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Arc'teryx Kneecaps

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Rock and ice are not soft, and when your knees slam into them, you're going to be miserable, guaranteed. The Arc’teryx Kneecaps protect your knees from the inevitable knocks and bruises that can leave you feeling like you were late on your mafia-backed loan.
  • Arc'teryx knee caps come in handy for climbing, canoeing, or chores
  • Hard shell backed by EV50 foam for impact-absorbing comfort
  • Two robust elastic straps ensure an anatomically secure fit
  • Item #ARC1213

Tech Specs

EV50 foam, Kydex
Protection Area
Recommended Use
winter backcountry activities
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Worth the cost!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I use these for search and rescue. I have worn them for tracking (lots of kneeling on rocks and hard clay) and for a steep, muddy, rocky search in a wet canyon. My search partner banged up her knees, but my knees came out unscathed.

I'm not an expert on knee pads in general, but I have owned a variety of them in my time. I like the simplicity of these - covers the patella and patella tendon without a bunch of extra plastic or material, easy on and off, and adjusts to handle both bare knees and being worn over 2 layers.

Works well while skiing and ice climbing

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

They fit well under fitted shell pants and do not cause you pants to bunch up around them as your shells will easily slide over them. The only issue I have with them is that I have had to slightly readjust/tighten them throughout the day.

a good idea

  • 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!

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.

    This being a hard plastic, will it end up...

    This being a hard plastic, will it end up damaging the snowboard pants?

    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!