SAS-TEC Replacement Hip Armor
Better than foam
I purchased this product as an upgrade on the existing foam that was suppose to protect my hip. The material is fantastic, and I cant feel it is there. It is however very small, I would like to see a bigger option to cover a greater area if needed. I know they are made for specific pocket sizes, but being rubber they can easily be cut to shape. I did this with my back protector upgrade.
Give it a try, they're cheap where hips and backs are not...
November 4, 2013
Best protection out there
Soft and flexible normally, but stiffens when an pressure is applied. Perfect!
October 14, 2013
A small price to pay for protection.
After surviving a 40 mph low-side with only a hip bruise, adding hip armor to my replacement riding pants was a top priority. This armor fit into the existing pockets of my non-REV'IT pants perfectly.
They add protection without affecting the fit and comfort of the pants. I hope that I don't have to test them but it's cheap insurance against injury if I experience another get-off.
August 26, 2013
SAS-TEC is Great! One of the "Sleeper" Products of Revzilla
I bought my first pair for my Revit Cayenne Pro pants, for which it is the recommended upgrade hip protection. It fits perfectly, and upgrade? A folder paper towel would be an upgrade from the worthless foam that the come in the pants.
How can a company that claims it's all about quality, and attention to detail, charge $400 for a pair of pants and call two 25 cent pieces of foam, hip "protection."
They should be ashamed.
With that pet peeve out of the way, what is there to say about the SAS-TEC Replacement Hip Armor. They are better than great. I love this product.
The product description seems to understate their usefulness. It states that these hip protectors only fit upper end Revit pants, period.
Me thinks that may not be quite accurate. Their shape is so similar to other small armor, and SAS-TECH is so flexible, especially when warm, I have upgraded the hip armor in both a pair of Klim Baja and Klim Mojave summer mesh pants with this armor.
The Mojave pants also have removable knee "protection" - just foam.
I inserted the SAS-TEC hip armor into the knee spaces on the Mojave pants and they fit close to perfectly. I've purchased three pairs of SAS-TECH hip armor, and need at least one more.
I suspect they would fit fine in a lot of other places, as well. These hip protectors are the duck-tape of small armor.
I also think SAS-TECH back protectors are the best available. I'd like to see the SAS-TEC elbow and knee protection that are standard in the better Revit jackets sold as stand alone items. Simply put, I'm convinced that SAS-TEC is the best material out of which to make armor.
I do congratulate Revit for using it liberally in much of their apparel (except, of course, as the stock back protectors in their jackets).
July 4, 2013
They mold to my Dual Raid pants well. Right amount of stiffness and flexibility.
June 3, 2013
The best protection you can buy!
I bought this to fit the hip pockets of my Scott Dual Raid TP pants. They fit perfectly into the pants and go totally unnoticed. They are about as thick as your normal foam hip pads, but the protection is second to none.
I've never gone done on a bike, but I'm confident knowing I have the best protection money can buy.
March 11, 2013
Love This Product...
I got these to replace the Hip armor that came with my new Ranger 3 pants. The pads fit right in the pocket without even taking the original ones out, Talk about comfy! I don't even feel them but I feel better knowing that they are there providing the extra protection. I plan on replacing the hip pads on all of my pants with these.
February 16, 2013
That Additional Protection
I ordered the SAS-TEC replacement hip armor when I purchased REV'IT! Defender GTX Pants for additional protection. The only negative aspect in my view was that the armor felt slightly big and it comes at a slight sacrifice of comfort. Regardless, you should definitely get these for the additional protection. A significant improvement compared to the stock/flimsy protection that the REV'IT! Defender GTX Pants comes with.
August 20, 2012