SixSixOne EVO Knee Armor and Pads

DESCRIPTION

When you hit the dirt, the impact-sensing SixSixOne Evo D3O Knee Pads go into action and dutifully deflects the blowAAAsaving you from yet another pair of bloody socks.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 21, 2017]
xmessenger
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Good fit and offers reasonable protection.

Weakness:

D30 hype. Weight and cost.

These cost more than similar style pads due to having D30 but the stuff is pure hype.
Its like a very heavy foam, almost rubber dense with its claim to fame being that it disperses energy by going from somewhat squishy to hard with impacts. I suppose that it does technically absorb more energy than traditional foam padding because traditional foam tends to return the energy...but it does so at a far slower rate which is why it works.
What works best is regular foam combined with a simple thin piece of plastic to disperse the impact over a large area. This traditional method is both lighter and cheaper AND better at absobing impacts, especially sharp impacts.
Put it this way, with traditional pads I could literally collapse unto my knees without any pain easy, not with D30 padding, the blunt impact still transfer because it becomes hard long before all the energy has been absorbed while the regular stuff is absorbing then slowly fighting to return it. My theory anyways. Pure hype.
Maybe there is an application for this and I am sure they have lots of great lab results with fancy numbers but all anyone has to do is actually use it in reality to see its hype.
The world of safety equipment is built on fear and its funny the kind of crap that gets marketted...like that junk Smith is using in their over priced helmets. Looks cool, nice colour but I like some air to flow. I am amazed at how whipped the media is with how they downplay these things. A $200 helmet that barely allows air to flow through and yet it makes all the top ten lists?

Similar Products Used:

Race Face

[Jul 03, 2013]
MrBaker
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, not too hot, good protection, stay on well

Weakness:

not as vented as.. well, they are about as vented as could be without sacrificing protection. Maybe could be a little more vented for XC use. Protection not extreme! But dulls any small impacts and seriously weakens medium-big impacts. Not as good as hard plastic shells.

Have been running for two months about with numerous rides from 65 mile XC rides in Bend, to DH days without a single qualm. Have had numerous soft blows on them and now, instead of having some slight knee pain and immobility, I just get back up and ride like nothing happened. Medium blows are the same. Heavy blows, I have not had except slamming into a log with my knee (was okay), are reportedly only dulled and not going to be as muted as with hard cup style.

They are light and vented enough to ride really long days and pedal the entire time. I wear them all the time because I split my patella (knee cap) a few years ago and dare not risk any more knee injuries. Expensive, but definitely worth it. Knee pain is terrible.

[May 02, 2012]
Helmetless
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Light, confidence-inspiring, comfy like no other, nice color match, good product

Weakness:

A tad expensive considering price quality ratio

You can ride many miles commuter, xc or all mtn style and no matter how long your trek is, you're wearing something that you can barely feel is there. They offer great protection and they are light enough to use them uphill! Only problem is the cost of it.

Similar Products Used:

Oneal soft pad, 661 kyle straits

[Jun 22, 2011]
Herger
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Very comfortable.

Weakness:

Material seems to get "fuzzy" pretty quick when the velcro touches it. It's unknown if this will affect product durability.

For anything up to and including AM riding, these are great pads. I don't even realize that I have them on when I ride. I haven't gone down hard on them so I can't speak for impact protection but I really only use these in a situation where I don't expect to fall. If I didn't have these, I wouldn't wear any armor and moderate protection you actually wear is better than unworn uber protection. For true FR or DH I'd use my RF's; which suck to pedal in and chafe a bit; not to mention are severe overkill for most trails.

3 chili's in value due to cost, which is on the high side by about $35.

Similar Products Used:

Race Face Rally knee/shin (FR/DH armor)

[Oct 15, 2010]
decayed
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

NONE!

Weakness:

These were the worst knee pads I've ever worn. I wore them while snowboarding all last season. I can't count how many times I had to ice my knees after boarding all day. These provided ZERO protection against blunt hits against things. I can only guess these work while skidding across the dirt while falling off a bike. GOD help you if you hit a rock head on with your knee.

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
Buy the O'Neal Dirt Knee Guards instead... MUCH better investment and half the cost!

Similar Products Used:

O'Neal Dirt Knee Guards & Pro-Tec knee pads (for skateboarding)

[Jan 16, 2010]
EL76
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Comfortable

Weakness:

After 5 months of use the pads are starting to disinigrate.
Waste of my money for sure. I was hoping to get at least a year or two of use out of these but given their current state they will be going in the trash soon.

In my opinion look elsewhere for knee protection.
Each knee pad has started to comeapart, the materials 661 has used for the EVO has simply started to break down over the last 5 months of moderate use.

Similar Products Used:

RaceFace, Roach, Fox

[Nov 28, 2009]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

light weight barley noticable

Weakness:

they suck the first time i fell the whole side ripped and this was on a mellow XC ride

these are a rip off for 110 bucks id expect these to last way longer than 2 days and the trail i was on was like almost a fire road dont buy these they suck

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fox launch pads

[Oct 09, 2009]
gbidwell
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Excellent fit, superb ventilation and NO SLIP whatsoever. Its almost like your not wearing them! Dont slide down in crashes either.

Weakness:

VERY LOW protection. I have landed on my knee after crashing off a 9ft halfpipe and stumbled around in pain. You definitely feel the impact. Yesterday my whole knee swelled up after a big get off and i had to ice it! all black and blue today. going to put some raceface rally on today for more protection.

Excellent fit but very low protection. They wont save you from pain in a get-off. Only recommended if your crashes are limited to front wheel washouts on the trail. they definitely dont help you when your trying to defy gravity.

Similar Products Used:

sixsixone veggie knee and raceface rally

[Jul 09, 2009]
net wurker
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Soft, comfortable. Breaths well. I don't find heat to be an issue, and lately it has been in the high 90's/low 100's with a lot of humidity around here.

Weakness:

They are starting to fray a little. I am concerned about long term durability. And they are a bit spendy.

I love these pads. So comfortable, you don't really "feel" them while you have them on. I think they offer plenty of knee protection (no shin protection). They also stay put. I personally don't have issues with them being hot to wear, but I have heard that from other people. If you don't mind the cost, go for it!

Similar Products Used:

Lizard Skins full armor knee/shin

[Jun 27, 2009]
gofast29ers
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

extremely comfortable, flexibilty, d30 technology is by far the best. perfect for all day epics, perfect for everyone, very worth the added price. comfort is number 1,

Weakness:

a little hot, but i do live in phoenix, so its understandable, a little pricey

best pads hands down, super flexible dont chaffe you, super soft terricloth inside. a little pricey but soo worth it

Similar Products Used:

kyle straights.

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