Alpinestars SLC

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Knee pads-3
Typically, I’ve had these pads on test for so long that they’re no longer available. However, they have a modern equivalent in the Alpinestars Alps. Both models feature a kevlar-covered knee pad with peripheral padding above and below and secured with two wide velcro straps. There’s also a silicon gripper printed on the inside of the pad to keep them in place. Where the newer Alps differ is that they also feature a well-vented, slip-on fabric tube to help keep the pads in place. These SLCs have been kept as minimal reserve pads in the bottom of the kitbag for a couple of years. The two-strap design means that they can be deployed, shoes-on, at a moment’s notice. The newer full-coverage Alps design means that’s no longer possible, but it does help a lot more in shaping the pad around the knee, whereas the SLCs took a while to conform again from their flat state. The tube design is also way better at keeping the pad from sliding down or around under riding and crashing.

Chipps.

Review Info

Brand:Alpinestars
Product:SLC
From:i-ride, i-ride.co.uk
Price:£54.99 (Alps model)
Tested:by Chipps for

Comments (0)

    Really? A test of no longer available product? And the equivalent available now has a different fastening?
    It does look like a bit of desperate space filling guys

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