Following its big brother, the VEDA Soft Elbow Guard provides the same anti-pull down protection with the same great fit and comfort.
I bought these along with some knee pads from Aazis and they have been sweet. the main thing i have enjoyed is the comfort of them, you almost don't feel them on you and even better they stay in place. They look pretty cool but also function well. I feel they have the same level of protection as hard shell pads but added mobility and comfort. The one downside i have found out is they and not as durable as some pads. I went down hard once hard and ripped a nice big hole right in front of the plastic cup on the elbow. They protected me but cant crash and use them much with out the need to replace.
If you rarely use elbow pads and want good bang for the buck, these pads will do the trick. They fit a little on the small side, but they stay on well enough and have helped protect me from a few good spills.
I had a pretty big crash, made me realize how glad i was that these were a bit tight to get on. They never really loosened up but when you bang into a boulder, you REALLY appreciate the support they give, just a dull thud. I have the longer Knee/Shin pads, those worked well on the first 3 rides then they stretched out. Last crash they weren't even covering my knees and i couldn't pull the velcro straps any tighter. I wouldn't have a pimp walk right now had they been in place for the crash. I still hope to recover fully, but now i'm out of commission until then. Buy these snug, they work
Heads up for this junk...Tried 3 different pairs and all fit weird, did find one pair that fit and had to immediately break out the sewing machine as all velcro elastic straps were of differing lengths and even had the velcro sewn on the wrong sides...Got them to finally work and they tore first ride...Junk!
I urge you to buy these while you still have the chance. Already, these pads have protected me from several falls and while offering amazing comfort.
They are a little tight, but I expect them to loosen up. Excellent product for the price.
I've gone through sixsixones and alpinestars, and these were definitely the most comfortable. They do get a bit warm, but then again what elbow brace doesn't? Definitely worth the money.
I bought their XLs, which were too tight in the beginning. After a few rides they loosened up however. Unfortunately, they kept 'loosening up', and now after a few months they slide down my arms. Just like their knee pads. For maybe 5-6 weeks, they fit fine. I emailed Kali about it, but they never bothered to respond.
For only 20 bucks these were a steal! Really comfortable and had a not to stiff feel to them. I can see these falling apart down the road due to the large amounts of threading but they seam pretty good should last at least a year to year and a half. Overall for 20 bucks I would say get a pair but for full price not the best deal ever!
Just like their knee counterpart, a fall will give an abrasion burn with the fabric. However they are light and comfy and a fall to the elbow is not nearly as common as the knee. Be warned: don't listen to the PP size guide. The pads came and were very, very tight even though I measured carefully.