Forcefield Zeus Knee Protectors
Not sure how long they will hold up....
I bought these because they were recommended by a friend. Well the name brand was. They fit well and are comfortable. Luckily I haven't tested out the protection part. My only negative and its a big one is how long they'll last. I've only had them under 8 months and the loops that are sewn on in the back webbing is tearing loose. There are 3 loops on the top and bottom of each knee pad. These loops act like loops on pants where your belt goes thru. Except on the knee pads thats where the elastic strap goes thru with velcro to snug up the pads and keep them from moving. Once these tear off I doubt the pads will stay in place. These pads aren't cheap at $129 so it's not like you'll just throw them away and buy new ones.
December 22, 2014
Nice pads. Very comfortable
Nice pads. I typically wear them under Kevlar Jeans but they can be worn under almost any pair of pants. Got these mainly because the knee pads that typically come attached to motorcycle pant legs never stay in place. These not only stay in place, they are very comfortable. I do wonder how much protection they would be in a hard down. But I feel a lot more comfortable with these on, than not having anything at all. These are a little expensive, but a good buy.
November 24, 2014
Kind of a let down.
I bought these at the beginning of the summer. I measured into a "large" size. I wear them under Kevlar Jeans. After commuting all summer they are now really loose and continually slide down my legs. Also the velcro straps irritate my legs if I try to tighten them too much. As for the protection, the pads are excellent. I wish there was better surrounding material to hold them in place. I also didn't realize at first, but there is a right and a left knee pad. They're not clearly marked. Wish I could've gotten the mediums, maybe the outcome would've been better.
November 2, 2014
Better made than I expected for the price.
For reasonable protection, i.e., armor that can be worn comfortably and will probably be better positioned, and retain that position, I think these are among the best that can be had for the price, and I have several different kinds of armor. Perfect..? no. Realistic expectation of my knees surviving an impact and slide wearing these inside aramid jeans..? Certainly much better than without.
Properly sized, the retention straps are almost unnecessary and can be removed. But don't. Sizing these to your knee is easy if you READ THE SIZING CHART. Guessing at your size is not the way to fit these correctly, and an incorrect fit will be either uncomfortable or improperly positioned.
I would buy again, in fact, I will buy the Zeus elbow armor now that I think about it.
October 30, 2014
Comfortable and stays in place
I ordered these knee protectors because I don't like the ones that come in any riding pants. The knee pockets are always in not quite the right place, and they aren't held in place near the knee, so who knows whether they will protect me or not.. The Zeus knee protectors stay in place, fit well under jeans, and are as comfortable as knee pads can be. Add a pair of kevlar armored shorts, and you can wear regular denim jeans ans still maintain a decent level of protection.
October 14, 2014
Forcefield Knee Protectors
Returned the Large for a Medium. Large size is a bit too big, plus most stretchy things get looser over time and repeated wear.
The rubble rondle logo sewn on the kneecap interfered with pulling on riding pants so they were removed with a razor.
The product was comfortable on a recent all day dual sport ride on 130 miles of USF roads. Knee protectors were warn over MX stockings and under Klim Mohave mesh riding pants.
Superior comfort in comparison to rigid knee/shin protectors, kinetic performance yet to be tested.
October 6, 2014
Top line protection and very good comfort!
I am a dual sport rider and needed to replace my older knee pads. Since I wear MC boots no need for a shin guard but I wanted a good slide on/strap on design to ensure the pads stay in place. Hot riding also calls for good ventilation.
These fit well and I find them comfortable, and they stay in place. I measured at the upper edge of "medium" size and the fit is perfect. In almost all other gear...I would be a 'large" - measure and buy per the size chart.
About 90% of the time they are under MC specific riding pants but these are low profile enough to wear under loose leg jeans for the times I ride a bit in street pants. I did remove the knee cap rubber logo so the pants "slide" over the knee area easier - carefully cut stitches with a razor blade.
Quality of construction/workmanship and materials all are top line. This is a higher price point than my previous pads and I can feel and see the difference. I wear these with KLIM combat undershorts normally and the combination provides IMO a good level of protection with good comfort when wearing mesh MX pants.
After 90 days of use...I am glad I bought them and fully recommend.
October 6, 2014
Bought some KLIM Dakar pants recently and the CE pads I bought for them moved around way too much to be safe. The cut around the knee area was too generous to hold a slip in pad in one place without shifting all over. This is a perfect fix for that problem. These knee pads are light, have great armor, and I like the honeycomb design of the armor which vent a bit. They are not perfect against your skin so I cut the toe out of a couple of tube socks and pull them up over my knee to wear under these pads. Other than that, no complaints.
May 26, 2014