Great wrist protection for all snowboarders and skiers from Dainese.
Size:M - Medium - One Pair
Product ID: 86691 4879919 8052644029994
The Dainese Hector 13 ski/snowboard wrist guards are unlike most wrist guard protection, they were designed for winter sports in mind to protect you from spraining your wrist with a plate system on-top of the wrist rather than the palm like conventional skate wrist guards.
A semi-rigid polypropylene plate is placed on the top side of your wrist to prevent your wrists bending backwards. This is exactly what will happen when falling as you ski or snowboard along the mountain. These wrist guards also have an internal soft polyethylene padding for added comfort and shock absorption.
The plate has a central sliding mechanism, allowing the support to slide into the correct position to support your wrist at exactly the point where it bends. Everything is held comfortably into place by three large velcro straps.
The Hector 13 ski/snowboard wrist guards are slim and lightweight as they are made to be worn underneath your gloves. These will offer the best support for your wrists, stopping you from over bending your wrist when you fall on the mountain.
Low profile design
Triple adjustment velcro strap system
Semi Rigid Polypropylene Plates - Synthetic polymer used to produce the hard shell plates. Distinguished by elevated resistance to abrasion and impact
Armour Material - Polypropylene Plate and polyethylene padding
Number of Pads - Two top side wrist
Fit - Close Fitted, to be worn underneath gloves
Certification - N/A
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I bought these Wristguards after my girlfreind broke her wrist on the 1st day of are boarding hoilday showing me just how easy you can ruin a hoilday for the sack of trying to look cool and not wear wrist guards or a helmet. The Dainese HECTOR Wristguard are just the best fitting and most comfortable guards you can buy. There is no digging in to your skin like most cheap wrist guards and you soon forget your wearing them.
Well worth the money
I wouldn't be without these wristguards. I'm a physio, and every spring we see loads of people who didn't wear wrist guards, and also those who wore more rigid guards only to break their arm above the guard. The great thing about these is that as they are slightly flexible, but they do stop you bending too far in the wrong direction. There are three velcro strips that let you get a really comfy fit too. The only drawback I found is that they are fairly bulky on the back of your wrist, but if you take them with you to buy gloves, you should find some that fit you
Dainese Hector Wristguard
I bought these after I had a pretty bad fall and really hurt my wrist (thankfully didn't break it). I found they were pretty good and did the job well. Also very comfortable. The only thing is some of the material on one of them ripped. And now the plastic has completely snapped. I did have a fall just before it snapped but it wasn't particularly bad. However, I think I should have bought one size bigger (large). So yeah, if you're going to get these be sure to get the right size. It DOES make a difference. I'm going to buy some more a size bigger, as it is a great product.
Superb wrist guards
Until buying these I'd tried a few different types of wrist guard and all posed the problem(s) of being either quite bulky, making putting your gloves on an ordeal in itself, or/and uncomfortable to wear due to rigidity of the wrist plate. These Dainese guards however are faultless. There are no comfort issues whatsoever as the protection system is located on the back of the wrist thus providing ample flexibility without compromising safety. They fit easily under gloves and are also extremely lightweight so most of the time you forget they're even there - until you need them!! Excellent product 5/5
Very comfortable yet reassuring protection
Having fractured & dislocated my wrist twice within the space of a year (once biking, once snowboarding), and with a plate and a few screws holding it together, wrist guards were a must this year! I'd used the conventional wrist guards in as a kid when rollerblading, with a solid plate running up the underside of the wrist and into the palm, but felt these would be too restrictive for snowboarding and not really necessary - the palm plate is only really there to protect from concrete scrapes! I'd also heard horror stories of boarders taking a fall and breaking higher up the arm because the wrist guards were too rigid and didn't 'give' on impact. The Dainese Hector seemed like the best option for me - the reinforcement runs along the back of the wrist rather than the front to stop your wrist bending back, which is how I broke mine! The adjustable 'buckle' on the back is a great feature, enabling you to adjust how rigid the guard is and even at the most rigid it does still allow a bit of flex, so as not to cause stress higher up the arm or even your fingers! I noticed it does tend to gradually slip back a bit rather than locking in place, but only when moving my wrist a lot and it hasn't caused me a problem. I did have trouble getting gloves on & off due to being too tight, so would recommend getting a slightly bigger sized glove. Fortunately we had blinding sun / t-shirt weather this year, so stretchy pipe gloves were sufficient and easier to get on. This was my reason for going for the standalone guards rather than the integrated gloves/guards - sometimes you just don't need the gauntlets! All in all I'm very happy with these wrist guards and would recommend them to anyone.
These are great wrist guards and i would definitely recommend them, with the proviso that you make sure your gloves are big enough to fit them in! They're a little bulkier across the back of the hand when compared with the "normal" type of guards, so we did have some issues with trying to get gloves on, but other than that, I have no complaints at all!
Fantastic Wrist Guards
Before I started snowboarding lessons I bought a pair of RED wrist guards, 3rd lesson in I took a tumble and bent the plastic guards (also ended up with a sprained wrist!) While I'm sure they reduced the injury compared to not wearing a set of guards the fact that I bent them in a fairly mild tumble was a real problem. When I saw the Dainese name I knew they would be a good pair of guards, they make so much protective gear for bikers that they know their stuff! Used them for about 6 hours now and they are in great condition, had a few big falls and haven't suffered any injuries or broken the guards! Definitely recommended, and most certainly worth the price.
Most comfortable guards I tried.
Tried several different guards and these were definitely the most comfortable. The do make the choice of gloves a little more awkward - I bought medium guards and large gloves, but it become difficult to get the gloves on (especially the second one) over the guards. I bought short gloves but am thinking that the full gauntlet gloves might have been easier to tug on.
By Chris Swinney
Wrist guards for my son
Bought for my 13 year old son, Great product, gave us absolute confidence after a previous broken bone. Comfortable, easy to put on/off, very good protection. Size large was right for an almost 14 year old boy. Would highly recommend.
No forward protection
Honestly after reading the reviews and purchasing these I was a little dissapointed. Pros; nice lightweight design, good build quality, very comfortable. Cons; as with any wrist guard that fits hnder glove you need a wide fitting glove to fit it under with ease, so I upgraded to a large mitt. I'm sure its like most wrist guards but I felt that isolating my hand so far forward put major pressure on my finger when falling, they had to take the rest of the blow. The major con is that a few times I fell in an awkward position leading to my wrist bending forwards, and there's no protection in this direction, as the guard is only back sided above the hand, so I did get one sore wrist from a fall. Honestly I think I'll try the flexmeters next time.
When choosing wrist guards there is always a play off between comfort and protection. The best wrist guards have front and back of the wrist protection but they are more restrictive so can be more uncomfortable. This is where the Hector scores highly - a good balance between comfort and protection. The most comfortable are those already integrated into a pair of gloves or mitts. If wearing stand alone wrist guards, make sure you buy gloves or mitts one size bigger than you would normally choose.
Good and flexible wrist guard
Used them 10 days and they work well. Comfortable and limit hand movements very little. My hands are slightly bigger hands than the average male's and size L suit me well. There's only one complication: The thumb hole is not very big, which causes some chafing between thumb and index finger because of my meaty thumb adductors. So if your hands are built like mine you might want to check this potential problem out.
Reverse wrist extension and improved grip
My wrist injury has taken many months to heal and wearing this has helped me get back to riding daily. The design allows a firm grip while holding the rail of your board or bike handles! The reverse design protects from hyper extension - the wrist bending up and snapping God knows what. Not necessarily designed impact falls like a skateboard wrist guard. Inexpensive compared to same concept products.