Ion K-Pact-Zip MTB Knee Pads
The K-Pact Zip Knee Pads are the latest iteration of the ever popular K-Pact Knee Pads. Ion have taken an already great product and made it easier to get on and off. No more removing your shoes to slide your knee pads off. Simply undo the Quick_E zipper on the side and you're free! The K-Pact Knee Pad has been a top performer since it's inception. Comfy enough to pedal in but sturdy enough to bomb DH tracks with. Awesome.
Who's this item for: These knee pads are a great option for DH, Enduro and aggressive Trail riders. They are comfy enough to put in big shifts on the pedals while providing enough protection to keep you safe if you do take a soil sample.
Protection Style: The Ion K-Pact Knee Pads are a impact resistant foam style protection. The key to their high protection levels are due to a very clever material called SAS-TEC. SAS-TEC's 3D-protectors are made of visco elastic soft foam that offer incredible shock absorption values. They are multi-impact compliant, adapt to body contours and are heat resistant. There is also asymmetrical lightweight EVA side padding for protection from other odd impacts and top-tube contacts.
Materials: The K-Pact Zip Knee Pad features a new, very breathable sleeve material: the Super_Perforator_Neoprene provides maximum breathability even on long uphills. The neoprene sleeve is very flexible and conforms to your body very well. The knee caps are covered in Power_Aramid, which is a material originally designed by Du Pont. This material offers outstanding tear resistance and tensile strength. The zipper is fully integrated and runs top to bottom of the protective sleeve. For those that like to know the finer construction details: 35% Neoprene, 35% Polyurethane, 15% Nylon, 8% Polyester and 7% EVA
Closure or Slip-on: These are a zip closure style knee pad. The zip allows for quick fitting and removal. The zipper runs down the outside of the leg, closer to the back than the front and has an internal placket to keep the zipper off of your skin. There are Velcro straps at the top and bottom of the pads that are used to adjust the fit. There's also a strip of silicone inside to help keep them from sliding down. There is a nice section of mesh material right at the back of the knee to help with temperature control.
Length of knee pad: The Ion K-Pact Zip Knee Pads fit from above knee to the top of the shin.
Removable protective inserts for washing: Well sure! Only because you asked so nicely! The SAS-TECH protective inserts are removable for washing purposes. Be careful not to bend the SAS-TECH inserts too much when removing or installing them back into the sleeves.
Pros: Comfortable enough to pedal all day in? CHECK! Protective enough for DH use? CHECK! Don't have to remove your shoes to fit them or remove them? CHECK!
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