As far as padding for skating or snowboarding is concerned, an effectively used wrist guard is an indispensable piece to add to your equipment repertoire. It will certainly make falling and hurting your wrist a thing of the past. With a wrist guard in place, there is very little friction applied to the bottom of your palm when you fall due to the plastic shell that is included with each of the pads in this review. They are all designed to be comfortable and low profile, which makes them great for skiing or even non-sports applications.
This review will look at the durability the materials and construction as well as the price of each pad to determine whether or not the pad is worthy of being on your list as well as ours.
The pricing of wrist guards is, as some would put it, much cheaper than the cost of wrist surgery in the event of a nasty spill. The pads in this review were chosen because they were the highest quality and the price just so happened to coincide really nicely. They are not expensive as far as pads go generally. There isn’t a ton to these pads so they are low profile but also very effective at protecting the wearer.
These pads are super durable and are designed to take more than a few falls they are really made well and can last a long time if taken care of. They will maintain their shape as well over long periods of time. Don’t let the price fool you these are very durable pads that will last.
High Density but lightweight EVA and other plastics are put into these wrist guards making them strong and sleek. These are perfect for applications where one might want to wear snow boarding or ski gloves. These are made of mesh, and though they may not provide much in the form of heat retention, you may not sweat as much, if you are wearing them under your gloves, while snowboarding of skiing.
These wrist guards are made of very durable materials. And the cohesion of the pieces one can find in these pads makes them super protective and comfortable too.
The number of straps for each of the selections in the list below is three. This way there is proper coverage and feel throughout the three choices. The pads in this review, are chosen also because they are low profile and that way one can wear. When it comes to padding in general, one does not have to skimp on the details mentioned above to find a good pad and often one can.
First pick: Triple 8 Saver Series Wrist-savers
The Triple 8 wrist pad is a very well designed pad and also it comes from a trusted brand. It fits very close to the skin because of a mesh material base and also have plastic splints commonly found in wrist guards, which give support in the event of a fall. Also shock-absorbing foam is included as well and this increases the protection even further. It is the perfect wrist guard for skating but it can also be used for snowboarding and skiing too! A plastic cup causes the friction you might feel in your very wrist during a fall on concrete for example, to then be more evenly distributed to less fragile areas of the body. Wrist guards like this can give you more confident to try that big more or just a better, level and sense of protection. Overall this pad tops the list because of these features and a super awesome price of just over 17 dollars. This is also an example of a very sleek pad that can fit under gloves and with other equipment.
Runner Up: Pro-Tec Street Gear Skate and Bike Wrist Guards
These ergonomically superb, Pro-Tec street gear skate and bike wrist guards are also perfect for snowboarding. They are just as capable, protection wise, as the first choice in this review and also capable of taking high impacts. Lycra and ballistic nylon make up the foundation of these beasts and like the first choice they have a breathable mesh liner as well. The straps are the reason this is the second choice as they are very heavy duty and will keep them on your hands even in the event of the craziest of wipeouts. They are really good wrist guards for the price and they are not going to disappoint.
Final Pick: 187 Killer Skateboard Wrist Guards
The final choice on the list of best writs guards is the 187 killer Wrist guard pack. These guards are an awesome tool in the skaters bag and can easily replace the two above as an equally preforming pad. The price is somewhat higher, but you will certainly get a quality product out of these wrist guards. The stitching is reinforced and there is a high impact resistant plastic splint where impacts occur the most. Overall this is a totally awesome pad that will protect your wrist in the event of a fall and is entirely as good as the first to picks on the list. This is another pad you are not going to be disappointed in.
Wrist guards are a great way to keep your wrists in action well into your forties and beyond, hopefully, these pads preform better than you do when they see combat. Wrist guards really just enable people to do more skating and or boarding in the long run and can easily save you from a broken wrist. Bikers can dawn them, fire fighters, soldiers, anybody really needing extra protection. Maybe even for someone who has already had a bad injury, Wrist Guards are absolutely amazing to anybody who has ever needed to employ their features before.
Thanks for reading and good luck! Feel free to drop a question, or comment and let us know what you thought of our selections and yours.