These elbow guards are the real deal; the barrel design wraps around your arm to provide great coverage. The downside is that the forearm portion is the same size as the upper arm portion, so you never get a snug fit with the lower arm. I have used tape around the forearm when I play, which helps a little bit.Pros:
coverage & protectionCons:
size of pad on forearm, improve fit (make more snug).