The shin bone's connected to the knee bone.
Integrated knee/shin guards are notoriously bad about staying put. No
matter how much adjusting you do on the chairlift, they are usually
down around your ankles by the time you're two turns into your run. The
good folks at Troy Lee Designs recognized this problem and decided to
put a stop to it once and for all. The KG 5450 Knee/Shin Guard is cool
and comfortable. Best of all, it stays where you want it.
TLD designed the KG 5450 Knee/Shin Guard with comfort as the very top priority.
Troy Lee's X-FIT system uses a wraparound sleeve to keep the pad in place.
Unlike bulky straps, this sleeve moves with the body for a natural feel. The
main body is constructed primarily of stretch mesh in places that don't see a
whole lot of impact and a rugged woven Aramid material in high-abrasion areas.
The stretch mesh fabric allows air to flow freely through the pad to keep you
dry and cool, and also keeps the weight down. The KG 5450 also incorporates
Vent-Trak channels that move air over the skin to reduce heat and perspiration.
The brunt of most impacts is taken by the internal knee and shin caps that are
designed to stay close to your leg for a natural feel and comfortable flex.
Surrounding the pads is TLD's Strata foam, which moves naturally with the body
while it protects so it doesn't feel like it's binding. Inside, silicone
grippers keep the sleeve in place so it doesn't slide around uncomfortably
while you ride.
The Troy Lee Designs KG 5450 Knee/Shin Guard comes in Black and is available in sizes XS,
S, M, and L.
- Knee and shin caps take the brunt of DH and freeride collisions
- Strata foam provides flexible fit that protects without inhibiting pedaling
- Aramid and mesh sleeve keeps the padding in place
- Vent-Trak channels improve breathability for all-day comfort