Dakine Anthem Knee Pad

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Dakine Anthem Knee Pad (black)
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14 month review mostly used as DH kneepads

Rating: Featured Member Review
The Good:

Durable // Good Protection // Easy on off

The Bad:

Velcro placement must be perfect // Not great for pedaling

Overall Review:

I purchased the Dakine Anthem knee pads in early spring of 2017 as I wanted to have a dedicated pair of knee pads for riding park. While the Anthem are not "downhill" pads they do offer excellent protection. I have had several crashes that the Anthem saved my knee from minor to possibly major injury. I like the ability to open them and put them on without taking my shoes off, however this does require aligning the straps perfectly or the velcro will slowly eat at your flesh as you ride throughout the day. Having spent the summer downhilling with these I have been happy. I did make the mistake of taking them on a trail ride. While they are comfortable enough for 12 hours at the bike park they were not so for a few hours pedaling. By the end of my 3 hour ride each knee cap had a spot on the

Overall Review:

I purchased the Dakine Anthem knee pads in early spring of 2017 as I wanted to have a dedicated pair of knee pads for riding park. While the Anthem are not "downhill" pads they do offer excellent protection. I have had several crashes that the Anthem saved my knee from minor to possibly major injury. I like the ability to open them and put them on without taking my shoes off, however this does require aligning the straps perfectly or the velcro will slowly eat at your flesh as you ride throughout the day. Having spent the summer downhilling with these I have been happy. I did make the mistake of taking them on a trail ride. While they are comfortable enough for 12 hours at the bike park they were not so for a few hours pedaling. By the end of my 3 hour ride each knee cap had a spot on the top where it had been rubbed raw from the inside of the pad. My recommendation, if you want a downhill pad skip this and go to the Hellion and get more suitable protection, as for trail riding, just skip them. That said there are lots of people out there pedaling in them and loving them so if you have the chance to try them on do so and look for a spot at the top of your knee cap after you do a couple squats.

Specifications

Product Dakine Anthem Knee Pad
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Pad Type Soft Shell
Material 3D molded CE certified foam knee protector
4-way stretch, lightweight, perforated 0.5mm AriaprenePro with Polygiene Odor Control Technology
Aramid fiber abrasion resistant fabric knee coverage
Silicone gripper elastic
Knee/Shin Coverage Knee Only
Size S, M, L, XL
Color Blue Rock/Black, Black/Black
Miscellaneous 2018 model year featuring 0.5mm AriaprenePro material
Lateral and medial side padding for extra protection
Easy on/off feature (don't have to take off shoes)
Interior patella support
Pre-curved ergonomic patterning for enhanced fit
2 Year Limited Warranty
Price $70
More Info

​The 2018 Anthem Knee Pads feature impact-absorbing 3D-molded CE certified foam in an easy-on/ off design. This mid-weight pad opens all the way up eliminating the need to take off your shoes. The 3D-molded foam insert hardens on impact for confident protection, bolstered by additional side padding for 360-degree knee protection. These pads stay put thanks to the adjustable thigh and calf straps enhanced with silicon gripper elastic. The Anthem Knee Pads are built with a pre-curved ergonomic fit for total comfort plus an open back for cooling airflow.

For more information, visit www.dakine.com.

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