MSR Reflex Knee/Shin Guards
Decent, but not what I was expecting
As always Revzilla got the product to me quick and it perfect condition. The only downside I can tell from this product so far is it is huge! I saw reviews where people said they could wear them under jeans and with boots, but that isn't the case for me. They come down to about 2 inches above my running shoes so I doubt I could wear boots with them, and as far as wearing them under jeans it isn't going to happen. I'm guessing I'm a lot smaller (5'7" 30x30 in jeans) than other reviewers because I tries and it just wont go in. So if you want something to wear outside of jeans then these are great and offer great coverage and mobility while be comfortable. If you want something under jeans then find something else.
March 7, 2014
This product does what it is supposed to do.
A good value for the protection you need. I specialize in good communication skills. The above review is what every person riding wants to understand.
October 28, 2013
Great protection for the money
They are not the best knee protection out there but they are decently made and offer substantial protection. Range of movement is great and they are comfortable.
October 7, 2013
Great for commute
I use those knee guards for commuting every day. They offer a good deal of protection and easy to put one due to a smart lock-on mechanism.
On the downside, they are a bit bulky. Therefore storage will have to be considered (I lock mine on the bike with a simple Kryptonite lock) and will prevent some movements the first few times. I'm now used to them and ride comfortably.
Good purchase, highly recommended!
September 9, 2013
Comfortable on hot days
I got this to wear under my jeans, because my leather pants were just too much on hot days. The MSR Reflex Knee/Shin Guard with jean is a great alternative to my leather. It looks cool over or under the jeans, I prefer under for that stealthy look. Plus it's super casual for quick stops at the store or pub. It's comfortable enough for wearing around. And when I don't need it, it's easy off and on.
I think this could even work with a pair of baggy shorts, but I won't go there.
Note: I regularly wear loose fit jeans for under the pants look.
August 12, 2013
muy bueno para el precio
buen producto, por menos de 70 dlls, ya me toco probarlas en el suelo en una caida y funcionan muy bien
July 25, 2013
Great protection for the price!
I wear these over khakis or jeans and under textile riding pants. I haven't worn them on any long trips yet, but for commuting they have been very comfortable and I usually can't even tell that they're on. I also experienced the slight digging into the shins when walking with them, and if the mid straps aren't tight enough they can slide down while walking (more so over khakis than over jeans). Regarding the critique about them locking in the fully bent position, I could not recreate this problem.
May 30, 2013
Get something else
Look like they would give good protection if you go down and thanks to the inferior design you just might! The problem is when you bend your knees the bottom of the inner knee cup has a little lip that is supposed to act as a catch and keep it from extending past the top of the lip on the shin guard but it doesn't work instead it comes out past the lip on the shin guard, Result: the knee guards lock in that position and you can't straighten your leg back out. Not only is this inconvenient but it can creat a very unsafe situation. The last thing you need when riding is protective gear that creates and unsafe distraction quite possibly resulting in a crash. Save your money and get something better You'll be glad you did.
July 9, 2012