Icon D3O Elbow Pads
better than stock
Almost can't feel that they're there. Upgraded all of my pads to Icon D3O.
August 17, 2015
Good addition to unarmored Vanson jacket
I have a Vanson Night Velociraptor that I bought used. It did not come with armor, and the Vanson armor available is bulky and expensive. I figured I could put a couple pieces of adhesive backed velcro onto the D3O armor and stuff them in the jacket, securing them to the velcro already inside. I was sort of right.
The D3O armor is a bit slick, and the adhesive backed velcro just slid right off. Cyanoacrylate glue (super glue) worked, however, and it worked. The armor is a good fit for the jacket and adds very little bulk. As most have said, you can hardly feel it. I use this jacket on the street and not the track, so it's a bit of a compromise, but it should still protect very well.
August 14, 2015
Great upgrade to stock pads
I put these in my leather alpinestars jacket replacing the stock pads. I had other d3O products and I love that they soft and harden when impacted.
March 7, 2015
Excellent upgrades to standard protection.
I decided to upgrade all of the armor in my Scorpion Helix jacket. I ordered the elbow, shoulder, and back protectors. The are so comfortable and the jacket fits better and makes me feel safer. I trust D3o armor more than the standard protection in the jacket.
December 15, 2014
just in case...
Fit perfectly my 2006 Harley jacket
Cannot say more about the durability and air flow but pads seem to be a good design and well done.
November 19, 2014
Perfect replacement. Fits better than stock padding. Great price too!
October 6, 2014
Excellent replacement armor at an amazing price
I bought a full set of Icon D3O armor to replace the old armor in my race suit. The armor itself is actually generic D3O T5 Evo armor (CE Level 1, but very near Level 2). It is incredible value for what it costs. To get to true CE Level 2 you have to pay at least twice as much.
The armor is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. It conforms to the shape of your body and doesn't dig into your flesh. I basically couldn't feel it when I don my race suit. I haven't tested it in action but I think it will hold up well for anything but the nastiest crashes.
Note that the elbow armor is pretty small. Mine would move around in the armor pocket of my race suit. I have to put my hands in the air and shake my arms to move the armor to my elbow. After which, I will wear my full gauntlet race gloves to tighten down. I'm going to order a set of knee armor to replace them the next time I buy something from RevZilla. If you're in doubt, get the knee armor since it cost the same as the elbow armor. You can easily cut D3O using a sharp pair of scissors.
The D3O material feels a bit slick, like new tires. If you want to bond it to something, roughen it up with medium sandpaper or a fine file, and clean with isopropyl alcohol first. Mine bonded to velcro with nylon backing easily using cyanoacrylate glue (i.e. super glue).
September 11, 2014
Great pad at a great price
I love these pads, and love their price even more. I own both these and the Forcefield Net replacement armor, and prefer these in my tighter fitting leather jackets as they are more comfortable.
September 2, 2014