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McDavid Knee Brace w/ Cross Straps

Last updated: April 2, 2019


We looked at the top Knee Braces and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Knee Brace you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the McDavid Knee Brace w/ Cross Straps placed 12th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Very comfortable and offers almost unrestricted movement.
What makes this product stand out is its bi-lateral geared polycentric hinges that guarantee maximum stability and mobility at the same time.
This brings out the perfect comfort while you are moving around.
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.
It gives your knee solace as it recovers from any injury.
Extremely well made it has very strong stitching used throughout and bound edges that allow for minimized irritation on the user skin.
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.

What reviewers didn't like

Closed design can make it uncomfortably hot to wear in warmer weather.
Quite pricey
It hard to put on
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!
Seems a little bulky.
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