These braces have saved me in a few nasty crashes that I'm certain would have ended up with a blown out knee had I not been wearing them. The straps are definitely a weak point in the brace as I have broke 4 in the last dozen rides. I believe these braces would be a comfortable fit if I had purchased the right size. I'm wearing a medium and wish I had bought a large. Anyhow, I highly recommend these braces.