New new Alpinestars SX-1 Knee Guards have arrived and if they work as good as they look, they're a hell of a deal at $119.95.
While Alpinestars is widely known for its line of boots and leathers, the Italian company also makes protective gear for especially vulnerable parts of the human anatomy. In this case, your knees.
The SX-1 Knee Guard is designed for motocross riders, but many off-road and adventure riders also adopt removable safety gear when the going gets rough. The lightweight, CE certified knee protector is constructed from a performance polymer blend, with an asymmetrical and slim profile design for a safe, personalized and tight fit while at the same time offering excellent levels of movement.
The upper and lower plates are perforated for ventilation, and the floating patella cup is formed in impact resistant PU foam, backed with viscoelastic padding for adaptive fit. The dual velcro straps feature large pads for comfortable fit at the calf and thigh. The MSRP for the SX-1 is $119.95.