Protection

troy lee designs knee pads issue 114

Review: These Troy Lee Designs Raid Pads Are Designed To Protect The Only Two Knees You Have

Stepping up the protection over the lightweight Speed Sleeve Knee Pads, the Raid uses clever D3O padding for flexibility and solid protection.

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Review: Camelbak KUDU Protector 20 Backpack

Redesigned for 2018, the all-new Camelbak KUDU combines an in-built back protector with a brilliant harness and clever storage. Review within.

Lazer Ultrax helmet

Review: Lazer Ultrax Helmet

Rachel reports on two months under Lazer's Ultrax helmet.

Review: Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS Helmet

Troy Lee now offer two trail helmets. Is the A2 a notch above the A1? Or something different altogether? Antony delivers his review of the TLD A2.

Review: Cube Freeride Plus 20 pack

Review: Cube Freeride Plus 20 Pack

Barney takes Cubes Freeride Plus 20 pack into the wilds of Calderdale for six months

Review: Dakine Slayer Elbow Pads vs. POC Joint VPD Air

Adele Mitchell puts two sets of elbow pads through their paces - in the UK and the Alps.

Endura MT500 review

Review: Endura MT500 Helmet

The Endura MT500 helmet is packed with features, including Koroyd technology. Andi wrapped his luscious locks with one to put it to the test

Ion K_Lite Zip Knee Pads

Hannah has been falling off a lot recently, how have her knees fared in these?

Review: POC Tectal Race Helmet with SPIN technology – World Exclusive

Sanny got his greedy little mitts on the latest helmet technology to come out of Swedish safety specialists, POC. Here’s what he thought.

Review: Troy Lee A1 MIPS Helmet

Barney comes over all beat poet. We don't think anything hit him on the head during the test…

Review: Bluegrass Tuatara Idro Body Armour

Barney stormtoopers up, but don't worry - his reviews are much more accurate than the average 'troopers marksmanship.

Review: Bluegrass Eagle Golden Eyes Helmet

The sub-£100 Bluegrass Eagle Golden Eyes helmet aims to bring MET performance to a more accessible price point.

Review: Dakine Slayer Knee Pads – Winner Best All-Round

Dakine calls the Slayer "the ultimate lightweight, highly-breathable knee pad for every level of rider". Read on for our review

Review: Alpinestars Paragon Knee Pads – Winner Best Value

The Alpinestars Paragon knee pads take out the Best Value award in our 'Pads For Pedalling' group test. See why here;

Review: TLD Speed Knee Sleeve – Winner Most Comfortable

The Speed Knee Sleeve is a lightweight knee pad from Troy Lee Designs, featuring flexible D3O padding

Review: POC VPD Air Knee Pads – Winner Most Protection

POC arms its VPD Air pads with a flexible material that hardens up on impact. So for lightweight pads, just how tough are they?

Review: Dainese Trail Skins 2 Knee Pads – Winner Most Breathable

Dainese updates its popular Trail Skin knee pad with the 2nd generation design

Review: Race Face Charge Knee Pads

The lightweight and breathable Race Face Charge knee pads are about as minimalist as it gets

Review: Scott Soldier 2 Knee Pads

With high-tech D3O padding, the Soldier 2 knee pads from Scott offer a flexible pedal-friendly design

Review: iXS Hack EVO Knee Pads

The iXS Hack EVOs are a tough set of knee pads. But how did they fare in the Pads For Pedalling group test? Read on for the full review

Review: ION K_Lite R Knee Pads

The K_Lite R is the lightest knee pad option from ION, making it a perfect entrant into the Pads For Pedalling group test

Review: Kali Maya Helmet

Hannah has been wearing this enduro lid, how has she got on?

Review: Fox Launch Enduro Knee Pads

As featured in our Pads For Pedalling group test, the Launch Enduro knee pads are the slimmest and most lightweight option from Fox Racing

Review: Endura SingleTrack Knee Pads

How did the Endura SingleTrack knee pads stack up in our Pads For Pedalling group test? Read the full review within

Review: Bluegrass Eagle Crossbill Knee Pads

As part of our Pads For Pedalling group test, we check out the superlight Crossbill knee pads from Bluegrass Eagle

Review: 661 Recon Knee Pads

The Recon is the lightest knee pad on offer from protection brand, 661. Wil reviews a set as part of our Pads For Pedalling group test from Issue 112

Review: Smith Optics Rover MTB Helmet

Equipped with Koroyd and MIPS technology, the Rover from Smith Optics is designed as a cheaper alternative to the Forefront.

Review: Trail Helmet Group Test

Looking for a trail helmet guide? Then check out Barney's feature on some of the top trail helmets from Giro, Bell, Met, POC, Smith, Lazer and more.

POC Tectal Race Helmet Review

The POC Tectal is a high-tech trail helmet with some very clever features that you hopefully won't need to use.

POC VPD Air Knee Pads Review

Do POC VPD Air knee pads offer the Holy Grail of protection and day long comfort? We sent our resident crash test dummy Sanny to find out.