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Race Face Charge Sub Zero Winter Leg Guards

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Product Description

Stay warm and protected on cold XC rides. The Race Face Charge Sub Zero Leg Guards combine winter warming thermal properties with lightweight, targeted protection from cuts and grazes.

The stretch mesh sleeve offers a second-skin fit which gives you the ultimate comfort and mobility, making them ideal for long XC rides. The foam panel impact zone has a stretch Kevlar cover for durability. These knee pads are not rated for impact and offer minimal coverage to protect your skin from cuts and grazes.

Key Features:

  • Stretch thermal brushed back fleece for comfortable weather protection.
  • Foam panel impact zone with stretch Kevlar cover for shred proof durability.
  • Silicone gripper along inner top opening ensures stay-put fit.
  • Silicone patch at shin eliminates slippage.

Note: Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Race Face Charge Sub Zero Winter Leg Guards Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.9
out of 5
4.93
Build Quality
5.00
Performance
4.80
Value For Money
5.00

Customer Reviews (5)

5
Best Kit

I didnt expect it would be of that good quality. After the measurement guide,order the correct size and it really did fit on me. It look really good and feels good.Good for xc and trail rider

I didnt expect it would be of that good quality. After the measurement guide,order the correct size and it really did fit on me. It look really good and feels good.Good for xc and trail rider

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great protection

Great leg protector, very strong and warm for the colder months and non restrictive.

Great leg protector, very strong and warm for the colder months and non restrictive.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Winter Leg Guards against Nettles

I bought these as protection against nettles on overgrown cycle tracks. They work very well, I leave them around ankles for most of the ride, then just pull them up for the overgrown areas. Great for the purpose that I intended for them.

I bought these as protection against nettles on overgrown cycle tracks. They work very well, I leave them around ankles for most of the ride, then just pull them up for the overgrown areas. Great for the purpose that I intended for them.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Love this item: Does just want I wanted

Bought these as a legwarmer rather than for protection, but having tried many "warmer" only items this RaceFace is many times better!. Selected the sub-zero to get the longer fit, this covers completely from shorts to socks so keeps leg cozy. The knee padding/protection is a good few mm thick so would certainly protect again skin removal but not a major impact. Sizing: Follow their measurements!! These worked great for me although I did question at first because it said I needed an XL (I only ever have M in all other clothing!, but XL fits perfect). So: I'm very happy with this item :-)

Bought these as a legwarmer rather than for protection, but having tried many "warmer" only items this RaceFace is many times better!. Selected the sub-zero to get the longer fit, this covers completely from shorts to socks so keeps leg cozy. The knee padding/protection is a good few mm thick so would certainly protect again skin removal but not a major impact. Sizing: Follow their measurements!! These worked great for me although I did question at first because it said I needed an XL (I only ever have M in all other clothing!, but XL fits perfect). So: I'm very happy with this item :-)

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Comfortable and lightweight &low protection

Full stars as these ticked the box for me for something lightweight to wear all day at the right price. Protection is low as they are a gel pad by the feel so it's good to stop the gravel rash when you run out of talent! Please note but don't by these pads if you want full protection. I used chainreaction to get the size chart and brought them cheaper at Tredz!

Full stars as these ticked the box for me for something lightweight to wear all day at the right price. Protection is low as they are a gel pad by the feel so it's good to stop the gravel rash when you run out of talent! Please note but don't by these pads if you want full protection. I used chainreaction to get the size chart and brought them cheaper at Tredz!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Race Face Sizing

Race Face

Race Face Protection Clothing Size Chart

Use the Fox Clothing size chart to find the best fit for you.

  • Chest: Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
  • Waist: Measure at narrowest circumference. Don’t suck it in – nobody’s watching.
  • Hip: Measure around the widest part of the pelvis, around the buttocks.
  • Bicep: Measure around your bicep at the widest part.
  • Forearm: Measure around your forearm at the widest part.
  • Thigh: Measure around your thigh 10cm up from your knee.
  • Calf: Measure around your calf at the widest part.

Protective Core Sizing

  S M L XL XXL
Chest 37" (94 cm) 39½" (100 cm) 42" (107 cm) 45" (114 cm) 48" (122 cm)
Waist 29" (74 cm) 31½" (80 cm) 34" (86 cm) 37" (94 cm) 40" (102 cm)
Hip 35¾" (91 cm) 38½" (98 cm) 41¼" (105 cm) 44" (112 cm) 47¼" (120 cm)

High stretch fabric, ultra-tight, second-skin fit designed to lock D30 removable protection in place. 

