Dainese Knee V Guard
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
Typical Dainese quality
I bought these knee pads because they protect the shin as well as the knee. Typical Dainese quality with thick straps and double stitching, and well thought out design. Others commented about the straps being too long or chafing. But that fitment differs by person, they fit perfect on me.
November 25, 2013
Straightforward, comfortable protection
Reasonably low-profile, so can be worn under pants if they're on the looser side. Nice and comfortable. The fit with the 3-strap and 2-joint system is good, it does a good job of staying in place at varying knee bend angles. My one wish is that they used the straps with the clasp-style attachment where the velcro is only used to change the length of the straps; those ones are a lot more convenient since you don't have to mess with the velcro all the time.
November 19, 2013
No problem here
I have been wearing these knee\shin guards for over a month of riding.
They are very comfortable to wear under my jeans. Just make sure the middle strap is secured just above the calf muscle. It secures the rest of the guard to the leg. I can literally wear these all day with no discomfort.
Solid construction and ample padding in the knee that makes this comfortable to wear plus it provides the peace of mind if me and my bike are "separated!"
September 18, 2013
I haven't been in a crash of any sort, so I can't really say how well these do their job, but they appear to be a great product. They fit very comfortably over my knees and shins, and the articulation at the top allows me to flex and bend my legs however I want without discomfort. The only drawback - and it is very minor - is that sometimes the velcro straps can become a little uncomfortable if you wear them right against the skin.
September 9, 2013
Since I'm a new rider, I want to feel safe on the road as I improve my skills. These knee/shin guards help me feel secure. Each guard has three straps total to secure it to your leg. The velcro straps do take some getting used to. I wonder how long it will hold up, especially the top straps. It seems a tad flimsy compared to the middle and bottom straps. It has taken a few riding sessions with these on to get used to. I wouldn't ride without them, though, that's for sure.
September 5, 2013
Saved my legs on a major low side
Bought these after I dropped my bike for the first time and got bad road burn on knees. A month after recovering I got into a horrible low side accident while doing twisties going about 35mph. Bike was totaled. Knees were bruised and I got a half inch puncture wound on my calf. Nothing was broken! Maybe I just got really lucky.
Anyway. They fit me well and I can walk around school with them. I wear them on the outside of my slim jeans and gotten compliments on how good they look. I am 5'3. They have ok ventilation. I wish they were clipped on instead of belcro strapped. But good bang for your buck.
September 3, 2013