Q&A

What kind of material is the padding made out of?

The padding is made of high quality material with an innovative shock absorbing technology feature. It achieves its best functionality at 97.7 – 98.6 F (36,6 – 37 C).

Is it washable?

Yes, it is washable. You can also wash it in the washing machine. However: do not tumble dry and do not iron the protector.

How light is the protective gear?

It is very light. For example, weight of our protective shorts is only 0.59 pounds (270 g). Our protective gear is so comfortable that within less than a minute of using it you will totally forget about it .

How big of a hit can the padding absorb?

It can absorb the weight of a 20 pounds (10 kg) dumbbell falling on your feet from a 0.65 feet (20 cm) height.    

Are there any tests that prove that BLINDSAVE gear absorbs hits better?

We carried out hit absorption tests in collaboration with scientists from the Innovation and Technology Transfer Centre (ITTC) of the Riga Technical University. 

How does the padding adjust its shape to body?

The padding begins adjusting its shape immediately after coming in contact  with your body. The highest functionality of the protective material is achieved at 97.7 – 98.6 F (36.6 – 37 C).

How can I find out the best size for me?

The easiest way is to look at the size chart on our web page.

For what types of sports can I use these protectors?

These protectors can be used in basketball and other indoor sports as well as football. You could potentially try using these protectors in other types of sports but we have not yet tested their use outside indoor sports.

Why do I need protective gear in basketball?

Sports are getting ever more competitive, and the rate of injuries is on the rise – in 2014 there were about 600,000 basketball related injuries in the US alone! With risks as high as that you have a very good reason to be cautious. Therefore a lot of professional basketball players are using different protective gear during the practices and games – protective shorts, protective shirt, knee pads, elbow pads etc.