Whether you are a collegiate athlete, an exercise enthusiast, or someone recovering from an injury, this hex padded protective knee sleeve is suitable for everyone and is highly recommended. A rectangular hex pad is stitched in the knee area of each sleeve. The hexagonal technology on the pads are designed to absorb any impact directed at the knees, reducing stress and fatigue on the surrounding muscles, tendons, and bones. The lycra fabric gives the sleeves a stretch factor allowing it to fit comfortably around both men and women of most sizes. An elastic band is stitched onto the upper rim to prevent the sleeve from slipping during any movement. These knee pads are lightweight and breathable, perfect for any type of exercise given at any intensity. Wash the knee pads by hand for easy maintenance. To maintain longevity, avoid exposing them to the sun for long periods of time.