Forcefield Limb Tubes
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
Great quality, extremely confortable, easy to wash
I bought them large and felt the fit slighly large, but medium was too small :s. Maybe I had this sizing issue because I'm a woman.
They stay in place while riding and are not extremely bulky. I was able to use them under my pants, but they were noticeable. However, my husband tried them on and you coudn't tell he was using them.
April 15, 2014
Very Good product
I've owned for a couple of months and can I say It´s a great product. you barely notice and is always in its place. Very comfortable. I Strongly recommend it.
January 27, 2014
Saved My Knees & Skin!
While commuting on the highway this past week I was hit by an SUV changing lanes. I was going 65mph at the time, hit the ground hard and slid for quite a while. THESE KNEE GUARDS SAVED MY LEGS. The front of my 600d cordura pants (especially in the knees) were torn to shreds, but my knees were not even bruised.
I got these to replace the slip-in knox knee armor in my textile pants. There's little doubt in my mind that the slip-ins that were replaced would not have done half as good a job. The forcefield's tube design and adjustable velcro straps make them very secure.
The best part of these are their compact size. My other strap-on knee guards (icon field armor) are too long and go quite a few inches into my riding boots. These stop just abouve the boot and while they do take a second to put on under or over pants, they are very comfortable.
Remember, the best gear is the gear that you'll actually wear!
January 20, 2014