7iDP Flex knee pads review

Trail protection that stays in place

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£60.00 RRP
7iDP Flex knee pads

Our review

The Flex knee pads are a good option: they fit well and stay put if and when you do take a tumble
Buy if, You want a well-shaped set of pads you can rely on to do their job
Pros: Comfortable and stay firmly where they should
Cons: Straps can ride up if not correctly adjusted
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Well-priced and with some promising design features, these new pads from 7 Intelligent Design Protection certainly look appealing, but how do they perform on the trail?

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The Flexes are kept in place by an upper and lower strap, each of which has two Velcro tabs to let you adjust tension. The lower strap sits comfortably just above the calf and really helps to keep the pad in position on your leg. The upper strap requires less tension, but apply too little and it’ll lift slightly when you pedal.

Once the strap tension was right we had no issues with the pads shifting about when pedalling, and even when we did take a dive off the bike, the Flexes stayed firmly in place. The plastic knee cup and surrounding foam padding do a good job of soaking up the hits too, while their shaping helps with fit and comfort.

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On long days in the saddle the lower strap would occasionally ride up and irritate the back of the knee, but this was easily fixed with a slight adjustment.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Flex knee pads
Brand 7iDP

Sizes Available L M S XL