Knee/Shin Guard KG 5450 Integrated Lycra® low-compression zones in a strapless,Tapered elastic sleeve with no-slip internal grip zones. Constructed with rugged woven Aramid materialTo resist abrasion. Features: o Shock DoctorTechnology o X-FIT™ integrates a wraparound supporter on elastic mesh sleeve for unparalleled comfort and fit with out bulky straps o Strata foam articulates with complex body zones while providing impact protection o Vent-trak moves airThrough flexible channels o
Strengths: Stays put when riding, comfortable when riding, seem crashworthy, breathable and light feeling but have good protection, keep you warm on cool days
Weaknesses: Worry since there isn't any adjustment straps about how long they will last. Maybe a little short on the shin protection.
I got these before a Moab trip in April. They worked very well at protection and staying put when riding. They are great and I've been very happy with how well they breathe and how little you have to readjust during a ride. There aren't any adjustment straps so I'm a little nervous that they may not stay tight and well adjusted over time, but so far no issues after 2-3 rides a month so used easily about 20x. Last ride I was wearing tights (it was below freezing) and only had to adjust once, but totaly a result of the tights not the pads. Haven't had any bad crashes but the small stuff I'm very happy with the protection.