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Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards

The low profile and ergonomic Dainese Knee VE1N Knee Guards are perfect for just about any type of riding. Comfortable under or over a pair of riding pants or jeans, the Knee V E1 N Guards offer excellent shin and knee protection and are certified to Cat.  II EN 1621.1. 


  • Composite protectors certified to Cat.  II EN 1621.1
  • Soft elastic and VELCRO® brand closures straps
  • Perforated inner padding and outer shell
  • One size fits most
  • Sold in pairs


We highly recommend finding a cloth tape measure and taking the time to take these measurements. Dainese sizes will not necessarily correlate with fitment in other brands.

  • Chest: Measure from under/top of armpit across chest to under/top of other armpit, then across back to first armpit
  • Waist: Measure at the hourglass of your torso, (circumference measured at your belly button)
  • Hips: pelvic bone to pelvic bone, the widest part of your hips below the waist
  • Inseam: from crotch to big ankle bone
  • Outseam: from waist to big ankle bone
  • Gloves: Using a flexible measuring tape, measure around your hand, behind the knuckles, not including the thumb.

Dainese Men's Knee Guard Sizing:

Size Knee Circumference (cm)
SM 36
MD 39
LG 43

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards 4.6 5 33 33
Good design, does not fit very large calves I haven't worn these yet because I need to have some of the straps lengthened to fit at all due to my large calves. Bummer, but I guessed some people weren't thinking of 21" calves when they said these fit "large calves". I definitely need to have these modified before I can use them safely. They appear well-constructed. Protection is on the front of knees and shins only, but I knew that from photos and reviews. Until I have them modified to fit my legs, I can only offer first impressions and assumptions. November 9, 2015
Just what I need Need an over-trousers set of knee guards for warm-weather riding. These are ideal. October 5, 2015
Easy on/off, good protection A friend recently had a 0mph tip-over in a parking lot and broke his kneecap into three pieces. The next day he showed me his x-ray and I bought these kneeguards an hour later. I commute in jeans every day (yes, I know I should wear proper gear), and I think these guards offer quite a bit more protection than denim alone. The straps are easy to use and the Velcro holds pretty well. Even on a hot day, they have good airflow and I don't feel hotter than normal. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase. September 8, 2015
Excellent product and an excellent price. I will start out by saying that I like these so much, I prefer to wear them over my dedicated riding pants with integrated protectors (Dainese Drake Air pants). The fit on these is spot on for me, and definitely afford more coverage than most knee protectors I've come across, for sub-$100. I wear these almost every time I ride, with either riding jeans or a pair of over pants, and hardly notice them. Hopefully I never have to test them, but I trust in their construction enough to bet my knees on them - not something to take lightly. August 31, 2015
Important Protection At a Low Price I bought these a couple months ago for some extra protection commuting to work. These are extremely well designed external armor. Pros: -Affordable -Great materials: This armor is dense, but still manages to breathe fairly well. The stitching was to the high-standards I expect from Dainese. -Ergonomic: Each guard is specifically designed for either your left or right leg and fits extremely well. -Articulation: The multiple joints built into this help provide further protection and also comfort. The armor is layered like scales so that you do not sacrifice safety for flexibility. -Coverage: Despite the name, these are much more than knee-guards. They cover the full length of my knee, not just the kneecap, and then end at the point my Stylemartin Indian riding boots begin. They're slightly tapered so that they can either be laced into or placed over a normal road boot. They also seemed fine with a pair of storm-trooper boots a buddy of mine tried them on with. -Sizing: I have no idea what the people complaining about these being too small are talking about. The straps have a ton of extra-length and the jointed armor design provides a good fit for all of my friends who tried them on. This includes a guy who is 6'2" and has freakishly muscular legs from playing soccer and mountain biking. Cons: -Heat: I live in a warm climate. These things will make your legs sweat above 85 degrees, but they have about as much ventilation as possible considering the density and quality of the armor. It's a trade-off, but I believe it's worth it. -Straps: Dainese decided to use velcro with these, which while fairly convenient for taking off quickly, is personally a bit of a pain. I'm a fit guy and it definitely seemed like there could have been a bit more of the fastener material. The middle strap can also occasionally dig into your leg a bit if you ride with them as tight as I do. My suggestion would have been d-rings with a clasp mechanism, and I may still end up replacing the stock straps with something along those lines. Over all, these are excellent and definitely the best choice for leg armor at this price-point. If you're overweight, obese, or have thunder-thighs, this isn't the product for you, but I don't know why you would expect an Italian manufacturer to be in the business of plus-sized equipment to begin with. Anyway, I don't write reviews that often, but these definitely deserve my endorsement. They look cool, are convenient to carry with you considering their size, and are also a ridiculously good deal. Buy these things, you'll be glad you did. August 29, 2015
