The Hatch Centurion Knee Pads are possibly the best value for money in regards to knee protection. The 1/2" high density foam is wrapped in Cordura Nylon to provide impact protection while still keeping a slim design to prevent from hindering movement. The rubber non-slip cap provides extra shock protection and is riveted to the knee pad for durability and flexibility. The 2" elastic straps are adjustable with Velcro strips and fasten with a friction lock buckle. Hatch has become a leader in the law enforcement glove market since 1967. They have used their experience in gloves to create other protective/tactical gear for uniformed duty, tactical, corrections, military, industrial safety/medical rehabilitation personnel. Hatch products are designed with the performance needs of the professional end user in mind (hatch-corp.com), which also makes them a perfect quality product for airsoft.
Manufacturer: Hatch Corporation
Size: Adjustable, one size fits most
2013-10-30 08:36:58 R. HUFANA verified buyer
For: Hatch Centurion Knee Pads (Black)
I ordered these kneepads and on first impression the overall construction looks and feels really solid. The solid material on the outside has a decent thickness for good protection and is SLIGHTLY (and by "slight" I mean it) pliable which is GOOD because being able to maneuver to and from cover while not sacrificing comfort and mobility is a HUGE PLUS. I've found in my experience with these kneepads that while moving you can feel the kneepads on but in stress situations they can feel lighter to you and you may forget you have kneepads on! These will actively make you want to take a knee for better position to take better shots. In terms of size (I'm about 5" 7" and big-boned fat LOL) I find these can be better for slightly bigger guys, but the velcro can be adjusted to fit just about anyone. Now being bigger weight-wise, this plays a huge role as it greatly supports your knees when you take one without injuring yourself. As if I wasn't selling this product enough, what really makes this product shine is the quick detach system when you want to pack up quickly without the fuss. The detach system is very solid and there's no wobble or play once you lock the system into your legs. I actually prefer these over hatch's XTAK kneepads. Now remember, these are kneepads after all, so you'll want to adjust them to your knees in a snug fashion otherwise you'll notice them riding downward if you're running fast, but that's expected from most kneepads anyway. However in my movement and if adjusted properly, you'll not see too much of a variance of when you first set the pads to your knees at the beginning and at the end of each game.
-Solid construction and SLIGHTLY pliable hard surface makes it easy to lean in and out of position to take your shots.
-WEIGHT-WISE nice and light.
-Quick detach system is surprisingly effective for transport and gets you in the game a lot faster when prepping.
-Soft and dense material in the inside knee gives great support.
-Ideal for bigger frame guys (I have thunder thighs and these still fit great!)
-They're Kneepads! Remember to adjust accordingly! Should be snug but not to the point of cutting circulation!
-If your body type's a bit smaller in size, you may have to adjust with the velcro to tighten to get that proper grip on your body but should fit most guys.
2009-09-17 18:10:16 L. MOORE
For: Hatch Centurion Knee Pads (Black)
They do what they're supposed to do. They protect your knees quite well in kneeling position. They also come with just about enough paddings inside. The only complain is that the strap was a bit big on me(I am 5 foot 7 inches tall, weighing 145). It's an easy fix if you know how to sew properly. It is also not greatly comfortable, but it's not going to kill you.
The straps were tiny bit big even when with when fully contracted - easy fix
Not too comfortable
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