The ultimate lower leg protection is achieved with a hardshell shinknee combo like the POC Bone VPD Leg Guards. Don't be tempted to ride with less just because the guys on the videos do it. This is exactly what you'll be wishing for at the moment you hang your front tire in a soft berm at warp speed, and you and your bike become separate in mid air. Round and round the rider goes, how they'll land, no one knows. POC Bone protection is like insurance for your limbs. The Bone Leg Guards' first defense against impacts is a tough polypropylene shell. It's highly abrasion and penetration resistant. The shields are padded with nicely finished EPP foam liners. The knee however, has the benefit of a dollop of VPD visco elastic polymer dough. It's soft enough to conform perfectly over your kneecap, but hardens the instant a force is applied, absorbing much of the impact, while cradling and supporting your patella. And for those of you who habitually slip a pedal at inopportune times, there's a pad that ties into the elastic straps and it covers your calf and most of your Achilles. If it's too hot or unnecessary, you can remove this back portion. The elastic strap configuration is quite simple, and the quick release attachment at the outside of the shin is user friendly, offering a quick in and out, yet is super secure. Perhaps the greatest aspect of the Bone Leg Guards is the articulated knee the straps and padding do not wrap around the back of the knee joint, so there's never that annoying and uncomfortable knot of material that seems to plague other designs. The POC Bone VPD Leg Guards are White w black closures. They come in two sizes Small and Large.