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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. 

Features:

  • 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
4.5 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.5 / 5
Features
4.2 / 5
Comfort
4.4 / 5
Style
4.6 / 5
Air Flow
4.2 / 5
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4.5 / 5.0
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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
Ride:
2000 Suzuki SV650
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Daily comfort and saved my knee
Had a 20mph lowside on a chewed-up old asphalt road today while wearing these and Alpinestar SMX5s (screw you, deep sand washout). They held up admirably and saved my knee from what would certainly have been a nasty gash. I was always a bit concerned they might twist off in a crash, but they stayed nicely in place. One of the little plastic loops you thread the velcro through took direct impact and is still good to go.

I've been wearing them for about a year now, and they're super fast to put on/take off. I don't even notice them when walking around; they're quite comfortable. Definitely worth the money.
February 6, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
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
Ride:
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Excellent under/over knee and shin protection
*My review is actually of the previous (now discontinued) version, the Dianese Knee V Guards. As far as I can tell, they are essentially identical.

I bought these guards to wear under AGV sport kevlar riding jeans, and they fit and work very well. They are reasonably comfortable, and extremely robust. They are substantially sturdier than the armor that was included with my Dianese New Drake Air textile pants, and I have no doubt they'd offer excellent protection in a down.

The velcro straps are about as comfortable as can be expected. They are much more comfortable if I take the time to get the tightness just right and be sure the velcro is completely mated. If not, then they'll be somewhat uncomfortable either because the straps are too tight, or because the stiff side of the velcro will irritate my leg. If I take the time to put them on carefully, neither is an issue.

I've worn them for 6-8 hours of riding over a day, and by then end of that, while I was ready to get them off, they were as comfortable as could be expected.
December 4, 2014
Ride:
2005 Ducati Monster S4R
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Good stuff
I've been commuting in these to and from the office for about a month. I bought them originally thinking they're gonna be super easy to slip on and off but the protection goes probably 2 inches above the knee so there's no easy way to put these on by hiking up your pant leg. The knee guards arent overly bulky but i still have to drop them down the pant leg from the top if im at the office and then tighten em up in the bathroom.

With that said, they're super comfortable, fairly low profile under dark jeans and i didn't feel anything dropping down on my knee from a foot or so off the ground.

I wish there was a little more protection on the side of the knee. The hard plastic covers the front but very little on the side.

They extend about two inches into my midrise boots. The guards are 17 and a half inches top to bottom.
January 15, 2015
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki ER-6n
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
it fits - unless you have alien legs - and looks good while doing it.
Love the look, and the strength of these pads.
Hopefully never have to test them - but the idea is that they will hopefully stay in place in event of a crash.

The three straps really help a lot - and also are comfortable.
I wear them on top of my jeans - and since they are black they dont stand out much. Dont think they will fit UNDER my jeans -

all in all - i think - for the price - these are amazing.
And i definitely recommend them to everyone.
January 19, 2016
Ride:
2015 Ducati Diavel
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
They work pretty well
I bought these a while ago and was super excited about them. They do feel very comfortable when being worn. They do not fit underneath any of jeans so I just wear them over my pants. The first day I got them and decided to test them out on the road. I'm about 5'10" and 168 lbs. I Strapped these suckers on over my pants and just fell right on my knees letting gravity push me to the ground. These things absorbed the impact very very well. Was able to feel the energy travel through the armor and some of it travel up my leg but there was no pain. They are now a little bit scuffed because of that but they still work fine.

I do not know how well they handle during an actual crash because the velcro strips could just undo themselves while be tossed around if worn over your jeans.

Besides from the obvious protection these offer, I found that they are just great protection for your leg against rocks and pebbles that come flying at you. They have helped keep me from warm during the cold weather we are having right now which is a plus.

They take about maybe 1 min to put on which is not bad.

