The 10 Best Knee And Elbow Pads For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Your child's safety is paramount, so when your kids start to to go out and about on their bikes, skateboards or scooters, you will want to get the right protective gear for them. These elbow and knee pad sets are available for children of all ages and sizes, and as many of them include wrist guards and helmets as well, they should be good for all manner of sports and pastimes, as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. JBM Adventure

2. Simply Kids Innovative

3. Schwinn Protective Pads

Editor's Notes

September 06, 2020:

In the same way that you wouldn't dream of sending your kids to soccer practice without shin guards, or to a softball match without the right gloves, you certainly wouldn't want them pursuing the latest extreme sport without some decent padding.

As "kids" covers quite a range of ages, sizes, and tastes, we've tried to include items that would appeal to everyone from toddlers to teenagers. Some of these sets, like the Paw Patrol Pads, will certainly attract the very young as they have used images of characters from a popular cartoon, while items like the Simply Kids Innovative combine a high degree of protection with lively patterns of pink unicorns, graffiti, and space monsters, among others.

Conversely, many kids can view pads as being a bit lame and any extra attention drawn to them via crazy graphics won't help you in getting your child to put them on. For this reason, we included items that have deliberately opted for simple, conservative designs reflecting the models preferred by pros to make your life slightly easier. This is true of the Schwinn Protective Pads, the Mongoose Multi-Sport Gear, the Pro-Tec Street Combo, and the TXJ Sports Protective Gear.

Many kits, like the Skatewiz Protect-1, complement the protection offered by the knee and elbow pads by adding wrist guards. You should consider getting one of these sets if your child is likely to be falling hard with their arms outstretched such as when skateboarding or inline skating.

Although many people buy their helmets separately, if you're buying this type of gear for your child, the chances are high they'll need a helmet as well, so options like the JBM Adventure that include everything can be a smart decision since they eliminate the need to make an additional purchase.

Special Honors

IXS Flow Evo+ Elbow and Knee Pads Although they certainly aren't cheap, these guards from IXS offer a lot of comfort by using high-grade materials that don't compromise on protection. They're made with a lightweight and breathable mesh that fits snugly and securely as a sleeve, so you don't get those velcro straps chafing against your skin. They also boast a protection pad made from a special viscoelastic polymer, removing the need for a hard outer shell that can sometimes restrict movement.

4. Skatewiz Protect-1

5. Pro-Tec Street Combo

6. TXJ Sports Protective Gear

7. Triple Eight Saver Series

8. CrzKo 6-in-1 Set

9. Mongoose Multi-Sport Gear

10. Paw Patrol Pads

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

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