Trail Knee Pad
D3O Certifited EN1621-1:2012 LP1 knee insert
36% Nylon, 25% PU, 15% Polyester, 10% EVA, 10% Spandex, 4% TPU
D3O knee insert (Removable for washing).
Perforated high impact EVA foam at the shin and sides of knee for increased protection
4-way stretch Aramid covers the entire front of leg for increased durability
Laser perforated bonded TPR at front of knee for increased ventilation
Extended top opening to fit under a bib
Compression top and bottom elastic with silicone print keeps pad in place
Perforated stretch calf straps helps lock pad into place
High breathability mesh as back of leg
Remove D3O pad
Hand wash in 30C water
Hang to dry
Light weight, easy to slip on, stays in place, great design for the back of the knee ventilation. Amazing knee coverage…LOVE THEM!! Now waiting for the elbow pads!!
Got these in a size large (was between sizes but sizing up worked for me) and used them on a big pedal day. Felt super comfortable all day and never needed to pull them down on the climbs. Did their job a few times on some smaller "incidents" but pads hold up really well and still look new.
I've sampled quite a few knee pads over the years. My go to have been POC pads for a number of years, always M; around the time Joint VPD System pads came out I started looking for an alternative. I like the style of pads with a sleeve that goes over the quad. Sweet Protection were good but hot and not super pedal friendly. Leatt Airflex Hybrid fit nice and snug but the rear opening behind the knee always bit and the stitching started coming apart quite soon. I've eventually settled on Fox Enduro but the stench has made me continue looking. So I tried these.
The first impression is that these are a larger Medium than everything I've tried thus far. This is especially the case around the knee/quad where the fit is akin to a Large in other brands. This makes them slightly loose at the sleeve (so the sleeve slides down easier than other pads I've used) and the extra volume in the knee makes for a squishy, noisy pedaling sensation.
When you first put them on and go ride, initially they feel great (aside of being a tad loud). The fit around the calf is fantastic, benefitting from the strap which is fairly unique to these. The lower part of the pads stays firmly in place. The upper part starts to slide. When that happens the mesh starts chafing the back of the knee. The chamois I wear has long inseam so if I tuck the pad sleeve under, it helps keep in place. This a fairly hot solution. but helps with overall fit.
I haven't crashed in these, yet, and hopefully never will (right?), so I can't say how well they stay in place in a crash but my impression is they will do a better job than most.
If I did squats to boost my riding, maybe that extra volume up top would be spot on, but I don't. Overall the pads are very good, if the sizing was more typical I would rate these as pretty perfect so I'll give 4 stars.
I took a chance and bought those after ready good reviews on them. I really love the way they stay in the right place and the fact that they cover more of the shin with thinner padding. I'm glad I got those!
Great build quality, super comfortable, and most importantly, they stay in place perfectly. I’ve never had a set of pads stay, no matter how tight I cinched the straps.
Shipping took longer than expected, but that can be forgiven.