Excellent Shoulder Pads
October 15, 2012
My 11 year old was using the rec. issued pads, which were OK. I tried several "expensive" sets of pads and he wasn't happy with any of them - until we tried these. The Wilson shoulder pads are easy to put on and take off, easily adjustable, comfortable, allow freedom of movement and offer outstanding protection. The padding is also removable for washing - only pads I know of that can claim that feature. My son said he feels safer in these pads too. I also bought (though not at Sports Unlimited because they didn't stock it) the back pad (Wilson calls it a Kick Plate), which attaches with two Velcro straps to slotted plastic tabs on the shoulder pads. They come in two sizes. I got the smaller of the two for shoulder pad sizes XS to M. I purchased the Kick Plate on Amazon. One note: the pads run a bit small. Based on he sizing chart (weight, chest circumference and shoulder width), my son should have been a small. But those were too small and we exchanged them for medium, which were ideal.