No intent to kick the ant-hill here, just a comment after yesterday's ride. While riding single-track, I had to veer off the trail to go around a big log that had fallen across the trail. After doing this, I didn't look up in time, and was hit directly on the right side of my chest with a dead tree branch. About 1-2 inches in diameter, the small end had previously been broken off. I felt like a knight in a jousting tournament. The branch hit my Acerbis chest guard, and then glanced upward and over my right shoulder. If I hadn't been wearing the protector, I would have taken the shot in my ribs, which definitely would have been worse. Perfect protection? No. Valuable protection? Absolutely!