Dainese Easy Fit Knee Guards
OK for what it is...
Great for cruising, I wear these over my jeans, easy on and off. Minimal protection, but you know that going in. I still wear them every ride. They might get pulled off when sliding if you wear them on the outside. I would like to see thicker Velcro, but something tells me thicker could make them less comfortable. I rode dirt bikes for years and tried almost every knee protector made. I have suffered some serious knee damage, and as of a year ago, Troy Lee Catalyst X was the best for anyone interested who rides offroad.
June 1, 2015
Needed something that I could wear to work under regular clothes... This Easy Fit Knee Guards is just that! I am able to put them on and off with ease. I am a very satisfied customer... Don't know how well it protects and don't want to find out... But fits like a glove and it is so comfortable I often forget that I'm even wearing them. Sometimes, it's mid-day before I realize I'm still wearing them... :)
May 26, 2015
Okay knee guards for specific purpose
I bought these because I ride a sports bike and wanted to wear low profile knee guards underneath my kevlar jeans. As others have stated, the protection is questionable since a 6" drop to a tile floor already hurts! I can't imagine going down with these at 30mph onto asphalt. That said, they are better than nothing so if you normally ride in jeans/shorts/flip flops, then kevlar jeans, these knee guards, and moto sneakers would be a step up.
Protection is minimal which I think most users already know when they buy these. The other thing is comfort against the skin. With these underneath my jeans, they bunch up a bit and actually rub against the back of the knee. That is because in addition to the two velcro straps, there is a thin band that goes behind the knee where your soft skin is. That chafes over time, especially if you intend to have these underneath your jeans for half a day, on and off the bike. If you wear long thermal underwear OR if you wear these over your jeans, this would not be an issue. Also, you can either not use that band (by keeping it to the front of the knee) or cut it off to minimize the discomfort.
Aside from the discomfort, I feel that Dainese has put out an interesting set of knee guards - something that is very minimalist for those who would rather not wear any protection. If you're in that demographic, this set might be worth a try in the store before purchasing. If you're safety conscious, then this isn't the set for you. It's neither good or bad, just a preference. My review isn't to discourage the purchase of these as it might be the perfect knee guards for someone out there. For me personally, these are 1 of 3 sets of fully removable knee guards I own so they have their place...but I rarely use these as I favor the other options I own with more protection.
May 3, 2015
exactly what i was looking for
i was looking for some armor to wear with my dainese ladies d25 jeans. i love those jeans but really don't like riding in anything without armor. i velcro them on under the pants and they fit comfortably and i have good range of motion. the beading at the top and bottom and elastic around the back helps keep them from sliding which hasn't been an issue at all. exactly what i was hoping to find and they've worked out great.
April 16, 2015
Exactly as described
They are exactly as described. They do fit a bit small using the size chart, but not uncomfortable by any means. I use them for daily riding to work, and especially if im in shorts (live in south florida). They flex very easily (good for us sportbike guys and gals) and once riding you barely notice they are there. On a track they would be awesome padding under a race suit. Above 60mph on a daily commute, they would def save the initial impact, but are not made to slide on. Very breathable also. Very happy with my purchase.
April 13, 2015
Easy On/Off Knee Protection
I use these for commuting to work. Over your jeans knee protection. Velcro easy on/off.
I've use them daily for about 3 months now and they are holding up very well. Easily fit in my bag too.
Zippidy said it best -- "If you want something that you can throw on when you otherwise wouldn't have bothered with knee pads, then these are a good option. If you want max protection, look elsewhere."
March 8, 2015
Fit well, unfortunately too cold to use yet.......
March 2, 2015
Versatile and Comfortable, but Light on Protection
I like these for what they are. Easy to put on and comfortable to wear. They stack flat together and take up very little space if transporting them. Over or under pants, they go on and off easy.
Disappointed only in the apparent level of protection. They are CE rated, but the "knee drop" test onto a hard surface from ~6" is painful. Compared to almost any other knee guard I have had, they feel like they will offer less protection. Of course, real world conditions may be different and perhaps they will perform better than it appears.
If you want something that you can throw on when you otherwise wouldn't have bothered with knee pads, then these are a good option. If you want max protection, look elsewhere.
October 13, 2014