I tore a 13cm x 2cm gash in my middle shin 4 weeks ago. I'm stitches out and ready to rumble yet again.
About me: 6'3" 175 race rarely. ride XC/All mtn (with "aggressive DH") 3 or so times a week in Denver (HOT!) I'm looking for some lightweight protection that'll save my skin in the next crash. I love to climb and I earn my turns. I'd like something that's either unobstructive on the climbs (prefer) or easy to get on/off without removing shoes. I'm not a huge hucker or DHer so I think I don't necessarily need plastic.
I'm looking at the 661 4x4 (good MTBR reviews):
And the veggie wraps:
As well as the race model (assuming that it's made to be light and unobstructive)
Does anyone have any opinions on the above or other suggestions for a lightweight, breathable, unobstructive, knee/shin combo?