Do they make these in men's sizes? Ok, here is the deal. The guard itself fits well on my leg. I can tuck it into the tops of my SMX Plus boots no problem, or put them into the Toucans. These cover me from knee to lower shin and feel comfortable. I'm 6'1" tall. Now here is the problem, if you are female, a slender built male or a teenager, the straps are 99% going to be just fine for you. If you have man sized calf muscles, or athletic legs, or do squats, they are probably going to come up short. Here is why: the female velcro on the straps only goes so far and for me and my muscular calves it was not possible to reach the velcro together on the straps without pulling them so tight that it would be turning my legs blue in short order. But, there is a solution: 1. First go to the fabric store (wear a disguise if embarrassed) and buy a spool of female velcro matching the width of the straps. Get some heavy black thread. 2. Step two, drive to your mom's house and ask her to bust out the sewing machine and add more female velcro to the straps. 3. While your mom is doing that, make yourself useful and fix something around the house or take out the trash. Problem solved. I think these would be especially good for a guy who wears low cut boots or riding shoes and is looking for shin protection for the initial impact. I personally can fit these under a pair of kevlar jeans if I take the jean's factory pads out. They also fit under more tour oriented type riding pants with the factory pads in if you like. I would also like it if they were a little bigger wrap-around towards the sides in terms of the plates, but again, I have man sized legs, so it might just be me. In any event they still have good coverage. All that said, I would buy them again, and if you wanted to wear them over your pants, they look real good but you would expect nothing less from Dainese. August 13, 2015
Cumbersome to put on, Not terribly protective Two things you should know about these It's great to have extra knee armor like these, but having crashed in a similar product, they will begin to slide out of position after the primary impact. They also don't include much armoring on the sides which is kind of surprising. Just know these aren't a replacement for leathers But my biggest issue with these is that they don't include pre-adjust strap snaps. People wear these things to add protection to jeans in normal situations. So you get to the bar, you tear away the velcro on each strap, and there are 6 velcro straps. To put them back on, you thread them through the loops, back around, etc. This is anooying, especially if you have multiple stops to make. Other manufacturers secure a male snap to the straps, and a female to the guards, so each time you use them, they snap right back into place. This seems to make a lot more sense. Why Dainese missed this a total mystery August 4, 2015
Feels very comfortable - BUT - VERY SMALL in sizing I got the Knee V E1 N to replace some standard shin/knee guards Shift brand that works well, but I feel doesn't offer enough level of protection compared to the Knee V E1 N with the Knee having EN rating, the Shift does not. I also have the EVS Epic Impact Knee/Shin guards for when I ride mostly off-road. The EVO are great, but too big for my summer 1-piece Olympia Stealth riding suit to cover. The Shift Knee guards fit fine under the pants. If I wear my separate over pants, either fits (Dubinky pants). The Dainese Knee feels great, the patella plate is perftectly lined up. The foam feels wonderfully soft. My only complaint (even about the EVS) is that for the right length top/bottom - the straps are TOO short. I have the L/XL in the Epic. I have very muscular legs/and large calves compared to most people that are 5'10" I supposed. 32" inseam. The straps on the Knee are very stretchy, but to get the Velcro back around to latch requires me to pull the strap so tight that it made my calf fall asleep. I am going to see if my wife can fit in these or else return them for a similar product. Maybe we could fix it by making our own velcro attachment extender....? If they fit better they would have gotten 4.5 stars - they feel great against the front of the leg. Straps could be a little wider for the back of the upper leg strap. I can make a pad for those though. July 23, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Todd J: Based on the posted reviews/videos and the price this product seemed to fit what I wanted Nov 8, 2015
Waheed B: Got good reviews. Nov 5, 2015
Frederick R: Every day commuting wearing work pants. Oct 24, 2015
KRISTOPHER D: Good reviews on something (when combined with kevlar jeans) to make spur-of-the-moment rides more convenient.

