A customer contacted our company about exchanging a Small for a XS. We didn't carry that size anymore, so we contacted RockTape. XS was no longer manufactured, but they were able to find us a replacement that had come in earlier and sent it direct to our customer! Needless to say, our customer was ecstatic to get the right size (especially since its no longer made), and we were very pleased with RockTape's superior customer service.
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 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
Great design and they have saved my knees from burpees and helped keep my knees warm while squaring.
I bought one pair a couple of months ago. And loved them. Just bought another so I could swap them out, between workouts. The 7mm are great. First pair we're the 5mm. They are good as well. I use the 5 mm now for core and arm day. ( We always super set with some leg exercises). I use the 7mm for "Leg day" and our HIIT workout Love them both
Perfect fit and fast shipping.
These sleeves are awesome. I could tell a difference on my first WOD. They look great on top of fitting perfect. Sizing guide was spot on and they shipped fast.
I am very impressed with what i ordered
Very good product!!!to do a llit if squats wearing these is the best way
I have worn the assassin knee sleeves for several workouts now. I love them. My only critique is the "what size to order " If you go by the chart they provide I would have worn an XL. I got the larges instead. They fit great. Plus they look awesome
After moving up in weight in the squat rack I started having slight right knee pain. My form is correct and I always squat A to G, so I think I just needed that extra insulation and support for my knees. I decided to give Rock Tape a try as I felt Ashley Horner's raves were honest and sincere. On the first go I was able to squat my max 6 sets! I was never able to do that before. These sleeves don't require any "breaking in" as they conformed and bent with my knees perfectly. The fact that they're also unique in design and again sooo snug and form-fitting is just...I don't think I'll ever switch brands. I'm in love. I love these sleeves. I'm 5'2", 130 lbs and my knee circumference is almost 13" so I went with the MD's in the 7mm. Follow the sizing chart! I just got my bro to buy a pair too. Thank you Rock Tape!
These things are absolutely incredible. I originally bought them for lifting, but after realizing how well they hold to my knees I decided to put them to use in the sport I play as well and was shocked to notice they stayed in place after an entire day of running, diving, sliding, bending and flexing my legs and knees. I'd personally recommend these to anyone looking for a brace for sports and or lifting needs. I have a torn acl and lcl in my right knee and I'll be the first to tell you proper support that stays in place is an important part of my performance in the gym and on the field. These are my new go to for both.
Have tried nearly every one sleeve on the market, and was not satisfied until I came across Rocktape. All other brands have either lost their elasticity, torn, or just never provided the sport I was looking for. All levels of thickness are prefect, just depends on his much support your looking for. Sizing chart is good to follow. Pricing is totally worth it since they come in pairs and have uncontested warranty.
I've been using these knee sleeves for about a month. Chose them over other brands based on reviews, rocktape brand, and the fact that you get a pair for $70 as opposed to 1 for $70. I measured out as an XL, and was a little worried they'd be too large but they fit perfect. Just a little snug, but I prefer that. The material is nice and thick. Virtually no slippage when I get sweaty. So far, great knee sleeves and they seem to help my knees and allow me to do more in the workouts.
Very happy with the Knee sleeves! I beat them down every day especially for all my heavy lifts!
I made the switch from my Rehband 7720s to the Assassins and I love the fit. Very snug when I first got them and wore them but they are opening up just enough to allow good movement. Little to no slippage which is the opposite of my Rehband sleeves. So far so good!
Thrilled with my new RockTape Assassins knee sleeves. Their performance is only matched by their amazing look.
You can feel the tightness of the Assassins as soon you flex for those OHS Just Love Them..!!
Super tight at first but after a few workouts they molded great to my knees. Definitely go a size up if you are on the high end of your size. Glad I decided on 5mm, 7mm would be to much.
The knee sleeves are heavy duty, fit good and look awesome. I had a pair previously & they lasted about two years.