The Good: Lots of front and side protection. Good ventilation. Comfortable during long rides.
The Bad: They slide down during long descends rendering them useless in a crash. Tighter than the previous model and can be hard to put on especially after washing.Overall Review: I got these pads after not being able to find any 661 Kyle Straits which were my go to pads for years. I figured that these would be the same in design if not an improvement. Although not as bulky as the previous model, they are just as comfortable and can be barely noticeable on long AM rides. I've crashed a couple of times and they've saved my knees but there are a few times when they slipped down during long descends and prevented me from receiving coverage on unexpected falls. If they could just stay up I'd give them a higher rating but they can't protect you if they continue to fall down.