Seven 7 iDP Project Knee Pads
The Seven 7 iDP Project Knee Pads combine the comfort of a slip-on sleeve design with the impact protection of a hard shell pad. The Proknit fabric is lightweight and breathable and features different stretch zones to help distribute pressure while providing a secure fit. Like most of the Seven pads, the upper cuff extends quite far up the thigh, but the Project has the addition of a Centre Strap System to provide additional adjustment capability for those in-between sizes.
These pads won't hold you back on the way up and will inspire confidence on the way back down.
Who's this item for: The lightweight pedal-friendly design and DH level protection levels offered by these pads make them the perfect choice for hardcore Enduro racing and aggressive All Mountain riding.
Protection Style: These pads combine a visco-elastic Sas-Tec protective insert with a bonded external shell to provide you with comfortable protection that will resist getting hung up or twisting out of place when you crash.
Materials: The exact recipe isn't listed anywhere by Seven but the ProKnit fabric has some Spandex material in it but has a knitted appearance. Both the upper and lower cuffs have silicon grippers, as does the logo print.
Closure or Slip-on: These are a slip-on pad with an adjustable upper strap to help you get the fit just right.
Length of knee pad: Quite long—the pads extend a fair way up the thigh and come down to about mid-shin. There won't be any gap between your pads and your shorts (unless you ride in footy shorts...) and a small gap above the top of your socks.
Protection level: The pads are certified beyond CE EN 1621-1:2012 Level 2 and feature a hard outer cap, providing them with DH worthy levels of protection.
Removable protective inserts for washing: Yes, the Sas-Tec pads are removable for washing.
Pros: Lightweight, pedal-friendly, DH worthy protection.
Cons: They don't offer as much protection for the side of your knees as the Sam Hill pads do.
Note: Please take care to not pull the knee pads up your leg from the top of the pads as you would a pair of socks. The material is not designed for this and may cause tears. Damage to the knee pads of this nature may not be covered by the manufacturer warranty. We recommend pulling up knee pads from the top and bottom of the pad with care, in a way that avoids stretching the mesh or damaging the stitching.