Bliss ARG knee pads review£74.99

Slimline protection

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The flexible Armourgel padding on these ARG pads is relatively thin and moulds to your knees easily and quickly. They’re not the bulkiest pads out there, making them better suited to trail riding and enduro racing than downhill. They go relatively unnoticed on long trail rides, remaining pleasingly comfy throughout.

Alongside the main pad covering the kneecap, there’s additional EVA foam padding on either side to help ward off knocks. The mesh backing and cutout behind the knee help prevent things heating up too much, and there’s very little bunching when the knee is fully flexed. The Velcro straps at the top and bottom of the pads ensure they stay firmly in place, even on long sweaty rides.

Bliss may be relatively new to the market, but with kit like this in the line-up, it's a name that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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