Icon Cloverleaf Knee Sliders
I guess it's a hit or miss with this item. As always Revzilla handled the order very well on their side. As for the products, I'm really happy with the purchase.
-Fitment: they sit well on my knees over my jeans. Adjustable straps made it even easier. They stayed in place during the whole ride for me, didn't even move an inch. However, the straps get bunched up behind your knees so when you enter an aggressive riding style it's very uncomfortable.
-Protection: I feel pretty confident with the level of protection these sliders provide. Have yet to go down and hopefully never will with these on so I can't really give you my review on that part.
Air Flow: ZERO air flow soooo prepare for sweaty knees if you want to wear this during the warmer months.
Style: I like them, they look nice over my jeans and match my CBR :)
July 29, 2016
These things are worthless. I want to like them, but as others have mentioned, they don't stay put on your knee! What is the point if they are constantly moving around? I've tried strapping them as tight as possible, tried strapping them looser, made an X pattern with the straps....they still slide down your leg when you're riding in a straight line. Also, the straps bunch up behind your knee and can be extremely uncomfortable. Don't even think about trying to actually put your knee down with these things. They will slide around and you will end up tearing your knee up. I didn't plan on ever taking these to the track, just as protection for around-town riding, but I don't even trust them for that. At every stoplight I have to pull these things back up over my knee. I guess they look cool, at least.
July 15, 2016
Small Investment for replacement Knee
This is exactly what I was looking for to extend protection to a recently replaced knee. You might only think about your knees if you have an accident or wear out your knee like I did, but These only take a minute to put on and they might feel like they ride low on your knee. I could not find any other products like this, that was built for the Street, and not for Street or Dirt racing.
June 21, 2016
Good for commuters
I actually went down on my left side while wearing these and I have to say that I am impressed by the protection they gave me. I was on my way to work and lost traction during a slow (30 - 35 mph) high lean turn. The pavement I landed on had a layer of tar so traction wasn't good anyway, my bad. But, I ended up sliding across the pavement and if it weren't for the sliders, my knee would have been thrashed. When my knee impacted the pavement I thought for sure the knee pad would have come off but it didn't. The only nit pick I have is that the straps become loose after using them for a while. Plus the size is a bit big as I have thin legs. I might replace the straps myself with something that doesn't stretch and either go with D rings of clips if I can find some durable enough to take a crash. Otherwise these are great for just going around town.
March 31, 2016
Most uncomfortable piece of gear I ever put on.
I love the look and idea of these but if I put then on where they are supposed to go the top strap pinches the back of my knee. If I make it where the straps a comfortable then it slides down and don't cover my knee.
October 19, 2015
Not many good choices
Let me preface this by saying I actually use these all the time. I don't have unlimited pairs of motorcycle jeans and bike appropriate, business acceptable attire with knee armor.
Typical Icon fit - huge and baggy looking. When people ask about these I just say "I can show you the scar I got from not wearing knee protection."
Airflow - leather + barely perforated D3O = sweaty knees. On the other hand, I'm sure they are good in cold weather, but I'd rather have cool and light and wear heavier pants / layers in cold weather (and in Florida it's almost never needed). Maybe Forcefield perforated foam / rubber and something like superfabric instead of leather? (with some bike-friendly soft bits on the inside edges, as abrasion resistant fabric isn't good for paint)
Durability - The elastic straps are wrinkling after light use. I'd like to see Rok-Strap style straps with heavy duty elastic on one side, and nylon webbing with a buckle on the other for quick on-off.
Disconcerting - I lost the left knee slider "somewhere", sitting in a restaurant! They seem to fall off easily if something catches the corners, on mine especially the left one which fell off all the time. Maybe something stronger than Velcro like 3M Dual Lock (the locking hard plastic pin stuff instead of hook and loop) would make these more secure? Or "tabs" of Velcro fabric that stick out past the hard slider like many other brands' sliders.
October 18, 2015
Not a good product
My experience with Revzilla is great. However, this product is subpar to what I expected from Icon. It is not comfortable at all. It keeps sliding down my pants, I have tried them on jeans and textile riding pants. Because they don't stay in place, they are almost useless as I do not put my trust on them to drag knee. I worry they will not be where I expect them to be and end up causing me pain.
September 28, 2015
Fit is great, quality is great. Perfect way to get your knee down without having to go full leathers. So much more comfortable, cool, light weight and convenient than leathers.
September 15, 2015