10 Best Motorcycle Knee Pads Review Guide

Updated May 2022

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Icon Field Armor Street Knee Guards

Don’t get it twisted – the Icon Street Knee Guards were designed to protect the street from you. Icon started with D3O Impact Protectors, had Chuck Norris and Swayze each roundhouse kick one into a 900D polyester chassis, melted down straight Muay Thai and injected-molded it into a couple knee-Capoeiras. Strap these bad girls onto your stems and then try not to damage the pavement in the corners too bad when you drag knee – those are your taxpayer dollars too, remember?

Features:

  • 900D polyester fabric
  • D3O impact protectors
  • Injection-molded knee cap
  • Cut-to-length hook-and-loop straps
  • Non-slip silicone
  • Hydradry moisture-wicking lining

Sizing:

  • SM/MD:
    • 2″ above kneecap: 10″-19″
    • 4″ below kneecap: 12″ – 18″
  • LG/XL:
    • 2″ above kneecap: 13″-22″
    • 4″ below kneecap: 14″-21″

Note: Knee guards are not side-specific and can be worn on left or right knee. 

 
 

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Alpinestars Bionic Plus Knee Protectors

Knees need protection too. Keep yours safe with the Alpinestars Bionic Plus Knee Protectors. A flexion channel through the shell to allow the shell to bend with the knee, while vented panels and 3D mesh prevent heat build-up. The asymmetrical, lightweight ergonomic panel construction offers extended protection surfaces to reduce rotation. 

Features:

  • CE certified protection systems utilize robust protective structures and impact absorption padding
  • Highly ergonomic design improves streamlining combined with protection
  • Asymmetrical, lightweight ergonomic panel construction offers extended protection surfaces to reduce rotation
  • Dual strap closure system with top strap above knee and lower strap positioned for ergonomic fit
  • Vented panels and 3D mesh prevent heat build-up
  • Flexion channel through the shell to allow the shell to bend with the knee
  • Knee Protector: En 1621-1:2012 Level 1
  • Sold in pairs

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Leatt Dual Axis Knee / Shin Guards

The Leatt Dual Axis knee and shin guards are comfortable, well-ventilated protectors with two pivot points that allow them to more accurately bend with the knee’s natural movement. They cover the knee, even when fully bent, as well as the lower thigh and most of the lower legs. Great levels of impact protection are proven by the CE impact safety standard they are certified to. They are also certified to CE’s abrasion resistance safety standard. The strap buckles are low profile with no edges to hang up on your riding pants. Straps are also backed by soft, comfortable, vented airprene material that resists slipping. Lighter weight, comfortable and offers more freedom of movement than almost any other CE certified protection system.

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Features:

  • 3 dimensionally designed for optimal fit
  • Impact tested  and CE certified to EN 1621-1, Level 1
  • Abrasion tested and CE certified to EN 13595-2, Level 2
  • Anatomically correct dual pivot points
  • Light at only 1.9 pounds (850grams) per pair
  • Slim design for use over or under riding pants, fits well with boots
  • 9 large vents help keep you cool
  • Made from High Density Poly Ethylene, HDPE, and washable Leatt foam
  • Strap system resists binding
  • Sold in pairs
 
 

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Thor Comp XP Knee Guards

The Thor Comp XP Knee Guards offer durable injection-molded protection. Ventilated panels increase the cooling while retention straps assure a no-slip fit which helps keep the guards in the correct position.

Features:

  • Soft impact protector mounted in fabric sleeve comfortably fits under riding gear.
  • Removable impact protector for easy washing 
  • Air-prene panel for airflow
  • Vented nylon mesh for breathability
  • Adjustable strap with hook and loop closure for a secure fit
  • Backside of pad is sculpted for increased mobility
  • Silicone backed cup helps keep pad in position
  • Sold as a pair
 
 

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Leatt 3DF Knee Guards 6.0

The Leatt 3DF 6.0 Knee Guards have been CE tested and certified as impact protection, they are soft knee guards with additional co-molded hard shell sliders. Although flexible and soft, the sides are made of 3DF AirFit impact foam that will harden upon impact to provide additional protection. The pre-curved design offers a perfect fit that is comfortable and will stay put thanks to the anti-slip knee cap and calf band with a silicone grip lining.

