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Far, far less expensive than knee surgery and far more comfortable.

The Black Diamond Telekneesis Kneepad lets you move objects with the power of your knees. Unlike the cheesy skateboarding kneepads many telemarkers use, the Telekneesis only covers what it has to, so it doesn't mess up the breathability of those expensive ski pants. Three plastic shells with closed cell foam backing are articulated to be minimalist when you're standing up straight, but come together for full protection of the patella, as well as giving your upper shin and lower thigh a little coverage. The Telekneesis's smooth beveled edges won't catch on ski pants and are low profile so they won't scoop snow or look doofy.

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5 5

I forget that I am wearing them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are so comfortable I forget that I am wearing them. I have had the Arcteryx ones and they cracked at the hinge and I always knew they were on. These are a perfect design. I suggest that anyone who telemarks wear knee pads. I have heard too many horror stories of torn up knees

5 5

Very impressed with them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this kneepads for 3 seasons and I have to tell you they are great and saved my knees countless times. They very low profile so you can wear them under,yet the external shell is very hard and durable. I'm 6.4 at 210lb and they easily took and cushioned some harsh falls. Very impressed with them.

What would be recommended for knee pads...

What would be recommended for knee pads sup whitewater?? Was thinking about these. Any suggestions?

Best Answer Responded on

I have the G-form pads, and use them on the river. These may be sketchy when you need to drop to your knees..more slippery.

5 5

rad pads!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These pads saved my left knee in a turn today. If you are a Telemark skiier I highly recommend these pads....I'm pretty sure that rock woulda done some serious damage had I not been wearing these...Amazing I hadn't kneeled on a rock like that before. These pads fit well and also ski well.

4 5

love it

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

have to return it cuz it's bit pricy but might consider again in the future.

How do these knee pads attach? In other...

How do these knee pads attach? In other words, do you have to pull them up from feet to knees OR do the straps have quick on and off capability?

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They have a clip for easy on-off access. Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. Hope it helps.

They have a clip for easy on-off access. Here's a pic of what I'm talking about. Hope it helps.
5 5

good for the trees

Just a few days back was going through powder in the trees and misjudged the turn...too many trees and too tight a path. Turned late and clipped a tree at speed with my knee. Could barely walk for 2 days. With these kneepads I can take on the trees once again!

Does this product comes in pair or do I...

Does this product comes in pair or do I need to buy 2 for left and right leg?

5 5

The reviews are true

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not much has not been said about these knee protectors. Definitely worth the money and great protection.

5 5

Doesn't get any better.

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There is no excuse- if you are a telemarker, you need these! I've skied both the Voiles and these, and can honestly say that these are the best. They are low profile and not bulky under your pants, but they still get the job done. They have saved my knees from so many slams, I literally cannot ski without them. I never have issues with them popping open, nor moving around.
Don't hesitate- pick yourself up a pair, and save them kneecaps!

5 5

Protect Ya

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great product. After a friend had these save his knees last season on Baldy I decided to make the purchase. Super low profile, comfy, and confidence inspiring. I alpine ski, and won't be skiing without these this year.

5 5

Tele necessity

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

An absolute must for anyone that tele's. Protects your knees from downed trees and any other objects that could end your season. Highly recommended. They do get a bit warm in the spring. Does the job well!

5 5

Big wall gear

I bought these on a hunch that they would work for climbing El Capitan. After seven days on the wall, I can say that I have no hesitation recommending these as big wall gear. I kept them on for the entire 7 days and have only one complaint. They rotated around a bit, but I have yet to use a knee pad that did not do this to some extent. Hence the high rating. My only improvement would be to sew these into a pair of pants and I would be buying them again tomorrow.

Unanswered Question

Will these be back in stock in a size Small...

Will these be back in stock in a size Small any time soon?

5 5

ideal hot weather tactical gear

I just completed a 4 day practicle rifle course in Las Vegas- temperatures 100+. I was the only shooter that left the gear on between stations becuase the gear was not heavy and did not cause sweating around the knees. Several other pads fell apart and the shooters were forced to duct tape them in place. These are great, durable pads for hot weather protection. I highly recommend these pads and will purchase more for the other shooters in the family.

4 5


These are the best knee pads I have owned. They move super well with your body and you can hardly tell they are on. They are surprisingly durable for how light weight they are

3 5

Knee Pads

Hard plastic glued on poly fabric, wondering how long that will stay. Comfy enough, but over-priced.

5 5

Can't ski without 'em!

I use these whenever I telemark and I forget I even have them on almost immediately. They never come off, are super comfy, and in case I hit my knee on my ski or the boiler plate ice of Mad River, I ski away just fine. Only complaint is that on super warm days, my knees can get a bit sweaty, but something pretty minor. Recommend them to ALL my friends!

5 5

Super comfortable

I bought these last season after I slammed my rear knee on a rock when my toe edge slipped out from under me. I wear these under my snowboard pants and they're so comfortable I forget I even have them on.