G-Form Knee Pads, utilizing RPT – Reactive Protection Technology, a composite blend of PORON XRD material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology, offers consistent, repeated impact absorption for dependable performance throughout the life of the product. They are the first flexible, molded, exoskeleton rate-dependent impact pad worn on the outside of the garment. The ridges and hinges of the pad are specifically designed to flex with the knee and leg to ensure complete protection. The G-Form pad will protect you from repeated impacts – unlike a bicycle helmet, it does not need to be replaced after impact, and does not lose any of it’s protective qualities after repeated use. The unique way the pad is shaped and molded, plus it’s attachment to the compression fabric, keeps the pad close to the surface of the body, and this enhances the protection, especially compared to hard shell pads that can move out of place.
The G-Form exoskeleton armor comes in three different versions currently, the Knee Pad, the Shin Pad and the Elbow Pad, with each retailing for $49.95. The slip-on armor utilizes an elastic fabric tube, made from a nylon and spandex blend, in which the molded RPT padding is flat stitched onto the material. The design mimics a set of arm or knee warmers, and the fabric fits snugly to assist in keeping things in place, and also provides compressive qualities. Continue reading →
Strengths: - Extremely lightweight
- Comfortable even for long rides
- Affordable in comparison to hospital bills :)
Weaknesses: - I would advise having your LBS do a fitting for you. If you get the wrong size they could be annoying and uncomfortable.
I am so happy to have an easy to wear knee pad for my casual rides. I find that I have far more confidence and quickly put them to the test by falling knee first on a rock the first day out. The pads worked as advertised, I hit the rock and felt it a little bit but was able to bounce right back up and keep riding with no serious injuries.
A must have.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 2, 2012
Strengths: Light weight, they stay in place, flexible, they work as advertised.
Weaknesses: Doesn't protect your knees as much as other hard, heavier duty knee pads.
These knee pads work perfectly for what I need. I am a semi-cautious mountain biker, I've never fallen hard, so I wanted something light weight, comfortable, and not too heavy duty just in case and these fit the bill perfectly. I did do some tests, I put the knee pad on and took a hammer and proceeded the hit them kinda hard. The results- it hurt a little, but it would have hurt much more had I not been wearing pads, and I imagine if I had been wearing a hard, heavy duty pad I wouldn't have felt a thing. Would I buy them again? sure, I like them. If I were a hardcore downhill rider, they probably wouldn't safe enough, but they work for me.