Icon D3O Shoulder Pads
I've had D3O padding in my mesh summer jacket for about a year now and always loved the fit and flexibility. A few months ago, I decided to upgrade my race suit's armor to full D3O padding. Last month I crashed fairly hard at the track, missing a corner at about 50-60mph and losing traction in the grass infield. I slammed down hard on my R shoulder, my R leg slid under the bike for a while, and I spent a fair amount of time tumbling. My only major injury was a ligament strain in the R shoulder that I'm fairly sure could have been worse. I can't say for certain that the D3O worked any better or worse than other padding would have, but I walked away. I'll keep on using it for as long as it's available.
August 24, 2015
Olympia Jacket Upgrade
Replaced the expanded foam pad that came in an Olympia mesh jacket. Seems to fit in just fine. Being thinner than the original, it also loosens up the jacket a bit for me, which is good since it was a tad on the tight side.
August 24, 2015
Love these things. Super comfy. I changed all of my pads to Icon D3O
August 17, 2015
Good armor upgrade
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 15, 2015
Fit perfectly inside my Icon jacket and definitely an upgrade from the thin foam that comes in the jacket from the factory. Luckily, I have not had to test these yet as my bike has stayed vertical, but for the cost it is well worth the upgrade to ensure you're getting as much protection as possible.
July 27, 2015
Significantly lighter than the OE armor that comes in most Icon gear. Though I did have to trim them down just a bit to fit my Motorhead jacket.
June 15, 2015
These pads feel like a big improvement from the original pads the jacket came with and are way more comfortable as well. Great value!
March 23, 2015
Perfect upgrade to stock padding
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