Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard
Glad that I bought them
I have big legs and these fit perfectly under my DG Defender jeans. They are comfortable and have great air flow. The straps may become a little bothersome if you fasten too tightly. I don't recommend that you wear on top of your pants.
I feel that my knees are fully protected and hope to never have to really use them :-)
May 18, 2015
Good protection for the price. Easy to use.
I bought these after bashing my knee pretty hard on asphalt after a low-speed front wheel brake lockup (that pedestrian came out of nowhere).
They seem to offer great protection for that kind of fall, and also protect the shins. I wear them over jeans because its easy and my jeans are not baggy enough to contain them. Seems to work just fine. Sometimes I walk around stores with them on and forget I am wearing them (until I get weird looks).
If you want knee and shin protection, I think these are a great buy.
May 11, 2015
Great product I wear mostly under my jeans the straps do bother your skin if your not wearing long socks but other then that they are great, the plastic will scrape your fairings if not under jeans but that makes sense plastic on plastic equals marks great product tho!
March 30, 2015
great for dragging the knee on corners
I dont knee drag too much around other cars but when i do its nice and comforting know have these guards on. They fit fine over jeans and theyre adjustable. I ride a yamaha r6 so first wear surprised me because they were raised up but best bet to get the more perfect fit before you get on your bike is try to bend your legs as close to what it will be when youre on the bike l. Also the top adjustable flap never seems to return to the top of the knee after standing at a stop light so thats a tad annoying but just readjust them as i ride.
March 10, 2015
They are fairly bulky but the biggest problem was the straps. They were scratchy around the rear of the knee due to the stitching and I was constantly uncomfortable. If they were great in all other respects, I would live with this but they were only average.
October 30, 2014
Never Ride without Them
I've got about 2,000 miles on these now and thought I'd write a quick review. Yes, the straps are uncomfortable at first. But give them a chance, they break in quickly and these really do disappear the longer you use them. Easy on and off, tight as you want them to be, stay in place to protect appropriately, these really are the way to go. Off the bike for a quick trip into the 7-11, you don't walk funny and no one would ever know you had them on. I wouldn't wear them for hours off the bike but they are certainly fine for a stop or lunch or whatever while on a trip. The last thing I need is a lifelong knee injury from some silly low speed dump or a high speed slide. These are comfortable and very confidence inspiring. Put them and drop with force onto your knees and you'll be impressed at how you don't feel a thing. Worth the money for sure, I'll never ride without them.
August 17, 2014
Up-Armor your jeans with Icon's Stryker Knee Guard
I originally picked-up Icon's "Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard" to go under a pair of rain pants, but I also found they are an easy way to armor-up a pair of loose legged bluejeans. If you can pull your pant-legs over your knee, they will go on/off without you also having to take off your boots or your jeans; which means you can go right from being on the bike to being in the crowd, quickly. These knee guards are bulky; so if you leave them on it will be obvious and, of course, if you wear tight jeans, these won't fit underneath. Also if you tighten the straps down too much as you are just standing there getting ready, you will notice them binding as you ride. However, I have found you can have it tight enough to stay in place as you get off/on the bike and as you move around on the bike to stand up on the pegs or jockey into turns, without it also being uncomfortable.
Other reviews commented on the idea that the velcro straps will burn off in a slide... If fitted properly, I can't see them moving before the first impact, and with the straps being lower on your shin I don't see them making contact with the pavement in a facedown slide; so I don't think the straps are going to be a problem (And I hope to never find out!); so knowing what else is out there, I am thinking the choice is ride in moto-pants, or help your jeans, help you, by wearing some armor underneath.
August 11, 2014
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