I received my full set of protective gear a couple days ago (wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads to supplement the helmet I already used).
I have to say I was doubtful as I removed them from the packaging that I would be willing to use them day to day due to convenience and comfort considerations.
Honestly as I put them on initially I felt they were bulky and uncomfortable, and took extra time to affix them to knees, elbows and wrists.
My doubts were put aside, however, after I started riding with them. They were barely noticeable once I was in motion and the thought of having the protection they afford in the event I mis-judge a turn or hit an unexpected bump in the road was indispensable.
Previously when I misjudged a turn and the torque of my power setting, I received road rash to both knees, elbows and hands, and one knee became infected requiring a trip to the ER for assessment and antibiotics.
So I wouldn’t drive my car without wearing a seatbelt, and I certainly wouldn’t ride my scooter more than a couple of blocks without a full set of safety gear (wrist guards, knee pads, elbow pads and helmet).