I am a linebacker for a high school team, and these pads have served me great! In warm weather they keep me cool and protected. They are very light weight, but that doesn't compromise protection. My only issue with this pad is the arch in the back, it is slightly more protective, yet it looks a bit odd from a side view even with a tight fitting jersey.
Great impact absorption
Cool in warm weather
ConsArch in back looks strange and makes you more bulky then needed