Icon Field Armor Stryker Shorts
- EN 1621-1/1997 H Type B CE Approved hip armor
- d3o T5 Intelligent hip pads are removable for washing
- Abrasion resistant stretch aramid panels
- Removable biofoam inner hip pads
- Stretch Hydradry moisture wicking chassis
- Low-profile design conceals protection comfortably
The table below shows the waist size range for each size offered in this short. As of this writing (Spring of 2011), Icon’s website and literature showed a very different table. But we have verified that the table below matches what is labelled in the shorts and the fit seems consistent.
|Waist Size||Stryker Short Size|
There is quite a bit of stretch in the waistband and the shorts themselves are made of a stretchy material very much like bicycle shorts (minus the crotch pad).
Our Two Cents
The Field Armor Stryker Shorts from Icon combine the benefits of compression shorts and armor. The shorts have pockets on each hip to hold armor. Icon says the armor is an energy dispersing type that instantly becomes more stiff and rigid when impacted and therefore spreads out an impact to a larger area (further explained in the video). Not a new concept (FirstGear has offered a similar foam armor for years), but certainly a great idea for motorcycle protection. Take the “View Larger Pictures” link above to see some larger pictures.
Happy Customers Who Bought This Product
Purchased the Icon Stryker Shorts for added protection over just wearing street jeans. I was worried about bulkiness but they are comfortable under jeans and hardly noticable.
I didn't know how to get a good photograph of a pair of shorts, but I gave it a shot anyway. The Stryker shorts feature two pads on each side, one inside & one outside, that mainly cover the hip area. The pads do add some bulk, but the shorts are ... (Read more...)