Ion E-Traze Elbow Pads
Who's this item for: Trail, All Mountain and Enduro riders after a good level of protection that can be worn from the beginning of the ride right through to the end.
Protection Style: The E-Traze Elbow Pad are an impact resistant foam style protection that utilise a super flexible and thin SAS-TEC main padding. This multi-impact compliant elbow pad has also taken reliability to heart and has directly attached the protection pad to the fabric so everything stays in place when you have a digger.
Materials: The K-Traze Elbow Pads feature a new, very breathable sleeve material: the Super_Perforator_Neoprene provides maximum breathability even on long uphills. The neoprene sleeve is very flexible and conforms to your body very well. The main protection area is covered in Power_Aramid, which is a material originally designed by Du Pont. This material offers outstanding tear resistance and tensile strength. For those that like to know the finer construction details: 35% neoprene, 25% polyurethane, 20% polyethylene, 15% polyester, 5% polyamide.
Closure or Slip-on: The E-Traze Elbow Pads are a slip-on style pad that offer a very slim fit. Due to clever distribution of mesh and stretch materials, no straps are necessary to hold the protector in place.
Length of elbow pad: The elbow pads fit from the lower bicep to the top of the forearm.
Protection level: These would be considered a moderate level of protection. They offer more than your standard 'elbow warmer' style protection but don't offer as much as a plastic covered elbow guard.
Removable protective inserts for washing: Nope, but the SAS-TEC protection is attached directly to the fabric so they will withstand washing.
Pros: Lightweight, comfortable and close fitting.
Cons: Although the Super_Perforate_Neoprene is the most breathable fabric Ion has used it is still warmer than a mesh fabric.
Ratings & Reviews
Good fit. Works.
Can confirm these work. Took an OTB and landed on my forearms. The pads took the impact, stayed in place and prevented any abrasion. So super happy on that front.
Whilst a tension adjusting strap on the upper end would have been nice, the pads stay in place very well and fit quite snugly. Forget about them as soon as I start riding and as I found out, are there when you need them to be.