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The faster the better.

Whether you prefer high-speed shredding or techy trail riding, flexible and comfortable gear like the Dakine Slayer Knee Pads will save you from bashed 'caps and wicked dirt rash. They combine thin, tough, and flexible AriaprenePro with bombproof aramid fiber and DK Impact padding to protect you without making pedaling impossible. They also feature a stretch mesh back panel that hugs your calves to prevent the Slayer from ending up as unwanted ankle padding. The pre-curved ergonomic design and bonded hems help keep you comfortable, and a Polygiene odor-resistant treatment helps the Slayer stay fresh after long summers full of sweaty trail sessions.

Tech Specs

[sleeve] AriaprenePro, [back] stretch mesh
Protection Area:
Recommended Use:
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years limited

Size Chart


Impact Apparel
Elbow Pads

9 - 11in

(22.9 - 27.9cm)

11 - 13in

(27.9 - 33cm)

13 - 15in

(33 - 38.1cm)

15 - 17in

(38.1 - 43.2cm)


8 - 9in

(20.3 - 22.9cm)

9 - 10in

(22.9 - 25.4cm)

10 - 11in

(25.4 - 27.9cm)

11 - 12in

(27.9 - 30.5cm)

Knee Pads

13 - 15in

(33 - 38.1cm)

15 - 17in

(38.1 - 43.2cm)

17 - 19in

(43.2 - 48.3cm)

19 - 21in

(48.3 - 53.3cm)


12 - 14in

(30.5 - 35.6cm)

14 - 16in

(35.6 - 40.6cm)

16 - 18in

(40.6 - 45.7cm)

18 - 20in

(45.7 - 50.8cm)

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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Stays in place

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Although these pads provide more scrape protection than impact I love the way they fit. You can wear these on long rides and not worry about them sliding down. Haven't noticed much for wear and I have been riding them for a whole season. Overall good product.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

when your peddling all day you do not like slippage or chaffing and the slayer work awesome

Avg. ride time: 10m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Great pads for pedaling.

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

These pads are light and thin enough that you may forget you are even wearing them. Adequate protection around the front of the knee and thin material covers above and below to help with abrasion and errant branches.

Great, but the stitch is coming apart.

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

I really enjoy this knee pad but the stitching is unraveling on the front of the pad. I just had this for couple weeks. I will return and get another pair.

Works well for me!

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

These are light and barely noticeable after the initial part of the ride. I really like that these come down lower on my shin than the G-Form pads. They seem a little thin, but definitely inflate my confidence level.

Fell apart at the seams

    Had these less the man a year seems to be a great product protection wise , but quality is maybe lacking a bit . They have basically started to fall apart at the seams that hold the padding in the knee .other than that they are a great fit and pretty comfortable . Maybe I got a bad pair ?

    Never leave home without them!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a huge fan of knee pads and spend 100% of my trail time wearing them. I picked these up a little while back and have put quite a few miles in them. They provide adequate protection with minimal weight. They aren't cumbersome for long pedals and they stay put on your knees. The light weight backing allows them to breath quite well and the DK impact padding give awesome protection for you're knees.

    Great fit, some durability issues

      Like one of the other reviewers, I came to these from a pair of POC VPD 2.0s, and had the same experience with those (stretched out to the point where they won't stay in place). The Slayers don't have that problem; I've used them for over 8 months now, and while they do stretch a bit over time, they fit like new again after a washer/dryer cycle (and hey, how nice is it that you can actually do that with them!).

      They're the goldilocks pad - just enough to protect, but also comfortable even when it's hot out, and don't get in the way pedaling.

      The only issue I have with them (and hence the 4, rather than 5 star review) is that they are a little fragile. Seams are holding up ok, but the light fabric around the sides and back has developed some tears from what should have been minor snags. I'm OK with that as the price for how comfortable these are.

      So far so good.

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

      After several weekend rides and many day rides these have done great. They have been comfortable and have had no issues with them riding up or down. These fit true to size based on the sizing chart so I would take a look at that when trying to find a size for you.

      As for durability only time will tell but after a couple months they have held up great.

      Unanswered Question

      How far up the thigh do these knee pads go? I have a pair of POC joint VPD air knee pads, which I love for their performance, but whenever I'm pedaling with them there's a gap between my shorts (Yeti Teller shorts, 14" inseam) and the knee pads. I'm looking for knee pads that are relatively light and that extend further up the thigh.

      Great endurbro pads

        I have had these pads for about six months now and they have held together very well. They are very comfortable, and surprisingly breathable through all of the fabric on the back. I rarely have to pull them up. Once they are worn in a bit they mold into the right shape for your legs and fit perfectly (at first they were too small for my big ol mtb thighs). Protection is perfect for small spills but doesn't stand a chance against trees for large rocks so don't get too comfortable in them and use them for the type of riding they're meant for.... Trust me, I tried!

        Avg. ride time: 1h 45m per week
        • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

        Invisible Protection

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: Large

        I've been a pretty religious wearer of knee pads for a few seasons, and these are my new go-to pads.
        I've been wearing G-Form on nearly every trail ride, in every condition for the past 2 seasons. Early this season I was given the opportunity to ride and test the Dakine Slayer pads, and have permanently made the switch. Besides lift serve days for which I have a specific hard shell pad, the Slayer bridges a gap that previously was left to sacrifice. You would either sacrifice pedaling performance and breatheablilty or protection. This pad prevents that decision from having to be made.

        Offering much more protection than a G-Form pad, in an only slightly thicker sleeve , the Slayer makes me feel much more comfortable and confident while descending. I was able to test these in temps approaching 80 this weekend, and slid the pads down around my ankles for the long climb, then wore them for the remainder of the rolling ride. They disappeared once in place.

        I would suggest this pad for anyone who likes to feel safe while riding, and wants a pad that can pedal and handle 20+ miles in comfort.

        What size G-Form pads were you using prior to the switch?

        More Stitches

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

        Fit is great on these and they dont slide down on long rides. Naturally they arent the most breathable in the world but they get the job done. sadly about 3 rides in the seams that keep the pad in place began to blow out. Dakine was quick with the warranty, but at 3 rides in it leaves me feeling unsure on the replacements as well.


        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        So far they're great. These are a big step up, protection wise, from pads like the Fox Enduros (which don't have the gel pads), but they're just as comfy for pedaling. Less of a pain to get on and off than the G-Forms, and way sturdier (those tend to rip after snagging on stuff). The only gripe I have is that the silicon grippers are almost too effective for hairy legs.

        I'm coming off a pair of POC VPD 2.0s, which protection wise are more along the lines of the slightly beefier Hellion (got a pair of those as well). I loved those pads, but they started stretching out and not staying in place. The Slayers are great for all around trail riding; I use the Hellions when I ride rowdier stuff (they're great as well - bit warmer, bit less unobtrusive, but pretty bombproof on the protection end of things).

        Well made, comfy, doing their job. Only have about 30-ish hours riding in them yet, so too early to tell about durability.