Weight: 200g/One size/CE rated/Mesh carry bag
Knox guards are amongst the few that are CE-approved and tested to EN1621-1, a specific impact test developed for motorbike armour. The guards consist of an articulated plate with a hard outer skin, and a soft foam base is suspended in a Nylon/Spandex sock and secured via a wide Velcro strap, which lashes round the front of the pad below the white logo.
Lightweight knee guards such as this are great for all-day riding because they’re comfortable. The problem with the Knox is that they tend to move around a bit. There’s very little material above the knee, which could leave this area exposed in a crash, plus the one-size-fits-all means it’s a loose fit on all but the biggest knees. To beef things up we’d like two reinforced straps at the top of the guard, dedicated sizing and maybe some hardwearing fabric.
Compared to 661’s Kyle Strait signature guards and Troy Lee’s T-Bones, these kneepads are fantastic value and ideal for trail riders, but Knox could do with taking cues from the big boys if it wants to appeal to more aggressive riders.
MBR RATING: 7/10