Review of Lazyrolling Level 2 Pads

Oskar Fällman

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Lazyrolling Level 2 Pads Review

The level 2 pads from Lazyrolling are their Certified Level CE 2 protection inserts. I didn’t buy them for the level 2 rating, I got them for the material, they are soft and more comfortable than the level 1 pads. The pads are made of D30 or equivalent material, a material that is soft and flexible in its normal state but becomes hard on impact.

This makes it possible to create better protection that doesn’t restrict your movement as much when you carry it.

I got them for my Lazyrolling Performance Black on Black Hoodie, review coming. The Performance Hoodie will be my daily late spring/summer hoodie so I decided to test the new pads. For a long time, I have had the Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie (1-year Review) with the standard level 1 pad.

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What’s the level 2 Pad from Lazyrolling

All jackets, hoodies, and pants come with the option to buy the standard pads or get the level 2. For the hoodies and jackets, the set contains 2 elbow, 2 shoulder pads, and a back protector. Important to note that there is a slight difference between the year models so make sure to get the one made for your jacket/hoodie if you decide to get a pair.

The pads work by inserting them into the adjustable pockets inside.

Lazyrolling Level 2 Pads backprotection

There are two key things with the level 2 pads, they are soft and level CE 2 certified according to EN 1621-1: 2012. The level 2 pads are soft and flexible, making them comfortable to wear, but they become hard on impact. The material absorbs the energy from the impact and by that reduces the force from the fall.

If you try to punch it, it will go rock hard absorbing the impact.

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No, I don’t want to do the same thing with the level 1 Pads, pushing my hand straight down into the floor with only the plastic between to take the impact.

Lazyrolling Level 2 Pads soft

What is the difference between level 1 and level 2 D30 Pads

The difference between the level 1 and level 2 pads is the materials they are made of. The level 1 pad consists of standard hard plastic/dens/foam elbow/shoulder pads paired with a high-density foam back protector. The level 2 uses the D30 instead which absorbs and dissipates the energy better than the normal plastoc on impact.

There is a big price difference of $15 for level 1 compared to $70 for level 2. What you are paying for is the material they are made of, and looking at alternative sources for both elbow, shoulder, and back protection in D3O, the price point comes close to $70. I would say that they are priced at a fair for what they offer.

What is D3O protection?

D3O is a material with shear-thickening or dilatant properties, which means the elasticity varies depending on the force it is subjected to. The result is that it absorbs and dissipates the energy from impacts, and by that reducing the amount of force that gets transmitted to your body compared to standard foams.

Non-Newtonian principle, in its raw form, the material’s molecules flow freely, allowing it to be soft and flexible, but on impact, lock together to dissipate impact energy and reduce transmitted force.

D3O material is now used in a broad range of protective gear in various industries and applications.

Lazyrolling Level 2 Pads flexible


The level 2 pads are simply wonderful when you compare them to level 1. Very soft and flexible and it’s true that if you try punching it, it goes rock hard for a second absorbing the impact. As an engineer, the material properties are really interesting.

D30 is the standard in most high-level protection gear around the world. The material has taken over a lot of fields. And yes it works in real-life!

It comes at a cost, and the level 2 pad is coming at a cost, $70 is quite a bit to add on an already expensive hoodie or jacket. How I see it is, the $70 is comparable with a decent pair of protection like the Triple 8 exoskeleton has been my go-to protection. They are flexible and around the same price point.

For me yes the level 2 pads are worth it for the comfort, and that does not even include a better level of protection they are offering compared to the level 1, Certified Level CE 2. Rated: EN 1621-1: 2012. Taking this into consideration, if you have the money go for it!

There is also a more flexible version with a bit less protection, the Lazyrolling SLIM TRIPLEFLEX PADS 2.0 (review). I would recommend you check out my review of the SLIM TRIPLEFLEX PADS if you are looking to get a new pair of pads.

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About Oskar Fällman

Oskar Fällman, founder of FallmanTech, is a seasoned Onewheel rider and a visionary system engineer with a master's in Industrial Management and Engineering from Lunds University. With thousands of miles under his belt, Oskar combines technical expertise with a passion for technology and innovation. As a leader in the Onewheel community, he not only rides Onewheel's but also prioritizes safety, new innovations and the growth of the sport. As a system engineer he also holds a multiple patents and innovations. LinkedIn, Academia profile, Contact, Twitter, Patents.