Standard equipment on enduro motorcycles, the AVS Hand Guards are a cut-down version for push bikes designed to protect your hands.
The Sweet Protection Bushwhacker II MIPS is the latest generation trail helmet from the Scandinavian brand. Improved in every way over the original Whacker.
The Troy Lee A2 uses a MIPS low friction liner inside. It isn’t that light but one reason is the level of detail in the integrated protection.
The Troy Lee Designs Speed Knee Sleeve provides minimalist style trail protection. Several enviable qualities combine to make them some of the best out.
The updated TSG 2nd Skin A 2.0 knee sleeves for this year have a new Arti-Lage (artificial cartilage) foam pad and pierce-proof insert.
The Dainese Trail Skins 2 pads are very good value. Great quality. Comfortable, breathable with the right level of on-trail protection.
Specialized has been branching out into new areas of the mountain bike market recently, and the Atlas Knee Pad adds protection to the list. Rather than being a full-on piece…
Comfort and breathability are superb, even in the hottest temperatures abroad, but stability is less than perfect.
Only affordability stops it from getting top marks - £190
Helmet innovator 661 brings plenty of new tech but a poor fit lets the EVO AM MIPS down
A premium shell with lacklustre finish at a bargain price - £45.99
The Orbiter II has some great features but is let down by the small details - £61.99
The Kili Maya uses some innovative technology but is let down by the basics - £89.99
A great, light platform let down by a lack of venting - £69.99
The cheaper of Bell's premium helmets and the performance difference is stark - £84.99
A solid choice despite the funny look and name - £99.99
Another excellent edition of the Bell Super for 2017. This time with MIPS.
One of the most popular trail helmets, and it's easy to see why - £84.99
These knee pads come with an open back, so you can put them on without taking off your shoes, and the excellent D3O energy absorbing wonder material
Falling off and scuffing your knee is always inconvenient, but gash it open (or worse, break it) and you could be heading to A&E and maybe facing weeks out of…