Lacrosse rib pads are a must for newer, younger players as well as anyone playing box lacrosse. We love thes epads because of the full back mesh piece that keeps the pads riding in place. Adjustable straps and a double fastner n the front make these snuggle up right around the rib cage for maximum protection. These STX lacrosse rib pads also have some plastic molded in for extra protection. The material here is soft and supple and allows the pad to be flexible yet protective. For younger guys in box lacrosse, or those just making their way into the youth leagues, the STX lacrosse rib pads are a great value and high quality pad that will last easily until they grow out of them. You can trust STX to be high quality.