MBR10 OUT OF 10
Although mid-weight, the Paragon offers heavy-duty protection, something we put to the test on a ride, going down hard on loose gravel. This scuffed a hole in the fabric face but we walked away without a scratch. With its contoured shape, the Paragon has the best fit of any on test; there's absolutley no folding or pad movement at the knee, even when pedalling hard.
The mesh back panel offers good breathability and the seams are flat and inward facing. Elastic at the bottom hem and silicone at the top, plus a couple of silicone stris inside, stop the Paragon shifting out of whack.
This a a solid kneepad, available in a ton of sizes, and what really gets it our 'Best on Test' award in the price.