Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard
Great value for money
These knee guards are pretty large so if you're planning to wear them under your paints then they better be baggy. Also like most protective strap-on guards the straps can take some getting used to on your bare skin.
I definitely feel more protected with them on and they seem well designed from good materials built into a strong final product. Overall I'm very pleased with my purchase. Ordering through Revzilla.com was as always a pleasure.
June 12, 2013
Good material, bad design.
These kneeguards had the potential to be great, but unfortunately poor design has deterred me from trying any other icon stryker armor.
The missing 'third' strap forces me to adjust it every time I stop and go.
Having the straps go across the front of the armor doesn't inspire crash protection confidence.
Armor is very bulky, and is uncomfortable when legs are wrapped around tank.
Price is too high considering other armor options.
In an attempt to make these better, I cut the bottom of the elastic straps connecting the top part to the main bottom part. Then sewed velcro on both ends, essentially creating a third top strap BEHIND the armor like it should have been.
June 9, 2013
Bulkier than the picture seems to be
The first thing I noticed upon unboxing was how bulky they were. They still fit under my Draggin K-Legs, but just. Build quality seems to be excellent. I'm fairly confident they would do a good job in absorbing impact.
I wouldn't wear these over my kevlars though. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as with most knee armours in the market, the straps are not made of abrasion resistant materials. Hence, these armours may not stay in place in a crash unless you wear an abrasion resistant layer over them.
My biggest gripe with these armours is in the comfort factor. The bottom tips dig into my shins and after 2 days of commuting to and from work, they left bruises on my shins. This may have to do with the fact that I had to tuck them in my boots (TCX X-Miles). This may have more to do with me being 5'6". May work better for taller folks with longer legs than mine.
Note: I adjusted the straps just tight enough to keep them from slipping when I walk.
My other complaint would be how the velcro rubs against my calves. They will most likely chafe after a bit of walking.
June 6, 2013
most motorcycle pants offer decent knee protection, but what about below the knee? This is a good solution. Straps over pants well and adds, what I feel, is necessary protection. In this day and age, when drivers are becoming more and more complacent in their driving awareness, extra protection just can't hurt.
June 3, 2013
I bought these for the summer to where them with shorts, but they are great over/under the pants. The "missing" third strap is a bit annoying but that makes them wonderful under pants. I where them to school 4-5 hours under my pants and they are very comfortable.
May 28, 2013
Don't get kneecapped
I wear these under kevlar jeans when I want to ride around and not look like an astronaut. I have not had the opportunity to crash-test them, but everything I've read about d3o armor suggests it is highly protective.
I wouldn't go racing with these, but for urban riding, these are great. I don't particularly like the styling, but they fit under jeans, so who cares. Air flow is great. I wish the velcro straps holding the armor to your leg offered more grippy, positive feel, but I do believe it would hold up in a crash. The armor has no tendency to slip or slide around while riding.
Sizing: I'm 6', 250 lbs, "non-athletic", with beefy long legs. They fit just fine.
May 13, 2013
Fit is a little weird, good overall
Looking for a compromise for riding pants in summer and other occasions. I find these are worth it, I wear them without pants and under pants (need to be a little baggy, straight cut jeans wont do, draggin jeans cargo works though).
only weird bit is the knee and top part, It kinda hangs off the knee/ leg a little if worn with only shorts. Still feels like it will be there when I hit the ground (I wanted these for impact) but I doubt the would stay if I slid on my front.
April 22, 2013
Fits well, movement range is good.
These will fit under looser fitting pants, but can just as easily go over your jeans when you plan to take them off at your destination.
March 25, 2013