|Weight:||240 g (8.5 oz.) per pair|
|Weight per pair:||8.5 ounces|
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.
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!
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.
I've been using these knee pads for a year now and I have to say I love them! I don't really notice them when I am riding down the mountain and they fit right under my pants. No one even notices that I have them on. They have been threw many hard falls and these are still going strong. These will not hinder your riding at all. If your looking for a good pair of knee pads, you found them here!
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!
Hard plastic glued on poly fabric, wondering how long that will stay. Comfy enough, but over-priced.