The empire knee/shin guard combo pads are awesome. They stay in place and the gel padding is the best I've ever seen on a knee pad. They're a bit pricey (close to $50) but they're great. The Empire slider pants have pretty wimpy knee protection. They'll wear down pretty quick so you'll need something else. I've tried the Dye pads but I don't like how they fit or feel. Haven't tried the 2010 pads though. I just picked up some Eclipse pads ($29 online everywhere) and I really like them. They're comfortable, washable, and have side impact protection. Plus they have that "new car" smell.