McDavid Knee Brace w/ Cross Straps

Last updated date: April 2, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Knee Braces and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Healthy Top 10s, Body Gearable, The Hoops Geek, Women's Guide, The Modern Runner, Ten Target and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Knee Brace you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 66 expert reviews, the McDavid McDavid Knee Brace w/ Cross Straps placed 9th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
258 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Very comfortable and offers almost unrestricted movement.
- BestReviews
What makes this product stand out is its bi-lateral geared polycentric hinges that guarantee maximum stability and mobility at the same time.
- Healthy Top 10s
This brings out the perfect comfort while you are moving around.
- Body Gearable
In addition to the compression supplied by sleeves, braces like the McDavid 429X provide excellent stability needed for athletes recovering from serious knee injuries such as ACL or MCL tears.
- The Hoops Geek
It gives your knee solace as it recovers from any injury.
- Women's Guide
May 15, 2018 | Full review
Extremely well made it has very strong stitching used throughout and bound edges that allow for minimized irritation on the user skin.
- The Modern Runner
This provides excellent support and protection and can be great sources of stability for athletes recovering from knee injuries such as MCL or ACL ligament tears.
- Ten Target
January 26, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Closed design can make it uncomfortably hot to wear in warmer weather.
- BestReviews
Quite pricey
- Healthy Top 10s
It hard to put on
- Body Gearable
Compared to sleeves, the McDavid 429X brace is a lot bulkier, but if you are rehabbing from a serious injury, the added protection is absolutely worth the slightly decreased mobility!
- The Hoops Geek
Seems a little bulky.
- Ten Target
January 26, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Super heavy duty hinged knee brace with crossing straps and rigid uprights for additional medial-lateral support. Brace has seamless, breathable peforated back panel for improved comfort. Sizing Small = 12-14in Medium = 14-15in Large = 15-17in XLarge = 17-20in XXLarge = 20-22in. High-level support; improving medial and lateral stability, helping reduce injury and assist recovery Elastic crossing straps for enhanced compression and added rotational and collateral ligament support LEVEL 3: Maximum Protection, Bi-Lateral geared polycentric hinges for stability and free movement Fits right or left knee, Engineered top and bottom straps assure personalized fit Latex-free neoprene provides thermal compression.Open 360 degree padded buttress isolates and supports patella.

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Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 7
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