Started tele-skiing last year, and even though I was told I needed knee pads, I didn't get them until about a month ago. I finally started wearing them after hitting my knees in the bumps a few weeks ago. Now I won't ski without. I DO however, wish that these came in at least 2 sizes... maybe a S/M and then a L/XL. As a women with smaller knees, I just feel like there is a bit too much material... Maybe it will form better to my knee with more use, but for now, it just sticks out a bit much on the sides, and is a bit too tall... Still the best out there, but I do think that they need more sizes.