FoxtrotTango
 
 
 
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    November 16, 2012
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    May 13, 2013
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard Road rash on your knees or gouged shins will ruin your month. Icon knows these lessons well. If you chose to hit the streets in anything less then full leather pants you need knee armor. That's a damn fact. The Field Armor Stryker knee armor is equipped with d3o intelligent foam and feature full CE approval. The low-profile rider developed chassis fits easily under almost any pant with easy adjustment Velcro strapping to keep them in place. Wear them and stand a fighting chance of skipping that painful trip to the hospital, so you can begin the equally painful search for new clipon and rearset on ebay. Features EN 1621-1/1997 K+L TYPE B APPROVED KNEE AND LEG IMPACT PROTECTORS BREATHABLE INTELLIGENT IMPACT DISPERSION SYSTEM ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED SHELL WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRY MOISTURE WICKING LINER Sold in pairs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Don't get kneecapped
PostedMay 13, 2013
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FoxtrotTango
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I wear these under kevlar jeans when I want to ride around and not look like an astronaut. I have not had the opportunity to crash-test them, but everything I've read about d3o armor suggests it is highly protective.
I wouldn't go racing with these, but for urban riding, these are great. I don't particularly like the styling, but they fit under jeans, so who cares. Air flow is great. I wish the velcro straps holding the armor to your leg offered more grippy, positive feel, but I do believe it would hold up in a crash. The armor has no tendency to slip or slide around while riding.
Sizing: I'm 6', 250 lbs, "non-athletic", with beefy long legs. They fit just fine.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki GS500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans The Drayko Renegade Riding Jeans are the first and only technical motorcycle jeans proven to protect riders for a minimum 4.4 seconds of road abrasion resistance, Renegade Jeans by Drayko. The Drayko lining features a world-leading combination of Kevlar and Dyneema, and is soft, breathable, flexible, non-allergenic and vastly superior to basic woven or knitted Kevlar alternatives. Drayko's revolutionary lining takes advantage of Dyneema's amazing strength to weight ratio to deliver unrivaled safety and comfort. Features The world's only CE approved riding jean 34 inseam allows rider to hem to length Heavy liner constructed of Kevlar and Dyneema is placed in key for abrasion resistance Contrasting stitching Relaxed comfort fit, semi boot cut Heavy weight denim for durability Traditional waist for rider coverage Loose leg for comfort and fits over riding boots Reinforced seams Wide belt loops Zip fly and no rivets on the back for safety Large coin pocket on left for easy access
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The gold standard for riding jeans
PostedMay 13, 2013
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FoxtrotTango
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
Ordered a pair in size 44 (6', "non-athletic", 250 lbs) and they fit excellent. I could probably get away with a size 42, the jeans themselves are "stretchy".
Before I get too far ahead of myself, any riding jeans (jeans lined with something....denim alone is useless!) are inherently a compromise. They're better than nothing, but I doubt these would protect at highway speeds. Also, the lined areas are the hips, seat, and knees -- the "impact areas", but if you tumble or roll, you could be in trouble. There is also no armor.
However, the Dyneema is thick, the stitching is tough, and I have no doubt that these jeans would hold together in a crash and seriously reduce any abrasion from an accident. The CE rating and video demos of the material not failing until 4.4 seconds of wear also gives me confidence.
The jeans are not "MC Hammer" baggy, but they aren't your sister's skinny skinny jeans either, I'd say they are comfortably spacious. There is room to fit knee armor underneath (I wear Icon's Field Armor) without it being obvious. They are also MUCH cooler than overpants, which helps a lot in the desert! And the styling is great. The picture doesn't do it justice, these things are the most stylish pair of jeans I own (in fairness, compared with Wal-Mart...)
Overall, I highly recommend these if the buyer understands their limitations. I wouldn't go canyon carving with these, but if you want to ride around town safely and not look like a lost cosmonaut, these are for you.
