661 Armour

Anyone used the 661 knee and shin armour @
http://www.sixsixone.com/armor/4x4.html? If so: what’s it like in terms of
durability, comfort and protection? Also… if you’ve used Roach DH leg
armour how does it compare? It certainly looks pretty good.

Cheers, Neil

— Neil Dunlop <n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk> wrote:
> Anyone used the 661 knee and shin armour @
> http://www.sixsixone.com/armor/4x4.html? If so: what’s it like in terms
> of durability, comfort and protection? Also… if you’ve used Roach DH
> leg armour how does it compare? It certainly looks pretty good.

I’ve used both. SixSixOne armor is good quality and often much easier to
obtain than Roach armor. The design of the armor is very similar (in part
because SixSixOne basically copied Roach’s pattern). The strapping
arrangement around the back of the leg is more time-consuming to put on
than the Roach Armor but it works well (maybe better than the Roach pads).

SixSixOne armor is made of Cordura Nylon; Roach armor is made of Senior
Ballistics Nylon. Senior Ballistics is generally thicker and more durable
than Cordura but it also is more expensive (I think the SixSixOne pads are
a bit less expensive than the Roach pads). I wore out the inside of my
SixSixOne armor quite quickly from abrasion against the tire; however this
can be prevented by smearing Seam Grip (or equivalent- available at any
outdoor store) over the vulnerable inside part of the armor.

If you have really thick calf muscles, make sure you try the SixSixOne
armor before you get it- my SixSixOne armor has velcro tabs that barely
fit my fairly skinny legs.

Overall they are both good- get whatever is easier to find.

-Kris.


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Kris, You did mention the price… While searching on the net one day I
found a store that sells the 661 4x4 armor for approx. $35 U.S. The
cheapest that I’ve ever found the Roach armor was approx. $70 U.S.

Jeff

On Wed, 4 Jul 2001 08:31:22 -0700 (PDT) Kris Holm
<danger_uni@yahoo.com> writes:
> — Neil Dunlop <n.dunlop@kildrummy.co.uk> wrote:
> > Anyone used the 661 knee and shin armour @
> > http://www.sixsixone.com/armor/4x4.html? If so: what’s it like in
> terms of
> > durability, comfort and protection? Also… if you’ve used Roach
> DH leg
> > armour how does it compare? It certainly looks pretty good.
>
>
> I’ve used both. SixSixOne armor is good quality and often much easier
> to obtain than Roach armor. The design of the armor is very similar
> (in part because SixSixOne basically copied Roach’s pattern). The
> strapping arrangement around the back of the leg is more
> time-consuming to put on than the Roach Armor but it works well (maybe
> better than the Roach pads).
>
> SixSixOne armor is made of Cordura Nylon; Roach armor is made of Senior
> Ballistics Nylon. Senior Ballistics is generally thicker and more
> durable than Cordura but it also is more expensive (I think the
> SixSixOne pads are a bit less expensive than the Roach pads). I wore out
> the inside of my SixSixOne armor quite quickly from abrasion against the
> tire; however this can be prevented by smearing Seam Grip (or
> equivalent- available at any outdoor store) over the vulnerable inside
> part of the armor.
>
> If you have really thick calf muscles, make sure you try the SixSixOne
> armor before you get it- my SixSixOne armor has velcro tabs that barely
> fit my fairly skinny legs.
>
> Overall they are both good- get whatever is easier to find.
>
> -Kris.
>
>
>
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