Ion K-Lite-Zip Knee Pads
ION always strives to make good products even better. The brand new K_LITE Zip is based on the regular K_LITE kneepad but has been upgraded with a zipper to get into the pad quicker. The Quick_E function makes for a light, breathable and pedal-friendly kneepad with a very slim outline, easy handling and great comfort. In order to offer good impact protection the K_LITE Zip combines thin SAS-TEC padding with hidden hardcaps to distribute loads in case of a crash. The unique Snug_Loop construction – an internal neoprene strap running from the back of the calf over the kneecap back to the calf again – keeps the pads in place. Even if you ride for hours. An additional Thigh_Match velcro strap at the top (and bottom) plus the 3D patterns cut of the K_LITE Zip also ensures a secure fit even when pedaling.
Quick_E zipper: A fully integrated zipper opens the protector sleeve from top to bottom. Quicker gear up times mean longer rides.
Snug_Loop strap: Around-the-knee loop construction. Made of sticky skin neoprene to keep the pad exactly where it belongs.
SAS-TEC Main Padding: SAS-TEC is a German-based innovative producer of body armor protective components. SAS-TEC has a long track record of producing outstanding motorbike protection – and is the best choice for your safety. We use 3D-protectors made of visco elastic soft foam with incredible shock absorption values.
35% Neoprene, 25% PU, 20% PE, 15% Polyester, 5% Nylon
FEATURES & MATERIALS
3D-SHAPED IONIC_FIT: The human body is neither cylindrical nor symmetrical. Thus, you have to forget about flat 2D patterns. We use our expertise in tailoring body-fitting wetsuits to shape anatomic fitting pads for a natural riding position.
THIGH_MATCH: A hidden routed velcro strap helps to adjust the pads above your knee.
FINE_MESH: Elastic and lightweight mesh fabric for optimal ventilation and additional freedom of movement.
AIR_PRENE: Neoprene is pretty versatile. It also absorbs impact forces in the event of a crash. Airprene_Padding makes for lightweight protection, whilst providing sufficient breathability to avoid overheating underneath.
POWER_ARAMID: Power_Aramid is a synthetic fiber originally developed by DuPont. Today it's used for a range of applications from bulletproof helmets via tires to bow strings. It offers outstanding tear resistance and tensile strength.
SNUG_LOOP STRAP: Around-the-knee loop construction. Made of sticky skin neoprene to keep the pad exactly where it belongs.
SAS-TEC MAIN PADDING: SAS-TEC is a German-based innovative producer of body armor protective components. SAS-TEC has a long track record of producing outstanding motorbike protection – and is the best choice for your safety. We use 3D-protectors made of visco elastic soft foam with incredible shock absorption values.
QUICK_E ZIPPER: A fully integrated zipper opens the protector sleeve from top to bottom. Quicker gear up times mean longer rides.
Ratings & Reviews
by Dennis -
After reading promising reviews online, I bought these to replace my old IXS flow knee pads (which are great) . I liked the fact that they have Velcro straps both above and below the knee, which I assumed would make them more secure. However, the top Velcro strap has a very small grip pad, which does not manage to hold, even when pedaling on the flat with minimal tension on the straps.
Maybe I bought a dud pair, but after one frustrating ride, I decided to go back to wearing my old ones.
I have Been using these pads for a few months now felt great from the get go, wear them on 60km enduro rides and don’t even know I have them on..
Seem very durable as I’ve had a few crashes wearing them and definitely saved the knees
Zips also come in handy
Great pads super comfy
Great pads other pads I've had before these have failed me and ended up with ripped open knees.the ion pads have always held up and have saved my knees on many occasions two thumbs up