Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard
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
Far better than nothing
These are awesome. I wear these under my work pants for the commute and nearly forget I'm wearing them. If you find yourself riding around in pants that don't offer protection consider picking these up. When added protection is as easy as this there's no reason NOT to wear it. I do hate how the Velcro frizzes up the straps though (store with Velcro closed!).
September 21, 2013
overpriced for what they are
if you have large calves the lower strap is too short, no more ventilation than any other knee pads.
get some hard shell knee pads from lowes or home depot and strap them on tight to get the same protection.
July 29, 2013
Good protective material but bad design
The materials are good quality but the design is just bad. These knee and shin guards would be good if the velcro straps didn't attach in the front of the pads. If you are sliding on them the straps would likely come off from the friction with the ground and result in road rash. It should also have a 3rd strap on top for stability. Icon's previous model for knee and shin guards were designed so much better. I would not recommend this product for anyone. I ended up buying the Dainese Knee V guard which is designed much better.
July 10, 2013