Ion K-Pact Select knee/shin pads review

Comfortable all-day leg protection

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Ion's K-Pacts secure in place like no other pads we’ve tried, staying exactly where they should do even during a full day's hard riding. The open design means you can put them on and remove them without having to slide them all the way up your leg.

Three thick neoprene straps hold them ultra-securely in place. A secondary strap behind the knee keeps the cup where it's supposed to be, while allowing the shin part of the pad to articulate when cranking.

They’re warm when worn for long periods of time, but the articulation means they’re perfectly comfortable for all-day use. The soft SAS-TEC padding is flexible but hardens under impact.

The padding wraps around the leg well, and neoprene patches on either side of the knee provide a bit of additional protection.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
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