SixSixOne Rage hard kneepad review

When it’s time to go big, these pads will help keep you safe

Armor
These SixSixOne Rage Hard Kneepads are the spiritual successors to the iconic Kyle Strait’s.

These SixSixOne Rage hard kneepads are the spiritual successors to the iconic Kyle Strait models.

Lowdown: SixSixOne Rage Hard Kneepad

In an era of lightweight equipment designed to maximize versatility, the SixSixOne Rage is all about maximum protection. These pads are built for burly rides, yet attention to small details make them more versatile than their predecessors. Now if only they would stay in place. Find out more in our review below.

Stat Box
Sizes: S, M, L, XL MSRP: $70 and $75
Materials: Kevlar, EVA foam, mesh Rating: 3.5 Flamin' Chili Peppers 3.5 out of 5
Certification: CE 1621:1

Pluses
Minuses
  • Vent well for size
  • Tendency to slip
  • High level of protection
  • Velcro adjustment strap wore out

Review: SixSixOne Rage Hard Kneepad

It used to be you either climbed on your mountain bike or you sent it. These days, you don’t have to pick. Modern bikes are capable of doing it all. This trend has resulted in a number of versatile new lightweight products, but what about when you want to go big?

On those days, we’ve been wearing the new Rage and Rage Hard kneepads from SixSixOne. These DH rated pads are the spiritual successors to the iconic Kyle Strait model, but have been updated with modern materials for better performance.

This additional hard cap helps the Rage kneepad slide more easily over rocks. This extra protection costs $5 more than the regular soft shell version.

This additional hard cap helps the Rage kneepad slide more easily over rocks. This extra protection costs $5 more than the regular soft shell version.

Both padsets share the same chassis, but the Hard version features an external hard cap for additional protection. It’s also intended to allow the pad to slide more easily over rocks — or in the skate park.

Shock absorption duties are performed by a pliable padset that extends the length of the knee and is covered by Kevlar. Additional layers of EVA foam wrapped in a perforated mesh offer side impact protection.

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