Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards
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
So good I took the knee pads out of my riding pants
All I can say is these knee+tibia (shin) guards totally blew away my expectations. Comfortable, invisible under your pants, well ventilated, outstanding quality, plenty of protection. Your patella/knee cap is completely covered, even on the outside. My one complaint is that you have to keep the upper strap kind of loose otherwise it chafes the back of your knees. But this is a niggle, easily fixed by just keeping the top strap on the loose side.
January 19, 2016
Not simple or fast to put on/off
These are molded really well and don't interfere with bending the knee. The only issue I have is the loop through system of the straps. You have to take the strap completely out of the loop to get these on to your legs. No real way to get around this issue unless they would have made the velcro attach to the guard itself instead of the strap.
January 19, 2016
Functional will Dainese good looks
Bought these as an upgrade to cheap $15 pads I wear while commuting. The double hinge and top velcro strap is essential to protection and everyday comfort. As a 5'7" man the pads reach just to the top of my tall boot.
The only issue I have is the straps are hard to feed through the rings. As a commuter, spending an extra minute fiddling with the straps adds up quickly. I ended up sewing pull tabs to the end of the straps which made feeding them through much easier. Don't know why Dainese didn't include them from the start.
December 31, 2015
I can't believe I used to ride without these!
I just got back from a ~2 hour ride (video linked) today and I can report these are comfortable and lightweight. They breathe well too. I pretty much forgot I was even wearing them. I would recommend them for any AGATTer who wants to one-up their protection game without adding unnecessary discomfort.
December 29, 2015
Good protection and comfortable; bulky and tedious to put on
I was looking for a good slim knee/shin protector to wear under my riding jeans. I ordered the Dainese Knee V E1 N Guards thinking they were pretty slim and would fit unnoticeably under my jeans. Good news is that they fit under my jeans. Bad news is that it looks like I have two softballs inside my knees.
They offer good protection and coverage. They are comfortable and light, despite the bulkiness. It's also a little inconvenient to put on and take off. There are only velcro straps that must be fed through eyelets every time. A smarter design would be to use clips or snaps with adjustable straps so they only have to be adjusted once.
Overall, I'm okay with this as the primary function for this is protection. I'm not trying to win a fashion contest and I always give myself plenty of time before riding. I'm sticking with them, but I would recommend a slimmer, more convenient knee/shin protector.
December 14, 2015
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