I think they are great. I always wear them when I go riding
February 11, 2015
Ride:
2001 Kawasaki VN800B Vulcan 800 Classic
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Awesome Knee and Shin Guards
Great Protection for the knee and shin. I feel like these will do well in the event of a fall. Knock on wood. Revzilla, excellent service and fast shipping. Ordered these and they came the next day. Amazing. I would definitely buy these again.
February 12, 2015
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Fit
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Air Flow
3 / 5
Great knee and shin protection
I am really pleased with the quality and design of the knee guards. They provide good coverage of the knee and shin and is thin enough to wear underneath jeans. These will replace the built-in knee pads in my riding jeans. What's great is you have the option of strapping them on top of your pants. The hard shell and padded liner are comfortable with no pinching.
January 20, 2015
Ride:
2014 Ducati Monster 796
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
More confidence
I've been wanting this product for added reassurance from another wreck, yes another, consequences we pay for the enjoyment of a ride and freedom. Accidents happen however ours or someone else's, so with that being said, haven't tested it's protection but any is better than none. It's comfrotable, breathable and can tell it's there under your pants but not ridiculous looking. Riden a few times for more than an hour and no pinching or distress from wearing, so plus.
January 5, 2015
Ride:
2011 Ducati Streetfighter S
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Why did you choose this?
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Optional protection when I want it.
Yazmin G on Sep 16, 2016
I chose this because I have the sexiest knees.
Calvin S on Sep 13, 2016
Optional protection when I want it.
Yazmin G on Sep 16, 2016
Easy on easy off...light & good quality. Expect mild protection.
lcap on Sep 14, 2016
I chose this because I have the sexiest knees.
Calvin S on Sep 13, 2016
Wanted protection when I wore regular jeans.
Mercedes C on Sep 6, 2016
Needed something more than just knee pads for my tour. Worked perfectly
rami h on Aug 25, 2016
Best Armor coverage and rating!
Kyle R on Aug 24, 2016
Aww love them they work well do not retain heat on those hot days hold up well
Grace Z on Aug 11, 2016
Good protection for street riding, at a reasonable price.
Alberto P on Aug 11, 2016
increased knee protection.
C H on Jul 14, 2016
no special reason but i need knee protection and i trust Dianese quality.
cfusionusa on Jul 1, 2016
Three piece leg protection for days that I'm wearing jeans. Great for commuting. Long shin protection. Three straps for securing the piece to your leg. One size fits all is a plus.
B L on Jun 13, 2016
I hope I never need this product for protection, but in the event of an accident my knees will most likely will be the first thing to hit the pavement. Dainese is a quality manufacture so trusting the name brand is easy. This product provides air flow for a comfortable ride yet gives the safety features when you need it.
Jeff J on Jun 5, 2016
Highest reviews and affordable
Mattia P on May 28, 2016
ability for wearing on top of jeans
Miguel Angel S on May 23, 2016
As advertised.
Daniel P on May 12, 2016
Good reviews are given to this item.
It also has a nice look and is a well made product.
JOSE R on May 3, 2016
price
Jose R on Mar 30, 2016
ride to work - take it off.
Adam S on Mar 17, 2016
love these, does the job
praveen s on Mar 16, 2016
Online reviews and as always revzillas video reviews I buy most of my gear based upon that , very informative and gives me all the information I need to make a informed decision
Charles S on Mar 14, 2016
I like wear motorcycle shoe I get better feel for the shift but the down side with the shoe is there no protection for the shin this way get this.
Joey B on Mar 14, 2016
I don't know what I would have done without these knee guards. I also ride ATV's and practice wheelies. These have certainly saved my legs from major bruises. Great product for beginners and advanced. This should be in everyone's bag.
Olivia K on Mar 7, 2016
I commute to work in a military uniform and want to add the minimal (non-existent?) protection that the tactical cargo pants offer.
SKPon2Wheels on Feb 29, 2016
Wanted something to wear on the short commute to work. Was between this, Icon Field Armor Stryker, or Icon Cloverleaf. Went with the Dainese because of CE level II protection, shin protection (as opposed to Icon Cloverleaves), strap above the knee (as opposed to Icon Strykers), and lower cost than either of the aforementioned Icon products.
Alex L on Feb 26, 2016
My old pair had seen too much impact.
Ken M on Jan 26, 2016
I live in a tropical (HOTT) climate so I want some protection when riding with shorts and t-shirt
Mukhriz H on Jan 6, 2016
I have a short inseam and the knee protection in the riding pants/overpants that I've tried on rides too low and too loose even when I'm on the bike. Looking for dedicated knee protection that will fit correctly regardless of the pants I'm wearing.
Jim H on Dec 30, 2015
This is a gift for my son. He had a accident and the first set, along with the rest of the armor saved him. I'll buy him new and we're good to go for next season. Thanks for all you help. JM.
Jim M on Dec 13, 2015
