The alpinestar knee pads where OK, not super comfy but wasn't unbearable. I ride a lot of woods and them being light weight helps a lot.
Alpinestars Reflex Knee Guards [obs]
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i have been riding motorcycles for 35 years,primarily mx.this is the best knee gaurds i have ever had.i dont wear knee braces.im 45 years old & never had any knee problems.braces to me are too bulky,constricting,& uncomfortable.i finished 4th overall in the vet 40 class on the arenacrosstour.com series,12 races in ms,tenn,& al.this knee guard covers the inside of the knee as well.
I'll try to make this one short.
I'm 5'7 with normal size knees for my height, I find this knee guard very wide up top, and it doesn't have a strap for the top of the guard so it feels bulky... After putting pants and boots on, it still felt bulky on top, and with no upper strap, it doesn't like to comfortably stay in place for me .
The straps are horrible too, they are very long and you do NOT wanting it sticking on itself... sticks better than the Velcro it's supposed to stick to. lol
Overall : I would not recommend these to any of my friends, I would suggest looking around :) Hope this helps, and sorry alpinestars, my A-stars hat is the best I've owned.. I can't say this for your knee guards.
Great impact protection for the price. The straps are too long but I make them work. They fit comfortably and I wear them every time I ride. I crashed in my last race hard enough to tear a large hole in my riding pants over my knee and I didn't feel any pain in my knee. I also wear these riding my quad and the extra protection on the inside of the knees prevents me from getting bruses from slapping the tank shrouds while riding
These don't fit comfortable inside my boots and the top doesn't have a strap so not sure how well these will stand up in an actual crash. For the money they're nice but I'd rather upgrade to ensure the cups don't slide off.
It's great for the price. very confortable and does its job... only problem I have is it hurts after awhile because of it constantly rubbing against my skin while riding
For the price of these guards it seems like a steal, they offer enough protection to keep you safe and whenever i ride with them i forget i even have them on when theyre tucked under my riding pants and boots
If you are looking to only provide protection for your knees without purchasing a $300 knee brace, this is the ticket. Another great feature is the inside protection for the knee. If you squeeze the bike with your legs these work great. For the money this is a 5 star rating.
I bought these for street riding and have been very happy with them so far. Like alot of the other reviews I've read on other sites the straps are a bit to long for my legs. My legs do get warm when riding with these on hot days but for me its well worth it for the added protection for me knees. Even thou the straps are not as tight as I would like them they are very comfortable and on cooler days its very easy to forget you have them on. Now that I have these the I won't ride without them.
Very comfortable, don't even know your wearing them.
Awesome kneeguards! Can't beat them for the price. Protected my knees and shins and has the best inner knee protection out of all the kneeguards I have used. I Would highly recommend this product to anyone!
Been Looking For Something to go under my pants for the street and it's way too hot for my ballastic 5.0 pants. These Knee/Shin Guards are awesome. I have worn them on 5 hour rides during the heat of the day here in Texas and I forgot I had them on after about 5 minutes of riding. They are very comfortable and very breathable, and they give you more confidence when cornering hard.
For the money I would highly recomend these over the Icon Knee guards, especialy if your legs are bigger then toothpics.
I bought the knee guards on the advise of a fellow rider. They slip under your jeans, offer protection from wind blast on cool days, confidence during street riding that you have you legs better protected. On and off in 2 minutes.
In the world of knee guards, just about anything is better than nothing. You can go all out and buy a combination of brace and guard, and if you race, I think you should. However if you are looking for a lower level of protection, primarily from impact, then shop around and find the brand that stays in place and feels comfortable so that you are not tempted to leave them off and not wear them. I can say that I have worn these several times for hours at a time and I have forgotten that they were even on. I have yet to crash with them on, however, because they extend down into my boot and are strapped on securely, and extend around the sides of my knees as well, I know that they will protect my knee from impact. I would not consider riding without them any more.