Pros: Helped improve my game, Great value, Quality, Easy to use, Features
Ok...So I found myself wanting to replace some very old CCM Supra 400 shin guards from circa 1995. I first looked into CCM's again (the U+ 12 model), and was initially put off by the lightness of the pad and a subsequent defect in the left liner donut.
Wanting new pads, I chose these over some from the Easton EQ line, and I'm ever so glad that I did. It has the same Y-strap on the bottom and single strap on top like the CCM's, so you can definitely use these without tape. They're also surprisingly light, and feel very cool (venting) on the leg. I can see how Reebok owns CCM that they'd be similar, and the 7k's have everything the U+ 12's do and more. First game was today, and it was easy to overlook the fact that they were even on. Any questions about durability and the buckles on them seem overblown to me, as both seem like sturdy plastics.
One note about sizing, though...I'm 6'5", and my old CCM's were 16.5". I've always found them to be a bit long for my liking, which is why I've been shopping for 16" pads. Reebok recommends this size to those 5'10"-6'2", though, so you might want to measure or go with your gut rather than their recommendation.