Leatt Dual Axis Knee Guards
Awesome Knee Guards
These offer the best protection I have seen yet for the price and fit under my ridding jeans (just a little snug in the knee). They are very comfortable on a full day of ridding. If you make any stops you can still walk around without having to take them off. They stay in place under my jeans as long as I’m not running or jumping around too much. As others have stated they do not bind up in the back of the knee when ridding so you forget they are on.
I have used the Forcefield Limb Tubes and Dainese Easy Fit Knee Guard; both are comfortable but do not offer the same level of protection as Leatt Dual Axis Knee Guards but the Leatt Knee Guards are just as comfortable if not more.
Size Chart measurements put me at the top of the LG-XL size 20 Above Knee and 17 Below Knee but they were way too small. I sent them back and got the 2XL and they fit great. If you wear a tall boot you might have some clearance issues with the lower part shin guard.
May 17, 2016
Exactly what I was looking for
I'm not sure what kind of skinny jeans other reviewers are wearing but these fit under my Kevlar jeans nicely. They are fully articulated for full extension of the legs, which fold up nicely in the full tuck position and extend nicely while walking around in them. I've put on 1,500 miles with them so far and my only complaint is that the straps do bite into the back of your legs sometimes, but this can be avoided by pulling the straps up before mounting the bike or wearing compression pants underneath. The quick attach and detach is a nice feature to save on the velcro straps. When wearing these in combination with armored riding boots you almost feel invincible. For the price, these can't be beat.
May 12, 2016
Great fit and very comfortable, they don't get hung up or rub against my bike. Once they're on and you're riding you forget your wearing them.
There very comfortable and have good airflow. I really like the wide straps that keep them attached to your thighs. They never bind up so you don't get the tourniquet affect. You only need to adjust the straps one time, after that the snaps make them easy to take on and off. They let your knees fold up tight, so if you ride a sport bike they are very comfortable (I have a 2014 Streep Triple R). You really don't want to walk around in them because they don't allow full extension of the leg. They're not really made to wear under pants, they'd have to be to baggy. They're very well made and seem like they will be very protective in the event of crashing.
April 20, 2016
Great Knee Guards
I bought these knee guards for commuting and traveling, and they are great! They seem to offer good protection as they cover also the side of your knees, they always stay in place and they are very comfortable.
What I love the most is how easy they are to put on and off. You only have to adjust the velcro once. Sometimes they get a little bit hot. I always use them over my pants, I don't think they'll fit under. They are also confortable with your legs straight, or while walking.
I would definitely recommend these knee guards
March 21, 2016
Best pads for the price.
So I have had these for a couple months now and thought I should give a long term review. So after riding with these for that long I still love them. They offer great protection ( ce rated too), they look great, they flow enough air to keep you from sweating on the hot days but not enough to freeze you on the cold ones, and probably my favorite part is the clips for the strap system it's extremely fast on and off. For those wondering this will only really work over pants or with shorts. Possibly it will fit under super baggy pants or motocross pants. As far as longevity they still look brand new no fraying on the band's or loss of elasticity and wear these a couple times a week at least. So these will last you a long time. So for ce rated armor with I forgot to say a great range of motion you will seriously forget your wearing them, they are fantastic could not recommend more.
January 22, 2016
Great protection - from mid thigh to lower shin
What more could you ask for, at this price point?
I have owned these for about 4 months. I ride two to three times per week and I crash a LOT. As a heavier rider, I have tested these and am quite pleased.
I measured my legs and found that these are mostly true to the chart's suggestions, except for the uppermost strap, that one is a little larger than it should have been (according to the chart). I wear these for hours on end, during enduro excursions and find that they start and stay comfortable throughout the day. I have yet to need to re-strap them or adjust them at any point during a ride. They're slim enough to fit into my motocross pants, so there has never been an issue there. These being anatomically designed for left and right legs is great, they protect the outside of your knee area more than the inside, and that lets me feel/grip my bike better in the air.
I chose these because they have three straps and the cup stays in place, protecting your patella, even when the two halves are in their full articulation point and also having some protection above the knee is a good idea.
December 1, 2015
Very comfortable, easy on/off yet stay securely in place. I don't even notice them when I'm riding. I'm 6' tall, 180 lbs, 34-inch inseam, got the large and they fit perfectly. I'm really glad I bought these.
November 4, 2015
Quick on/off, good coverage
A lot of knee protectors are made to be worn under the pants, and/or require pulling it on as a sleeve. This one lets you adjust the velcro just once, then snap in and out with tabs, which was just what I needed to be convenient for my commute to work. I think it would be too bulky to fit under pants, but that wasn't what I was looking for.
Seems sturdy and protective - at least it is CE rated.
October 19, 2015