Rukka D3O Air Elbow Pads
Beefy D3O Armor for Winter Riding
I bought this armor to try it out in my Rukka Armas jacket. I specifically liked that, unlike other D3O armor, this molecular armor maintains it's protection even on colder days. And since the Armas is more of a winter jacket, that was a real concern for me.
The Rukka D3O Air is much bigger than the stock armor for my jacket. I was a bit surprised by how much beefier it is. It does appear that you end up trading away better air flow for the sake of better protection when compared to the stock armor in the Armas. But since it's more of a winter jacket anyway, I don't have an issue with the trade off.
My only gripe is that, for the cost of the Armas, I think this armor should have come stock for both the jacket and pants.
January 29, 2015
these were to replace original rukka pads on my Merlin leather jacket. I must say these are more comfortable because they are softer and more pliable. They maybe a tad thicker but not a hinderance to arm movement or comfort. Thus satisfied with purchase.
December 15, 2014
If you want the Best Protection go Rukka
This is no light weight flimsy piece of equipment. This last summer I was T-boned buy a guy driving a 72 Chevy truck. I was wearing an Arai full face helmet and My Rukka jacket. I know the armor in my jacket saved me broken bones. I came away with broken ribs but the huge armor Rukka uses took most of the impact when I hit the street. The force tore my elbow and shoulder skin but the bones didnt break. We all are going to go down someday when that happens you will wish you had great armor on! Ride safe!
November 21, 2014
CE elbow pads
thick, conforming, disappears in jacket. I made a mesh pouch and sewed these into a leather jacket and its like they are not there.
April 21, 2014
Fits knee pad pocket of the Firstgear HT Air Overpants
Even though Rukka markets this as an elbow pad, it also snuggly fits into the knee pad pocket of the Firstgear HT Air Overpants. The Rukka knee/shin D3O air protectors are very much too large for the Firstgear HT Air Overpants, so get these instead.
March 30, 2014
Major upgrade to any jacket.
I have an eight year old Rukka Airpower suit, and switched the original black rubbery armor out for the D30 armor. The armor is WAYYY better than anything else I have seen, and should be useful on a variety of other brands.
February 20, 2014
Much more flexible than my old CE armor
I replaced the CE approved elbow armor in my Olympia Motorsports jackets with these. They should breathe better (although it's still too cold to test that) in warmer weather and is definitely less rigid. I've also replaced my back pad with this armor and have shoulder pads on order.
March 11, 2013