Dainese Knee V Guard
Nice overall product for the price
These knee guards seem to provide nice protection and are fairly comfortable. I have large Bodybuilder legs and so the top strap is too short to go around my leg, but i just flip it over the front and it velcro's just fine to itself, making it perfectly functional. They can be worn outside of the pants just fine, but i really like them underneath, and you can just barely tell they are on, the knee pops out a little bit.. not too bad. Overall i like the product and for the price, i wouldn't hesitate to try this brand again.
April 3, 2014
nothing to think about
had the unfortunate experience of crash testing these knee guards. About 45 mph low side. Im sore but it really did its job. Do yourself a favor. Get Em!
March 30, 2014
a little large for slim calf
This one have long shin guard. looks a little racing style but would be fine for city riding.
But the upper two ties are a little longer. So it won't keep tightly attached to my calf. I have very thin legs so it might be no problem for normal person. (i'd better exercise squat :) )
Except this issue. It seems to have good protection and style.
March 20, 2014
Overall product is great.
The knee guard uses 3 Velcro straps top strap to your leg. Putting on and taking off the knee guard is pretty convenient. I'm 5'10" and 170 lbs. They're comfortable to ride in and wear but I am a little nervous that if I drop my bike while riding, the knee guards might just tear right off my legs since they're only being held by the Velcro straps
March 18, 2014
Pretty, pretty good.
I have not had the misfortune to actually test the amount of impact/abrasion protection that these knee and shin guards actually provide, but I at least have the perception that my knee and shins are very well protected (at least compared to just a pair of jeans). They are very comfortable with a good amount of airflow to keep my lower legs from producing copious amounts of sweat, even with what seems to be a relatively thick padding under the hard armor. The lower 1 to 2 inches of the shin guard taper down, so they can be worn in combo with a higher-top boot and for the most part, it works. I have a pair of TCX X-Raps into which they will fit very snuggly and still allow fairly good range of motion. Overall, I'd say I'm very happy with the purchase and the Dainese Knee V Guard is an excellent addition to my collection of armor.
March 11, 2014
Easy to wear, very comfortable and firm
Before buying, I was not sure that the strapping method is easy enough. But after using them, I can say that it is not longer to put than my old ones that had simple elastic straps that connects behind the leg. The loops of the straps in this knee guard adds a little time when putting on (but as I said it is not significant), but it adds a lot to the firm sitting and comfort!
I wear them on top of pants. They are really comfortable to wear and stay in place no matter what.
They have soft texture to touch, that will not scratch your superbike.
February 5, 2014
Great quality for the price
Good design and well-made. The level of protection seems very good, I like that they also cover a bit of the side of the knee.
Fitment is good and they aren't too noticeable when worn, though the knee cap area does -- at least on me -- tend to bulge out a bit when standing.
They do cover almost all of your shin, which is great, just be aware that with taller boots, you're going to have to tuck them into the boot and this can get a bit bulky.
I have athletic legs and find the usable female velcro available is rather sparse, meaning you have to wrap the straps very tight to get back around to where the male and female velcro can come into contact. It is minor, but I wanted to point it out for anyone that may have thicker legs.
Note: It took me awhile to acquire these because they seem to frequently be out of stock (as they are, again, at the time of this review) and I kept missing the available window. If you're interested in purchasing these, I encourage you to do so as soon as you see them available as they probably won't be for long.
December 2, 2013
Great quality and comfort
Like most everyone else says, these knee guards are pretty awesome. They are designed to curve with your shins, unfortunately they aren't labeled left or right, but you can tell just by look at the curve with leg they go on (right leg will curve to the left, left leg with curve to the right).
These knee guards aren't bulky and are segmented so that the whole pad doesn't shift. That and you feel pretty awesome wearing them. As for protection, I purposely banged my shin and knee on some hard metal at work and while I felt the impact, I felt no pain. After your head, spine, and hands, your knees are one of the more vulnerable areas that are important to protect.
Overall: Great buy, don't regret it at all.
November 26, 2013