Item # INB0018
ION K-Pact Zip Knee Pad $109.95
Zip-on zip-off protection.
When you're heading out for a ride, protection shouldn't be an afterthought, but none the less we often forget to put on our knee pads before we get our shoes laced up, which is why the designers at Ion made the K-Pact Zip Knee Pads. Enabling us to enjoy the coverage and confidence that is brought from Ion's well-loved K-Pact, but with a top-to-bottom zipper that makes for easy adding or removal without taking off your shoes, so you can free your knees for long climbs, and toss on your pads for a safer descent, or zip them on in the lift-line with ease.
The K-Pact Zip knee pads are made tough, with a hardshell front and dense foam sides for keeping your knees protected when you're blasting berms and weaving through tight trees. Ion's padding of choice comes from SAS-TEC, a Germany-based company that excels in armor for motorcycles, so you can trust it's built for high speeds and serious impacts. It's sewn onto a breathable neoprene sleeve that is heavily perforated to allow mesh-like breathability, but with superior coverage and protection. The top and bottom of the pad feature a silicone gripper, as well as an elastic strap with hook-and-loop closure to secure the pad, so you don't have to worry about them slipping when you're mashing on the pedals.
- Beefy pads zip-on-and-off capabilities
- SAS-TEC hardshell pad for moto level protection
- 3D foam on sides protect from all angles
- Top-to-bottom zipper for easy on and off
- Internal placket keeps zipper off of your skin
- Super-perforated neoprene lets your legs breathe
- Silicone gripper keeps pads from sliding around
- Elastic straps at top and bottom secure placement
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Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently picked these up for a five day trip to Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ and have feedback to share. The riding we were doing was a lot of XC - uphill then quick descents then back uphill again - and these performed really well! Usually for this type of riding I would use my G-Forms but wanted to test these out and was surprised to find that I loved them! They pedaled really well and I felt comfortable knowing that my knee had such burly protection. However, they still were really hot. We were riding in averages temps in the 80's. So, although I loved them, I wouldn't recommend this pad as an XC pad but it's great for downhill or shuttling. One other feature that I was unsure about at first but ended up loving is the zips! I loved being able to finish up the ride and then immediately unzip these bad boys to let my knees breathe in the parking lot. I would definitely recommend these to anyone!