Leatt Dual Axis Knee Guards
I like these a lot. When I wear them I don't think about them much... that is ideal. The only thing is occasionally I will pull them back up a bit if I have been walking around. When on the bike this doesn't come up.
I have chicken like legs and am 5'8". The large set seems to fit just fine. I really, really like the quick connect strap ends that don't have to be readjusted and don't require loosening and reapplying Velcro each time they are used.
Took a pretty good stick to the shin yesterday and I hardly felt anything... mostly just noise.
I didn't rate durability as I have only ridden in these a few times so far. I didn't rate airflow either as I can't tell wearing these over jeans. But the vents do catch a lot of weeds.
July 20, 2015
For years I've used the Thor knee guards, which have very good protection, however they would always cut the back of my knee every time I rode. I also used several other cheaper knee guards and none were comfortable. The Leatt knee guards are the most comfortable knee guards I ever worn! Like any knee protection they do get a little hot in the summer, but they do not cut the back of the leg, which for me is worth its weight in gold!
I use the Leatt mostly for motocross, however they did fit under my revit adventure touring pants.
July 10, 2015
Excellent protection for a good price.
Great knee protection without limiting movement.
I have had these for about a year.
I ride daily a couple of hours. They are still perfect.
Took a few tumbles off road and even ripped a pair of pants at the knee. Just a tiny bruise on the knee. I went kitesurfing the same day.
July 1, 2015
These are great. They fit well, I'm 6'2" 190lbs and the LG/XL size fit me very well. I don't have huge calves and I wear a 34" inseam jean, which is to my heel if that helps.
These are CE impact and abrasion rated, better than all the other brands I found on here. I ride a sport bike and these are perfect under my Dainese Kansas 1K Jeans (Size 34).
Overall I recommend these, 5 stars.
May 4, 2015
Def worth it
The knee guards are very comfortable and saved my knees a couple of times already. They breath as good as any other knee guards and well worth it.
December 22, 2014
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