Forcefield Limb Tubes
Nice Knee Protection for the Money.
I bought this to add a small level of protection on my knees and also block a bit of the wind chill during those cooler spring and fall days. It does both those things wonderfully.
They do have semi rigid CE protection that adds some thickness under your jeans. I like to wear slim fit jeans and they fit underneath just okay. Will not fit under skinny jeans for you hipsters. If you walk around a lot with them on, they will slide down away from your knee a bit. Pull them back up before you get back on your bike. No big deal.
October 20, 2014
Won't ride without them
Size - I'm 6' 3" and the Large size fits quite nicely. The fit and finish is very good.
They flex in the right place and the Velcro straps keep them where I want them. I wear them under my jeans and they give me piece of mind that should I go down and the padding in my over-pants don't do the job, these will keep my knees intact. (I wear regular jeans under my all weather over pants but even they just have basic foam padding for the knee protection.)
These don't bunch up and they don't add unwanted heat to my legs. They also don't mess with circulation so my legs don't cramp up on long rides.
Sure there are jeans with kevlar for riding and there are overpants shells with basic foam but they won't protect your knee caps. I have no doubt these will. A necessary piece of armor to have.
September 22, 2014
No More Naked Knees!
Nothing compares to riding with a proper pair of armored leather riding pants - but there are times when I just want to throw on a pair of riding jeans to head to work or bop around town. I never felt like the foam inserts that slip into the knee pockets of my riding jeans were going to help much - they move around way too much.
So I decided to give these Forcefield Limb Tubes a shot. They are designed to be worn directly on your legs / under your riding pants. I wore them this past Sunday during almost 5 hours of riding. I also left them on as I walked around the car show for an hour. After 5 minutes on the bike you barely know they're on your legs. They stay securely in place and flow plenty of air (they weren't even sweaty at the end of the day). I was surprised at how comfortable they are. Best of all, I feel confident having Forcefield technology on my knees.
Sizing - I'm 5'11" / 175, size Medium fits perfectly. I originally got Large by mistake (easy return! :) ) and they were huge.
August 26, 2014
Usable bot not great
The straps are totally removable and I find them indispensable. W/o them the thing slides down. Even with the straps it slides down sometimes (.... granted, very few times). And I find the straps too long, even with tight and loose velcro choice it doesn't stays in the initial position (as soon as I grip the tank with my legs or start walking it slides down a bit). Also, it always chafe at the chins when walking around and it isn't so easy on, easy off as I imagined (it can be slide over a sneaker ou short boot with practice). I will use because it certainly is better than nothing .... after a down side and a crash I bitterly learned how painful a knee can get :D
August 5, 2014
Works just as I hoped.
These are perfect for what I wanted. They fit under my pants and are comfortable to wear. (I wear Carhartt utility/cargo pants.)
May 19, 2014
No issues wearing under pants, reduced bulk with plenty of protection. Straps works well with no issues in fraying after a few dozen rides. I wear these under kevlar jeans and they are barely noticeable. Comfortable with good airflow, nice even during warm weather.
May 7, 2014
Great Protection! WOrth the money!
These as knee guards are so comfortable and lightweight, I forget I am wearing them! I took a spill at the track the other day and did not feel a thing! I WOLD BUY THIS PRO DUCT AGAIN!
May 5, 2014
Comfortable as long as you're not standing up.
Previously had a pair of Dainese Knee V Guards which I bought to wear whenever I was riding in jeans. After awhile the bulkiness and cumbersome nature of putting them on and taking them off had me using them less and less. Additionally, since they extended down into my riding boot were uncomfortable at times. What's the point of safety gear if you're not wearing it. I bought these since they were seemed lower profile and didn't go down into my boot.
By comparison, I wish I would've kept the Dainese if only for the fact they seem the better deal in terms of price and protection. I hope I don't have to test the protection of the limb tubes but the armor is not any less bulky than the Dainese but doesn't seem to cover as much of the knee. Additionally, I fear they might shift around in the event of a crash and not protect the knee as intended. The Knee V guards were solidly in place. I'll give kudos to the Limb Tubes for the fact they're more comfortable to wear while riding or lounging around but the moment I'm off the bike and walking the bottom of the armor digs into my shin just below the knee and is painful to deal with. They go on and come off much easier than the Knee V guards which is another plus and you can remove the armor and wash the tube itself which is an added benefit of the Limb Tubes.
All in all, I think the Knee V guards were a better bang-for-the-buck purchase.
April 24, 2014