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Posted: 4/14/2016 5:31:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/14/2016 6:03:51 PM EDT
This doesn't really solve your elbow problem, but I like the Black Diamond Telekneesis knee pads from REI - $49.95.  https://www.rei.com/product/720306/black-diamond-telekneesis-kneepads  

They're comfy and designed to move with you, and they protect the lower thigh above the knee as well.
Link Posted: 4/14/2016 6:09:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/14/2016 6:28:58 PM EDT
I've been using Hatch Centurions for several years now. More at work than tactical use, but they've been pretty good. That said, they're the only ones of that type that I have much experience with, so they may not be as good as I think they are.

Link Posted: 4/14/2016 11:07:46 PM EDT
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Interesting, although a hard-shell variety.  Like a lot of REI stuff good for its' intended purpose.

The one that's always touted looks from the front like a figure "8", with one part of the "8" being larger than the other.  It's from one of the top-level mfrs as I recall, but I can't remember the name, dammit.
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Originally Posted By Repairman_Jack:
This doesn't really solve your elbow problem, but I like the Black Diamond Telekneesis knee pads from REI - $49.95.  https://www.rei.com/product/720306/black-diamond-telekneesis-kneepads  

They're comfy and designed to move with you, and they protect the lower thigh above the knee as well.


Interesting, although a hard-shell variety.  Like a lot of REI stuff good for its' intended purpose.

The one that's always touted looks from the front like a figure "8", with one part of the "8" being larger than the other.  It's from one of the top-level mfrs as I recall, but I can't remember the name, dammit.




ARF, sounds like you're thinking about the Arcteryx pads?  They pop up on eBay pretty often.  Honestly the Black Diamond Telekinesis pads are pretty sweet though.


Me?  I spent waaay too much time skateboarding on vert back in the day to ever want to wear hard shell knee pads again.  Nowadays I use whatever slip in foam or Crye pads fit in the pants of the day.

Link Posted: 4/14/2016 11:48:42 PM EDT
IME the Crye or whatever brand(s) that fit into holes in the pants are the only kind that actually stay put all the time.
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 12:23:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By palacial:




ARF, sounds like you're thinking about the Arcteryx pads?  They pop up on eBay pretty often.  Honestly the Black Diamond Telekinesis pads are pretty sweet though.


Me?  I spent waaay too much time skateboarding on vert back in the day to ever want to wear hard shell knee pads again.  Nowadays I use whatever slip in foam or Crye pads fit in the pants of the day.

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Originally Posted By palacial:
Originally Posted By raf:
Originally Posted By Repairman_Jack:
This doesn't really solve your elbow problem, but I like the Black Diamond Telekneesis knee pads from REI - $49.95.  https://www.rei.com/product/720306/black-diamond-telekneesis-kneepads  

They're comfy and designed to move with you, and they protect the lower thigh above the knee as well.


Interesting, although a hard-shell variety.  Like a lot of REI stuff good for its' intended purpose.

The one that's always touted looks from the front like a figure "8", with one part of the "8" being larger than the other.  It's from one of the top-level mfrs as I recall, but I can't remember the name, dammit.




ARF, sounds like you're thinking about the Arcteryx pads?  They pop up on eBay pretty often.  Honestly the Black Diamond Telekinesis pads are pretty sweet though.


Me?  I spent waaay too much time skateboarding on vert back in the day to ever want to wear hard shell knee pads again.  Nowadays I use whatever slip in foam or Crye pads fit in the pants of the day.

You could buy Arcteryx just to look like a Ranger or you can use the Black Diamond at half the price and get the same thing. the Black Diamond kneepads are surprisingly durable.
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 12:31:09 AM EDT
I love my Arcteryx knee caps.
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 9:31:53 AM EDT
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Me too but they do t stay tight. I even put a tri glide on the excess strap and they still work themselves loose.
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 10:00:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By KitBuilder:
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They ain't perfect but they are better than nothing.

RAF have you liked into volleyball or other soft pads before?  They don't have the hard plastic on them so they aren't as great in rocky stuff, but for general padding they aren't horrible. You put them on under your pants/shirt.

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Link Posted: 4/15/2016 9:40:27 PM EDT
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Yeah, ARC are the ones I was trying to recall.  FWIW, one of the reviewers of the Black Diamond pads gave very high marks to another mfr:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Asporting%2Ck%3Amcdavid+hex+pads&keywords=mcdavid+hex+pads&ie=UTF8&qid=1460746894   I'll take a look at them all.  Thanks, all!



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Originally Posted By raf:
Originally Posted By palacial:
Originally Posted By raf:
Originally Posted By Repairman_Jack:
This doesn't really solve your elbow problem, but I like the Black Diamond Telekneesis knee pads from REI - $49.95.  https://www.rei.com/product/720306/black-diamond-telekneesis-kneepads  

They're comfy and designed to move with you, and they protect the lower thigh above the knee as well.


Interesting, although a hard-shell variety.  Like a lot of REI stuff good for its' intended purpose.

The one that's always touted looks from the front like a figure "8", with one part of the "8" being larger than the other.  It's from one of the top-level mfrs as I recall, but I can't remember the name, dammit.



ARF, sounds like you're thinking about the Arcteryx pads?  They pop up on eBay pretty often.  Honestly the Black Diamond Telekinesis pads are pretty sweet though.


Me?  I spent waaay too much time skateboarding on vert back in the day to ever want to wear hard shell knee pads again.  Nowadays I use whatever slip in foam or Crye pads fit in the pants of the day.



Yeah, ARC are the ones I was trying to recall.  FWIW, one of the reviewers of the Black Diamond pads gave very high marks to another mfr:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Asporting%2Ck%3Amcdavid+hex+pads&keywords=mcdavid+hex+pads&ie=UTF8&qid=1460746894   I'll take a look at them all.  Thanks, all!





Haha. My last post auto corrected RAF as ARF.  I must be posting too much in GD.


Anyways those pads look interesting.  Maybe hot but what pads aren't.  Let us know how they work out.


Link Posted: 4/16/2016 1:49:20 PM EDT
Arcteryx. They stay put and I forget I'm wearing them.



I did end up losing one (hoping it's just misplaced) after a training rotation. About to leave on another training rotation with the Hatch/Safariland kneepads and they aren't quite the same.



I do have a pair of the Hatch/Safariland elbow pads, but I've never worn them for more than five minutes total. No.
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 12:04:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MP0117:
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Same
Link Posted: 4/18/2016 9:42:35 AM EDT
Another vote for Arcteryx Knee Caps. I have two pair and I love them. They are the only pads I have ever used that I can run and move in comfortably without restriction or losing the pad. I was skeptical for how well they would hold up but they are two years and going strong.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 9:49:12 AM EDT
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Same
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I love my Arcteryx knee caps.


Same

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