The iXS Hammer series offers great protection and is one of IXS' most affordable lines. They're strong and reasonably light at 300g for the pair. A combination of the Armadillo impact compression shell and NockOut™ impact absorbing padding gives the protection you’d expect with any good trail type armor. The open-back and AeroMesh™ material keep you well ventilated, cool and comfortable during a long ride or all day in the bike park.
I bought these for myself and am very pleased with them, they're a comfortable fit and are well secured by the three Velcro straps, the padding feels thick enough to do a good job of protecting you where it's needed. Brilliant value for money!
I got these for my wife to use at a women's down hill clinic. She loves them light weight the open back breathes and she was well proyected from pedal strikes on her shins. The leave your calf open to pedal punishment if you aren't careful. But great for warm weather park riding.
I brought this for my daughter, i got xs and it fits her well, she says she's comfortable wearing it beacause it's lightweight and it got soft elastic straps.