This shin gaurd offers some of Warriors best technology making the shin gaurd highly protective while keeping a very light weight fit. In the shell and the knee cap they have used their Smart Cap?technology that uses multi layered foam and hard plastic to increase the protection while keeping the gaurd very light weight. The straps are?untraditional in the way they wrap around your lower calf and none at all on the lower knee. It definitely brings a different feel but also a more flexible feel which is great. My favorite part about the shin gaurd would definitley be the comfort of the extra cusioning while also staying very light weight WHILE keeping me very well protected. Also the back strap has extra padding protecting the back of your calves which is very comforting knowing you actually you have something back there protecting you there for once. A very helpful feature of this shin gaurd is is being able to extract the padding out from the shell so you can clean it. Also the fibers are infused with polyiene which reduce odor growing bacteria when you decide not to wash them. in turn, these are some serious Shin Gaurds!