Weird kneepad irritation

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  • Weird kneepad irritation
  • rocketman
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    Early this year I got some kneepads that I’ve used a lot. Going into summer I noticed a mild irritation on the back of my knees where the cut-out is and since then everytime I wear the pads I get an itching sensation and the skin is sore, but only where the cut-out is. The irritation goes off after a few days but if I wear the kneepads it comes back within a few hours. Have soaked the kneepads in a bleach solution, blasted them in the washer and frozen them but the problem persists. Have got some other kneepads and they’re fine.

    I could just stop using the kneepads but I wondered if anyone else has this. Weird that the irritation is where the kneepads aren’t 😕

    wysiwyg
    Member

    Friend of mine is sponsored by raceface and has the same problem. The pads and gloves are manufactured using some pretty nasty stuff which she’s allergic to

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you sure the edge of the cutouts isn’t chafing a bit as you pedal? The ‘holes’ tend to disappear as you bend your leg.

    rocketman
    Member

    The pads and gloves are manufactured using some pretty nasty stuff

    Really? Anything in particular

    you sure the edge of the cutouts isn’t chafing a bit as you pedal?

    Pretty much there’s no discomfort while riding the irritation flares up afterwards

    wysiwyg
    Member

    I shall endeavor to find out.

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    Are they neoprene? Neoprene in anything but a wetsuit triggers my eczema for some reason.

    Premier Icon ahsat
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    I had my second set of 661’s and despite them not looking as worn as my first set, I started to get really itchy and sore skin at the front of my knees. Nothing seemed to solve it…I washed them etc etc. The fabric wasnt worn. I ended up buying a new set, and no issues since! No idea!

    rocketman
    Member

    Yeah they are neoprene (661)

    Tried them again the other day and the reaction is the same so goodbye 661 kneepads

    zero cool
    Member

    How often do you wash them? They’re quite a sweaty area and a prime breeding ground for wee beasties

    Tom KP

    Used to get same thing from 661 pads (although if I wore something underneath like a tubigrip or cut open sock i could prevent it!).

    Eventually replaced with POC VPD 2.0s and never had an issue since.

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