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7 ProtectionSam Hill Knee Pad

$89.99

Item # SPU000J

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Item # SPU000J
Description

It's a balancing act.

Your knees need some extra padding, but you're not willing to sacrifice your performance for a just-in-case piece of gear. 7 Protection took Sam Hill's feedback into the design of the Transition Plus Knee Pad to ensure that it is race-worthy, so whether you're crushing laps at the park or actually competing you can perform efficiently. Extra side padding and an extended pad design increase your odds of hitting foam instead of something you can hurt. The pad sits higher on the thigh than most pads of similar design, and has a silicone strip that enables it to hold its position. The knit sleeve is constructed with breathable material, and features a mesh back panel for maximum airflow—preventing your knee pit from becoming swampy so you can finish your ride comfortably.

  • Knee pads protect so you can perform
  • Four-way stretch lets you move freely
  • Extended padding for more covered surface area
  • Breathable fabric keeps you cool while you pedal
  • Silicone strips minimize slipping
Warning

California Proposition 65

Warning:

Cancer and Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

Tech Specs
Material45% polyester, 35% polyurethane, 7% ethylene vinyl acetate, 5% spandex, 3% nylon, 3% silicon, 2% rubber
Closureslip-on
Protection Areaknee
CertificationsCE 1621, EN 1
Size

7 Protection

Pads
Knee Pads
 

YOUTH

S

YOUTH

M

YOUTH

L

YOUTH

XL

SMLXL
Thigh

10.5 - 12in

(27 - 30cm)

11.5 - 12.5in

(29 - 32cm)

12 - 13.5in

(31 - 34cm)

13 - 14in

(33 - 36cm)

15 - 17in

(38 - 43cm)

17 - 19in

(43 - 48cm)

19 - 21in

(48 - 53cm)

21 - 23in

(53 - 58cm)

Elbow Pads
 

YOUTH

S / M

YOUTH

L / XL

SMLXL
Bicep

7 - 8.5in

(18 - 21cm)

8.5 - 9.5in

(21 - 24cm)

9.5 - 10.5in

(24 - 27cm)

10.5 - 11.5in

(27 - 30cm)

11.5 - 12.5in

(30 - 33cm)

12.5 - 14in

(33 - 38cm)

How to Measure:
Knee Pads:
Take measurement 6in above knee cap when leg is bent at 90 degrees.
Elbow Pads:
Take measurement from the widest part of the bicep.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 2

Comfort at the cost of durability

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Weight
200 lbs

After just one ride, these pads are already badly torn up. Yes, they are cooler than most other pads, but they can’t stand up to the teeth in your pedals, tree branches, or anything else that you’d routinely hit when riding. I’m shocked that an expensive pair of pads like this are made without any regard for durability whatsoever. Meanwhile the POC’s I bought as well are holding up great, have no signs of wear, and are only a tiny bit hotter. I’d recommend those instead.

After
>Rating: 5

Perfect After Sizing Up

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium & Large
Height
5` 11"
Weight
185 lbs

I originally bought these in medium. My thigh measured between 18.5” and 18.75” and the mediums were recommended for up to 19”. I wore them around the house when they arrived but I couldn’t tolerate wearing them longer than 15 minutes, let alone going on a multi-hour bike ride in them. Almost felt like I was wearing a tourniquet! Luckily, they fit my wife pretty well and I ordered them again in large. This time they were bang-on as far as sizing. I wore them on a two hour ride yesterday and they were so comfortable. Temps were in the 50’s here in NorCal so the added warmth wasn’t too noticeable. No crashes yet, but they seem to provide good protection (better than no knee pads anyways). These are my first set of knee pads and I definitely felt more confident wearing them.

>Rating: 5

Comfy, lightweight pads for mid-level

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 2"

So far, I love these pads, for two reasons. 1. They are longer overall, so the protection portion covers more of my shin. The sleeve portion above the knee does sit high, but I believe it wouldn't be as effective at staying on without that kind of length. 2. They are sooo comfortable. I find myself wearing them all day without even noticing they're on. While pedaling, I don't notice them and they don't move around or slide up or fall down. I'm seeing some comments about them being less malleable in colder temperatures. It would make sense, given that the SAS Tech is a malleable material itself, but I've ridden mine all day in temperatures peaking at 50° F or for shorter evening rides between 30° and 45° often and had no comfort issues. For sizing, I feel like they fit true to size. Note: I do have to wear these underneath my riding leggings directly on my skin, otherwise the silicone tape on the sleeve ends don't work and the top slides down. I will say that I haven't crash-tested these other than getting hit hard in the shin by my pedal once and didnt feel it, but I feel they are a good medium-weight, medium-intensity knee pad. For those wanting hard, heavy-duty protection, you should look at heavier-duty pads.

