Features to look out for when you’re buying a set of knee pads:
- Material – Since the fabric will be the one thing touching your body the most it’s best to have something comfortable. It’s best to invest in a product that offers material similar to Coolmax Fabric which offers moisture control. When you’re skating and building up a sweat this feature to push the sweat away from your body and cool you down is always a plus.
- Gels – Many pads are now equipped with a gel which makes the pads more comfortable to wear. This takes the bulkiness out of the foam that usually is placed between the hard-plastic on the exterior and the material on the interior.
- Genders – They do make pads for different genders and a womens knee pad will be smaller than a general knee pad of mens specific knee pad.
- Aggressive – Aggressive Pads are designed for the hardcore skater. If you’re spending your time doing tricks or jumping on rails then these are the pads for you. They are bigger than a standard knee pad and provide extra protection around the knees.