With full wraparound neoprene and a Lycra sock, you’d be mad to ride the TSG pads in the desert: they are the least breathable on test and stay damp the longest so expect to wash them frequently. The TSG’s protection is limited to a soft EVA (think the stuff they make ski-boot liners out of) kneepad, which makes them among the most comfortable and flexible pads here, but we wouldn’t like to rely on them in an encounter with a rock garden. We also found sliding impacts dislodge them more readily than all but the Fuse pads, and we couldn’t work out why they were £20 more expensive than most of the competition.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL
Mbr rating: 6