WHAT IS IT? The EVS Web Pro knee brace has been
completely redesigned from the ground up. It is smaller,
lighter and stronger than the original Web knee brace.
WHAT’S IT COST? $425.00 (each).
CONTACT? www.evs-sports.com or (800) 229-4387.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the EVS Web Pro knee brace.
(1) Update. EVS senior product designer Kris Petrat
completely redesigned the Web from the ground up. He
took into consideration all the complaints and suggestions
for improvements and applied them to the new design.
The goals were to make the brace lighter, smaller and
stronger. The new EVS Web Pro brace features a twin-wall carbon fiber frame. What is twin-wall carbon fiber? It
is 360 degrees of carbon fiber wrapped around a composite core. The two walls of carbon fiber add strength and
torsional rigidity. The Web’s True Motion hinges mimic
the natural motion of the knee and have been beefed up
with dual-alloy composite construction. Plus, the dual-defense, full-coverage knee-cup system has been carried
over from EVS’ Axis braces. These knee cups provide
protection throughout a full range of motion.
( 2) Problem area. The new Web Pro is a very good
brace, but there was one flaw we discovered during
testing that needed immediate attention. With the Web
Pro being shorter than the old Web model, MXA test
riders had problems with the rivets of the bottom strap
bracket. The rivets are mounted from the inside of the
brace, and, depending on the shape of the test rider’s
shin, the rivets could dig into his skin. This was very
uncomfortable, so we complained. Fortunately, EVS came
up with a fix almost immediately. They moved the strap
brackets to the outer surface of the brace and solved our
problem. You can order the EVS Web Pro with this mod
already in the pipeline or, if you bought the braces from
a dealer or already have a pair with the bracket on the
inside, call EVS at (800) 229-4387 and they will send you
an easy-to-use fix-it kit for free. We recommend that you
send the braces in to EVS to make sure it is done right,
as there is some drilling involved.
( 4) Performance. After the rivet issue was fixed, we
were happy as clams. The braces stayed in place thanks
to a well-designed support strap around the calf. The
dual-defense knee cups offered full protection, especially
in places where some knee braces leave gaps. The
knee-cup position is adjustable via a Velcro strap
running vertically down the brace. Our only other
quibble was with the cover that went over the support
strap. It bunched up. The fix was to make sure that the
cover was mounted below the edge of the strap and not
at the top of it. After we made the necessary
adjustments, the braces were comfortable.
( 5) Sizing. Make sure to check EVS’ sizing chart on
the website to get the correct size. Some MXA test
riders were between sizes. If this is you, the EVS crew
will talk you through what size is right for you. Note
that the bigger the size, the bulkier the brace, so don’t
think that bigger is better.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? We have two complaints:
(1) The bottom strap brackets may need to be relocated
on some braces. ( 2) The Velco that holds the comfort
lining to the brace is stronger than the glue that holds
the Velcro in place.
This is easily a four-star knee brace
EVS WEB PRO KNEE BRACE
once all the flaws have been ironed out.
MXA TEAM TESTED