Review: Dainese Trail Skins Knee Pads
March 11th, 2017
March 11th, 2017
Anna is a jack-of-all-bikes, and has been riding and racing in a myriad of genres for over seven years; from World Cup level cross-country, to grass roots coaching kids on the road.
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The Trail Skins are Dainese' ultra-light and thin knee pads, but protection isn't compromised thanks to their Crash Absorb® techonlogy, which is a protective layer about 7mm thick, made from a sandwich of flexible material that hardens on impact, much like the well-known branded D30, to absorb shock.
I'm going to jump straight into the verdict here, as there's not much to say about spec, and all I really need to say is that these are truly the most comfortable knee pads I've ever worn. The breathable bielastic fabric is extremely airy, and barely felt there. They didn't clump at the back of the knees, or get overly stinky like other thick or neoprene materials. Having holes in the protective pads meant that air was always flowing, so I didn't get overly sweaty in them (despite testing these in Costa Rica heats of 30 degrees plus!). The velcro fastening system is a great piece of fine tuning too, and couple with the silicon edges on the tops and bottoms, they never fell down, needed readjusting or even spun round after a brutal slide. Thanks to the pads on the outside, gravel rash was averted, as well as knee impacts, and the fit was so comfortable I actually drove home in them without noticing they were still on!