Took a crash the first time I wore it (not the worst crash, but went down hard going over an obstacle). It seems to provide protection where it is suppose to. However, still suffered some injury in the belly, because there is no protection there. Easy on and off and is comfortable on. I was worried it would be too constricting, but wearing it actually feels good in that it gives you a nice tight/protected feeling. For the price I recommend if looking for minimal upper body protection.