Highly recommended by fellow bikers.
Karthik R on Dec 11, 2015
Relatively affordable knee protectors to use with riding Jeans. The reviews look good. I purchased the AGV Alloy Sport Jeans, but the knee protectors do not sit correctly over the knee in the riding position. I plan to remove those and use these instead.
dave408 on Nov 30, 2015
Based on the posted reviews/videos and the price this product seemed to fit what I wanted
Todd J on Nov 8, 2015
Got good reviews.
brownwa on Nov 5, 2015
Every day commuting wearing work pants.
Frederick R on Oct 24, 2015
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.
KristopherD on Sep 18, 2015
To provide protection if I just decided to wear my normal Jeans to work
Nittin A on Sep 16, 2015
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.
Brandon B on Sep 11, 2015
Great product. Extra strap around the ankle and comfortable.
Stvn T on Sep 6, 2015
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
Mike C on Aug 24, 2015
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!
Jeremy D on Aug 9, 2015
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)!
A S on Jul 23, 2015
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
TripleT on Jul 22, 2015
"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."
michael w on Jul 7, 2015
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.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/dainese-hard-shorts-e1
DevilDoc on Jul 4, 2015
I needed some good protection
Hector R on Jul 2, 2015
full coverage from knee to shin but with a lower profile
Richard F on Jun 7, 2015
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.
Gary S on May 30, 2015
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.
Ibinabo O on May 27, 2015
Great shin and knee guard protection hard to walk around in though...
A L on May 19, 2015
its recommended by my friend..thank you
Joseph F on May 18, 2015
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.
David B on May 11, 2015
Easy on easy off...light & good quality. Expect mild protection.
lcap on Sep 14, 2016
Wanted protection when I wore regular jeans.
Mercedes C on Sep 6, 2016
Do you have to wear these over the pants? Can I wear them under?
Garrett D on Jan 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wear them mostly over, sometimes under. But under the pants turn a bit uncomfortable after a while.
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?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Are these good for road riding ? A racer told me that knee/shin guards such as these are only good for motocross and on the road the friction with the asphalt would pull them away on impact.
A C on Feb 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wear Drayco hole shot jeans or Dianese Drake Air textile pants over the knee guards. I doubt that at most legal speeds under substantial pants theses things will come apart or pull away. Now at a high speed what ever that is ....you, your bike and some if not most all clothes, helmet etc wll likely suffer some damage. I will always wear them since they do provide some protection if a car were to hit you from the side. I drive a Ducati 1200 Monster.
is 69.95$ for a pair?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes. the price is for the pair.
Wondering if shin guards like these will interfere with wearing a mid hight boot like the Alpinestars Roam 2 WP Boots?
A S on Oct 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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!
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 ?
A shopper on Mar 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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?
If I wear them outside of my pants will it scratch my tank?
Tim Z on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tim,
I always wear my knee guards outside my pants and besides feeling really comfortable, there is no friction with the tank at all. I ride a Ducati monster and they are always below the tank. Also, the material is softer than the tank's so there is no way they'll scratch it. I totally recommend these product. They feel comfortable, are really safe and even help to keep you dry in case of soft rain.

Hope this answers your question.
Regards!
Im 6'4" with 34" inseam. Would these fit?
Nick1985 on Jun 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will need to try them on to determine if the fit and protection that you are looking for will be provided by these guards. I am only 5'10 and by my standards they fit me fine. At your height I would think that you will need to strap them on. Maybe someone else that is tall like you has an opinion. Sorry I could not be of more help.
I do ride a Ducati Monster 1200 and they are comfortable for me on that type of bike.
When I tried a medium regular, the knee armor sits well below (2-3") my knees standing up. Will it go up above the knee in riding position or should I try a different size (like a medium short) ?
Sumeet M on May 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I suggest you try them in your riding position to determine where they fit on your legs and if that is suitable for you and your bike. Mine cover my knees when I am on my Ducati Monster 1200 and that is how I wear them.
How far down the shin do these go (in inches)?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Starting at the knee, 10 inches down.