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    Kids Armour - 5 Year Old

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    My 5 year old (turned 5 this year) is starting to do decent green trails - eyeing off blue.

    He has IXS Knee pads which covers some of the ankle, gloves and a good full face helmet.

    Looking for feedback on how much armour he actually needs? As from looking online - you can absolutely go nuts with this stuff.

    Thank in advance.

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    Def something with chest/gut protection at this age. Every kid this age takes it to the chest and bars to the gut. Dianese Scarabeo is about the best you'll find that actually fits well (see this in person and my 5yro tried it on) and covers the chest and gut. The padding on the back, elbow and shoulders is SUPER legit stuff. Chest protection goes down fairly far too and is good.

    Demon Lil Ripper jacket is what I got my 5yro. He is still on a 16" Yoji and too small for the Spawn 20" hardtail. It was about 55$ and has worked for the crashes so far. The elbow padding seems a little light to me but has worked! Probably fine for the very mellow blues and greens he rides at the pace he goes...but he'll need something better at some point. Not sure if I should have just bought the Dianese (160$)...maybe so, hard to tell. The nice thing about that Dianese is that is does grow a bit in girth and arm length with them.

    Knee pads, the G-Forms have been great for his pace of riding. You can sew the back to take them in a bit too. He'll move up to something more robust once he is going faster/higher and the G-Forms certainly have a limit (oldest found it and we moved to IXS Carves Evo which are dope).

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    is that fox armour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onawave View Post
    is that fox armour?
    I think it's in Troy Lee's upcoming line sponsored by Nitro Circus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    I think it's in Troy Lee's upcoming line sponsored by Nitro Circus.
    Its clearly their new Unicycle MTB armor.

    Seriously tho, I saw literally a whole family Uni-cycling some of the super mellow/flat MTB trails last year. It was hilarious. I bet those guys can easily ride a sick manual tho. Pretty cool.

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    I saw some kids wearing these on Saturday at our local bike park thingy: https://www.komperdell.com/en/protec...hp?id=6287_206

    Not sure where they got them but they were little kids and these fit more like a tshirt vs. armor. Not sure how they perform vs. armor but they looked very comfortable.

    edit: https://www.skatepro.com/en-us/323-3...kaAqRVEALw_wcB

    found 'em in the americas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockcrusher View Post
    I saw some kids wearing these on Saturday at our local bike park thingy: https://www.komperdell.com/en/protec...hp?id=6287_206

    Not sure where they got them but they were little kids and these fit more like a tshirt vs. armor. Not sure how they perform vs. armor but they looked very comfortable.

    edit: https://www.skatepro.com/en-us/323-3...kaAqRVEALw_wcB

    found 'em in the americas.
    they actually look really good.

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