Forcefield Limb Tubes
Bang for the buck just isn't there for me
These are comfortable enough under my riding pants when riding and did the job when a friend high sided in rocks wearing them. The protection is excellent if they are in the right place when you go down. Unfortunately, I find the pre-shaped pad uncomfortable standing or off the bike and the tubes don't stay in place well. Therefore, to me, they are not worth anything like what they cost. I don't doubt the Forcefield armor is good. But the reason my friend was wearing them is that I went back inexpensive MX knee guards because they are more comfortable on and off the bike, have better coverage and stay in place better. I am disappointed in these primarily because of the very high price when my knee armor costing half as much works better for the dual sport riding I do. Armor doesn't work unless you are wearing it and I find these to be more trouble than they are worth for the very high price relative to other types and brands. They are hardly perfect as the advertisement says.
December 14, 2015
limb tubes work well under riding pants
relatively comfortable for knee armor, stays in place better than the knox protectors, which are also excellent.have not tested knee tubes by hitting the pavement and hope I won't.
December 14, 2015
Not really for everyday use
I'm a daily commuter, and Ive been working at losing weight, so I bought these hoping to save some cash until my weight stabilizers, and I can get into some Kevlar jeans. I have mixed feelings. On the plus side, they're easy to get on, fit easily under my baggy jeans and flow air just fine. On the negative, the velcro sticks to anything it touches and is fraying the material badly - I don't think they'll hold together for another 3 months. Also, they have a tendency to move around quite a bit during city riding (constant gear changes, seat adjustments, etc) so I don't feel confident they'd stay in place if I come off the bike.
All in all, probably OK for occasional use, and it's better to have them than not, but I might try something else next time.
December 7, 2015
Basic knee protection to wear under pants.
I bought these to use as knee protection to wear under pants. They fit nice and slim, fantastic air flow and very comfortable. Not much protection other than knee cap. I went down with them on. They certainly helped but i wish there was more coverage. I plan to invest in the Forcefield Grid knee protectors in the future.
October 10, 2015
I've got the size large limb tubes for use on my knees. Overall the protection feels quite good. I tested by dropping to the floor on my knees and they took the impact quite well. I've ridden with them both by using the tubes and by putting the pads into the insert pockets on my riding pants. I felt that the tubes tended to slide down a bit. On long trips I've noticed a couple problems. When wearing the tubes under jeans, I felt the tube fabric bunching up behind my knees which became uncomfortable on longer rides. I also start getting knee pain after 4-5 hours of riding. I think this is because my pants press them tight against my knees when riding with legs tucked. The price seems rather high for some elaborately molded foam pads, but there aren't any cheaper alternatives with the same level of protection that I can find.
September 6, 2015
Great fit, comfort and protection!
I wear these under Kevlar jeans and they're awesome. They don't move around and they don't bunch up behind the knee.
August 10, 2015
Getting dressed in harmony with the character of retro bikes is not an easy task, if you also care about protection. There are lots of motorcycle garments with various degrees of nostalgic touch in their design but nostalgia and contemporary protection do not mix easily. Very protective garments are also too technical for riders of retro bikes.
These limb tubes address to this dilemma quite successfully. Since they can be worn under motorcycle jeans (or any pants w/o knee armor), they are not visible. Therefore, there is no concern on how they look, provided that the pants in question are not particularly tight at the legs. As for how protective they are; they seem to be as protective as invisible armor can be. I would not like to depend on them for racing but even professional racers of a few decades ago would probably prefer them to what was integrated to their racing suits, then. The armor itself is serious stuff and the way it stays put seems to be firm enough. IMHO, they would not twist or slide so easily during a crash.
They are more comfortable than I was expecting them to be. I can even forget them during long rides. They remind me of themselves once I am off the bike but this is not an annoyance, provided that I sit down. When I stand upright or walk, their lower edges slightly press on my lower leg bones. I wouldn’t describe this as pain but just as nuisance. In fact, I never felt the need to remove them, even for long hours off the bike, when I knew that I would ride again the same day. I reckon this slight pressure when upright is a small price to pay against the protection they seem to provide during the ride.
They are well ventilated. I normally sweat like a pig but under my motorcycle jeans, they didn’t annoy even me. My knees probably would sweat if I had leather pants or chaps on them but in this case, the blame would be on leather.
I never put my leg on my bike w/o them since I got them last month and I never will. After about 2000 km (1250 miles) with them, I feel they are comfortable and they seem to be reasonably protective. In my book, they do fit the bill.
June 11, 2015
Forcefield Limb Tubes were a great purchase! No Regrets!!
I ride a duel sport with these and needed something that stayed in place. I could never get the pads that fit in my riding pants to stay on my knees. But the Forcefield Limb tubes do!!! I have large calves and thighs and I don’t even need the Velcro straps. I just pull the bottom tub just above my calf behind the knee and it never moves.
April 27, 2015