My son plays D in PeeWee's and needs some added protection on his arms. We compared these to the Bauer NXG's and he preferred the Mako's. He liked the fit better and looking at the two side by side on his arms I think it has more padding. He has had them for a few weeks now and loves them. The best part is that I got them at half the price of the NXG's. I like Bauer stuff but their prices are starting to get a little crazy. Easton makes nice pads.