I need to get some knee pads after sustaining serious bruising at cfe last weekend. From searching the forum people seem to rate 661 Kyle Strait ones. I've measured my knee and I match up for the large but lots of comments say they come up big. I'm uk size 14 so would people recommend the medium or large. I want them to fit under my snowboard trousers which are not amazingly baggy are the pads very bulky.
I'm not after amazing protection, just something to cushion my knees from the ice.
First post: May 14, 2011
Total posts: 114
I have a pair they fit under my snowboard pants perfectly you can barely notice them, i have a Large and my calf measures 15" and my thigh is 23" at the widest point if that helps
Post subject: RE: Knee pads Posted: Apr 17, 2012 - 10:11 AM
First post: Oct 22, 2008
Total posts: 8
You may wish to consider looking at the sailing knee pads - they tend to be quite slim fitting but designed for people smashing their knees into boat decks (trust me they are as hard as ice) - look at musto, henri lloyd, spinlock, etc.
Post subject: RE: Knee pads Posted: Apr 17, 2012 - 10:36 AM
First post: Jan 21, 2011
Total posts: 364
I've got the Spinlock knee pads and because they only have a small velcro adjuster on the thigh they rarely stay put and so I end up only wearing them if it's really rough and even then keep having to try and pull them back up through the material of my trousers. Think they'd be even worse boarding.
I've got a pair of D30 mountain biking knee pads that I've used for boarding and will test sailing when I can get back on a boat as I'm currently out injured. Not cheap but they don't move at all even after a full day on the slopes.
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