This product was purchased to add a little more fall protection for my son in roller hockey. He loves it and sometimes just wears it as shorts during practice. It is built well and priced fairly. There are better products, but for more money. I am sure that the better products are great for more protection. We just needed a little more at a fair price. And this fit the bill well. It has lasted well for two seasons. The one complaint would be that it is hard to remove the pads for washing.