Falling is an inevitable part of skateboarding, especially if you’re practicing tricks. But one obvious way to stay protected is to wear knee pads. It’s crucial, though, to find a good pair that’s the right size and fits comfortably. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself constantly fiddling with them. To help you find a solid pair, we did some research and rounded up a few of our favorite options on the market for adults and kids. While each design is slightly different, they all have one thing in common — they resist impact to prevent scraped-up knees.
1. 187 Killer Pro Knee Pads
These pads feature three-panel construction with heavy-duty ballistic nylon and V-22 dual-density foam that absorbs hard impacts.
Pros: The interior lining is lightweight, quick-drying with a seamless finish for ultimate comfort. A Lock-In Cap system secures and aligns the removable cap in the correct position. Industrial-weight stitching throughout ensures durability. An open back design allows for breathability and easy on/off. They come in a size for kids and from XS to XL.
Cons: They may run small.
2. Bodyprox Knee Pads
These are made with lightweight-yet-strong abrasion-resistant nylon, stretchy spandex and plush EVA foam padding.
Pros: They simply slip on and off and stay in place. They have an ergonomic, unisex design.
3. JBM international 3-In-1 Protective Set
This set features an ultra-soft EVA padded material and solid polypropylene plastic that’s designed to retain its shape after impact.
Pros: These come in adult and youth sizes and five colors to choose from. They have multiple elastic straps that are easily adjustable to fit various knee girths.
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