Icon Stryker Shorts
Odd fit but seemingly high quality
I had high hopes for these shorts - I like riding in jeans and was looking forward to adding another layer of protection. The hip armor is low-profile and the Aramid panels do in fact extend all the way down the thigh on each side. Unfortunately, the fit was totally wrong for me. Granted, I'm a girl, but I usually wear men's pants (and occasionally boxer briefs) pretty well and i figured the stretch material in these would accommodate feminine curves adequately. Not the case. These shorts have a very low rise and the hip armor is just not where I need it to be, so they're going back. I'd also add that the material is definitely NOT soft against the skin, heads up if you're sensitive to that sort of thing.
June 7, 2014
Uncomfortable after riding for over an hour
Obviously these shorts have to be worn under jeans. I put them on and left on my trip. After an hour so the seam in the crouch started to chaff my groin and the material is abrasive to sit on after you have been riding / sitting for an hour or more and perspiring. Finally I had to stop and take them off. So the comfort level is low and they are impractical to leave on for your day trip of for even over an hour. So I can't recommend them.
January 1, 2014
I LIKED IT ITS FANTASTIC
AS EXPLAINED ON YOUTUBE , I WORE ITIT FITS NICLY.
THANKS TO REFZILLA.
December 16, 2013
Very comfortable. Needs to break in a little to seat no the bike. Hope i. Never need to test it.
July 15, 2013
I forgot they're there!
I've been wearing these for a few days now and they're so comfortable I keep forgetting they're there until I try to scratch my hips or fish items from my pockets.
The d3o armour works great! I've done some "tests" at home and I am pleasantly surprised at how well they work. The foam paddings underneath the d3o armours further enhances shock absorption.
We are approaching winter where I live, so I can't say how breathable these shorts are. But if it's any indication, I don't feel any warmer with them on.
I wear them over my jocks, under my kevlar pants. Because judging by the way the fabric feels, I don't believe they're supposed to replace your jocks / boxers. You can certainly do so, but I know I wouldn't.
June 6, 2013
motorcycle pants generally come with decent hip protection. These shorts just augment that. They fit well and protect the hips. In this day and age, when drivers are becoming more and more complacent in their driving awareness, extra protection just can't hurt. These shorts are easy to wear.
June 3, 2013
fits like a glove
I have other brand of safety shorts, but this one is not as bulky as other brands. Works great with regular jeans or loose fit with out the bulk.
March 18, 2013
I bought these shorts and a pair of Stryker knee armor to use with Kevlar jeans, they're very comfortable, you forget you're wearing them after awhile.
November 19, 2012