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My AirGlide 3 pants are in remarkable shape after years of use but I noticed when removing the hip armor it's just foam :surprise:

So given how inexpensive I got these pants for new $100 Cdn - and how much flawless use I've had - 4 years with a single issue - even the boot velcro is perfect.....I figured spending a bit on some 3D0 hip armor would be smart.

The foam armor is kidney shaped but the pocket is not so I figure most flexible armor like this would fit


https://fortnine.ca/en/forcefield-isolator-2-upgrade-hip-armor

That's Level 2 CE

The Klim is a bit more money but I don't see much difference
https://fortnine.ca/en/klim-d3o-t5-evo-pro-x-hip-pads

These look good tho for ventilation in Australia and it's a new design.

Klim D3O LP2 Pro Hip Pads


any feedback appreciated...especially those with AirGlide 3.

I use independent knee armor that I'm very pleased with
https://www.oneal.com/pumpgun-knee-guard/
 

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My Joe Rocket mesh riding jacket is at least 12 years old and I bought it second hand for $50. It fits well and has handled come offs on dirt well tho leaving the zipper open cost me a shoulder injury that still hurts :(.

It's got the original foam insert back protector so I thought $85 for a current level protector that is also cooler was warranted and I could split shipping on the hip armor that I also grabbed. Since both are worn in Canada and Australia a little extra expense to bring them up to snuff for the riding I do was worth it.....and a bit cooler here in Aus.



Think I'm good for this years riding in on both continents. :grin2:

Turns out - dumb luck ....it's the same shape for my Scott Distinct II 3 season jacket.
Bonus - ANYTHING that makes that jacket cooler is worthwhile

 

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With some Xmas money I completed a full conversion of all armor in both my hot- and cool-weather riding gear to D30. I inadvertently ordered knee pads in the LP2 Pro style, so I've installed them in my mesh riding pants. I have to wait for some warmer weather to see what, if any, difference they make.

The Klim D30 back protector was a bit large for one of my jackets, but some creative trimming with a utility knife worked to make it fit.
 

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My AirGlide 3 pants are in remarkable shape after years of use but I noticed when removing the hip armor it's just foam :surprise:

So given how inexpensive I got these pants for new $100 Cdn - and how much flawless use I've had - 4 years with a single issue - even the boot velcro is perfect.....I figured spending a bit on some 3D0 hip armor would be smart.
Often you can find the same products at a meaningful savings by shopping in the snowmobile isle.
https://www.denniskirk.com/d30/lp1-hip-pads-3299-000-000-400.p3440017.prd/3440017.sku

Also, when I added hip pads to a pair of cold weather snowboard pants I wanted the hard shell type. I bought youth hockey shoulder pads and cut out the two front breast plates. About $30usd if I recall correctly.
 
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