I REALLY like what Bauer has done with the Nexus 1000 shin guard. I like my pads to fit tightly and usually have to get my lady to trim down and sew straps for me. But with the adjustable straps the Nexus pad includes. I get a great fit, the best fit ever right out of the box! These are very sturdy, very adjustable pads without feeling bulky or stiff. Well done Bauer.