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Ride hard and crash freely.

When you want padding that won't interfere with movement, pull on the Dakine Slayer Elbow Pads. They're light, low profile, and rugged, with a design that keeps them from sliding around and enough protection to save your elbows from injury and abrasion when you take a tumble down a desert wash or get friendly with some hardpack.

An aramid fiber covering protects against abrasion while a DK Impact foam pad provides some cushioning for your elbows, and AriaprenePro fabric teams up with a stretch mesh back panel to keep the Slayer snug and where it's supposed to be. Dakine also integrated silicone gripper elastic into the bonded hems for stability and treated the sleeve with Polygiene to fight off odor and keep your 'bows smelling like a fresh garden.

Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
[sleeve] AirprenePro, [back] stretch mesh, [front] aramid fiber
Protection Area
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years limited


Impact Apparel
Elbow Pads

9 - 11in

(23 - 28cm)

11 - 13in

(28 - 33cm)

13 - 15in

(33 - 38cm)

15 - 17in

(38 - 43cm)


8 - 9in

(20 - 23cm)

9 - 10in

(23- 25cm)

10 - 11in

(25 - 28cm)

11 - 12in

(28 - 31cm)

Knee Pads

13 - 15in

(33 - 38cm)

15 - 17in

(38 - 43cm)

17 - 19in

(43 - 48cm)

19 - 21in

(48 - 53cm)


12 - 14in

(30 - 35cm)

14 - 16in

(35 - 40cm)

16 - 18in

(40 - 46cm)

18 - 20in

(46 - 52cm)

How to Measure:
Measure around your arm 3in above your elbow.
Measure around the fullest part of your forearm.
Measure around your leg 4in above your knee.
Measure around the fullest part of your calf.

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Protects well but funny fit.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Overall protection is good but the size is a bit strange. is loose around the biceps and triceps however fits well around the forearm, this is what causes the sliding of the pads. I love the pads overall, Unfortunately they just move around a bit on my arm while I'm riding hard single track trails.

Comfy and Breathable

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These pads do fit tight, but after a couple wears they break in. They stay in place and are breathable on hot days. They offer protection while still allowing my arm to be able to move.

Comfy But Small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Based on the measurements I ordered a Medium in these guys. Unfortunately as other reviews state these guys are way small. I have pretty slender arms and I couldn't even get the pad over my forearm completely. Otherwise the pads looked and felt great. The mesh exterior seemed breathable and the pad itself seemed flexible and protective. If you are looking to buy these I would suggest heeding the warning and sizing up.

Worked great for her.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got this as a gift and after a few months of use she has loved them so far. No issues with them riding up or down and they also seem to breathe nice.

Some others have had issues for sizing but they worked well for her smaller body.

So Small

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: M

I am 5"9" 155. I have a pretty slender athletic build and in any other elbow guard I would be a medium. I didn't measure myself for lack of a tape, but I figured I couldn't go wrong with medium. Upon getting the pads, I literally could not pull them on past my elbow. I can't comment on the comfort of them since I could not even get them on. I'd hope the large would fit but I would be hesitant even for that. I can't imagine anyone fitting in the smalls other than a child. If you want to try these, go big!

Large runs very small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Large

These look like well made, and I think they might be a nice option for what they are supposed to do. But, they run small. I ordered a size large, not even close. My biceps are 13.5in and forearms 11 in. I have biker arms, not weight lifter arms. I would suggest finding out what size your arm is before buying, and what size they actually are as this info is not in the description . Now I have to go to the trouble of shipping them back and paying for it.....Bummer.

Large runs very small