#1.187 Killer Pads Pro Roller Derby Knee Pads
When it comes to the best roller derby knee pad, we have to give it to the 187 Killer Pads. These knee pads are simply the most comfortable hands down. The velcro straps are also quite thick and really lock the knee pad in place to prevent sliding. It is also made in a way such that this doesn’t give you extra discomfort and gives your knees plenty of room to breathe.
Best Roller Derby Knee Pad
- #1.187 Killer Pads Pro Roller Derby Knee Pads
- #2.Smith Safety Gear Elite Knee Pads
- #3.Triple 8 KP 22 Knee Pads
- #4.Roller Derby Protective TRI-Pack
- #5.Navestar Knee Pads
#1.187 Killer Pads Pro Roller Derby Knee Pads
If you are looking for the best roller derby knee pad, the 187 Killer Pads Pro is the way to go. These knee pads are pretty much at the top of their game and offer you plenty of comfort and protection. While they are a bit pricey, we think that they are worth every penny. The standout feature is definitely comfort as we think these knee pads are just far more comfortable than the others.
And getting them on is much easier than other brands as loosening and tightening the velcro straps is quite effortless. Also, even the feeling of the velcro on you is different and feels extremely soft. And finally, they do a good job of sliding true, so they stay with your knees, unlike other brands. Overall, the material just seems thicker and more breathable, giving you more protection and comfort.
#2.Smith Safety Gear Elite Knee Pads
Another great choice when it comes to the best roller derby knee pad is the Smith Safety Gear Elite Knee Pad. It is pretty easily adjustable and gives you a great fit to prevent slippage. Overall, we like the feel and comfort level of the 187 Killer Pads Pro more, but Smith Safety Gear certainly gets the job done. However, we think that these pads are a better value in terms of quality than price.
In our opinion, the Smith Safety Gear pads are just more durable in the long run and can take more of a beating than the 187 Killer. And the actual knee padding seems to be made of better material. Also, we find that these pads tend to wear down much harder than most other knee pads on the market. It holds its shape and doesn’t get all warped even with lots of sweat deposits accumulating.
#3.Triple 8 KP 22 Knee Pads
The Triple 8 KP 22 is another knee pad that makes our list of the best roller derby knee pad. We really like it because it has heavy-duty EVA memory foam to give you the best fit possible every single time. There is also a neoprene butterfly closure for a custom fit. While the fit is great and all, it sort of adds additional weight to the knee pad and so it kind of feels like something is on your knees at all times.
While this is true for other brands as well, it is just not nearly as noticeable. Either way, we are just pointing it out because it may bother some people. What we really like about this knee pad is the high-density impact-resistant cap itself, which is both securely fastened and has a bigger area than most others, making it ideal for protection.
#4.Roller Derby Protective TRI-Pack
We think that the Roller Derby Protective Tri-pack is a great deal for those who want something cheap and cute to wear. While it is designed for kids, it can certainly be used by people of all sizes. There is nothing to brag about when it comes to these derby knee pads. They get the job done and that’s pretty much it. No, they won’t be too comfortable and won’t give you superior protection.
But if you are still reading this, it means you don’t really care about that stuff. This knee pad is designed for those who are looking for a cheap style for their kids. The padding itself is good enough and will give your kids adequate protection. The hardest part is probably just picking the right color.
#5.Navestar Knee Pads
Lastly, we have the Navestar Knee Pads, which are absolutely great for those who are looking for a well-rounded knee pad set without completely breaking the bank. In this set, you also get elbow pads and a wrist guard, to prevent all sorts of nasty falls when roller skating. Also, we think it looks pretty good as well so that’s a bonus.
In terms of sizing, make sure to refer to the link below to find out the right size for you or your kids. Overall, the feel of these knee pads is pretty solid and offers pretty good protection. They are pretty impact resistant overall and for those of you who care, it is made of 4 layered fabrics with the inside being foam and 600D and the outside being EVA and strong plastic.