>Rating: 2

Some Major Flaws

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
XL
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

I know these pads get glowing reviews, which is why I bought them. But I returned them right after trying them on, I could tell they wouldn't work for me for a few reasons: - The SAS Tech pad is removeable, but the break in the material to remove them is right on the knee cap. So when I flex my knee I can feel the material parting and my knee touching the bare pad. The material has a seam and this seam rubs back and forth on my kneecap every time I flex my knee. I don't see how this wouldn't wear a hole in my skin. I have other knees guards where the material parts near the bottom in order to remove the pad, this seems like a far better solution. - The SAS Tech pad is MUCH stiffer vs D30. If it's cold it feels like hard plastic and I'd guess it could be brittle, if this pad cracks you may be left with diminished protection. - The padding around the SAS Tech pad is too soft, and there is a gap in between the SAS Tech and the padding sewn in. I can't see the value in this extra padding besides adding bulk and making the pad less comfortable. The thought this extra padding will do anything is wishful thinking imo. These pads seem to work well for many folks, but I also think some newer designs/materials might be superior at this point. Sizing was good, I ordered XL according to my measurements and they fit well.

>Rating: 5

Best knee pads for anyone

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

They are very protective and very light to carry and aren't as bulcky as the fox ones. They do not move around

>Rating: 5

My Lift Day Pads

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I have the Sam Hill Lite pads and love them for long hot days in the saddle, but they don't offer enough protection for use at the resorts or gnarly shuttle laps. Since I like the Sam Hill Lite pad so much, I snagged the Sam Hill pads for the rest of my riding. These are much easier to pedal in than my Fox Launch pads, and fit better under my DH pants. I would totally ride these for all-day pedals in temperatures below 75°(f) or if the terrain was especially rough, that's how easy they are to pedal in. I have heard they get pretty stiff to ride in below 50° I figure my DH speeds are not nearly as fast as Sam Hill's Enduro speeds... or even Sam Hill's sighting lap speeds, so these would easily do the job for my resort days. Fit is True to size Protection is excellent for Enduro Riding and my version of Resort riding which tops out at black diamond runs (double black diamond are for DH bikes and fearless youths) I am super stoked on these pads!

>Rating: 4

Ok Mid Weight

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

A previous review described it as mid weight and I would say that's correct. I bought them from a friend's recommendation, and didn't realize that there's no hard plastic in the protection. I think it's just a very dense foam. That's probably ok, but the description says that the, The pad sits higher on the thigh than most pads of similar design." The pad doesn't sit higher, I would actually say that the pad actually extends lower down the shin than most But the retention sleeve does actually sit quite a bit higher on the thigh. I'm just a little bummed because the pad seems to protect very well for a kneeling impact, but if you were to hit just above the knee in a superman style fall, you are def going to feel it. There is some foam in the correct position for this type of impact, but it's very low density and there's a seam that would allow a hit directly through as well.

>Rating: 4

Great pads!

Used these pads for skiing and snowboarding on a week long trip to Revelstoke, BC. At first I was skeptical about the rubber lining at the top and bottom, but it actually worked really well at holding the pads in place. Over the course of 5 days riding on skis and snowboarding I only had to adjust the pads maybe once? They are not as protective as I would have hoped, which is why I give 4/5 stars, but having said that I was really happy with their performance and comfort. I really couldn't even tell they were there until I knelt down while boarding to wait for the rest of the crew, which is half the reason I wear knee pads in the first place. They do run a bit snug.

>Rating: 4

Awesome mid weight pad

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I wanted a pedalable pad for a 2 week trip up to Whistler/Squamish that could also handle some bike park abuse. I checked these out and wore them for a day before the trip and was instantly sold. The pad is super comfortable, and having the extra side padding is really useful if you lowside your bike or if you bang your knees into the top tube. The only reason these didn't get 5 stars is if you start your ride in colder weather (below 50 degrees) the pad gets really hard and is uncomfortable until your body heat warms it back up.

>Rating: 5

Hunt is over.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

I have been searching for a protective and pedal-able knee pad for a long time! I took these down to Moab for a weekend of riding and feel confident that my search is over. These have enough protecting for enduro races with additional side coverage for frame and crash protection. thanks to the longer fit these stayed in place through the ride and into the camp site where I had actually forgot I still had them on. I rode with the large and run them under my short liners for additional grip on my leg. My legs measure (over my pants) 20.5

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