What are the best elbow pads?
I had the chicken wings, they’re a great product, you get 2 levels of protection- at the start of every trail your elbows are padded, by the end they’ve fallen down and you’ve got armoured wrists 😆
I love my POC Bones. They look ridiculous tbh, proper stormtrooper… But the protection is huge and they’re really cleverly articulated and stay where they’re supposed to, so they don’t need much strapping or wrapping- just a very lightweight “sock” and 2 loose elastic straps. So they’re actually about the least warm/sweaty pads out there. Expensive though and you need to be happy with the looks.
Never found a soft pad I really liked tbh.Posted 3 years ago
Recent ground/elbow interface means I’m thinking I should get some pads. Got some 661 chicken wings but they’re awful and I refuse to wear them. Any out there that aren’t annoying to wear?
POC are very pricy but seem to get good feedback. Anything good but a bit cheaper?
Ta.Posted 3 years agopackerMember
I have the G-Form elbow pads and I love them. Of course they have less protection than a hard shell pad but they are so light and comfy you hardly notice them, and they provide more protection than you would think from the look of them.Posted 3 years ago
I guess the only reason not to get them is if you think you want more protection than they can offer.AlexSubscriber
I had some of those very light 661 mesh things but upgraded to RaceFace Indy for the alps. They don’t slip, aren’t huge and aren’t that irritating. Loads of pads out there which are similar with the D30 stuff in there. I’d be down the bike shop trying a few pairs on and see what fits.Posted 3 years agojulzmMember
I’ve got the POC VPD 2.0. Brilliant pads and hardly feel them on at all. They don’t move about and the dough stuff inside them gets soft with heat so moulds to your fit. Downside is that you can’t wash them so they can get very smelly when it’s hot and sweaty (I hand wash mine and then spray with febreeze before hanging out to dry). As a result, I only wear elbow pads on extreme stuff or when it’s colder or slippery. That said I wear my POC kneepads every ride. I’ve had quite a few offs with my pads (including one which resulted in a stress fracture of my elbow) but pads have stayed put every time. They are definitely worth the layout, there are some bargains to be had on the VPD 1.0s.Posted 3 years agoryderredmanMember
Dianese trail skins = Perfect.
Going to get the matching knees when I’ve next got some money.
I bought them, and the kneepads. The kneepads are awesome. The elbowpads have been sent back to CRC after them falling to pieces after my first crash, the sleeve bit seems to be made out of the same material as non-bounty kitchen roll.Posted 3 years agopackerMember
see if I can try on some G Form pads – there’s so many sizes it seems slightly ridiculous.
Good idea to try G-Form for size first – their sizing is extremely small.Posted 3 years ago
I wear a medium size in 661 elbow pads but in G-Form I’m an XL.
You basically have to go two sizes up on what you would wear in most other brands. Same with their knee pads.prawnyMember
@ivorlott – I got the sizing info off either CRC or the dainese website can’t remember which. I took a bit of a flyer in the end and went for mediums as it wasn’t 100% clear! but it made more sense than the raceface guide.
@ryderreman – that’s a bit worrying, I haven’t crashed in mine yet. Hopefully I won’t either but if I’ll be gutted if they fail, they’re the perfect size and shapePosted 3 years ago
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