Dainese Knee V Guard
After two years messing with CE armor that slipped into knee pockets of riding pants. I was continuously frustrated with them not staying in the proper position while riding my CBR1000. These fit like the shin guards of a baseball catcher and do not move around. I have been using these for my daily commute and could not be happier with them. I leave them on under my cargo riding pants at work without issue. They also fit nicely inside my SMX-Plus boots.
July 14, 2014
Definite must have
Have worn these under levis jeans and were very comfortable,low profile and breathable. Straps seem durable ,fit is good and they stay in place so should do the job if called upon.Would strongly recommend especially if you don't have riding pants/jeans and a really good alpinestars or sidi boot.
July 1, 2014
Muito bom produto, recomendo. Ótima proteção para joelhos e canela. Ajustável ao tamanho da panturrilha e tem bastante ventilação. Qualidade do material é dispensável comentar, a marca fala por si Dianese.
June 30, 2014
Great for adding everyday protection
The most attractive thing about these guards to me is their ability to add armor to everyday clothes.Because of my job I am not always able to wear armored jeans on my commute to work so I was looking for a way to add some protection under my work pants. These guards fit the bill perfectly.
I wouldn't expect them to provide the same amount of protection as a well sorted set of leathers or even armored kevlar jeans but they are certainly better than simple off the shelf jeans.
These guards do fit well under most pants. I cant see these working under really skinny jeans but they fit just fin under my slim cut and straight cut jeans.
Only gripe about these is that when you are standing up the knee does pop out a little and is somewhat visible under your pants. This shouldnt be a surprise as these are still pieces of armor. They do hide well under jeans but dont expect them to be completely invisible.
June 20, 2014
Good fit, great articulation, excellent coverage
Put these on right out of the box and wore them around the house over bare legs for a couple hours - not exactly cozy, but not uncomfortable either. They're much better over pants, which is what I bought them for. Elastic straps are soft and placed correctly, and the articulation in the knees is phenomenal. I'm 5'10 and leggy, so I was surprised to find that the shin guard extends all the way to the bottom of my ankle. As such, they've got to go inside my boots (the wraparound strap on my tankers makes this easy). My only beef with these is that the velcro straps, rather than wrapping around themselves like my (crummy) Shift guards do, have to be fed through rings and then back over. Adds maybe 10 seconds to the process of gearing up. Overall I'm happy and feel well protected.
June 7, 2014
great comfort and protection
Love this product. I use it for my weekly commute to and from work. Great design quick and easy to take on and off. Very comfortable. And I can wear them over or under my work uniform. No more changing out of my kevlar jeans.
May 26, 2014
Great affordable protection!
I cannot stress enough how great these fit and feel compared to any other knee/ shin pads I've tried on. For the money these are an exceptional value and a huge bang for the buck. It took a couple of rides to find out how tight each strap should be, but after some adjusting I don't even realize these are on. Off the bike these add some bulk, so you may notice them while walking around, but they are quick and easy to take on and off and I find myself going back to these again and again each time I ride.
May 23, 2014
Decent Hard Armor
2" or so of exposed shin even when wearing Sz48 Sidi Vertigo boots. Mind you, I'm 6'3". I have not crashed in these yet, but am concerned about coverage for the thigh and side of the knees. Also some dampening material (just behind the hard plastic), would help with the initial impact of going down. However, it would add weight and bulk.
Maybe I'm expecting too much for a $70 guard. $50 would be a more fair price IMO. MSR Reflex and EVS Epic guards are at the same pricepoint as these, but appear to offer more bang for the buck. If I were to do it again, I would spend a little more money and get better knee guards that provided more complete coverage and impact protection.
May 15, 2014