The McDavid® 651R Hex sleeves provide superior forearm protection for football and other contact sports. hDc moisture-management technology keeps you cool and dry, while 9 mm Hex closed-cell foam pads provide excellent impact protection.
Ideal for football or other contact sports
hDc moisture-management technology keeps you cool and dry
9 mm Hex pads absorb impacts
Machine wash and dry
Includes one pair
Materials: 80% nylon, 20% spandex with polyethylene foam pads
I planned to use this product as arm guard for martial art sparing (karate). Positives are - it looks awesomely cool compare to other guards :) I love the technology used and I think it has really big potential. Thanks to hexagons it is made from, it shapes easily and very nicely around curves of your body. This would be great for legs guards as well. Plus I love it is not bulky but still providing decent protection.
Negatives - protective area is too small for this to work (I use Small size for arms) as any kind of guard. It's 2.75''x 7'' and it just doesn't even cover half of the target areas on my arm. I need to make decision which arm bone I want to protect. Kinda sad since the potential is great. Maybe it's good for other sports, but not much for martial arts.
I wish they would do something that is about 6''x 9'' at least that would give great protection. Same for legs, if they would have good one, that covers whole shins properly, I would not mind to spend more money on this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Though the product is advertised for forearm and knee it can be used for upper arm protection. My Son is a 10 1/2 year old 95 lb Bantam player and is RB and Middle Linebacker and uses them for Bicep and tricep protection. 90% of games are on artificial turf. The size youth large fits perfect. Excellent product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend