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Troy Lee Designs EGS 5500 Elbow Guard

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EGS 5500 Elbow Guard

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
  • Item #TLD0260

Protection Area
elbow
Recommended Use
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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>Rating: 5

Best elbow guards I have tried

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
160 lbs

I had my fair share of pain trying to find fitting elbow guards. I have bony elbows and whatever product I tried, it either irritated the nerve on my elbow, irritated the bone during long rides and or they slipped. Not these TLD elbow guards. They are comfortable, fit tru, stay in place and I don’t really feel them any more after a few minutes. They are slim enough to be worn under a long sleeve bike shirt. Yes, you will sweat in them but they are breathable enough for it not to be an issue. They are exactly what I was looking for. After scraping my forearms and bruising my elbows about every 6 months, they provide the protection and maybe as importantly reestablish the confidence and fun in riding my bike aggressively.

>Rating: 5

Your elbows will thank you later

You almost feel like you wanna fall to test them out

>Rating: 4

Great Pads for the wife!

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Picked these up for my wife and she loves them. Got her the knee pads as well and they fit great. True to size, comfortable, great coverage as she is just learning.

>Rating: 5

Best guards on the market

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I tried on a heap of guards as comfort was important. Found buying a size up fitted better. Really comfortable, and fairly light, and have a good shape for aggressive stance. Good coverage, and works well to push aside branches on the go. Can ride in these all day in 100% humidity and get no chaffing.

>Rating: 4

Tight for my big arms but otherwise good

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I gave it 4 stars since stitching ripped(too small of a size so I can see why) and the size chart was incorrect with my measurements. but I didn't use it enough to really give it a full review. The item is tight but can imagine its similar to the TLD knee pads where it won't slip on. I would of kept them for their protection but it was cutting circulation. I wish they made a size bigger so I can wear them as I enjoy the Slip on knee/shin pads very much.

>Rating: 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...

>Rating: 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 .

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>Rating: 4

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.

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When I purchase this product will I be getting a pair or only one guard?

Hey Erin, it would be a pair for the elbow guards.