Review: Bluegrass Skinny D30 – Your Knees Are Worth It!

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Bluegrass offers two versions of the Skinny kneepad, one is the regular Skinny, and the other is a premium kneepad called the Skinny D30. We’ve been sent the upmarket version of the pad to test, which along with D30 protection also features a reinforced Kevlar fabric. Like all kneepads, the Skinny D30 is designed to offer knee protection, but Bluegrass wanted to offer maximum protection in a package that is as comfortable to wear all day as it is for an hour at the BMX track. To achieve this the Skinny is a slimmed down pad and doesn’t use any sort of fastening mechanism to keep them in place, but instead a long sleeve with silicon cuffs which stretch and grip your skin at either end. The long sleeve adds stability to the pad, meaning it keeps the padded D30 area where it needs to be, and keeps everything as close to the skin as possible, while remaining comfortable and breathable. Relying solely on silicon bands to keep the pad in place means that you’ll have to be sure that you pick the correct size. With this in mind Bluegrass offers the Skinny D30 in S, M, L and XL sizing, and the website has details of sizing to help you measure up and choose correctly. I tested the medium size Skinny D30 which is designed for a 43-46cm thigh and 35-38cm shin measurement and found that as long as I pulled the pad up into position, slightly higher than...

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