NOTE: They are not the cheapest pair of jeans. However, I gave them a 5/5 Bang for the Buck because protection that works is still cheaper than budget gear that can have seams burst, leave you unprotected, and put you in the hospital. CE is always cheaper than the ER.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki GS500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Compound Leather Textile Overpants Helmet, gloves, jacket, boots - the essential riding gear worn by every motorcycle operator who understands the game and the stakes associated. Too often riding-specific pants are left out, and too often down riders must recover from rashed legs when they could have just walked away and begun the Ebay search for a new tank and rear sets. The Compound pant is remarkably understated considering the added level of abrasion resistance offered by durable leather / textile construction with removable CE knee impact protectors. Designed to be used as an 'overpant,' the Compound pant fits comfortably over your street denim. Dual full-length side zippers make the on/off process too easy to ignore. If you are running the streets in your mall-bought jeans, we suggest you up your game with the Compound. Features ICON OVERPANT FIT PATTERN DURABLE LEATHER AND TEXTILE CHASSIS REMOVABLE/ADJUSTABLE CE KNEE IMPACT PROTECTORS 2-WAY SIDE ZIPPER ADJUSTABLE WAIST STRAPS RATCHET WAIST CLOSURE RIBBED FLEX PANELS ON KNEES ZIPPERED SIDE POCKETS FOR SECURE STORAGE
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than road rash!
PostedNovember 16, 2012
Customer avatar
FoxtrotTango
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I wonder why people ride in standard jeans; wearing this over them basically solves any road rash issues.
Protection is good -- the leather and mesh is excellent, feels thick and solid, like it will save you in a crash. In truth, the leather feels better than that on my jacket! Airflow is excellent, at speed neither your legs, hips, nor crotch warm up. Even in cold temps (50F) it's fine, under that it gets a little chilly but it's not a big deal.
Convenience: These may be the ultimate commuter gear. I walk into work, duck into a bathroom, and these are off in ten seconds. I can then stuff them into a backpack and continue my day. Do not need to take boots off; just open the front, unzip the side zippers (there are two, but I use one) and they come off. It even has two additional pockets to store keys and stuff.
The only cons are that they do run big -- I do feel like I'm wearing parachute pants sometimes -- and the knee armor seems to sit low, even at the highest spot, though that could be my body dimensions. (240lbs, 6', overw--er, "non-athletic" build. If you're just a tall guy or in better shape yours may fit better?)
Overall these are excellent, and I recommend them highly. They are somewhat pricey, but they are cheaper than ER treatment for road rash on your buttocks.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki GS500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Overlord Long Gloves Strong, light, and ready for duty - the Overlord glove is the finest glove Icon has ever offered. We started with a Kangaroo palm - thin for ultimate feedback form your controls yet more abrasion resistant than cowhide. Critical impact areas were treated to reinforcements of Pittard's Keratan - a flexible yet significantly enhanced abrasion resistant goatskin. The backhand is constructed from Icon's Battlehide goatskin - forming a tough yet lightweight barrier against asphalt incursion. A full compliment of injection molded armor plating provides additional defensive measures. The Overlord also features a floating knuckle design which allows for maximum articulation while reducing hand fatigue. The overall effect of these materials choices and pattern engineering is instant comfort, protection, and mobility. If you're in the market for a full gauntlet glove slip on an Overlord and judge for yourself. Abrasion resistant premium grade Battlehide goatskin backhand Kangaroo palm Pittards Keratan abrasion zones Injected thermoplastic knuckle and wrist protection Injection molded wrist plate Precurved fingers Aramid stitching
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Worth it
PostedNovember 16, 2012
Customer avatar
FoxtrotTango
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
These gloves are great! Very protective; the leather feels thin but kangaroo leather should hold. Lots of armor that's not carbon fiber but a similar dark-grey polymer matrix. Precurved, and the yellow Kevlar stitching looks great against the blue of the gloves.
These gloves flow a TON of air. This is excellent in the Mojave Desert's 105F days, not so much on its 40F nights. I wear 2XLs which are a little bit large, but that's okay; I can fit a glove liner from snowboarding gloves under.
