The new STX Cell 4 arm pads are worn by the elite collegiate middies and D Poles in the nation for the hinge free padding and non slip arm sleeve. These pads haven't changed much since their introduction several years back, but they remain perennial best sellers year in and year out! Many of the elite level middies were switching over to elbow pads and smaller defensive pads but were coming home battered. Many of these guys are switching back as a result.When trying these one, you immediately note the comfort of the full length Lycra sleeve. These pads breathe well and there is a silicone tape section inside the sleeve that keeps it from riding up and down your arm. The Cell 4 arm pads also have their signature wide strap Velcro adjustments and exterior ventilation portals. These pads are also engineered 25% lighter than the Cell 3 arm pads with a new foam padding technology.The story here is really all about comfort, range of motion and the "soft feel" that all of the Cell padding lines are known for. The STX Cell 4 arm pads are top of the line pads that are on most every field from advanced youth to college.