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PEARL iZUMiElevate Knee Guard

Sale 25% OffCurrent price:$93.75 Original price:$125.00

Item # PLZO8BI

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Item # PLZO8BI

Elevate Knee Guard

An ideal ride is one in which you push your skillsets just a bit to find that edge, but not so much that the ride comes to an abrupt end. The Elevate is a medium-weight and breathable slip-on knee guard that offers protection against minor abuse you'll find during enduro and trail sessions. If you do happen to tuck the front wheel under while lining up that berm, the D30 LPI padding absorbs some of the impact and the Cordura 4-way stretch fabric fends off abrasion.

As the ride turns more metabolic and the heat picks up in the switchbacks, the mesh fabric provides breathability, and the full rear-knee cut-out dumps heat and eliminates bunching. Pearl Izumi uses a long knee warmer length design for the fit, as well as comfortable elastic and silicone to ensure ride-long placement so that you can focus on the trails.

  • Slip-on medium weight knee guard for enduro and trail
  • CE level one protection against minor abuse on the ride
  • High-stretch and breathable fabric for comfort
  • Longer design for lasting fit while shredding trail

Tech Specs
Material[front] 100% cordura, [rear] mesh, [pads] D30 LP1
Protection Areaknee
CertificationsCE level 1
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime

Pearl Izumi

Leg Warmers & Guards
Leg Length

37 - 38.25in

(94 - 97cm)

38.25 - 39.25in

(97 - 99.5cm)

39.25 - 40.25in

(99.5 - 102cm)

40.25 - 41in

(102 - 104cm)

41 - 41.5in

(104 - 105.5cm)



Mid-Thigh Circumference

< 19in

(< 48cm)

19 - 20in

(48 - 51cm)

20 - 21in

(51 - 53.5cm)

21 - 22in

(53.5 - 56cm)

22 - 23in

(56 - 58.5cm)



Mid-Calf Circumference

13 - 14in

(33 - 35.5cm)

14 - 14.75in

(35.5 - 37.5cm)

14.75 - 15.5in

(37.5 - 39.5cm)

15.5 - 16.25in

(39.5 - 41.5cm)

16.25 - 17in

(41.5 - 43cm)



How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Leg Length:
Measure from the joint of your hip to the bottom of your heel along the outside of your leg.
Measure around the fullest part of your thigh, keeping the tape horizontal.
Measure around the fullest part of your calf, keeping the tape horizontal.

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 7"
120 lbs

High quality materials and thoughtful design. Leg grippers on thigh and calf keep the pads in place throughout a whole day at the bike park. Knee cutout works wonders for ease of movement without bunching, feels a lot cooler that way even under DH pants. Solid pad with easy removal for laundering the sleeve on the delicate cycle. I use them for lift-serve DH and actually forget I am wearing them - the knee guards they are that comfortable! Totally recommended if Pearl Izumi sizing fits you.

>Rating: 5


I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 3"
103 lbs

Having just bought an E-Mt. Bike, my husband said I would have to wear both KNEE & ELBOW Protection! Oh Man, I over-heat so easily, but THANKS TO THE OTHER REVIEWS on Backcountry.com-- I went for these in an XS (5'3, 103lbs)....they FIT GREAT, NOT Hot at all...they do not get in the way of pedaling, & I feel PROTECTED! Yeah...they will go on every time i get on the bike, so worthwhile to save the bod if fall! ZERO REGRETS!

>Rating: 5

The Search Is Over!

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 5"
140 lbs

I've tried a number of other pads from POC and ION, but were always left frustrated by how they never stayed in place. I enjoy trail riding where I'm pedaling a decent amount, so I need pads that won't slip down and bunch above my knees. Pearl Izumi has finally solved this puzzle with these pads! The longer sleeve design (almost like a knee warmer) really does stay in place high up on the thigh. On 2hr rides where I used to have to adjust my pads 3-4 times.....no more. These are super comfortable, and the ventilated knee design really does let air through for cooling. The rubber pads slip out so you can easily wash the sleeves. And the best indicator yet: sitting around having a post-ride beer, I forgot I even still had them on. THAT comfortable! The high cost was definitely worth it to me.