Received these pads a few weeks ago and have been using them creeking in the South East. They are exceptional pads and work very well for paddling. They are comfortable, maneuverable and stay on. After using a pair of shred ready, NRS, and 661 pads these are by far the best. The only complaint is they run a bit small. I ordered a S/M and they are TIGHT on me (6'1 and 165). Good news is they stretched out a bit. Highly recommended, especially at the sale price.