BodyShield Arm Guards
The strongest elbow guard in soccer, armored with XRD® Extreme Impact Protection and designed to fit comfortably like a second skin.
Trusted also in a variety of high impact sports.
Engineered to shut down distractions and prevent cuts, bruises and contusions. Armored with 10mm XRD® Extreme Impact Protection elbow padding (5mm base + an additional 5mm in the center of the elbow) that protects you from turf burn and reduces the risk of injuries by absorbing up to 90% of impact. Includes 2 Arm Guards (i.e. 1 pair).
Body 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex
Pad Cover 100% Cotton
These arm guards cover exactly the areas of my arm that I want them to for artificial turf fields. They protect my skin and have good padding on the elbow.
My daughter (soccer goalkeeper) wears these for futsal and indoor soccer games. She is quite active with a lot of diving and these sleeves have held up quite well. They seem to provide enough padding to dampen the impact of the diving while she reports they do not restrict her movement.
I bought size S based on my measurements, according to the fit guide. I am not a large person. Couldn't even get the sleeve over my hand for the lower forearm and wrist part. Exchanged for the largest size, which is a bit long, but at least I can get them on my arms. Opening at wrist is 5.5" relaxed, about 8" stretched before the stitches begin to constrain the opening. Sleeve is compression fabric, so it will stretch, but it takes a bit of effort to get the sleeves positioned correctly when they are not yet softened by body warmth. Once on my arms, they feel fine during activity, no shifting at all, but I am very happy to peel them off at the end of play. I agree with another review, that the aren't noticeable while playing. Haven't fallen or jammed elbows, yet, so I can't comment on how well these pads will prevent fractures. At least they won't pop off by accident, like the strap-on pads, and these aren't bulky like most elbow protectors are. Long sleeved tops slide over these guards easily.
Storelli is a great high quality brand. I did a fair bit of diving around in the 4 or 5 games Iâ€™ve played with these (under a Storelli goalkeeper jersey). And I didnâ€™t have any road rash issues. The top is a bit tight, I wear and XL and I may be more suited for a XXL size, but Iâ€™m hoping they loosen up a bit. But Iâ€™ve washed them a few times so donâ€™t count on it- another sign of quality!
I'm not much for elbow protection as I've never really had any type of major elbow injury in the 40 years I've been playing keeper. YES, I'm 49 years YOUNG! And yes, I've never really had an elbow injury as I'm huge on being technical and normally never land on my elbows. However, I've been playing a LOT of games on some really bad turf, and decided to get these as a preventative measure. With my arms being 13.5', as I do spend a lot of time in the gym, I was worried about how tight these would be. Well, got say the large were a perfect fit. These feel so light, it's almost like they are not even there. The protection is just perfect as the pads are not too thick, and not too thin. Again, perfect. The quality of these, and EVERYTHING else I've gotten from this company, is 2nd to no one! I want to add, I had originally ordered in error the small. I literally couldn't get them over my forearm! I simply pulled up the website and used the chat session to start up a return. I literally got these exchanged within a relatively small amount of time, and ready for my Monday night indoor game! The service Storelli provides, like it's products, again 2nd to no ONE!! Not a bad combination to have!
Our fields have recently been switched to sport turf, last season my elbows were tore up from all the turf burn. I bought these...so far 3 shut outs and Iâ€™ve only had to dive a few times!! Maybe itâ€™s just my defenders are better this year...or maybe these are magical!! who knows! In all seriousness though I love the sleeves. They fit true to size, they were snug the first game, but now after wearing them a few more times they fit perfect. I havenâ€™t had to dive much yet, but the few times I have, I didnâ€™t feel anything. No impact, no turf burn. Itâ€™s hot here in AL and they got pretty sweaty, washed and dried them with no problem. Iâ€™ve only had them for 5 games and again havenâ€™t had to do much, so I canâ€™t speak much on durability but so far so good. I wear mine with a short sleeve jersey, which is why I went sleeves over the actual keeper jersey. They stay in place and donâ€™t roll up.
My daughter wore these for the first time during a tournament. She had a lot of action and they protected her arms well.
It is a great protection for the arms, you almost do not notice that you wear them and it makes you feel very safe during each play
Fits well and padding offers excellent protection.
These are a great option for warmer weather with a short sleeve jersey! You still get great protection and padding.
I bought these for my 13 year old daughter who plays futsal all winter. The guards are thin but the elbow pad is just perfect. Wonâ€™t interfere with playing, she has no worries diving into the hard surface during futsal games
Bought 3 pairs of these for my high school soccer team. These are lightly padded - not bulky but, don't let their thin light appearance fool you. These provide great - excellent protection from contact with other players, tackles and slides. The material and workmanship are excellent. So far they are holding up well to heavy use.
I use these pads for playing soccer and volleyball. They allow me to dive after balls and slide without fear of ripping my arms open on turf. They're lightweight and don't interfere with my ability play, I barely notice that I'm wearing them anymore.
I love it! Works very well on any surface