Forcefield Limb Tubes
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
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