7iDP Transition Knee Pad

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Most comfy pedally-pads I've ever tried

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The Good:

-Comfy
-Light
-Comfy
-Breathable
-Did I mention comfy?
-Quite Durable
-Comfy
-Reasonably priced

The Bad:

-Hard to get a hold of in Norway
-Have to take off shoes to take on and off (not that you need to, as you can just live in them)

Overall Review:

Bought these 4 seasons ago and are now using them on my daily commute through the woods to and from work. (20km one way, 7 of which is singletrack) I have ridden them in all kinds of conditions from -10C snow to +30C sun.

They breathe well, do not slip on me (I'm fairly average and use medium size) and protect me well enought on all the crashes I've had with them. I pull them on, put the lower elastic above my calf muscle and pull the upper well above my knee. When they're on, I don't realize I wear them and have actually forgotten to take them off on several occations. They are not the thickest pads around, and I would not use them in a DH or enduro race. But, for trail rides with a bit of pedalling they're a no-brainer to wear. I've previously tried pads from Fox, Ion, IXS, TLD, Sweet, Poc and Dainese and nothing has come close for comfort while pedalling as these for me. I use Ion K-Pact-Select for DH and IXS Carve Evo+ for Enduro, which both are great, but not nearly as comfy for long pedally rides. I shop around a lot for gear and have the possibility to try a lot of different kit on the market, so I feel I can always use gear I'm super happy with. If I'm nnot, I have the opportunity to change it.

They have recently (as of last fall) started to show some wear, where the seam on the pad on the side of the knee has started to come undone, but having ridden them a lot since then, they haven't come any more undone. But that's after 3 seasons of quite heavy use! I've crashed a fair bit with them, but never at full speed. They have never shifted in a fall and I have never got hurt while falling with them either, even with full weight onto rock or smacked into a tree.

In short: When I need new pedally-pads. These will be high on my list again. Half a point docked for not having a Norwegian distributor.

Specifications

Product 7iDP Transition Knee Pad
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Enduro / All-Mountain, Trail
Pad Type Soft Shell
Material Poly/Spandex, 4-way stretch mesh, heat-molding foam
Knee/Shin Coverage Knee Only
Size S (15-17" thigh)
M (17-19" thigh)
L (19-21" thigh)
XL (21-23" thigh)
(measurements taken 6″ above kneecap with leg bent at 90 degrees)
Color Black
Miscellaneous - Low weight, flexible soft-shell protection that hardens on impact
- Compression fit with silicon grippers inside and on the outside top to grip your legs and liners
- Rollable and stowable size
- Slip-on design fits higher on the thigh than most pads
- Designed beyond CE EN 1621/1 standard to ensure maximum protection
- Weight: 262g per side in Medium
Price $69.99
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