Dimitriwrote a review of Dainese Trail Skins 2 Knee Guard on April 8, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Dainese Trail Skins 2 Knee Pads
I am leaving this review to help others with sizing, as there is not much out there that I could find. With my leg relaxed, sitting with bent knees my measurements are taken 4” from the distal edge of my bent knee cap up the thigh, and below the knee at the thickest part of my calf. The calf strap actually rides just above the thickest part of my calf. Left leg measures: thigh 16.5”, calf 14 7/8”, Right leg measures 15 5/8” thigh, 14 ¼” calf.
I tried the medium and large and went with large, although the medium fit fine on my slightly smaller right leg.
They have a lot of adjustment in the straps. I have at least another inch on each pad that I could cinch down tighter if I needed to. I could have gone with the mediums, but that allowed some of the Velcro calf strap to rub on my larger left calf which was scratchy and help me decide to get the large.
They stay put during my typical 3 hr rides, breathe very well and I basically forget I am wearing them. I did wash out on a steep traverse and slide on my right knee pad along some rock… didn’t feel a thing. A few of the honeycomb vents did pack with dirt but when I bent my knee, aimed the clogged holes downward and then squeezed the honeycombed pad area all of the dirt basically fell out leaving clean holes, which took less than 30 seconds.
FYI, the red logo faces out when determining left or right.
As always Backcountry was a pleasure to do business with!