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Features:

  • Soft knee guard with co-molded hard shell sliders
  • 3DF AirFit ventilated soft impact foam
  • CE Level 1 Certified as impact protection: Knee EN1621-1
  • Anti-slip calf band and silicone grip lining
  • Silicone printed and adjustable non-slip leg straps
  • Anti-odor MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics
  • Pre-curved 3D design for optimal fit
  • Side impact protection
  • Weight: 530g (pair)
 
 

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EVS Option Knee Pads

The EVS Option Knee Pads feature a hard molded polypropylene shell with a perforated bio-foam liner for increased breathability and superior impact protection. The reinforced TPR hinge system ensures full coverage and comfortable knee movement.

Features:

  • Hard molded polypropylene shell
  • Perforated bio-foam liner for increased breathability
  • Full knee to shin coverage
  • Reinforced TPR hinge system
  • Asymmetric design for left & right legs
  • Sold as a pair
  • Fits 5’5″+ and 115+ lbs

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Alpinestars Bionic Action Knee Protectors

The Alpinestars Bionic Action Knee Protectors are ergonomically profiled protection that is held secure via a dual elasticated strap system. The Bionic Action Knee Protectors also incorporate a foam padding for rider comfort. This asymmetric and lightweight design ensures this knee protector provides optimal levels of comfort and freedom of movement.

Features:

  • CE certified protection systems utilize robust protective structures and impact absorption padding
  • Highly ergonomic design improves streamlining combined with protection
  • Asymmetrical, lightweight ergonomic panel construction offers extended protection surfaces to reduce rotation
  • Dual strap closure system with top strap above knee and lower strap positioned for ergonomic fit
  • Flexion channel through the shell to allow the shell to bend with the knee
  • Knee Protector – En 1621-1:2012 Level 1
  • Sold in pairs

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Leatt Enduro Knee Guards

The Leatt Enduro Knee Guards deliver some heavyweight protection for the serious rider. The hard shell outer over Leatt’s 3DF foam creates a product that is impact tested and CE certified to CE EN 1621-1, Level 1. All edges of the hard shell plates and cups are co-molded with soft rubber for extra comfort. Result, protection you’ll forget you’re wearing.

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Features:

  • Lightweight hard shell sliding surface
  • 3DF impact absorption body
  • Co-molded rubber edges gives soft protection feel and comfort
  • MoistureCool wicking fabric
  • Silicone lamination to keep protector in place
  • Maximum airflow with vented jplates
  • CE certified for impact protection EN1621-1, Level 1
  • Great fit and very comfortable 3D design
  • Specific right and left sides
  • Sold as a set
 
 

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Thor Sector Knee Guards

Sector Knee Guards feature a large kneecup with dual limiting straps to keep them in place and provide a secure fit. Injection molded knee and shin panels are constructed of durable polypropylene for longevity.

Features:

  • Durable polypropylene molded knee and shin panels
  • Two adjustable retention straps prevent repositioning while riding

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EVS TP 199 Knee / Shin Pads

Designed specifically for Travis Pastrana, the official EVS TP199 Knee Pads offer everything for those looking for complete support without the bulk of a traditional knee brace.

Features:

  • Reactive Memory Foam (RMF) patella protection design utilizing advanced impact foam technology
  • Molded bio-foam upper for increased impact protection
  • Silicone strip on inner sleeve helps limit migration while riding
  • Integrated internal floating knee sleeve helps give continued support 
  • Fully breathable mesh backing to help with temperature control
  • Low profile, hard molded shin guard slips easily into your boot
  • Sold in pairs