Roland Sands CE Armor - Elbow
Pain to get in, but good once it's situated
These are not as good as the armor that came in my alpine stars jacket, but I'm glad I got them. because of the shape of them, these are a pain in the butt to get in the armor pocket, but once they're in, and have had a moment to get situated they're barely noticeable (in a good way)
I hope I never have to test out how well they protect, but anything is better than nothing!
May 25, 2016
Great armor for the price
Armor fit great in the elbow pockets and after wearing the jacket for a while, they gradually formed to the elbow. They are comfortable. The shoulder armor did not fit well in the pockets of my jacket but I think that is a fault of the jacket rather than the pads. The pockets of my jacket seem to move around, letting the pads fall behind my shoulder rather than stay in position. But that's the jacket and not the pads.
May 18, 2015
Good so far
It's my first jacket/armor purchase(roland sands ronin), so I don't really have anything to compare it to. It fits well, is a little adjustable, very flexible and I usually barely notice it unless I'm thinking about it. Haven't had to use it yet (thankfully), but it feels like it would provide reasonable cushioning. It does work well with people playfully punching me to test it out though :)
The elbow in particular kinda fits weird because I can't tell if my elbow should be cradled in the armor, or if going below is ok. I have more flexibility when using the latter method, but can adjust either way. When riding, it sits perfectly.
February 16, 2015
Seems good to me
I have all three of these pads in my Roland Sands Vandal jacket(back, shoulders, and elbows). They are easy to install and fit nicely in the pockets. These elbow pads are the only ones that don't fit perfectly on me. They twist a little in the pocket and are a little low on my arms extending down to my forearm a little. I think it's more of an issue of the jacket being made for longer arms than mine. I will say due to the generous size of these elbow pads they still fully cover my elbows. Also after I put the jacket on and adjust the elbow pads they don't want to twist any further. I have not tested these pads in the sense of falling off my bike (knock on wood), but they do provide me with some peace of mind and seem like they would provide some protection.
December 15, 2014
much better than hard plastic armor
good deal for soft armor made by ForceField! Fits well in all my jackets. More comfortable than hard plastic. Don't even notice it while riding.
December 5, 2014
For me these protection are very tight. I chose the jacket to be a little closer to the body and because of this the protection bothers me.
November 15, 2014
Not much to review here! Good high quality pad!
There is not much much to say about this product, It fit. It has great protective qualities, though i think it shouldh ave COME with the Jacket.
July 28, 2014
I got this elbow protection when I bought my back and shoulder protectors for my Maven leather jacket. Although they call them elbow protectors, they're actually exactly the same as the shoulder protectors. They're super light and flexible, however, I found that they didn't seem to fit that well in the elbow pockets of my jacket and so seemed to slide around too much, so I ended up removing them.
March 28, 2014