Dainese Knee V Guard
Very comfortable knee guard
I was looking for something to wear under jeans so I didn't have to suit up whenever I went out riding and these knee guards worked very well. I haven't crash tested them yet (and hopefully don't have too), but they feel very solid. With the three straps they stay in place very well and are comfortable to wear under pants. The strap that goes around the back of the knee can get a little irritating on longer rides, but it wasn't much of a problem for me. It can also be easily fixed by wearing some under armour leggings. These knee guards go most of the way down the shin so you will get coverage on most of the lower leg. Good overall knee/shin guard. Revzilla was great as always.
March 20, 2013
Slim enough to fit under pants, comfortable on bike
Easy to put on without removing boots and by just rolling up a pant leg. Good extra protection for commuting, and easily removed when you arrive at work. The straps are very comfortable when riding, I ride a Ducati Monster.
March 18, 2013
Pros-Fits well, Flexes well, breaths well, light weight, Cons- Scratches easily, putting them on & off is time consuming, Straps have Dainese written on them but you cover them up by re lapping them.
March 16, 2013
Doesn't fit well on my knee
it's kinda moving around even though I tie this tight.
haven't ridden on bike with it yet but seems protective
March 13, 2013
Awesome knee guards!
I was in the market for knee/shin protection after a recent lowside. Aside from underarmor and kevlar jeans, it came to either the Dainese guards or another brand of guards, both of which have CE-rated plastic.
The Dainese's stay in place and feel very comfortable. The only discomfort I would feel is if I velcro'd the strap on wrong and it would poke me in the leg. Amazingly enough, they also fit under my slim jeans. They conform to your legs so they don't push up against them and cause any discomfort. If you're walking, the top piece adjusts and it'll feel pretty much normal (and if you bump your knee into something, you'll thank the guards), and if you're riding in a tucked position, the guards will also adjust flawlessly.
I've only had the opportunity to test them in 80 degree weather so far, but as long as you're riding, you won't even notice that you're wearing them. I get hot easily, but wearing the guards off the bike for extended periods (3+ hours) is still manageable.
I haven't crash tested them yet but I doubt I'll have any road rash on my knees or shins and any subsequent bruises will be lessened.
March 11, 2013
Extremely comfortable, don't even feel like I have them on :)
March 11, 2013
I would buy these again.
I'm 5'7, 135 lbs and a woman. I bought these to wear under my regular jeans to give me added protection. They are comfortable and feel like they'd do a great job if ever needed them.
I find that wearing them with my riding boots really helps them stay in place, when I wore them with my lower ankle timberlands they kinda slid down but with my tourmaster 2.0's they fit right inside the top of the boot.
They bend really easily and don't hinder my riding position at all. I would recommend these for people wanting to wear protection under armorless pants of any kind. They fit well under my regular boot leg jeans. If I take my boots off I can roll up the pants and take them off from the bottom up.
February 25, 2013
Very comfortable. PERIOD. The curved fit and soft material make it feel like the guards aren't even there. They arent bulky at all and fit very comfortably under jeans. Not skin tight skinny jeans mind you, but I normally wear semi-fitted and have had no problems. I am sure that thye will do what they are intended to do in case of a crash, fortunately haven't had to test them out that way. I am extremely happy with them.
Many times, it seems, you pay a little extra for Dainese gear to get the same features other brands offer at a lower price. That's not the case with these. These guards are comparable price to others, with form, function and quality that is well above.
February 15, 2013