I have been using the CCM U+ 12 shin guards for over a year when my old shin guards of three years fell apart. I like the fit of the shin guards because they are one of the few that fits my large calf muscles and they don’t feel bulky at all. The protection is good but not perfect because the calf wrap does not offer enough protection from slashing and taking pucks to calf. The impact protection in the front is solid and the impact is barely felt from high velocity pucks. Drying the CCM U+ 12 Shin Guards will go much faster when the removable liner comes out.