My husband commutes about three miles to work on a razor scooter. Eight days ago, in a shady spot, he missed a rather large crack in the pavement and went flying over the handles and landed heavily and painfully on his knee. Now, if he'd been a kid, the injury would have been shortlived, just a bruise and another pair of kneeless jeans, but instead, his knee swelled up and he had to bus it to work for a week while he waited for his knee to heal.
I don't know why neither of us thought about knee pads (and elbow and wrist protection) until after his accident, it seems perfectly obvious now!
Anyways, this set had a great number of excellent reviews and the price was pretty good considering you'd get a full package of protective gear, much less expensive than buying each item individually.
So, his second day out scootering, he hit a slimy patch of pavement, kismet? It was probably a combo of rain, worms (they flock to the sidewalks here, gross, right?) and moss (the pacific northwest is a mossy place) and he went down again, this time with the protective gear in place. His brand new knee pad is a bit scarred and scratched now from the impact but it protected him perfectly! Yahoo!
Same same with the elbow pads. The only complaint he has is about the wrist braces, they are so stiff that it makes it impossible to grip the steering collumn on his scooter, so he's had to leave them off. I bet they'd work great for people who are skating or skateboarding, though since they don't have to use their hands so much.
So, the pluses;
Comfortable fit, the knee and elbow braces are adjustable and stay put when he straps them on over his clothing
relatively lightweight and they do not interfere with his movements
They work! The knee and elbow brace kept my honey from being re-injured!
Now for the downside;
Just the one, the wrist braces are not compatible with the scooter (because you have to use your hands to grip the handles). They are too stiff and it is too hard to move your fingers when wearing them. This is a minor complaint, the knees and elbows were of most concern to us.