Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard
Get the whole set.
I bought the entire Stryker set, an couldn't be happier with it. Knee pads fit well. getting used to the straps on bare skin took about an hour, and you wont even notice them over pants. great protection when dropping down on kitchen floor (god forbid I test them past this).
June 26, 2014
needs another strap
good knee protector, but it needs an over the knee strap. it feels like it flops around and doesnt stay in place. in an emergency situation i am not confident the protector would be in position to protect what its supposed to protect. and over the knee strap would fix this.
June 23, 2014
It's bulky but works.
I bought a pair of these a couple years ago after my last ding with the first gen icon knee armor. Recently, I dumped my bike when someone waltzed in front of me during a turn. The armor makes contact with my bike constantly, the looks are weird, but the armor kept me from banging up my left knee. After the dump, the left knee was scratched and slightly cracked by one of the vents, but is still fully functional. My only pet peev is the bulky design and that's all. For the record: the dump was done at 7-10 mph so it's effectiveness may vary. Currently, I recommend this. I just wish it was designed a little tighter around the knee area.
May 23, 2014
This may be alright for scooter riders, but it is unusable for motorcycle riders
Honestly is has a very good protection, and with the d3o material you feel really protected.
But they made a huge design mistake, not adding a third strap that will hold the protector from sliding off.
I can see that it may be well sitted for scooter riders, because it stays at place as long as you don't touch it. But on a motorcycle it will probably touch the body of your motorcycle (that what happened to me) and that causes it to slide down. It feels uncomfortable because of this lack of stability.
January 12, 2014
If you are doing track days and want some added protection fine.
For road riding and touring the logistics and lack of comfort for strapping these guards on to your legs and the pulling on jeans is not an option. The lower shin guard has a slight lip and this digs into your shin. The straps and location are uncomfortable against the skin. To put sub layers on then jeans over the top makes it all too hard and hot. No...they are impractical for road riding use.. get some nice leather or breathable textile armour pants.
January 5, 2014
WORE IT FITTING AS EXPECTED I RECOMMEND MY FRIENDS TO BUY.
December 16, 2013
I haven't yet to try it in an accident and I hope I won't, but I feel safe wearing them under my jeans knowing my knees and shins are well protected.
They fit perfectly I forget they are there.
November 4, 2013
Good protection, decent knee and shin cover
I wear these under AGV cargo pants which are tucked into Forma adventure boots most of the time. Keeps the pads nice and snug against pants and in place very sturdy.
Find that the straps will fray from velcro if you dont store done up (will catch on backwards).
The straps are size adjustable - basically cut to size after fitting and one is having velcro pad coming undone from strap after a few rides. Should be cross stitched to minimize this as they are designed to be cut to size.
I find long high socks prevent strap rash and digging into your calves and spacing out straps over/under calves works as well.
Also, make sure you wear/try these around for a while (on bike too) to get used to placement on leg and knee. Since the end (bottom) portion of (shin) guard will dig into your shins if you pull the pads too high your pants 'hinge' on the shin guard rather than slide or move with the articulating knee sections.
Plastics and overlapping/hinged knee protection feels solid and covers a good area on knee. d3o reduces size but still feels like substantial padding. Strapped on, over socks, the pads feel good under the AGVs.
On cooler days the only part of my legs that cops any cold is thigh area between alpinestars bionic freeride shorts and these guards. (around 15°C) Im happy to have that cold protection - summertime it will get hot regardless of what knee protection you're wearing.
October 10, 2013