After hearing all the positive feedback on here I decided to try a pair of G-Forms to wear on all my rides since I'm really bad at predicting when I'm going to be crashing.
I had my doubts about their ability to protect me based on how small and light they were. On my 3rd or 4th ride with them I decided to put them to the test.
I went down pretty hard on a steep rutted trail with loose small rocks. I did the standard tearing up of my left forearm as well as bruising my upper arm pretty significantly. My left knee hit the ground pretty darn hard and my left shin got some nice trail rash.
An inspection of my knee revealed just a red mark that later turned into a small bruise, but my brand new $50 knee pads had a big chunk taken out of the padding right in the center and were now useless.
I emailed G-Form asking if these were designed for only one good crash, and this is the response I got (Names have been changed to protect the guilty):
They are not a one time use. We are in the process of making a new type of knee pad which has a harder outer layer to prevent this. If I can have your shipping address and the size and color knee pad you want, I can send you a new pair. Thanks for choosing G-Form."
They shipped them out the next day without me ever asking for a replacement. I was very impressed with their backing of their product, and it's nice to see they are trying to improve them.
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