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ION K-Pact Knee Pad

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Ion K Pact - These pads allow you to pedal with DH level protection - and they don't slip off your knees in a crash

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The Good:

Comfortable, close fitting pads with DH level protection. The impact padding is top notch and the aramid cloth outer will slide rather than dig in.

The Bad:

No zip, for that get the K Pact Zip version. Long term durability yet to be proven

Overall Review:

Ion have got almost everything right with these slip on knee pads. The Sas-tec impact foam is comfortable and reportedly one of the best at absorbing impact energy. The pads consist of a perforated neoprene sleeve with a mesh layer over the outside and a soft lining. The primary padding is around the knee and extends slightly below the knee cap. There are also two smaller pads on each side of the main pad to protect the sides of your knees. The Sas-tec pads can be removed via a flap on the inside of the pad and its recommended that you do so before washing the sleeves. The exterior of the main pad is covered with an aramid fabric for tear resistance and low friction in a fall. A stand out feature of these close fitting pads is their breathability and comfort. No rubbing on long pedal sessions and not nearly as warm to wear as you might imagine. So much so that I happily wear them while riding home after a session on the trails. I bought these after reading another review where they scored top spot. I wanted pads that fit really well and will not easily shift in a crash. These easily outperform my old 661's in all departments. A proper sleeve with an aramid layer will offer far better protection than a pad with exposed sticky rubber pads that will pull off in a fall. After more than 6 months the pads are holding up well and left me uninjured after a fall directly onto one knee. The only question mark for me is durability. I managed to hook the sleeve on part of my bike while mounting it and it left a small tear in the outer and neoprene sleeve. So far the tear has not propagated and the pads still look and work great. I would not buy anything else...


Product ION K-Pact Knee Pad
Riding Type Freeride / Bike Park, Trail, Other (All Mountain / Enduro)
Pad Type Soft Shell
Material Super_Perforator_Neoprene, SAS-TEC visco elastic soft foam main padding, Power_Aramid upper material at kneecap
35% Neoprene, 35% Polyurethane, 15% Nylon, 8% Polyester, 7% EVA
Knee/Shin Coverage Knee Only
Size S, M, L, XL
Color Combat Red, Back
Miscellaneous Super_Perforator_Neoprene
Very flexible and robust neoprene with superior breathability. Of course not if compared with a mesh fabric. But for neoprene it is the most breathable one we used to date.

SAS-TEC main padding
SAS-TEC is a German-based innovative producer of body armor protective components. SAS-TEC has a long track record of producing outstanding motorbike protection – and is the best choice for your safety. We use 3D-protectors made of visco elastic soft foam with incredible shock absorption values.

Power_Aramid upper material at kneecap
Power_Aramid is a synthetic fiber originally developed by DuPont. Today it’s used for a range of applications from bulletproof helmets via tires to bow strings. It offers outstanding tear resistance and tensile strength.
Price $89.95
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The revised version of our test-winning K-PACT features a proven sleeve construction for a great fit using a new, very breathable sleeve material: the Super_Perforator_Neoprene grants for maximum breathability even on long uphills. Asymmetrical side padding for protection from impacts and top tube contacts. The main SAS-TEC performance padding is famous for its cushioning characteristics. Overall, the K-PACT is your reliable partner for home trail rides, bike park adventures, and high-speed backcountry descents.

For more info, visit the ION Products website​.

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