Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard
Great knee pad
I have a bad knee from an old bike accident and I need some form of knee protection. When I wear my scorpion jeans I'm all set but if I don't I use these Icon knee pads. They fit well and are hinged so they are very comfy especially in a seated position. They are solid so there is no air flow which makes sweat. They are hydradry but it's still sweat. I like these better than the dainese I had. If you like your knees I recommend these. lol
June 29, 2015
Great alternative to padding clothing for warm/hot weather riding but not low profile
These knee/shin guards offer great protection (love that it also covers the shins). I haven't gone down in them (and hope I never go down at all obviously) but it's obvious that these things are going to hold up to a good bit of impact and really pay for itself if you every do go down in them.
That being said I have 2 problems with these guards. First, they are not really low profile. Unless you wear baggy pants it's going to be a tight fit when worn under jeans. And the way it's designed seems to imply that it is meant to be worn under clothing as the top part that bends on the hinges will not sit flushed against the top part of your knee. Then again I have no reason to believe that this would compromise its protective function so it's more of me just being picky about the aesthetics.
The second problem I had with these is the first pair I ordered actually broke under my jeans. I went out and shot some pool with some buddies and was wearing these under my jeans. Besides getting up to take a shot and sitting down I didn't do anything to put excessive strain on the hinge. None-the-less when I got home I noticed they felt funny and then realized that one of the hinges had broken off. This is just a testament to how tight they will be around the jeans. You may be wondering why I left them on. It's because I can't take them off or put them on without unzipping my pants.
I haven't had a problem with the replacement pair I have though and I've worn them as much as I worn the first pair. I think I may not have paid attention to which guards were the right and which or the left and wore it backwards. It's not visibly noticeable but there may be a slight design difference between the right and left guard so pay attention to the stick which tells you which one goes on which leg.
In summary this is still a great buy! I don't have buyers remorse as I haven't really seen a better alternative except for maybe the forcefields, but I can't say anything about those since I've never tried them.
June 4, 2015
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