Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards
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
Great looking, quality material, & comfortable. Didn't give them 5 stars as cumbersome to put on & take off (should have used a hook & velcro system, similar to the fox titan pro knee guards) and seem a bit narrow leaving part of the lateral knee exposed.
July 23, 2015
A very good buy
Seem to be well made and I expect to stand up to many years of use, they are ventilated well and I have never felt any warmer wearing them vs with out them on the bike. wouldn't want to walk around in them for long they do get hot with no air flow, but on the bike I forget I have them on. They fit well under jeans, but they don't hide at all, not that you would expect them to. the only nit pick I have with them will only come in to play if you wear them against bare skin, I would like to see the male Velcro switched to the other side so it can't rub against your skin but if you take an extra half second when putting them on to make sure its well aligned you never have that problem.
July 19, 2015
Great looking knee/shin protection
Right out of the box, these (to me) look and feel like they are worth every penny, and I hope I never ever have to find out if they hold up to how good these look and feel.
Excellent quality, as expected from Dainese. Heavy duty stitching of the composite to the inner padding. Padding is nice on the shins. Slimmer profile than my other knee guards (I wear them over my pants) and the edges are all covered, so no worry about scratching my tank. Great ventilation and comfortable to wear, very happy with this product!
July 14, 2015
I bought these over a year ago and still wear them a lot.. Covers the knee and shin well. They are still comfortable and stay put. Great product! Especially for a woman rider...the fit is great.
July 11, 2015
I ride on the more aggressive side and wanted a little more protection. These provide that and fit nicely under jeans, however, they are somewhat small.
June 11, 2015
Pretty good, better than nothing
Bought these cause I wanted something to protect my knees as I just wear kevlar jeans and wanted more protection and I seen these with the shin guard as well thought bloody oath I'll give em a go, when I got them I originally strapped on the inside of my jeans and was adjusting them a little bit through-out the ride and was rubbing a bit on my skin but I put them on the outside of my jeans and was pretty good, haven't come off yet but I'm sure these will hold up yet the side of my knee is still exposed so not too sure there but is better than not having any protection.
Give them a go doesn't hurt having extra protection
Plus you can't beat Dainese
June 10, 2015
Nice protection, excellent value
I use these under my riding pants. Putting them on takes about 30s per leg. They can be worn for hours on and off the bike without a problem and they don't hinder walking.
Unlike the typical protectors integrated to riding pants, these stay in place and cover the knee and shin in every leg configuration.
The sides of the knee are not as well covered as the front, but that seems to be the case with most knee protectors.
June 8, 2015