ATGATT, so my other option is the full riding suite.
Sep 18, 2015
Nittin A: To provide protection if I just decided to wear my normal Jeans to work Sep 16, 2015
Brandon B: I chose this item because I personally want to keep myself protected in the most vulnerable areas of my body. I am an athlete so if anything was to happen I would want my knees to stay safely protected. Sep 11, 2015
S L: Great product. Extra strap around the ankle and comfortable. Sep 6, 2015
Mike C: I needed some protection to my lower legs in addition to the Dianese hard shorts. I can stuff them in the front pockets of my riding jeans or strap them on. I love them Aug 24, 2015
Jeremy D: Bought these to wear under jeans but the shin part is to long and I wear Chippewa boots. I think my biggest issue is the strap that goes around is way to short and you have to yank it uncomfortably tight. I'm 39 years old but I definitely don't have giant calves or anything. I actually have unusually small legs for my husky body type and these aren't comfortable at all. Which in the ends mean they collect dust. Yay! Aug 9, 2015
A S: I needed knee protection that was easy to put on and take off. These will be used for my commute to school and should fit perfectly in my backpack(kriega)! Jul 23, 2015
William J: For Summer with shorts or under my riding pants in place of the knee protection that can shift...also lower profile and better style than the Stryker pads I sent back which by the way is a flawless process with Revzilla Jul 22, 2015
michael w: "I'm looking for good knee protection (was in an accident and had damage to my knees). I believe this will be a good product." Jul 7, 2015
Mark R: It's extremely hot here in Las Vegas, NV and wanted protection when wearing shorts and riding shoes. Already have a pair of Dainese Hard Shorts E1, so these would actually provide more protection than my riding jeans with D30 knee pads.

Jul 4, 2015
Hector R: I needed some good protection Jul 2, 2015
Richard F: full coverage from knee to shin but with a lower profile Jun 7, 2015
Gary S: Need a low profile knee guard to wear under my Scorpion Covert Jeans because the armor I purchased to the Covert Jeans was seldom in the right place to protect my knees. I tried Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard and they were to bulky. May 30, 2015
Ibinabo O: Buying it for me. My first choice, Icon Field Armor Stryker Knee Guard, will be too big for me. Bought that for some friends instead. May 27, 2015
A L: Great shin and knee guard protection hard to walk around in though... May 19, 2015
Joseph F: its recommended by my friend..thank you May 18, 2015
David B: Was looking for good knee and shin protection. Can be worn on outside of jeans. Difficult to get leg through loops but straps can be pulled out through loop holes and just wrapped around leg by twisting the strap for easy on and off. Good solid impact protection. May 11, 2015
Ievgen S: Excellent protection, comfortable, takes a 30 secs to put on, better than any included knee protection for average priced pants. May 1, 2015
A S: To be honest.. It matches my gloves I'm getting and the reviews are pretty high. Apr 28, 2015
Jason R: protection under regular clothes Apr 27, 2015
Dennis B: excellent brand Apr 22, 2015
Ed t: Seems like a really good value Apr 20, 2015
Michael M: Always protect your body by any means necessary. Apr 6, 2015
Benjamin A C: shin guards appear longer than most, and there is a third strap above the knee. I want them to overlap the boots, tucking them in. The top strap is needed if I choose to wear them outside the jeans so they stay put. My background is motocross, I'm used to being well protected, which carries over to street riding. Kevlar jeans alone leave me feeling unprotected. Adding armored riding shorts underneath, and knee guards inside or out should fix that. Apr 2, 2015
Jason N: For that extra protection on days when I just want to wear regular pants. Mar 23, 2015
Patrick J: Because I feel naked without any protection for knee. Mar 23, 2015
H A: I need protection that I can wear under regular jeans etc. Mar 15, 2015
Brandon D: I need knee/shin protection to commute to work that had to be easy on/off. Feb 22, 2015
Javan V: Best bang for buck. Feb 19, 2015
Jin P: Been waiting for this to come back! Everyone knows these are great over jeans Dec 2, 2014
CHRISTIAN A: it has good reviews. Nov 28, 2014
A shopper asked: is 69.95$ for a pair? Jun 30, 2015
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Bob W: yes. the price is for the pair. Jun 30, 2015
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Quincy Y: Yes, the price is per pair. Jul 1, 2015
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Harrison H: Yep, they come as a pair. Jun 30, 2015
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Jared W: Yes they come as a pair Jun 30, 2015
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yousif j: Yes, they come in pair. Jun 30, 2015
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Harold W: Yes. Jun 30, 2015
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A S asked: Wondering if shin guards like these will interfere with wearing a mid hight boot like the Alpinestars Roam 2 WP Boots? Oct 24, 2015
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luz l: They shouldn't get in your way! Once you try it on you'll see that the bottom part of the guards will fall about five inches from your ankles. This allows the wider side of the boots to fit the shin guards perfectly and still have plenty of room for your pants. I wear them under Dainese leather and textile pants and have no problems fitting them. I highly recommend this product! Oct 25, 2015
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Greg B: Nope no problem those boots should be fine. My 12 inch high Sidi Cobra boots work very well with them. The top of the boot covers the bottom of the guard with no interference.

