Dainese Easy Fit Knee Guards
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
Another great product from Dainese
Alright so I have to start off by saying I own the full pants version in addition to the knee guards. I first bought the pants which have tailbone and hip pads in addition to just knees but the pants just were not convenient for work. I don't change when I get to work and wearing them all day/night just was not the most comfortable thing (mostly cause of heat buildup).
So I bought the knee guards and it is the perfect solution. Fit is great and no to minimal pinching depending on the material pants you'er wearing. Keep in mind this is not a hard plastic knee protector but I'm confident it would do a fairly good job during a crash on the street. Also like the added reflective Dainese logo on the lateral side of each guard. Overall a great product. Adds a good amount of protection to a pair of pants on a commute and isn't bulky.
Size wise I'm 5'9 and 165 with a slightly bigger thighs and calves. The pants version I ordered a size L. For the knee guards however, the size M is spot on. You also have a little leeway because the frabirc stretches slightly and they are after all velcro attachments.
October 1, 2014
I wanted to add a little more protection to my riding jeans and these fit the bill. It took me a while to get the fitment right (I had to wear them lower on my leg than I thought at first), but once I did they were fairly comfortable and didn't look too ridiculous under my pants.
September 9, 2014