Leatt Dual Axis Knee Guards
Nice concept, but a little painful
After two 5 hour uses, square-ish pressure pads left bruises even without impacts. The bottom especially and somewhat the middle compression strap have little room left for adjustment and are tighter than they need to be. I bought according to the sizing for the enduro model since sizing was not available for the dual-axis. Not sure that even the largest model would have made a difference, and I'm not going to waste the $ to find out.
September 15, 2014
Does not fit well with full-size boots on
I bought this for my wife since it looked like it would offer excellent protection and the description says it fits well with boots. While it does look like top-quality protection and fits great on its own, it does not fit well with her boots on. She is 5'11" and wears the Alpinestars Tech 7 size 10 so I bought the LG/XL size of the knee guard, but the shin guard part extends too far down her leg and runs into the top of her boot. It is at least 3 inches too long. She can technically still get the boot on by putting it over the shin guard, but it is not comfortable. In other respects the knee guard is the right size--or perhaps even a bit small--so I do not think the smaller size would work. I will be returning this and getting the Leatt 3DF knee guard instead.
August 31, 2014
They fit tree stumps!
Having 19" calves and 28" thighs I obviously had to go for the 2XL and surprisingly they fit and fit well. Amazingly comfortable especially with the material behind the velcro closure.
The double axis allows them to bend much more with your knee than over it causing a pull at either the top, bottom or both straps.
They are knee guards....none would be much better with air flow but the object here is to protect your knee/shin. They do have a nice wicking material that is also comforable on the skin.
Yes I would absolutely recomment these.
August 9, 2014
straight up rockin
i love them fit great very comfortable protect well utmost confidence
August 4, 2014
Good Knee Guard
Pretty comfortable, even on long rides and offers good protection. I had two hard spills on rocky terrain and no damage to knees.
A couple of screws fell out after two rides and Leatt replaced them in a timely fashion. I used Locktite on all screws since and experienced no such problems again.
Another reviewer mentioned that they were bulky, but they fit under both of my MX pants quite well and I don't think a knee guard that offers this amount of protection can be any smaller in size.
Based on the service from Leatt, I would buy this brand again.
July 14, 2014
Well, my knees aren't broken!
I got these for riding dirt bikes, and they've already earned their pricetag. I'm pretty small, 5'3" female, and they fit me well, either over leggings, or over MX pants (they didn't fit underneath, so I had to wear them over). They're kind of bulky, so unless your pants have a lot of room they aren't going to fit underneath. Though there aren't any big protruding parts. They don't inhibit movement, and once on the bike I didn't even notice I had them on. They were comfortable to wear for long periods of time. I fell down a few times wearing them, and they definitely saved my knee. A bunch of rocks had gouged the hard plastic covering the knee cap when my leg was caught underneath the bike, and I walked away with not even a bruise. For me, that's the best possible review that I could give a piece of protective gear.
March 17, 2014
Sleek and tough
I really like the design and feel of these guards. Comfy with medium protection. The only thing that was a huge let down was the snap that locks these in. Its plastic. I get the feeling they are going to break from the strap tension before me going down in them. They should have made the fasteners with some kind of durable material like metal, not plastic. The padding inside feels great and I have yet to test the outer tough shell on the concrete. I wear them over my jeans and can walk just fine in these. Overall I like them enough to not return them but they are overpriced(imo). I expect the fasteners to be an easy and very inconvenient fix.
February 28, 2014