to a different style/riding season. Click here to order fabric shells.
Q. Do you have children’s sizes?
A. We offer sizes from 2XS to 4XL, but at this point we do not have dedicated children’s sizes.
Q. My legs are heavier! Will these still fit?
A. Our Lycra® fabric is very elastic and comfortably expands and contracts to hold the armor close to your body; the waistband is made from elastic as well for plenty of give. This stretchy nature allows our base layers to fit a wide variety of body shapes and sizes!
Q. I am big (or small)- can you do custom fitting?
A. At this time we do not provide custom tailoring for the Bodyguard Shirts and Pants. Our sizing chart is really good at fitting most people – if you are struggling to figure out what size you are, please give us a call or email us. A number of our customers have reported using our base layers as a basis for their own custom fit and having a local seamstress or tailor-make the adjustments to suit them exactly.
Q. Do they fit women?
A. Yes, absolutely! Our base layers are designed to fit both men and women. Just use the sizing guide to determine your proper fit. If you have any questions regarding sizing, give us a call!
Q. I am in between sizes, how do I know which one to choose?
A. Great question. If you are in-between sizes or you are having trouble fitting into our size chart, give us a call at 704-663-0351 or email us at [email protected]. We are more than happy to help. Indicate your waist, inseam, height and weight if you would like.
Another option: Oftentimes customers will order one size fully armored and then a fabric shell in another size and return the fabric shell of the one that does not fit. This saves time and money in the long run should you order the wrong size.
We do ask that you contact us via telephone or email to request an RMA number and let us know which size you are sending back. This helps to expedite your return within our facility.
Q. I want to order for a friend but I am not sure of their size.
A. If you are ordering for a friend, give us a call – 704-663-0351. We can help size that person or you can always opt for a gift certificate.
Q. Do your pants and shirts offer abrasion protection?
A. If you are thinking of protection when crashing there are going to be two factors to consider – Abrasion Protection and Impact Protection. Abrasion Protection, like Kevlar® Jeans or leathers for instance, is good at protecting you from gravel rash if you are sliding down the road and is what riders often think of first when protecting themselves.
But the Bohn approach is to treat Impact Protection as the priority, as that is what causes major injuries to the ‘corners’ of your body – knees, hips, elbows, etc.
These are the types of injuries that put you in the hospital, cost lots of money, and keep you off work. So we aim to primarily protect you for impact.
However, because our shirts, pants and shorts keep the armor nice and snug on the body we have also found after 20 years and 100s of testimonials and reviews that you also get abrasion protection too.
Q. I ride on the back of my husband’s bike – do I need protection?
A. We repeatedly hear from our customers that peace of mind is just as important as the physical protection you wear. So if you are feeling vulnerable, that is a good reason in itself to get protected. And, yes, passengers are just as vulnerable in a crash as the rider up front!
Q. During what other sports or activities do people wear your gear?
A. We sell quite a lot for winter sports and in fact all active sports and pursuits. We have ladies soccer teams, acrobats, roller-derby queens, rodeo cowboys, martial artists, skateboarders, skydivers, equestrians, military, police and more among our tens of thousands of satisfied customers.
Q. Your testimonials are wild – are they real?
A. YES! Every word is from a real customer report that has been sent to us. Do you have an interesting testimonial of your own? We would love to hear from you. We’d also love a picture of you in your gear. Please send to [email protected]