RDX E3 Forearm Guard Review

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The RDX E3 forearm guards are going to give you a good level of protection. Not only will they offer protection to your forearms, but also to your elbows and hands. They use EVA foam padding that is fantastic at absorbing impact. So, while you may notice when you take a hit, it is not going to cause you pain or injuries. Obviously, when you invest in protective equipment for training in hard-hitting sports like Muay Thai or Kickboxing you want to make sure they are actually going to keep you safe. This item will do a great job of this regardless of if you are sparring, working with your trainer, or hitting the heavy bag.

While this item does offer some hand protection, you will still want to wear gloves during your training routine. This will ensure your hands do not come to any harm. The nice piece about the hand protection from this option is that it eliminates the need to use hand wraps. This will save you some time and effort while getting ready for your next activity. You will also find that the fit of this item is very secure. They offer some adjustability and use a material that is going to stay put during use. This will provide you with peace of mind and help to keep you focused on your current task. Overall, people really love these guards and feel that they are a solid option from RDX.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Good Protection Level
  • EVA Foam Padding
  • Can Wear Gloves Overtop
  • Removes The Need For Hand Wraps
  • Stay-Put Design
  • Offers Some Compression
  • Sweat-Wicking Material
  • Nice Coverage
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Sizing Runs Large
  • Limited Size Options

Brand

Right around 20 years ago, the RDX brand saw that Combat Sports were taking the World by storm. They also found that the gear and equipment that was available was inferior in quality and expensive and price. They wanted to do something different and they have. Whether you are into boxing, mixed martial arts, or wrestling you're going to need to acquire several different pieces of equipment. When you are on the search for gloves, shin guards, hand wraps, punching bags, protective equipment, and other pieces of gear you'll be able to find it all from this brand. They offer several options and each category so you'll be able to find the item that not only fits your wants and needs but also works well with your budget. All of their items have been well thought out and they spend a plethora of time developing each one. Overall, customers are very happy with the products that this brand has to offer. They feel as if they are making a Sound Investment and not only their comfort but also their safety and well-being.

Materials

The structure and design of this item are fairly simple. There are not a whole lot of materials being used, however, the ones that they have chosen were excellent picks. The outer sleeve of this product is made from a hosiery type material. It is going to offer a comfortable fit and a bit of compression. In addition, it is moisture wicking which will help to keep you more comfortable. They use high-density EVA foam padding to offer you a great level of protection. There are three different pieces of padding in this item. They also use a hook and loop style velcro closure at the top of it. This is going to help ensure that you get a secure fit during every training session. It will give you peace of mind knowing that it's not going to slide around and leave you open to injury. These are basically all of the materials used in this product. As you can see, they are pretty simple but they are also extremely effective.

Fit

You want to be careful when you're choosing the size of this item. There is not a lot of Versatility in sizes and consumers have mentioned that they run large. You do not want your protective gear to be loose fitting or it may slide around. This could lead you to injuries. The material that they use in this product does have quite a bit of stretch. So, going a size down from what you think you need may be the best way to go. There is a minimal amount of adjustability because of the hook and loop style strap at the top. It will help to improve the overall fit. Most people are fairly happy with a fit and only summer finding them to be a bit loose. The reviews, in terms of fit, are pretty good. For the most part, people are very happy with it. If your arms are exceptionally small you may have a bit of trouble finding a great fit with this item, however, there are many other options that are currently available to you in the same category.

Breathability

It is very rare to find a piece of protective gear that is styled like this that offers a decent level of breathability. We were happy to find that customers are quite pleased with the level of breathability that this item has to offer. The hosiery material that they use for the sleeve portion offers a decent amount of airflow. Obviously, you're not going to get any air flow through the padded sections. The material that the sleeve is made from will also do an excellent job at wicking moisture away from your skin. This plays a major role in keeping you cool and comfortable even during arduous training sessions. We aren't saying that you're not going to get sweaty while wearing these but you won't become uncomfortable or overly hot. This brand has done an excellent job of paying attention to the fine details that can really make or break an item for a fighter.

