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Rukka D3O Air Knee / Shin Pads

The Rukka D30 Air Knee Pads provide patented, CE approved and breathable protection. D30 Air has been developed specifically for Rukka and is a unique material that combines enhanced chemistry with product engineering to produce high performance shock absorption and impact protection. 

The D30 material contains intelligent molecules that flow freely when moving but lock together to absorb impact energy upon impact.

Features:

  • High performance shock absorption
  • Maximum flexibility
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Tested according to CE-standards
  • Excellent airflow through protector
  • Dimensions: 34cm H x 14cm W x 2.5cm Thick
  • Sold as a pair
  • The Rukka warranty is valid for 2 (two) years from the date of purchase against faults in material or workmanship
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Comfort
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Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Rukka D3O Air Knee Pads 839059 70302-799-460-ONE In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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Crash tested
I've had D3O padding in my mesh summer jacket for about a year now and always loved the fit and flexibility. A few months ago, I decided to upgrade my race suit's armor to full D3O padding. Last month I crashed fairly hard at the track, missing a corner at about 50-60mph and losing traction in the grass infield. I slammed down hard on my R shoulder, my R leg slid under the bike for a while, and I spent a fair amount of time tumbling. My only major injury was a ligament strain in the R shoulder that I'm fairly sure could have been worse. I can't say for certain that the D3O worked any better or worse than other padding would have, but I walked away. I'll keep on using it for as long as it's available.
August 24, 2015
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Excellent armor, but beware if you have an older Rukka suit
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.

However, beware of buying this for an older Rukka; the knee protectors are narrower than the original black armor, and do shift around in the pocket of the older suit, leaving the knees exposed. Should work perfectly in a new Rukka, or in many other brands.

This product and similar materials are major steps forward in protection.
February 20, 2014
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Excellent armour upgrade
Really good fit very easy to take in and out - better than the original armour. But it is overall hotter, a little heavier and bulkier than the original. I'm wearing an Armas suit (Black) and it's hot in anything above 28 C. Where you notice it most is in the back protector. That being said, as always for better protection, there's always a sacrifice. Still comfy considering its a bit thicker and not as plyable as the original. I ride anywhere from 350 - 600km in a day (on a R1200GS) and the only difference I've noticed is the increase in heat other than that this armour upgrade is perfect. Highly reco for anyone doing serious distance.
August 23, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Perfect Replacement!
Replaced my knee pads that came in my Dainese pants with these pads and they are 100% more comfortable and a perfect fit. Could not be happier!
August 16, 2016
Purchased
1 month ago
Ride:
2015 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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Air Flow
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Perfect replacement for the Dainese Kit J
Perfect replacement for the Dainese Kit J Knee armour for the D1 and D6 armour ready riding jeans.
They're much softer and comfortable so much so that you tend to forget you are wearing them after a while.
April 28, 2014
Ride:
2012 Harley Davidson Street Bob FXDB/I
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great product, but *large*
I ordered these as replacement for the cheap foam knee pads in my Sartso kevlar jeans. The product is great -- solidly made, looks like it flows air really well, and probably has a high protection value. My problem: It's *really* long. The pads are about 12"-13" long -- they're meant not just to cover the knee, but most of the shin as well -- and they were just too big for the pad pockets in my jeans, so I had to return them.

