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Fox Racing Launch Pro Knee Guard

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)

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    Featured Review

    “Bombproof protection that won't let you down”

    The Good: Tough, rugged, stout, kevlar stays in tact, pads stay in place, cheap

    The Bad: Bulky which leads to sweaty knees in warmer climates, slide on only so you have to wear them all the ride.

    Overall Review:

    I finally got tired in my old age of wrecking(especially in wet winters) and bruising or scraping my knees. No, I'm not down on my knees as much as you may be thinking. But on a slick log over in December you can end up bouncing all your body parts and bruising more often than not. Also, with the advent of enduro riding(sarcasm) you just HAVE to have pads now, right? Not one to be left out on the trend I got my 800mm bars and knee pads.

    All kidding aside these things have fit well from day one. I don't have robust legs and wear a size medium in these pads. They have always been good about staying in place and don't feel obtrusive while pedaling up hill. As a matter of fact they feel comfortable in all situations. The only time you're REALLY gonna notice these is on a warm day and having to pedal hard. These aren't very breathable because they have protection everywhere but right behind your knee. So you are going to sweat in these bad boys. But the protection is worth it. It's a hard plastic knee pad surrounded by a kevlar cover and believe you me that kevlar works! I have had some high speed wrecks where if I wasn't wearing knee pads my knees would be torn up. The side pads do their job as a firm foam.

    These come in at a great price point and hold up over time. After a year and a half and at least three major wrecks(with a broken clavicle in there) they show one nick on the left pad. I know I've ground to a halt on the pads twice and you wouldn't even know it. I keep washing them and they look just as good as day one. I highly suggest these to anyone. If they could make them so that you don't have to slide them on and they would stay in place I'd easily give these a 5. Otherwise they get a 4.5. Superb product.

    “Really Good Knee pads”

    The Good: They are comfortable, breath well and actually protect you

    The Bad: Durability?

    Overall Review:

    I have had knee pads in the past, that when you crash stick to the ground and burn you knee(because your knee slides in them) these have never done that. Also, as far as comfort goes they are the best I have ever tried on. Almost all my friends used to use 661 and now all havetransferred over to these, everyone is blown away at how well they work.

    Specifications

    Riding Type
    Material
    Shin Pads
    Size
    Color
    Miscellaneous The Launch Pro Knee Pad is the next evolution to knee protection from Fox. Kevlar front knee panel covers flexible plastic knee cup Perforated neoprene body forms to leg Silicone gripper behind the knee to keep pad in place Elastic strapping top and bottom Pre-curved ergonomic fit Item Specifications Color Black Size Medium,Small Protection Area Knee
    Price $59.95
    More Info Fox Racing website