VovaPodd
 
 
 
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    April 22, 2013
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Fly Racing Flex II Knee/Shin Guards Features Wrap-around foam padding extends to the sides of your legs for better coverage Perforated biofoam padding for increased airflow Impact resistant ABS plastic construction Available in youth and adult sizes
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Not what I expected, but not bad for the price
PostedMay 21, 2013
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VovaPodd
From Nanaimo
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Fit
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I own a pair of Scorpion Deuce overpants in small, and I felt the impact foam knee pads, combined with the looser fit of the pants, was not enough protection for the knees, so I wanted to get some extra padding there.
These were the cheapest knee pads I found that I could order. Other's cost upwards of double, triple, or even more the price (!).
These being dirt-oriented, they do not strap completely over your knees, and they're not moulded to your bent knee, either. What I mean is, if your knee is bent, the upper cup will stay straight up, as there are only two velcro straps to attach it to your calf. Now, seeing as I plan on wearing these underneath a pair of overpants, this isn't a problem, and they slip right in almost perfectly.
For the price, these seem to provide great knock protection. I mean, you can put them on, swing and RAM your knee into something hard, like a table corner, and feel next to nothing. Obviously, they are not made out of high-tech materials, consisting basically of some foam and a hard plastic shell. However, this lack of super-tech doesn't seem to prevent them from being decent for keeping your kneecaps from cracking. It's also got good shin protection, so you could whap your lower legs on something like, say, a curb during a fall and be in better shape than without them.
Fit-wise, they're not spectacular, but serviceable. Under my overpants, they feel comfortably tight. I ride a Ninja 500, and with the leg position as bent as it is, they'll still be comfortably tight, but nothing terrible. Oh, and they fit just above my Icon Reign boots, which are full-length, so it's just about perfect there.
Now, you'll probably want to have some sort of skin-tight under-layer around your legs, though, because I imagine those straps will get a little abrasive on bare skin after, say, 100km. And airflow? Unless you wear these under aerated dirtbike pants, or out in the open (wouldn't recommend it, as they'd likely slip off their intended location; pants hold them in check), the airflow is going to be average to minimal. It's got some venting, but again, nothing spectacular. I'll come back when I've tested them fully.
Still, considering the price, I'm satisfied my knees are going to fair much better with these than without, especially under my lightly armoured overpants. They came in an okay little carrying case, too.
Rides: 1978 Honda CX500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Reign Waterproof Boots One more product to walk out of our foul-weather development center. The Reign boot's easy access and low profile design make it an excellent choice for the daily commute or long distance travel. Rugged waterproof YKK zippers make entry and exit a snap (actually a zip). The waterproof and breathable interior mean your feet stay cool and dry even when it's neither cool nor dry outside. Protection comes by the way of durable leather and a ballistic nylon upper mated with injection molded shin and ankle plates. The lowers feature an axialmetric steel shank along with slip-resistant high friction outsoles. Even with all of these features, we still managed to make them so lightweight and comfortable you may just want to wear them year 'round. Features Durable leather and ballistic nylon upper 100 waterproof seam sealed construction Waterproof and breathable inner lining Injection molded shin and ankle plates Rubber shift interface ribs High friction Icon outsoles Axialmetric steel shank Footpeg interface arch YKK waterproof zippers
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Seems well built but not perfect, VERY comfortable, runs a tiny bit small.
PostedApril 23, 2013
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VovaPodd
From Nanaimo
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Average
Wide
I ordered these because I couldn't order the Gaerne waterproof ones I wanted, and because I couldn't cough up $250 for Alpinestars SMX-5's. Received them and tried them on, and first impression I was generally impressed.
The cut of the leather isn't perfect, it's a little off in some spots, but nothing disgusting by any means. Over the whole boot, it seems acceptable, or even good, for the price. They look nice, and I ordered in grey because they more or less matched my jacket and black is boring.