If you have riding pants/gear that can accommodate knee/shin pads, and need some armor replacements, though, I'd definitely recommend these.
February 21, 2014
Ride:
2004 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Must have for touring safety
These Rukka D3O knee pads are a perfect fit for my Olympia Airglide 3 riding pants. They are 10 cm longer than the stock pads, but they fit perfectly in the knee pad pouch. Although substantially heavier than the stock pads, the air flow is excellent and they are much less noticeable while riding than the stock pads.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND these knee pads. Well worth the cost.
April 16, 2016
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic FLHTCU/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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Great upgrade for RevIt! Tornado pants
The Revit! Tornado mesh overpants pants have wimpy knee protectors that are small and invasively pre-shaped. They fit into knee pockets with Velcro adjustments. I never found the right position that worked when in riding position and walking around. These Rukka D30 knee pads were recommended by Revzilla. They fit into the pockets barely without needing any trimming. I say barely because the main Velcro closure doesn't meet by matter of 1/4", but that works better for me than trimming the knee protector. More protection, flexible material, vented with air flow holes, and they stay in position without awkward rubbing when seated or walking around. Good upgrade once you're committed to an otherwise great pair of pants with sub-par knee protection fitment.
June 1, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Ride:
2014 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Big Protection
I bought this pad for my over pants. Completely filled the knee pad pouch for both knee and shin protection. Very flexible material. Easily formed to my knee/shin when riding. Not stiff like the armor that came with my pants.
July 5, 2016
Ride:
1981 BMW R100RS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Good replacements
Happily I have not tested these. But they fit well in the Olympia pants I have. Knee pads seem a little off center, but that's the kind of thing you have to manage with replacement items as opposed to OEM. They are warm, but what do you expect from large pieces of foam that cover your knees? I highly recommend these as replacements for OEM pads.
July 19, 2016
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I am 6'3" and my Klim armored jeans had knee inserts that were too small. Always ended up being too high or low on my leg. These are much taller and just as wide. Fill the entire knee pocket.
Michael J on Sep 16, 2016
Upgrading the marginal armor in my Olympia mesh suit; better armor and has some holes in it so it breathes a bit better in hot weather. I wear this suit EVERY day commuting (don't really care that I don't look "cool" on the bike wearing it) and, while I hope I don't ever need to know how well this works crazy SoCal cager drivers notwithstanding, one should take as much care as possible. ATGATT.
Michael R on Jul 17, 2016
I am 6'3" and my Klim armored jeans had knee inserts that were too small. Always ended up being too high or low on my leg. These are much taller and just as wide. Fill the entire knee pocket.
Michael J on Sep 16, 2016
d3o - cool tech. I like my bike gear to not look like bike gear - i.e. no massive shaped pads that restrict movement and make me look like I'm going into battle
David M on Sep 1, 2016
Upgrading the marginal armor in my Olympia mesh suit; better armor and has some holes in it so it breathes a bit better in hot weather. I wear this suit EVERY day commuting (don't really care that I don't look "cool" on the bike wearing it) and, while I hope I don't ever need to know how well this works crazy SoCal cager drivers notwithstanding, one should take as much care as possible. ATGATT.
Michael R on Jul 17, 2016
Long guards but fit perfect in Olympia.i. I'm older so shin protection works for me..
Hugh E on Jul 8, 2016
Knox knee pads in Revit Tornado pants don't fit well. They are short and skinny and rotate to the insides of my knees on the bike. These D30 came recommended by Revzilla guys for flexibility and ease of trimming if needed.
RobR on May 26, 2016
Replacement armor
Wayne G on May 8, 2016
best protection technology
Alain V on Apr 7, 2016
D30 is good armor, it can be trimmed to fit and is the right size for the pockets in my Olympia pants. It is large armor for good coverage.
Stephen A. on Mar 27, 2015
I needed to replace the original set that had become worn with age. the original Rukka suit was purchased six years ago.
kenneth s on Mar 27, 2015
Flexibility and previous experience
gary w on Mar 24, 2015
Olympia women's Airglide overpants don't come with good armor and this was a perfect fit.
Timothy R on Feb 18, 2015
The one the came with the pants I bought from you mysteriously cracked in half. Literally. No falls, just split. This is replacing the other one but frankly Rukka should replace for free. Happy to send photos.
J S on Nov 1, 2014
If I'm buying top notch equipment, might as well put top notch armor with my new gear.
John R on Jun 16, 2014
As a replacement for the Dainese Kit J for the D1 Kevlar armour ready jeans. Much softer and more comfortable than the Dainese knee guards
Abhishek S on May 14, 2014
This armor is by far the best out there. Soft and plyable with good size, protection and airflow.
Michael K on Feb 7, 2014
d3o - cool tech. I like my bike gear to not look like bike gear - i.e. no massive shaped pads that restrict movement and make me look like I'm going into battle
David M on Sep 1, 2016
Long guards but fit perfect in Olympia.i. I'm older so shin protection works for me..
Hugh E on Jul 8, 2016
can i cut this in order to fit my knee pocket?
HsinYen W on Nov 11, 2013
BEST ANSWER: the material is easily trimmed but you'll need to check with the manufacturer as to whether that would have any negative impact on the performance of the knee pad. I took a different approach and had a local seamstress modify the pockets so that they could accommodate the bigger Rukka pads. It's amazing what you can do with some wide-band velcro :)
Is this knee protector CE level 1 or level 2 ?

Thanks.
A shopper on Jun 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi,

I beleive that the D30 is CE level 1.

See also:
Rukka homepages

I use them in my Rukka pants, replaces the AIR protectors and are satisfied.

Best regards
Geir Magne Langeland
Norway
Will these work with women's Olympia Airglide 3 pants?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm 6'5" and I put them in an EU 110 (large xtall) pair of BMW pants and they were a tight squeeze--I couldn't get the Velcro fully sealed. It is a BIG, beefy piece of armor.
What are the dimensions of this pad?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Rukka D3O Air Knee Pad's dimensions are approximately 34cm Long x 14cm Wide x 2.5cm Deep.