Forcefield Limb Tubes
I bought this product thinking in MTB as described on Forcefield own webpage.
Not recommended at all. It has fabric outside and on first small landing the fabric is gone.
It could work okay if used under pants though
Large is really large, so better go by measuring your legs before ordering.
I use Forcefield back protector for riding my motorcycle and it is just fantastic
March 16, 2015
These kneepads are extremely comfortable but they tend to slide downwards for me and I ordered a medium size. Good thing I didn't order the large as they suggested!
The velcro straps get sheared pretty easily even after the first use. The kneepads themselves are very flexible and I have tested them by dropping straight to my knees on concrete (didn't feel a thing). Thank goodness they are removeable and washable so I can wash the sleeve portion (as I do get sweaty during long rides).
March 13, 2015
Stealth knee pads
These are easy on, easy off knee pads that can go under my riding jeans. They fit great and are ultra light and thin so they're barely noticeable. They will definitely help out more than the pads that most of my jeans can handle since these are always going to be in the right place.
February 27, 2015
Better Protection For The Joints
Good: These limb tubes do not slide or budge from their position, so when you fall you can expect that they will keep protecting that joint. I have a set for the knees and elbows and wear them under blue jeans and pseudo leather jackets. They breathe pretty well, i don't seem to sweat in them at all unless i am standing still in the sun. They don't bulge out of any of my clothes except when i wear slightly tighter jeans. very good if u don't wanna look funny wearing pads around a mall.
Bad: For wearing on the knees, the bottom of the pad digs into the shin when standing strait and walking. (totally fine and comfortable when riding because the knees are bent).
The tube itself is kinda cheap. It is like spandex. I can totally see it ripping to shreds in the washing machine someday or only surviving one nasty fall. If you're handy, i suggest buying the pads and making your own sleeve.
Sizing: I bought 1 medium for the knees and 1 small for the elbow. I use the small on the knee and fabricated my own tube for the elbow and slipped in the pad. Look carefully at the sizing chart and remember to get a tight fit! not a perfect fit! Keep in mind that the tube material is like spandex and stretches. Like buying socks, they have it for sizes 5-10 and 10-14. if you're a size 10 you might want the 5-10 so they don't slide.
Pads for the small and the medium are the same size, the difference is with the tube/sleeve.
January 26, 2015
Fits nicely under pants
Bought these to wear under my pants for the daily commute. They do the job nicely and add that extra bit of protection that I needed. I'm 6'0, 180lbs and ended up needing the medium size for a more snug fit. The large size was fine but I felt like they would slide down a bit after walking even a short distance with them. They also have the added benefit of protecting your knees and shins from wind chill on cold mornings.
Overall, I'd recommend these for anyone who's looking for a low-profile pair of knee/shin protectors for use under any pants. Haven't taken a fall on them yet so I can't really say how well they actually protect, but they feel pretty solid. Needless to say, anything that keeps your knee cap from dragging on the pavement is beneficial.
January 21, 2015
Added these to my collection..
.. and am glad I did. Operating inside the 'any armor is better than no armor' theory, the limb tubes are more toward the better side. They are light, comfortable and walking around the house testing them on door jambs and counter tops, I'd say they are good for the initial 3-4 foot drop from a motorcycle. Properly sized, they'll probably stay at least near where they should be assuming they are worn inside some substantial fabric.
December 23, 2014
great for trials
I got these for riding trials. They fit well, reaching down to the top of my boots (Gaerne Balanced Oiled), and are comfortable under my trials pants. The trials pants hold them in place tightly enough that I don't need the Velcro straps.
I haven't fallen on them yet so don't have a report on that. I don't think they would provide enough protection for high speed get offs but I think they're perfect for trials.
November 23, 2014
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