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Suit up for battle.

The Troy Lee Designs EG 5500 Elbow Guard protects your elbows from technical terrain and go-big antics. As one of the most comfortable elbow guards on the market, the EG 5500 delivers an exceptional fit, thanks to X-Fit wraparound support with an elastic mesh sleeve for a body-conforming fit. Aramid reinforcement in high-wear areas prevents premature wear and tear from scuffing the ground and trail obstacles. Moreover, you'll appreciate the guard's Vent-Trak channels, which move air over your skin to reduce built-up perspiration and excess heat.

As for the elbow guard's impact protection, you'll find an internal elbow cap with surrounding Strata-Foam. The elbow cap acts as your first line of defense against impact, protecting your elbow from nasty spills without being overly bulky or restricting movement. Strata-Foam further pads heavy blows, while conforming to your elbow contours for a precise fit.

  • X-Fit wraparound support over elastic mesh sleeve
  • Reinforced with Aramid material in high-stress areas
  • Internal elbow cap with surrounding Strata-Foam
  • Vent-Trak channels

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5 5

If you are getting elbow pads, get these

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Probably one of the most comfortable well-fitting elbow pads around, and they don't slide around much. Probably all thanks to the X-Fit system...

5 5

Nice and comfy .

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got a pair of these mostly just to slide on when the trail gets a little harsh. They seem to be a great fit if you want some protection and don't want the bulk of some of the more a downhill style pad. These offer me comfort and protection as well as a good fit without too much bulk .

4 5

Bike PPE as a Therapy Aid

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

I've got a rather different review for an elbow guard type of PPE. My doc recommended I get a hard shell elbow guard (suggested at a mtn.bike shop) to protect and help heal my elbow bursitis. So I'm buying a specialized PPE for an injury I already have. I always did do things backwards.
After looking all over town, a friend suggested I check out Backcountry.com. I have to admit I was a little intimidated with the variety of selections from an internet provider, but finding out I could try out all that I wanted to before making my purchase at the store was a great relief.
I tried out 7 different pad designs from what looked to be the top 5 in the shopping list, and found these Troy Lee's to be the most comfortable on my already sore wing. I was disappointed that they only went to a Large size (recommended for a person of up to 220 lbs) and I really need an XL for my larger arm diameter, so they fit tight enough I can't keep them on for more than about an hour without a break. But unlike all the rest, once it is on, I don't feel any pressure on my elbow at all, until it hits something, and then the force is well enough distributed it isn't the sharp pain it was without the protection. Muchas Thanx for the GREAT service at your SLC store. You've managed to whet my appetite for more "toys" as well.