Dakine Slayer Knee Pad

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Dakine Slayer - Vibrant Orange
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The Good:

Price, Looks, Stay on Knees, Breathable, Slim, Pedal Friendly

The Bad:

None so far

Overall Review:

For the past couple of years, I have only ridden cross country, light trails, and street. Due to this, I never really questioned the use of knee pads as it thought it would just make for an uncomfortable ride as I like to keep everything light, in terms of gear. I rarely ride with a hydration pack and carry minimal amounts of tools. After getting more into enduro and jumping, I really started wanting to get knee pads as hitting your bare knees never feels good. Finally, after a week or so of research, I pulled the trigger on the Dakine Slayer Knee Pads as I reckoned, they would be light and breathable enough for cross country, yet sturdy enough to offer protection at higher speeds. After receiving the knee pads, I was eager to test them out on some local trails. The first trail I tested them out on was a relatively flat cross country trail which was almost non-stop pedaling. After this tiresome 2 hour ride, I took the knee pads off to see that they weren't very sweaty. During the ride, I noticed that the area around my knees was warmer than usual, but this is to be expected with any pads. It wasn't warm enough to cause discomfort or create excess sweat which really shows how well ventilated these pads are. The next trial was a full day of riding dusty park in the hot sun. For 6 hours, I didn't even adjust the knee pads which shows how these knee pads fit very well, as long as you get the sizing correct. Not only did they stay put for the entirety of my ride, but my knees were well ventilated and not uncomfortable. After multiple rides, I have really come to appreciate all the comfort these pads provide, offering enough protection for enduro, yet being pedal friendly and light. Not only are these pads comfortable, but they are also priced well. At $65, they aren't expensive and are comparable to other brands. These pads also look great and are dimensioned properly. Being a Dakine product, I can assume that this would have great long term durability and warranty should not be an issue.


Specifications

Product Dakine Slayer Knee Pad
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Pad Type Soft Shell
Material 4-way stretch, lightweight, perforated 0.5mm AriaprenePro
4-way stretch mesh back
Aramid fiber abrasion resistant fabric knee coverage
Silicone gripper elastic on upper and lower cuffs
Knee/Shin Coverage Knee Only
Size S, M, L, XL
Color Vibrant Orange, Black
Miscellaneous Lightweight, highly-breathable biking knee pads for every level of rider
1 Year Limited Warranty
Lightweight and low profile CE certified knee protector (EN 1621-1 Level 1)
DK Impact energy absorbing foam technology
Polygiene Odor Control Technology
Bonded hem seam construction and open back design eliminates hot spots and increases breathability
Pre-curved ergonomic patterning for enhanced fit
Price $65
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