Thor Force Knee Guard
The pads feel very well made, provide as much protection as you could ask for, and are very comfortable. I don't even realize i'm wearing them while riding.
March 6, 2014
Not a knee brace or a knee pad
I thought this fit pretty well trying it on at home, but when riding the hinges on the sides dug into my knees in an uncomfortable way and I found it hard to grip the tank. I fell, just a small crash, and the hinges dug in quite hard and bruised my knee a lot. It seems I would've been better off in that situation with a regular knee pad. Who knows what will happen in a big crash if it will work well enough as a knee brace to save my ACL.
They are quite warm with the neoprene type wrap around.
Also they seem a little bit small in the shin/ calf area. The velcro doesn't close all the way around my calf and the shin plate is a bit small. I ordered a small/medium because I am a 5'6'', 125lb girl and couldn't imagine not fitting into a men's small. But I am assuming the small size is made for kids. Though I also believe the next size up would be too big.
Overall, would not buy them again, but am going to rock them for a while despite their flaws.
February 25, 2014
Best choise from this money!
It`s great knee guards! Dressing them I feel like a tank))
Best value and protection!
Must have for all!
November 9, 2013
Good protection - tight fit.
Knee guard stays in place and provides good protection. I do not notice them once I am riding. They are a bit warm and are soaked with sweat after an hour of riding - but don't really notice it while riding.
October 17, 2013
After three surgeries on my right knee and one on the left, these guards work great to help stabilize my knees.
They took a bit to get use to, but now they fit snug and comfy.
Airflow is okay, it does not get very sweaty under the guards in hot weather.
It is pretty obvious you got them on under any pants, but they are surprisingly comfortable to sit around in and they definitely feel like good protection.
September 11, 2013
So far so good.
A half dozen or so rides in, and I'm quite pleased with them. Good impact protection, some resistance to travel in the wrong direction. I haven't ridden in any proper summer heat with them yet, but they're always good and sweaty when I take them off, but my knees and shins aren't feeling uncomfortable hot. I've crashed in them a few times, and they have done exactly what they are supposed to do, and more than I expected.
My only complaint is that somehow, the Velcro on the back strap always seems to find a way to start stabbing me in the leg. It gets uncomfortable, but not unbearable.
May 14, 2013
Too bulky, way too hot
Just ordered these hoping for something I could wear under loose fit jeans. They look like they would really hold up and would provide a lot of protection, but they are just too bulky for me. They fit under my jeans, but when I sat down the knee area of the jeans were really tight. You could ride with the combo, but it would wear through the sides of your jeans really quickly.
If it were just the bulkiness it wouldn't be an issue, most people probably have some loose riding pants they like (my jeans are very relaxed fit though). The main problem is, these guards are very hot. The wrap around fabric is like a thick neoprene knee sleeve. My leg was sweating within just a few minutes, and I was just walking around inside my house. I can't imagine wearing these in the summer or even a warm spring or fall day.
Since the plastics are pretty much solid, I don't see how being on the bike would help airflow-wise. Maybe if you're cruising along at highway speeds some air would get through, but offroad no way.
I wish I had a local place where I could have tried them on. It cost $16 to ship these back the Revzilla.
April 11, 2013
Good bang for buck...functional as well
You get a lot for the money with this Knee Brace, but wear with long socks as it chafs the back of the leg without them.
March 5, 2013