Overall they look sick, will protect you (have not crash-tested yet) and will keep you cool.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki GS500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Super Duty 4 Boots The fourth iteration of our industry defining Superduty boot pays direct homage to it's SD1 patriarch. The visually defining rubber nub interface and clean pattern lines keep the boot's appearance smooth while hidden ghillie laces reduce snag potential. The new bottom unit provides increased support, durability, and grip while layered foam increases comfort. The midfoot support strap, with upgraded aluminum buckle, provides increased foot retention. Finally, the reduced toebox height provides a greater range of fitment. The Superduty 4, the next step in motorcycle footwear. Durable leather upper Axialmetric steel shank Slip resistant rubber sole Footpeg interface arch Internal ankle protection Adjustable midfoot stabilizer strap Aluminum positive-lock buckle Low profile lacing system Shifter interface nubs
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great everyday boots!
PostedNovember 16, 2012
Customer avatar
FoxtrotTango
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
No complaints about the boots: They're comfortable in an office, feel great on the bike, and even flow a little bit of air. They also don't look like you just de-orbited and jumped out of a space capsule. Have not crash tested them yet, thankfully.
Rides: 2002 Suzuki GS500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet When it comes to motorcycle safety - Icon believes the best possible protection is avoiding the crash altogether. Such was the reasoning behind the Alliance Hi-Viz Helmet. Painted in a UV-resistant fluorescent color and affixed with reflective graphics, the Hi-Viz will dramatically increase your day or night conspicuity. But this helmet is not just all about the color - it is also about the styling. The sleek clean lines of the helmet are emphasized by the graphic placement giving this Icon Alliance speed all on its own. See and be seen, my friend. ALL WORLD STANDARD, MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE FOLLOWINGDOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EUROPE), SAI AS1698 (AUSTRALIA) and SG (JAPAN)SAFETY AND TESTING STANDARDS. DOES NOT SHIP WITH SAI OR SG CERTIFICATION STICKERS UNLESS PURCHASED FROM AN AUTHORIZED DEALER IN THAT COUNTRY. REFLECTIVE GRAPHICS REMOVABLE MOLDED BREATH DEFLECTOR REDUCES SHIELD FOGGING CHIN VENTING SYSTEM REDUCES SHIELD FOGGING FULLY REMOVABLE/WASHABLE HYDRADRY INTERIOR QUICK-CHANGE FOG-FREE PROSHIELD WITH SIDEPLATES PROLOCK SHIELD LOCKING SYSTEM INJECTION MOLDED POLYCARBONATE SHELL FOR STRENGTH LONG OVAL HEADFORM WIND TUNNEL TESTED AND REFINED MOLDED TWIN CHANNEL SUPERVENT FOR INCREASED COOLING REAR EXHAUST PORTS PREVENT HEAT BUILDUP
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Icon Alliance Hi-Viz: Great helmet for the price
PostedNovember 16, 2012
Customer avatar
FoxtrotTango
From Lancaster
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
This is my first helmet. I have one of these in XL, Hi-Viz yellow, with both the clear and chrome reflective visors.
Alliance: Great helmet, no "pressure points", view is great, excellent airflow. In hot weather, still comfortable. In cold weather: I wear eyeglasses and even if it's very cold, if I'm moving at all, the glasses do not fog; if not moving it's not hard to crack open the visor. Helmet can get a little cold as air gets under the bottom, probably can be cured with an accessory.
Unfortunately, it can get loud. For any prolonged highway use, I recommend earplugs. You also get a weird whistling noise when head-checking left or right, not a big deal but it can sound like a car's horn!
Overall it's comfortable, safe, flows tons of air, stylish, and at the price almost unbeatable. Highly recommended.
Hi-Viz: Increases my confidence and does help visibility: I have noticed cars suddenly react to my presence. Obviously, ride as if you are invisible, but it does help to dress as if you aren't! I like the style as well, it's very "clean", no skulls or ugly designs. If only they had this in blue...
Rides: 2002 Suzuki GS500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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