Ducati Monster 1200 is what I drive....
Oct 25, 2015
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chiudik t: No it does not. It can go over the boot. Motogp Rossi have his suit (with builtin knee+shin guards) going above the boot for additional protection, same thing. Oct 24, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hello,

I notice the sizing chart lists 3 sizes, but in the description above it says: "One size fits most". So "One size fits most" is equal to: large, medium or small on the chart?

And are these closeouts or returns being sold here?
Jun 26, 2015
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Ashley T: The straps are super adjustable and looks like it would accommodate most sizes. I'm 5'2 and about 125lbs and I pull them pretty tight. Super wide range of adjustment. Jun 27, 2015
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jacqueline g: For these knee guards, "one size fits most" is equivalent to small/medium/large. The guard are adjusted with Velcro straps making it versatile in size. Jun 26, 2015
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Bernardo C: Probably large but certainly not small. I'm 6'2'' , 190 lb and it fits well.
Good luck !
Jun 30, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hey guys,
I got this product from a buddy here,but received just the knee guards,and no paperwork.This is my first Dainese product,and i have no clue as to what all documentation it comes with.
Im looking for info on all the necessary documentation on these like the User Manual,Warranty handbook,Dainese Stickers etc.

Also,a black Tag on one of the knee guards says its "Made In Tunisia",stitched right beside the white Dainese Tag (which has EN 1621 CE info,Product number etc.)
Is this True? Are these V E1 N Knee guards really made in Tunisia ?
Mar 14, 2015
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Anirudh P: Hey,
Thanks for the "Made in" info buddy :)
Well,is there are way i can get those dainese product info tags,user manual or booklet from somewhere? you or any other rider still has them ?

Plus,i got the previous version called the "V knee guards" and this one's "Knee V E1 N guards" . Whats the difference between both of em?
Mar 22, 2015
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David E. B: If I recall correctly, these do not come with a bunch of paperwork like user manuals, etc as some of the other Dianese products do. I don't think you need it. Strap them on, either under or over your pants and ride. If you have a warranty issue contact Dianese and see what they say. Yes mine have Made in Tunisia on just one of them. Mar 15, 2015
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Brandon D: I got rid of the bag my set came in, but I don't remember anything else in it. I could be wrong; I usually throw all the extras away anyhow.

Yes, they are in fact made in Tunisia.
Mar 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: How far down the shin do these go (in inches)? Jun 9, 2015
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