My son uses these in the large size. They fit good and protect him ok. The Velcro on the chest straps tore off about a month into using them. My wife tried to sew them back on but it actually broke her sewing machine. Been using them since and more of the straps keep falling apart. Other than that they work and are still in good shape. They were the most protective in the youth class of shoulder pads but he is growing and we will be replacing them soon with a small jr size, maybe the new mako's.