A slim, lightweight pad collection for athletes looking to fit something in-between their body and their skinny jeans. Hit the park, trails or dirt jumps with the Enemy - minimal coverage at its best.
For the price these are un-beatable. Yes, they only protect your shins and not your knees (recent poor experience), but they are perfect for learning to use flats.
I use these for unicycling more than biking. As far as pedal hits to the front, they work perfectly, but strikes to the back sometimes still hit through the little gaps in the closure. Tire contact on the sides (don't worry about this if you are on a bike) rips through the fabric very quickly. So they are not great for stuff like seat drops and ultimate wheel. Most everything else they do great.
Pricepoint is the only place i've seen these guards at this price. It's crazy affordable so I bought 2, and they work exactly like they should. Trust me I fell on some rocks and shins came out great. If you have knee pads and want to use shin guards also then these might not work. I'm 5'9" and size large goes right under my knee, so any knee pads will overlap, but thats with any shin guard. If you want knee and shin protection get the knee shin combo guards instead. If then then these work perfectly.
These are great pads for the price. I don't wear shin pads often, really only when I'm trying to learn new tricks. They are quite bulky, so expect more substance than the little lizard skins one. I still found I was able to fit them under a pair of Levi 511 slim jeans though. Probably wouldn't want to do XC in them, but some Dh riding or learning tricks they should work fine.
Can't beat these for the price
These are thick and super protective. The fit is good. I too have shorter legs with larger calfs. Like other review said they dug in a bit at the ankle. I fixed this by making a 1-2 in horizontal cut inside at the bottom. This allowed me to slide the padding foam out. I then trimmed the foam at the ankle, slid back in, and sealed up the cut I made with hot glue. Worked awesome! I have since gone to the One Industries Exo knee/shin guard (thinner, lighter, easier to pedal in) for everyday riding. Save the bulky ones for DH.
Purchased because I'm slowly to making the switch to flats and God awful pedal slips from my long gone teenage BMX days have taught me to protect my shins for the sake of anyone under the age of 18 within shouting distance. My main complaint is that these are BULKY. They work with shorts, but not if you wear jeans. They're also a little tall. I ordered the mediums because of my calf size and they fit true to the size there. I'm only 5'6, so maybe that's not ONE's fault, but they kind of dig in to the top-front of my foot/ankle, as well as digging in to the area behind my knee when pedaling/maneuvering/bending my knee. I suppose for someone with longer legs, they might work just fine. They're very well made from a quality of materials and craftsmanship aspect, but the bulk and rubbing against joints keeps the rating at three stars. If you can get them for the sale price of 10 bucks, don't mind the bulk, and are tall (or a normal sized adult), I think they'd work and would recommend them.