No matter what your skill level, there are essentials to protect yourself and ensure your protection when inline skating, whether in town or in the park. The vast majority of inline skating enthusiasts wear protection and it has even been for several years, anchored in the culture of skating and accepted as an informal norm. If you like inline skating, here is one more reason to avoid being on the sidelines following an injury or a fall!
The essentials are generally considered to be a helmet, elbow and knee pads , and hand and wrist guards.
The differences in quality between models will most often be around durability, resistance, comfort and increased breathability. Protective models for the aggressive style are generally wider to cover a larger area.
Also consult the size charts available for an optimal fit. Too tight a fit can be uncomfortable, but too loose a fit may not be effective and move out of position in the event of an impact.