Men's Leg

  S M L XL XXL
Thigh 16" (41cm) 17" (43cm) 18" (46cm) 19" (48cm) 20" (51cm)
Calf 13" (33cm) 14" (36cm) 15" (38cm) 16" (40cm) 17" (43cm)

Men's Elbow

  S M L XL XXL
Bicep 10" (25 cm) 11" (28 cm) 12” (30 cm) 13" (33 cm) 14" (36 cm)
Forearm 8” (20 cm) 9" (23 cm) 10” (25 cm) 11” (28 cm) 12" (30 cm)

Women's Leg

  S M L XL XXL
Thigh 15” (38 cm) 16” (41 cm) 17” (43 cm) 18” (46 cm) 19” (48 cm)
Calf 13” (33 cm) 14” (36 cm) 15” (38 cm) 16” (41 cm) 17” (43 cm)

Women's Elbow

  S M L XL XXL
Bicep 10¼” (26 cm) 11” (28 cm) 11¾” (30 cm) 12½” (32 cm) 13¼” (34 cm)
Forearm 7” (18 cm) 7¾” (20 cm) 8½ (22 cm) 9½ (24 cm) 10¼” (26 cm)

Protekt Youth Leg

  S/M L/XL
Top Opening 12¾” (32 cm) 13¾” (28 cm)
Bottom Opening 6¾” (17 cm) 7¾” (20 cm)
Length 11” (28 cm) 11¾” (30 cm)

Protekt Youth Arm

  S/M L/XL
Top Opening 8¼” (21 cm) 9” (23 cm)
Bottom Opening 6” (15 cm) 6¼” (20 cm)
Length 7” (18 cm) 7¾” (20 cm)

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Knee Pads Guide

 

Knee Pads Guide

Falling off is all part of the fun when you are mountain biking. Of course, you don’t want to hurt yourself, so wearing some protection is always a good idea. After a helmet, kneepads are probably the most important bit of protective equipment you can wear. This is because, if you do fall, your knee will likely be the first part of you to hit the ground.

Kneepads come in many shapes and sizes but can be split into two basic types: heavy duty knee pads offer the best protection levels while lightweight kneepads are more comfortable.


Types of Knee Pad

Heavy-duty knee pads

If you want the best protection for your knees, then heavy-duty knee pads are whet you need. These have a substantial protective layer around the kneecap that protects from impacts as well as abrasions. While a hard shell combined with a shock absorbing pad is the traditional way of offering high levels of protection there are also softer options that deliver similar impact performance.

A downhill mountain biker wearing Fox Launch knee pads

Shock absorbing materials that mould to your leg shape and allow you to move freely make the pad more comfortable. D3O and VPD compounds do this while offering high levels of protection. Some heavy-duty knee pads borrow technology from the motorcycle market. Look for pads certified to the EN 1621-1 standard to be sure that you are getting the best levels of protection for your knees.

Some of these knee pads also have padding around the side of the knee. This offers extra protection that is especially useful if you bash your knee on the top tube of your bike. Adjustable straps ensure a secure fit to keep the pad in place when you hit the ground.


Lightweight kneepads

With only a thin protective layer around the knee, lightweight kneepads offer protection from abrasions rather than impacts. This means that the pads are much less substantial making them more comfortable, especially when you are pedalling. Lightweight pads also tend to be better ventilated and tend to keep you cooler as you ride.

An enduro mountain biker wearing lightweight knee pads

Some lightweight kneepads offer a little more impact protection than others. Look out for D3O padding or an EN 1621-1 rating for impact protection. Keeping things light these pads don’t tend to have straps to keep them in place. This makes them more likely to move after an initial impact.


Which pads do I need?

While heavy-duty kneepads are aimed at gravity riders and lightweight ones for trail riders, there is a lot of crossover. Many trail riders will opt for more protection while some gravity enduro riders like to keep things minimal.

When choosing a knee pad the things you need to know are: how much protection you want, and how much comfort you’d like. If you want the most comfort with some abrasion protection, then a minimal lightweight kneepad is all you need. If on the other hand you want to reduce the chances of a painful injury and don’t mind riding with a little restriction around your knees, then a heavy-duty pad is what you want.


Ventilation

Another key comfort aspect to consider is ventilation, especially for summer riding. Look for breathable materials, perforated padding and open backs that allow more airflow around your knees. This will allow sweat to evaporate to keep your knees cooler and drier.

Knee pads with holes in the shell offer the best ventilation making them especially good for long mid-summer trail rides.

Knee pads with ventilated padding for better airflow around the knees

Shin Protection

As well as offering protection for your knees some knee pads also protect your shins. These pads are longer and extend down your calf and shin. Most of these pads only cover the top part of your shin. This is to guard against pedals strikes when you slip your foot off, which is the most common way of injuring your shin.

Both lightweight and heavy-duty shin guards are available with extra shin protection.

Ion knee pads that are extended to cover the shin

Fit

Getting the right fit is key. If the knee pad is too small, then it will be uncomfortable and if it’s too big it will move around as you ride. Adjustable straps help to adapt the pad to your individual leg shape but there is no substitute for getting the correct size.

To choose the right knee pad size you’ll need find out your leg size. First measure your calf at the widest point (a) then your thigh about 10cm above your knee (b). Now you can compare your measurements to the manufacturers size chart to get the perfect fit.

How to measure for knee pads

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Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

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We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.