A buddy gave these to me after he got them and didn't like the feel compared to his old pads.
These definitely run large, as everyone else has stated. I have trouble with these slipping from the best position to actually protect my knees. My last ride out, I had a fairly uneventful off at about 15 mph but because these slipped slightly down and off I've got a nasty bruise and a limpy knee.
I've had good luck for the most part with these, and they've saved me many times from big rocks coming up off the front tire, branches, and a few times falling directly onto my knees. For enduro type riding where body position changes a lot and can shift the guards...I'm gonna go with something more form fitting.
Got these for knee and shin protection. Bottom is tapered enough to fit inside my Alpine Star boots. Had them a couple of years now and they have held up really well. Been on the ground a number of times with them and other than the scuff marks they are standing up to the abuse rather than my knees, Velcro has not stretched at all.
I really wanted to like these knee guards. True hinged, pivoting knee cups at this price is unheard of. The knee cup looks like it would provide outstanding protection. I discounted a point for the fact that they would not fit comfortably under my moto pants. Kept binding up, restricting my movement.
I'd recommend these for anyone that wears very loose fitting riding pants and those that wear their knees guards outside the pants.
Not bad for the price, runs huge with little adjustment.
These are great for brush protection. Padding could be better for hard falls, but I wear braces underneath so it is not a big deal. The straps are a very stretchy elastic material that gives little confidence in its hold. The velcro sections are quite small, so they can not be properly tightened if you don't have tree trunks for legs, and only then within a very narrow range of tree. I will need to modify them so that they will not simply slide off/down in a real crash.
These are super protective but too big to go with my boots imo. Think they are best used with overboot pants. Price point is excellent. In my case, I don't ride rock gardens so I think I would be better off with smaller underpants knee guards.
Wore them the first time this weekend. I LOVE them. I have big legs from years of football and power lifting. These are the first set of articulating knee guards that fit. They seem well made, and they are thin enough in the shin that I was able to lock down my Gaerne SG10s. The material is less absorbent, so they weren't full of caked sand or sweat.
I would not recommend these at all. The sizing on these things is all wrong. I bought the adult size. I am 5 ft 10 in tall and weigh about 180 lb. I'm not a small guy but I'm a large guy either. The straps are all too long. They might be okay if you wear them over pants but there is no way they will fit underneath my Motocross pants. Do you want on the tightest setting they fall off of my legs anyway. In order for me to use these I'm going to have to take him somewhere to get the main strap shortened and even then I probably will still have to wear over my pants.
Tough, moves well, great price, but straps are too long and require some modding if your a skinny guy.
Those straps are wayyy too long. I even did what EveRide ADV does by cross strapping them in X’s, which helped a lot, but they still feel too loose. The riding boots help too by keeping the shin guards held up. I’m thinkijg about cutting off and inch of the strap and reattaching it to make use of the Velcro. I like them a lot and it’s a great price. Just a little modification required if you’re a skinny guy like me.
These offer great bang for the buck, my wife and I both wear these were riding the desert, and I have a couple loner pair for my not so enlightened friends. Have gone down several times, and they've protected my knees every time.
I tried these on around the house. Nice full cover protection and decent quality. Also has air vents. But the hinge does not open enough to allow full extension of my knee. So patella cap lifts away with each step. This cause shin guard and top of patella cap to bear down on my shin and thigh.
When they showed up I noticed they are quite large. If you cross the lower straps to form an x they will get tight enough. Moving from sitting to standing caused them to rub a little portion of my upper knee a bit raw so I will wear a knee sleeve under them next time I ride. They do look like they will take a beating.
Ive only work these on 2 rides so far, but great product. comfortable, good protection, stay put. Does what I need. After riding with them for a bit, I wasn't even aware I had them on. I did not rate durability because I have only work them twice.
they look great. from what I can tell they seem to be well made and come in at a fraction of the cost of other three strap guards. problem is that they are huge and the straps do not tighten down enough for them to be able to work for me. I am roughly 6'1 165lbs with average size legs. with the straps tightened as far as they will let you, they basically fall off when i move. however, given that these are so much cheaper than the alternatives, I may try and modify the straps instead of buying a pair for 3x the cost of these.
I definitely wanted something for knee/shin protection and for the price I just couldn't go wrong. They fit well but are not the most comfortable to wear, but at half the price of other three strap guards these will work for me
I will recommend these knee pads to anyone looking for some. They are nice and big. Fit me real nicely I have big thighs and knees and all other knee pads I have owned always seemed a little narrow. Good protection light weight and awesome price. Will buy extra set just in case they ever get discontinued I will have another set. Real happy with product.
I have purchased many things from Rocky Mountain, but this has to rank as the worst. After wearing these knee pads for about 25 mins they started to cut my knee and rub them raw. The rubbing literally broke skin and they were so uncomfortable that I could barely ride. I love shopping with Rocky Mountain, but this one was a bust. They are bulky and uncomfortable no matter how you wear them.
I have wore these riding 3 times now before I gave a review. I race 50A class and go through gear. These guards are just too big. They fit OK at first but then when I pull MX pants up over them, things get TIGHT and the velcro from the guard straps grab the pants which then pulls guards out of place. I also had to buy knee socks to stop the chafing these guards can cause. Going back to a smaller design.
These seem to be a decent pair of knee pads, but they were so large that I had to cut the stitching on each strap and restitch it after taking about two inches off each. They're fairly light weight which is nice.
Bought a set of these after riding single track trails that weave through cacti. They made me a faster rider as I wasn't distracted by the thought of a knee full of needles. I have been wearing them under my pants but may be placing them on top as they are bulky. I do have the thigh high socks and have not experienced any rashes or raw skin. Wear them every ride now. Good, cheap insurance.