Now, I had previously bought and returned a pair of AWFUL (now that I compare it) Joe Rocket Honda-branded boots at a dealership, and they were:
- uncomfortable
- not leather, the vinyl was already cracked in several places
- kind of ugly
- expensive
So compared to that, the Reign's are great. I'm usually a size 9.5, so when I got these I just ordered that size based on reviews saying they're true to size. They are actually quite small, I was surprised at how compact they are. Slipping them on, it's a bit tight to zip the zipper up, and I'm a little afraid that after good use the zipper will break, so I try to reduce pressure on it as much as possible when I put them on. You'll want to step up at least half a size, probably a full size if you want to be able to slip your pants inside, if you have sport leather pants. My Scorpion Deuce pants obviously go over the top.
However, once they're on, they feel super comfy, and they are honestly even what I'd call plush. Walking around is easy and comfortable. Once the leather's molded to my shape and broken in, it'll get even better. Obviously, they'll get hot, with no venting, but I haven't tested them on a ride yet.
Bottom line, would've gotten a half-size up (half sizing is a great idea, btw), and gone with a 10. Other than that, putting them on carefully I reckon these should last me a good 2 years. If they're as waterproof as they say they are, great boot.
Rides: 2001 Kawasaki Ninja 500R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Deuce Pants by Scorpion Fully armed and full-cut, these ballistic nylon mesh overpants are as cool as they look. Waterproof liner adds warmth when you need it. Articulated EXO-TEC CE armor in the knees and hips combines protection with ease of movement, and wide legs can be worn outside boots. Big zippered pockets keep cargo safely stowed, and plenty of it.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfy, Good Size, Needs More Armour?
PostedApril 22, 2013
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VovaPodd
From Nanaimo
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I ordered these in a small, after reading reviews and seeing that a S was roughly 30-32" waist. I'm 6', ~150#, and my waist is ~29". I was originally hoping to get a small size and just wear these as regular pants, so that they were tight, but it turns out I actually got the best of both worlds.
Now, these aren't racing pants, but when you slip your legs in bare the liner is very comfy and smooth. However, I can also wear jeans underneath no problem. The hip armour is alright, just the regular CE foam pads. There's no tailbone/bum armour. Then there's the knee pads, also average. I will wear strap-on knee pads, as there is room to.
The finish is very nice, doesn't look slapdash, feels nice, and has cool raised Scorpion "S" logo's. The liner is completely removable if it's too hot. Overall, I'm satisfied. I would just wear these with armoured shorts and kneepads, personally. Something like the Dianese Hard Shorts would fit fairly well, in my case, especially for the tailbone protection.
Rides: 1978 Honda CX500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Icon Field Armor Stryker Elbow Guard Probably, gonna, crash. Three words that Nick Apex uses to describe his riding style. We know hes not alone. With that thought in mind, Icon created the Stryker Elbow Armor. Rider designed chassis, d3o intelligent foam, and CE certification add up to quality blockers for your under-appreciated pointy bits. If youre one of those riders who is never going to crash this product isnt for you. If you ride anywhere near reality than we suggest acquiring a set of Field Armor Stryker elbows. Features EN 1621-1/1997 E TYPE A APPROVED ELBOW IMPACT PROTECTORS BREATHABLE INTELLIGENT IMPACT DISPERSION SYSTEM ARTICULATING INJECTION MOLDED SHELL WITH AIR FLOW CHANNELS VENTED BIOFOAM AND AIRMESH CHASSIS HYDRADRY MOISTURE WICKING LINER COMFORT FIT SLEEVE AND ADJUSTMENT STRAP SECURES ARMOR LOW-PROFILE DESIGN FITS UNDER MOST JACKETS Comes in pairs
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Above Average
PostedApril 22, 2013
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VovaPodd
From Nanaimo
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
I bought these after trying them on at a shop. I'm ~150 pounds, 6 foot, and pretty thin. The S/M seems to fit quite well, I don't know why people are saying that the L/XL ones would be tight, these seem fine.
There is a velcro strap that circles above the elbow, and if you strap it TIGHT, it obviously hurts... so don't do that!
There is a third piece that articulates above your elbow, but the bolts are plastic. Wish they were metal. Otherwise, satisfied. Will see how it wears over time.
Rides: 1978 Honda CX500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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