Protection

You'll be getting a very high level of protection when you decide to use this pair of guards. They offer excellent protection for your elbows and your forearms. The hand covering is going to give you a lower level of protection, however, it is likely you're going to be wearing gloves over top of them. When wearing these guards you won't have to worry too much about them sliding around. If you take away word blow you no longer will have to worry about getting bruises or abrasions. This helps to build confidence. Especially, in youth or beginning fighters. Having a high level of protection can make participating in combat sports much easier. Obviously, you're going to feel better after a serious session with a sparring partner and this is going to make it more likely for you to get back to it the next day. Overall, people are very happy with the level of protection that this product provides.

Comfort

We're fairly certain that you're going to find this product exceptionally comfortable. There are many features built-in to help ensure this. One of the biggest factors is the fact that as you use this item it's going to conform to the shape of your body. It's like it remembers your exact arms. So, when you give it a little time it will feel like this product was specially made for you. Another aspect that helps keep you comfortable is the fact that this product does have a good level of breathability. Additionally, moisture-wicking material plays a role. You may not find this to be the most comfortable if you don't get a good fit. If they're sliding around, obviously, that is not going to be very comfortable and could lead to skin irritation or damage. They do offer a bit of a just ability the top to help maintain a great fit. Overall, the reviews are positive and concerns to the Comfort level you'll get while using this item from RDX.

Care

No one wants to have to spend a bunch of time taking care of their protective gear. As you are continuously adding different pieces of gear and equipment to your routine it lengthens the time you have to spend caring for them. This product is barely an inconvenience to maintain. You'll be able to Simply throw them in your washing machine to keep them looking and smelling great. You will absolutely not want to put these in the dryer. This could cause damage to the foam and the outer material. Need to make sure you give them enough time to completely dry between washing and using them. This is going to ensure you get the best performance out of them. Overall, you're not going to have to spend much time at all in maintaining this product. You won't have to worry about buying special cleaners, deodorizers, or disinfectants to take care of this item.

Advantages

We would have to say the biggest advantage in using this product is the excellent level of protection that it's going to give you. It's going to give you a great level of coverage and impact absorption. You may slightly feel the blows that you are taking but they are not going to cause any damage to you. In addition, you're going to be able to wear your gloves over top of this option. It's going to make hand wraps unnecessary which will save you time and effort before hitting the gym. We don't frequently get any sort of adjustability in this type of item. So, the fact that it does offer a hook and loop style strap that gives you a bit of a just ability is also an advantage. Overall, people are truly in love with this product and feel that it is helped them become more confident during all of their training routines. In turn, this will help to improve their performance and not only training sessions but also in competition.

Disadvantages

There really are not too many disadvantages associated with this product. In fact, it was pretty difficult to come up with any at all. The ones that we have found are both in regards to the sizing. As noted, consumers have stated that the sizing of this product runs a bit large. This can seriously impact the fit. Obviously, you want protective equipment that fits snugly so that it's not sliding around. The other aspect that consumers aren't thrilled with, and here again, it is in terms of size is that they don't have much variety. There are only two sizes available. This can make finding a great fit and possible. There are many other options in this category that are available to you that offer a wider range of sizes and an equal amount of protection. If you have average to large-sized forearms and hands these are going to work just fine in terms of sizing. Where you're going to find trouble is if you have skinny arms.

Value

When you decide to go with this option you'll be getting a great value. This item is going to give you better protection and more coverage than most other options in this category. The price tag that is associated with it is a bit higher than others. This is not surprising when you take into consideration all of the positive aspects that are surrounding this pair of guards. You will be getting several different areas of protection all in one item. You will also get excellent durability out of this item. It's going to handle the hard-hitting nature of combat sports very nicely. This makes the price even more understandable as you won't need to replace it anytime soon. The price of this item only plays a small role in the overall value. Consumers are exceptionally satisfied with a level of protection, feel, and performance that this item provides and we believe that you will be too.

Bottom Line

Making an investment in your protective gear can play a major role in your overall performance. It's going to give you peace of mind that you won't be sustaining injuries. This can help breed a different level of confidence. You'll be able to go at all of your sessions with full force and not worry about hurting yourself or your sparring partner. This item is going to give you better protection than many others. It also gives you protection in a variety of places. You may have to do a little bit of whittling to fit it into your budget, however, it is not overly expensive. The reviews surrounding this product are stellar. People are really impressed with it on the hole. There are a few disadvantages with the sizing options, however, for most people, they will be able to find a good fitting item when they go with this product.