Knee/Shin Guards that work with Pants and/or boots?
Posted January 03, 2011 - 02:27 PM
I bought some Fox knee and shin guards, and have some EVS ones I used for snowboard as well (rails to the knees = pain). Both go from my knee down past where the boot comes up... and when I try and jam them into the boot itself, i run into the obvious problem with trying to jam half of west africa into a boot. Then there's the whole "fitting that much into some pants" problem I run into... so now what I have to buy parachute pants?
I'm doing something wrong here or missing something, or I don't know about some product that actually works. Some one set me straight so I can stop beating the shit out of my knees every time I take a digger.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 03:31 PM
I switched to over the boot pants. I think they generally have a more generous cut in the knees, for fitting your knee/shin protection.
Everyone is different. What works for one might not work well for another due to leg length, calf size and so on. If you have big calves there may not be much room to spare in the calves of your boots to stuff additional gaurds into.
I always take that into account when buying boots. I'll buy a boot whos calves would be too big for my leg without wearing guards.
The MSR Comp One have been my gaurd of choice for the last several years.
Edited by Trailryder42, January 03, 2011 - 05:23 PM.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 03:32 PM
Posted January 03, 2011 - 04:41 PM
I've been thinking of going with over the boot pants for a little bit now. I may just make the conversion. Over the boot pants tend to be for colder temperatures though it would seem. I ride all year round.
Posted January 03, 2011 - 05:15 PM
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Posted January 06, 2011 - 05:52 AM
Posted January 06, 2011 - 09:46 AM
At least my overly well protected shins are in perfect condition.
Posted January 06, 2011 - 01:36 PM