R.E.D Wrist Guard 2013 - 2012 Review by The Good Ride
The RED Impact Wrist Guard has good low profile protection. They do a good job getting all the important areas of the wrist protected while keeping a low profile. A lot of wrist guards don’t protect the back of your wrist like these do and that is why we aren’t fans of those competitors.
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Burton/Red Wrist Guards are the best!
One thing that is really great about these that a lot of people forget to mention is there is a springy flex to them which allows it to absorb the impact and not transfer it higher up and possibly breaking your arm like other wrist guards do as they usually contain unyielding impact support. They are "hands down" ? the best out there. I am starting to ride more advanced and wear these all the time as they give me the confidence to push my limits. They are comfy and help keep my hands warm on cold days. Also because of the springy flex you can still articulate your arm/hand very naturally.
Best wrist guards, in my opinion
I love these guards. I never ride without them; and I'm pretty sure I would have broken my wrist a few times, if I wasn't wearing them. One great thing about these guards is that they are slimmer than those of a lot of other brands, so they can actually fit under gloves. When choosing the size of the guards, you might want to consider the size of your wrist instead of the size of your hands. For example: I wear women's Large gloves because I have long fingers. But in these unisex guards, I wear a small - my wrists aren't big at all.
These wrist guards were purchased on a whim because my current ones had given up on me and I didn’t realize until I was on the hill already. I am glad that I purchased these though, as they are better than the older ones I had. These are nice and slim, and fit easily under gloves. The slim design also means that they are less awkward to wear during breaks/lunch as they don’t tilt your hand back while wearing them like other models do. I like that they not only have the protection across the palm/wrist, but also along the back side of the wrist too. The Velcro adjusts across both the palm and the wrist for a customized fit which I love.
They took some getting used to, but in the end, I am very happy with my purchase.
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