Icon Field Armor Stryker Elbow Guard
Fits under anything
These are well articulated and protective while highly breathable. I worry about the integrity of some of the rivets, but for the last 7 months those fears have been unfounded. I do hate how the Velcro frizzes up the straps though (store with Velcro closed!).
September 21, 2013
On The Fence
Was very tough to decide whether or not to recommend these elbow guards. I bought them to go along with the Icon Stryker vest (which I love).
First problem is the material that your arms slip into. I've worn these for maybe a dozen shorter rides (<1 hour) and the elastic material is already starting to fray here and there, mostly where the bicep straps meet the material. It's not a terrible problem, but at this cost it shouldn't be happening. Material also feels a little thin. Bicep strap is a little rough on the skin as well.
I also noticed the red inner accent material is slipping around a little, underneath the armor. I can't get in there to adjust it.
Also - these run SMALL. I do not have huge arms, and I had to exchange my first set for a L/XL, due to circulation getting cut off in my hands... not good for riding.
None of these issues take away from the protection I feel these guards offer - in that area, these feel like they'll do the job. Hopefully I won't ever have to find out. But I feel these either need to be improved, or the price should be 1/3 less than it is.
So - feels like great protection, but there are comfort and finish issues that knock these down a few notches.
July 8, 2013
Very nice, just not for me
You'll notice many reviews complaining about how small these are... They do run small, but against the skin they should fit most people. My problem was that if I had to wear them against my skin I would have to either stretch out whatever long sleeve tee I was wearing or not wear one at all. They do look good and they offer awesome protection. Just not for me.
May 29, 2013
I bought these after trying them on at a shop. I'm ~150 pounds, 6 foot, and pretty thin. The S/M seems to fit quite well, I don't know why people are saying that the L/XL ones would be tight, these seem fine.
There is a velcro strap that circles above the elbow, and if you strap it TIGHT, it obviously hurts... so don't do that!
There is a third piece that articulates above your elbow, but the bolts are plastic. Wish they were metal. Otherwise, satisfied. Will see how it wears over time.
April 22, 2013
Good fit, good protection
I was looking for a compromise to wearing a jacket, this was one of my choices. I haven't crashed in it yet but it fits comfortably and has great forearm and elbow protection.
I feel confident that if I come off, and land/slide on that area i will be fine.
Looks badass aswell!
April 22, 2013
a little pricey
not noticable after wearing for a while
September 12, 2012