- Weird kneepad irritation
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 😕Posted 4 years ago
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 toPosted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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 afterwardsPosted 4 years ago
I shall endeavor to find out.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks!Posted 4 years ago
Are they neoprene? Neoprene in anything but a wetsuit triggers my eczema for some reason.Posted 4 years ago
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!Posted 4 years ago
Yeah they are neoprene (661)
Tried them again the other day and the reaction is the same so goodbye 661 kneepadsPosted 4 years ago
That’s some pretty disturbing reading…Posted 4 years ago
How often do you wash them? They’re quite a sweaty area and a prime breeding ground for wee beasties
Tom KPPosted 4 years ago
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.Posted 4 years ago
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