The latest out of Germany suggests that, above cycling speeds (i.e. ~25 km/h or 15 mph), impact padding makes all but no difference to impact-related (as opposed to abrasion-related) injuries. The exception is helmets… thank God.
I’ve had one moderate spill at somewhere around 30 km/h wearing a Leatt 3df Body Protector under my hoodie and I was really glad for having it! I ruined a TSG Pass but I was otherwise completely fine… so it’s difficult to know what to think. Any other experiences to support or refute the report?