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a good idea
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
After splitting my knee open on a rock years ago, and starting to telemark recently, I figured these would be a good idea. As another reviewer mentioned, $60 is pricey for plastic knee pads but easier to stomach than a ride in the ski patrol sled.
I was worried they might be too big since I'm petite. They fit pretty well - might have liked them a bit smaller, but they do the job and keep my knees warm which is a huge plus. Also, they fit easily underneath my relatively slim-fitting snow pants. Feel naked without 'em now!
This being a hard plastic, will it end up...
This being a hard plastic, will it end up damaging the snowboard pants?
The plastic is smooth and the pads are designed to be worn under pants. Proceed without worry.
no they wont ive been wearing a hard pro tec knee pad under my pants for years now. feels naked without them and you will love them after 1 time
I have to disagree, I use the black diamond pads (almost same design)under my ski pants for telemark skiing, if you drop your knee often on hard snow or with any rocks hiding underneath your ski pant will wear out or tear easily. I have 2 pairs of arcteryx pants to prove it, but pants can be repaired easier then a kneecap!
Perfect Investment for Telemark Skiing
These are absolutely necesary for dropping the knee, ESPECIALLY if you're heading off-piste in deep snow. Initially I thought that the Arc'teryx price was too much compared to the BD knee pads (of which I'm not really a big fan due to their consistently varying movement), but the simple design and quality product have won me over time and time again. I have had three times in which I was tree skiing in some deep snow and the trailing ski had gotten buried under a fallen tree while the leading ski didn't. If I wasn't wearing these knee pads then it would have been a lot more than $60 to replace a shattered knee cap or fix a broken leg.
I never go out without these on now. They'll durable, easy to adjust (even through your pants), and are not bulky at all. Get these and set your mind (and knees) at ease.
Some of the best
This is really some of the best knee pads out there