Fox Launch Pro Knee Pad
The Launch Pro Knee Pad is the next evolution to knee protection from Fox.
These pads are awesome protective wise! But packing them and sometimes while wearing them they're big and bulky. I also have an issue with one of them slightly slipping down from time-to-time. When i comes time to change out i will be opting for a lighter set of pads.
These are great knee pads and very pedal friendly as well! I have ridden 2+ hours with them on with a significant amount of pedalling and have had zero issues with discomfort. I really like the face that they provide padding on the sides of the knee because this is where I usually ended up with the most bruises. Only reason I gave them 4/5 stars is because it would be nice if they came with some sort of mesh bag for transport or storage....similar to the helmet bag theTLD A1 comes with.
Fit like a glove and you do not even feel their there ..... really good by worth every penny!
I used these for about 5 months so far, solely for downhill and dirt jumping. They fit well and do not slip on me (I see some people struggle with keeping other knee pads in the right position). I am pretty prone to wrecking, and have slammed these down really hard a few times. They 100% saved my knees each time with no injury. The only con to these is that they are a little restrictive if you like to ride up the hills. The washing machine is a little rough on the fabric, but these will surely take 2 seasons of abuse. I am very happy with these.
I've been wearing knee pads for MTB for the last 20 years so I've gone thru quite a few. It's hard to find good fitting comfortable pads that stay put. I really like these. The pads are fabric covered so there's no metal rivets or anything to scuff your top tube. The material doesn't make you sweat inside and the velcro straps work well to keep them in place. Good price too.
These are excellent knee pads. I was previously wearing a rather cheap pair of skateboarding knee pads that would constantly slip. The Fox Launch Pro Knee Pads stay in place all day long, even on a humid day with lots of perspiration. I've also gone down on my knee(s) a few times while wearing these. They have provided great protection each time. I do feel they could have a little bit more padding between the knee and the hard cap, but not much. I would certainly buy these again and I would recommend them to anyone needing some knee protection. Also, you may want to get 1 size larger than you might think.