G-Form Knee, Elbow and Shin Pad Review

Armor Pro Reviews

Bottom Line
The G-Form body armor, which includes the Knee, Elbow and Shin guards are supremely comfortable, lightweight and very flexible. The Reactive Protection Technology (RPT), which is a composite blends of the PORON XRD material and their proprietary G-Form technology, offers a slim form fitting set of armor, and the synchronicity of the exoskeletal pads with all its segmentation, and the elastic and compressive fabric provides an ideal combination of safety, comfort and protection. This armor can withstand multiple crashes and significant abuse and hasn’t shown any signs of wear and tear, outside of the decals peeling off. It is pretty impressive how durable the armor has been, while still offering great protection and excellent freedom of movement.

I only had a few minor nitpicks with the armor: The back of the knee can bind sometimes on long rides, and I wish it had additional protection on the sides, and the elbow creeps downwards, and the shin can be tough to pull on.

This product suite is the most comfortable set of body armor I’ve ever worn, and the knee pads are the highlight. They are comfy, stick like glue while wearing, and offer great safety and protection in moderately heinous terrain at respectable speeds.

Strengths

  • Incredible comfort
  • Exceptional durability
  • Good price point
  • Lightweight, breathable and flexible

Weaknesses

  • Knee Pad – material can bind on the back of the knee on long rides
  • Knee Pad – needs additional padding along the sides
  • Elbow Pad – they can creep downwards
  • Shin Pad – they’re hard to pull on

MSRP: $49.95

Knee Guard – Overall Rating: 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Elbow and Shin Guard – Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

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G-Form Armor Specs:

  • Visit the G-Form website, or the Knee, Elbow and Shin
  • MSRP – $49.95
  • Flexible • Lightweight • Breathable • Wicking fabric
  • Utilizing RPT – Reactive Protection Technology
  • Composite blend of PORON XRD material and proprietary G-Form materials and technology
  • Stretchy and compressive fabric – nylon and spandex blend
  • Sizes – 2XS to 3XL
  • Colors – Black and Yellow
  • Lifetime warranty



About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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