It’s tough to find a good pair of knee pads. Almost as difficult as it is to find a well fitting pair of gloves, or shoes.
There’s a lot of personal preference in how a knee pad will fit, sit and feel during a ride, but the one thing that we can all agree on, is that they need to provide sufficient protection.
You can choose to meander and roll your way down the trails, or you can choose to tear them up and dominate them. However you choose to ride, and whatever you’re comfortable with, there’s a level of protection out there for you.
Elbow pads and knee pads can vary from super soft compression slip-ons which are breathable and protect you from light abrasions. Or you can get hard shelled heavy duty pads which are for those daredevils who like to ride fast and loose.
It isn’t just about protecting the body either, but a lot of confidence is place in protective wear. Having suitable and well fitting armour can give you that extra boost in confidence to tackle features you wouldn’t normally do.
We’ve review the high impact absorbing knee pads from Bluegrass Eagle protection to see if they fit the bill.