Klim D3O Hip Pads
Worthy upgrade to my existing Hip-Pads however they should be a little bigger.
I own all the Klim D30 pads and I highly recommended them.
A1+ protection, comfort.
Be aware though that the ventilation holes are usually blocked so you'd need to punch through them. Also the Hip-Pads are a lot smaller than they look in the pics and almost half the size of my previous Hip-Pads (Taichi). Great product but they need to be a little bigger/wider.
June 11, 2012
got the Dakar pants and needed an upgrade on the protection.
April 23, 2012
I got this armor to go in my new KLIM Traverse pants. The armor is incredibly light weight, and extremely flexible. I really can hardly tell its there. Fortunately I haven't crash tested it yet.
February 20, 2012
I like the way it is soft when you first squeeze it then hardens for protection.
October 25, 2011
Good Bang for the Buck...
I purchased an additional D30 set, and stitched a custom pouch to insert one piece into my Icon Stryker shorts for tailbone protection. And, I wear this as additional lower-body protection under my leather race suit. I like the D30 armor, because it's very low-profile and CE-certified. The flip side is that it is slightly heavier than foam armor, and the surface coverage area is smaller. It's primary function, however, is target-area impact protection (hips, tailbone).
D30 is a soft, gel-like, CE-certified armor that is now being used as OEM in several manufacturers' riding gear- ie, ICON, KLIM etc. (http://www.d3o.com/category/motorcycle/)
I think the Knox replacement armor is, overall, probably superior- ie lighter, larger coverage. But, the problem with Knox armor is that it is extremely bulky and therefore not always practical in some applications- such as wearing underneath race suits. In those instances, I like the D30 for it's low profile and the CE certification.
Hopefully, I will never need to know how well it works. But, until then, it's part of my gear. ^_^
October 17, 2011
Works in the Traverse
Bought the Klim D3O armor for my KLIM Traverse Jacket & Pants, it all fit great, with the exception of the elbow pads which I had to insert "backwards" in order to get best coverage.
June 20, 2011