Jeff F.wrote a review of Alpinestars Paragon Elbow Guards on May 8, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I ride year round and wanted a pad that was not to hot in the summer, but offered good protection for trail riding. My previous pads were the gel style that were suppose to harden on impact. Unfortunately, I still cut up my elbow after a crash. I have yet to have a problem with heat or crash protection with these. I like the fact that they are actually built to a CE-certified standard. Size wise, the size chart was spot on for me. My only real gripe is that they cannot be washed in a wash machine. I have found the best way to clean them is to wash them under a warm shower head using a liquid body wash, or shampoo. While these won't be a good choice for down hill, they work well for trail, or hard XC.