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Old 10-19-2013   #1
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Elbow pads w/ KokoDrySuit that work..??

Whose got good recommendations for some elbow pads that stay put and dont slide down while paddling?

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Old 10-19-2013   #2
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MSR Gravity Elbow Pad

I have been using these for a few years. Elbows have been fine. Head has been a different story...


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Old 10-19-2013   #3
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go to a DH mountain bike supplier and try em on. I found ones that work well, but may not hold up too long. Jett commando is the one I got. They're light and (mostly) stay in place. wimpy mesh has small tears after one season.

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Old 10-19-2013   #4
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I have sported Level 6 elbow pads. Lower profile than traditional pads and don't move on me all day. Check em out.
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Old 10-20-2013   #5
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I've been wearing the same pair of $20 moto x pads for 4 years. They have been good, but need replaced.
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Old 10-20-2013   #6
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When you're portaging around a rapid and taking photos of me, do you find yourself asking, "why does he look so much more rad than I do?" Do you ask yourself: "Is it his flawless paddling skills?" "Is it his striking good looks?" "Is it the way witticisms roll off his tongue like rain?"

All likely contributors, but no, the reality is it's all about the elbow pads. There's nothing like a displaced elbow pad to ruin the perfect photo of you looking rad. SixSixOne Race elbow pads will stay in place and make you look like a storm tropper all at the same time.

Disclaimer: Will only stay in place on Kokatat brand dry suits. Results are indeterminate when used with dry tops, shorties, or off brands.
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Old 10-20-2013   #7
Rexburg, Idaho
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I have a GMER drysuit and use two different kinds of elbow pads, these ones;

Fox Titan Pro Elbow Guard - Fox Racing

and these ones;

Bone VPD Arm - POC Sports

I like both, and they both stay on pretty well. The Fox pads are lighter and allow for better movement, but the POC pads offer (I think) better elbow protection and stay put a little bit better.
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Old 10-20-2013   #8
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I have a pair of Lotus Design elbow pads that are thin foam covered by a neoprene material.

I wear these right on my arms. I then wear my base layers and drysuit over the elbow pads. These provide great protection, aren't bulky, and never, ever slip.

I'm not sure if you can buy these any more, but you could probably find something similar.
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Old 10-20-2013   #9
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My observation is that the critical factor is paddler arm size to elbow pad size. I've tried on pads others raved about only to find them way too small and tight or falling off my elbows. multiple brands are good but finding your personal best fit is trail and error. Personal reviews should be suspect unless they have the same arm size as you. I wear the fox light biking pads and like them.
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Old 10-21-2013   #10
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I love my Level Six elbow pads. Sometimes I wear them under the drytop, and other times over. They never move around on my arms like other types. Here is the link:
The Level Six Store / Armor-All: Elbow Protection - Whitewater - Activity

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