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Troy Lee Designs EGL5550 Forearm/Elbow

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Troy Lee Designs EGL5550 Forearm/Elbow

Elbow/Forearm Guards EG 5550
The EG 5550 features Shock Doctor technology which specializes in active sports protection.
  • X-FIT™ integrates a wraparound supporter on elastic mesh sleeve for unparalleled comfort and fit with out bulky straps
  • Strata-foam articulates with complex body zones while providing impact protection
  • Vent-trak moves air through flexible channels over skin surface to cool the athlete
  • Mesh construction provides airflow and lightweight design
  • Internal elbow cap provides high-impact protection with a close, comfortable fit
  • Forearm guard extends protection from the internal high-impact knee cap for enhanced low profile protection
  • Integrated Lycra® low-compression zones in a strapless, tapered elastic sleeve with no-slip internal grip zones. Constructed with rugged woven Aramid material to resist abrasion
Troy Lee Elbow Guard Size Chart
Size Extra Small Small Medium Large
Forearm (in) 5-6.5 6-7 6.5-8 7-8.5
Bicep (in) 9.5-11.5 10-12 10.5-12.5 11-13
4.3 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Lightweight and very comfortable
After a recent spill where I ended up in the ER with some stitches I had this crazy thought - maybe padding might be a good idea!

After reading a lot of reviews on Amazon, JensonUSA.com, and BackCountry.com, I decided to go with the TLD EG 5550 elbow/forearm guards and the KG 5450 knee/shin guard.

In short, the EG 5550 is an excellent choice. I'm 5'7 / 155lbs, and went with the medium size. Using TLD's measurement charts, medium is the size they recommend and it's a perfect fit.

Key benefits:

- Lightweight
- Very breathable
- You honestly forget you're wearing them
- They will not slip

The only con for these is that because there are no adjustable straps, the measurement needs to be spot on. Likewise, you'll have difficulty in cold weather trying to slip a thermal base layer sleeve underneath these.

On the knee/shin guard side of things, I went with extra small (according to the sizing chart - that's what matched), and it was a snug fit. However I felt it slid down when I pedaled so I ended up returning them. There are a lot of great reviews for the KG 5450 so I wouldn't count it out on my part, but again with no straps it needs to be a dead perfect fit.

Although protection is the top priority when it comes to protective armor, comfort is up there too, and the material that TLD uses is excellent. Because if you're going to be wearing pads for hours in hot weather, you're going to want something that isn't going to drive you crazy with discomfort.

PROS: Breathable, Lightweight, Non-slip, Incognizant, Fits Under Clothing

CONS: Won't Fit Over Base Layer
March 25, 2013
Location:
SF Bay Area, CA
Comfortable! but....
Very comfortable but the fit is weirds i bought mine size medium so they are tight in my forearms but still loose in bicep area by 1/2 inch so they slide down constantly .
also they only lasted for one crash, i wash out my front end in the middle of a berm landed superman style the elbow pads rolled and the upper part were the elastic is completely rip causing a huge hole on top hinze why i'm back here shopping for a new pair

PROS: Comfortable Fit

CONS: Not Adjustable, Weak
August 21, 2016
Location:
NJ
Comfortable Protection
The service I have received at Jenson has always been excellent. Everything I have ordered has been delivered on time or ahead of schedule and in perfect condition.

PROS: Not bulky, No straps, Slip on, Lightweight, Comfortable, Stylish

CONS: none at this time

BEST USES: Trail riding, all mountain
March 13, 2012
Location:
Glendora, CA
Works great; no discomfort
I am 39, so I like these pads for the added sense of security in case I fall. I mostly trail ride, but that includes some descents and I am getting more interested in all mountain riding. These pads are perfect. You have to get the size right, and for me the medium was the ticket: they have the right balance of snug to stay in place but not so tight my arms feel constricted. I am very comfortable wearing these for long rides. The padding is solid too. I haven't taken any spills yet, but they are plenty rugged and I know there will be a time where these will pay for themselves. I especially like how the padding extends down the forearm, which makes these ideal for those riding way more hard core than me.

PROS: Durable, Lightweight, Versatile
February 18, 2013
Location:
Chino Hills, CA
I would buy this product again and again
Check TroyLeeDesigns knee/shin guards. Exactly the same in my opinion
June 20, 2012
Location:
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Awsome pads!
I bought these after a bad crash into a cactus. These are really good pads with full coverage. They feel really comfotable with great breathability. They are hard to put on, but they stay put and do not need adjustment once on.

PROS: Good comfortable fit

CONS: Hard to get on
February 23, 2012
Location:
PHX, AZ
Comfortable Protection
The service I have received at Jenson has always been excellent. Everything I have ordered has been delivered on time or ahead of schedule and in perfect condition.

PROS: Not bulky, Slip on, No straps, Comfortable

CONS: Hard to slip into place

BEST USES: Trail, all mountain
March 13, 2012
Location:
Glendora, CA
I bought this product again.
This product arrived promptly and in good condition and that's what I like about Jenson. Good service!

PROS: Tough, Lightweight, Comfortable Fit

BEST USES: All-Around, Mountain Biking
July 17, 2016
Location:
Chino CA
great protection
The best part about this pads is that they stay put. Ghey don't slip or move around. Great for all weather i use them in the summer there weren't that bad. Best thing about them easy to put on and off

PROS: Perfect Fit, Easy to put on, Stay put, Easy to take off, Real comfortable

CONS: none
October 26, 2012
Location:
palmsprings,ca
TLD Elbow Pads
These pads are pretty comfortable to wear during a ride. The stretching fabric keeps them in place and is breathable for warmer weather.

PROS: Lightweight, Versatile, Durable
July 16, 2013
Location:
Norco, CA

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Do the Troy Lee Designs EGL5550 Forearm/Elbow guards provide wrist support and protection or would I have to purchase the Troy Lee Designs WS5205 Wrist Support guard and Elbow Guards EG 5500 instead?
Lou on Jun 11, 2016

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