SixSixOne Riot Knee Pads

OK so those of you who have been following will have heard of my recent knee troubles, having had operations on both knees previously, my recent off and then subsequent soccer injury was something of an eye opener.  Its taken a while but I'm slowly starting to realize that I need to not only keep myself in good shape but make sure major body parts like my knees are strong and functional in order to last me the rest of my life.  Now I'm sure there's a couple of camps here as most of my riding is XC with the odd jump, drop or hop included as and when needed, many would say knee pads are a little over kill for this type of riding however I'm happy to take out a little extra insurance in aid of self preservation.

As someone who is always on the lookout for a bargain, I headed over to The Clymb my go to place for discount gear to see if they had anything which would suit.  A quick browse brought me to the the SixSixOne Riot Knee Pads priced at a little under $20.

• Great protection with internal hardcap
• Durability from 1000D Cordura outer
• Snug fit with neoprene chassis
• Stays in place with velcro closures
• CE
• Internal hard cap/EVA pad
• 1000D Cordura
• Perforated neoprene construction
• Velcro closures
• 50% Neoprene, 15% Kevlar, 15% EVA, 15% Nylon 5% Plastic

The pads themselves are designed that there's only one Velcro strap at the top and a neoprene loop at the bottom to put your foot through.  I ordered the XL and they are a snug fit but that's needed to keep thing in place, and the pad feels comfortable against the knee.  All in all I'm happy with the purchase and hope they'll last a long time and help my knees last even longer.


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