I had a pair of an older style of knee sleeves, and due to some issues had began to come apart. With a quick email and a few pictures, RockTape replaced them in the quickest, most painless customer service episode ever. The new ones arrived EXACTLY when they said they would, and the new models are even better than the first! I love them, and while I don't wear them for every work out, when I do, I know that RockTape has my knees' back.
NEW from RockTape, the ultimate weapon for workout domination - Assassins, an entirely new generation of knee sleeves. Assassins will keep you ahead of the game--keeping your knees supported and protected while slaying reps and crushing WODs.
- Provide joint support during grueling workouts and lifts
- Protect the knee from abrasions during lunges or obstacle course racing
- Provide VMO (vastus medialis oblique) support
- Stay put with a unique organic design, won’t slip down during activity
- Keep the knee joint warm between exercises
- May help reduce non-specific knee pain
- May help improve patella tracking over the knee cap
Assassins can be used in a variety of sports and fitness pursuits, including: weightlifting, high-intensity interval training, obstacle course racing, running, cycling and other functional fitness endeavors.
Assassins are available in sizes extra small through extra large, with two thickness options: 5mm for moderate support and 7mm for maximum support.
Built for Competition
Assassins were formulated with the unique needs of athletes in mind, and unlike sleeves from other companies, are much more than a re-purposed medical knee support.
We fine-tuned Assassins through three years of feedback from both RockTape customers and professional athletes like 2008 CrossFit Games® Champion Jason Khalipa, Ashley Horner, Marcus Filly, and Neal Maddox to provide the ultimate knee supports.
The result is a pair of knee sleeves that are suitable for the most grueling workouts, lifting events, and obstacle course races - yet comfortable enough for the weekend warrior.
Designed for Performance
Taller than standard sleeves, and carefully constructed with a unique organic design, Assassins support the knee and compresse the vastus medals oblique (VMO) at its insertion point above the patella. This helps ensure proper stability and tracking of the knee, and can often dramatically reduce non-specific knee pain, particularly during squats.
The extra-tall design also keeps sleeves in place - preventing excess slippage and shifting during workouts - a common complaint of competing sleeves.
Protective gear should always be reasonably priced and available to anyone. We also believe that every athlete deserves two sleeves - that's why Assassins are always sold as a pair.
When compared to the competition, Assassins' quality and price can't be matched.
Engineered with a synthetic fabric shell bonded to SBR neoprene and secured via double-mauser stitching, Assassins comfortably support the knee joint through countless workouts.
Rigorous life-cycle testing by both our own athletes and automated test programs guarantee superior quality. If any pair of Assassins fails to carry out their purpose, RockTape offers the industry’s only one-year warranty against defects and premature failure from date of purchase.
Double Mauser stitching
Durable-yet flexible front panels
4-way stretch lycra side panels
Extra tall design for VMO compression
Measure the circumference of your knee around the center of your patella.
Assassins start very snug and can take a few sessions to break in.
If you measure on the higher end of a size, we recommend ordering the next size up.
XS: 10.5" and below
SM: 10.5 - 12.5"
MD: 12.5 - 13.5"
LG: 13.5 - 14.5"
XL: 14.5 - above
I started out with the 5mm and started wearing them for everything including running, then I picked up some 7mm for heavy lifting and they worked awesome! I have ordered several pairs for my gym colleagues and they don't like to lift without them.
One of the best knee sleeves in the market, definitely worth the price
At first, I had avoided incorporating "equipment" into my lifts; after my first heavy squatting session using the assassains, I was absolutely in love. They made an enormous difference in my comfort at full depth, and fit very true to size.
Hands down best knee sleeves I've ever had. I "had" many other knee sleeves in the past and when you have a 30 inch waist with 34 inch legs it's hard to find a reliable pair of sleeves that can take the abuse for my knees. The new assassins are awesome, they haven't let me down and can't imagine they will. Thanks rocktape for me making me go stronger, longer.
I love the support this product gives my knees! Heavy Lifting and no issues since I began wearing...
Having completely torn my quad off from my knee I wanted a knee sleeve that would hold up and not have to keep adjusting thru my workout. This has sleeve is everything Rocktape said it would and recommend it.
Bought rock tape kneecaps in the 7mm and had them rip on me about 6 months into using them. After finding out that rock tape had warranty I filled out the application online with a couple pictures of the rips (very minor) and they sent me the updated/upgraded assasins knee sleeves for no extra cost. Service is the bees knees and the assasins feel awesome. The increased length makes a big difference compared to the knee Caps and they feel stronger too.
Great fit first time on
Have always loved Rocktape knee sleeves but these feel even better than the knee caps.
Tried several products, but these are the best support I've gotten for my knees. I powerlift and I wouldn't be able to squat or deadlift as heavy as I do without these babies. Everyone who lifts should have these to protect their knees!