Icon D3O Elbow Pads
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
Love this armor!
I originally ordered this armor to replace the utterly awful armor in a Jaunt T2 (my opinion; yours may be different). It made a huge difference. Well, long story short, I ended up parting with the Jaunt altogether and put the D3O armor in my Rev'It Airwave jacket. In all fairness the armor in the Airwave was excellent to begin with, but the combination of the jacket and the D3O armor makes it the most comfortable jacket I own. The D3O armor is unobtrusive, light, and all around comfortable. I hope to never need it, but believe it will do its job if ever called upon.
July 17, 2014
Got this armor for a BMG Montana jacket. Fit is great, very comfortable and can hardly tell it's there when off the bike. Not track-style protection by any means but does seem like it will provide some safety
June 30, 2014
Fits my old mesh icon jacket perfectly, even with the liner. Comfortable, durable.
Used in temps from 25f to 105f no complaints.
May 19, 2014
Good product...These are lighter than original CE pads found in ICON OVERLORD lather jackets. They do feel kind of smallish and they wiggle around the elbow a bit especially if you don't wear long sleeve shirt. Fast shipping from Revzilla as usual!
May 14, 2014
Lightweight and flexible
These do not fit well in most of my jacket pockets. Because they a smaller and are so flexible, they slide around. Good thing is that you don't feel they as much. Can't speculate on how well they will hold out in a crash.
February 24, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for
Bought to test in casual riding gear that has pockets for protection- a hoodie from John Doe (Germany) and shop jacket from Corazzo- where less bulk is desirable. Very happy with product, lightweight and pliable.
February 17, 2014