Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard
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
Just what I was looking for
I do a lot of short-distance local riding, where I want to be able to function at the other end without having to slosh around in riding pants or spend forever undressing and storing gear. I wear a pair of kevlar jeans most of the time, and when I want to head out, these slip on underneath or on top without a lot of fuss. If I stop somewhere, I can walk around for a while without these feeling terribly uncomfortable. They're noticeable, but not bad to walk in, and if I'm staying anywhere for long, they're easy to pop off and stick in a bag.
As a new and fairly casual rider, I gravitate towards cheap gear, so the build quality on these really impressed me. They fit well and feel incredibly sturdy and protective. I expect they will be where they need to be and protect my knees/shins if something bad happens. Now looking into other armor in this line...
March 7, 2013
Icon Stryker Knee pads
Bought these so I can quickly add protection for commuting to work (outside the pants) and wear them under my riding pants when on an aggressive ride wearing my denier pants. They will help a lot if you adventure ride off-road and land on rocks with your knee. They will also help if you get off on pavement. Not looking to bail. but met someone who low-sided a Harley and shattered her patella and needs skin grafts on the front of her shin. No thanks. I know this won't save me from severe impact but it will have to help a lot. Techinically, they are semi rigid exterior with a layer of D30 and then a pad on the inside.
February 18, 2013
Great protection and build quality!
I feel very confident and protected with these knee/shin guards! A little pricey, but worth it IMO.
I purchased these guards to go under generic cargo pants that I ride in. They fit well under the pants, but I do have to put the knee guards on FIRST, then the pants. Unless the leg openings are HUGE on your pants, you'll have some trouble taking the knee guards off without dropping trow'...
Walking in them is comfortable, but the leg straps will move around the more you walk. When the leg straps start wandering (on and off the bike), it DOES get a bit uncomfortable, but what do you expect when you have something strapped to your leg...
The way they included extra seams/hems in the straps with cut-off marks is really clever...BUT: I'm 5'-6", ~150 lbs, slim frame with a little beer belly and chicken legs...and I'M close to maxing out the straps out of the box. There's no overhang, which is good for me. I put the slider at FITS ONE SIZE LARGE because the knee guards are physically WIDE and beefy, but the straps are limited and on the small side.
January 23, 2013
a real grate product.
I bought the icon stryker knee guard not just for its cool looks,but for the value protection it gives the d3o inside really works. I did not belive at first but they do what they say it does,I just dont ride with them also use them for work,i work in the constrution and they help when you have to clime onto trucks, kneel on the ground,or getting bumbed on the shend.a really great product for the price...
January 15, 2013
Iconic protection at great value
Icon Field Armour Stryker Knee Guard is just the knee guard I was looking for to wear on my Kevlar Riding Jeans. Feels safe while riding when I wear them. Really great looks married to great protection and some top end industry standard technology. Quick to strap on and off within a minute. Stays in place . Wearing them continuously for 5-6 six hours is not an issue, wore it continuously for a 16 hour long ride and had no issues.
November 5, 2012