People need to understand that it isn’t just helmets, gloves, or goggles that keep them safe at work, especially when working in an environment with a high risk of injury. You see, people don’t really consider knee injuries as life-threatening so they don’t really protect their knees as well as they should, even though worn out knees and skin cuts can be extremely painful.
OK, maybe a knee pad won’t save your life the way a safety helmet would, but a good knee pad will definitely protect your knees against career-ending injuries and thousands of dollars in medical bills. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of the ten best knee pads on the market today.
10Troxell Supersoft Kneepads
Equipped with a patented front fastening strap design, Troxell Pads successfully eliminate all the pinching, binding, and rashes that you are likely to run across when wearing knee pads. These particular knee pads are made from a premium grade wetsuit material which makes them extremely comfortable. Also, due to their comfortable, washable neoprene fabric, these knee pads are extremely light as well.
9Damascus DNKPB Imperial Neoprene Knee Pads with Reinforced Non-slip Trion-X Caps
Made from shock-absorbing 10mm foam, there’s hardly anything that will break through these very strong knee pads. They have a stealthy neoprene outer shell with reinforced stitching and a second layer of polyurethane foam underneath. They also have multiple adjustable elastic straps and Velcro closures for a more secure fit, along with flexible stitching. Also, these knee pads feature Trion-X Non-slip reinforced grip technology for maximum durability.
8Custom Leathercraft 345 Professional Kneepads
Crafted from extra-tough 600D polyester fabric, Custom Leathercraft 345 knee pads are among the most resistant knee pads on the market. They feature large caps that are deliberately oversized to provide more protective coverage while their two-strap fastening adds a great deal of stability. Furthermore, their super thick 1/2-inch high density, closed cell foam makes them quite comfortable.
7TroxellUSA SuperSoft Leatherhead Kneepads
Knee pads are supposed to provide protection as a main purpose but why shouldn’t they be comfortable as well? These SuperSoft Leatherhead Kneepads from TroxellUSA are encased in comfortable neoprene which not only protects knees from extended kneeling but do so while adding a great deal of comfort to the mix. Highly adjustable thanks to their unique front strap design, these knee pads are extremely easy to put on in just a matter of seconds.
6Custom Leathercraft 313 Heavy Duty Leather Kneepads
Designed to accommodate legs of any length and thickness, these extremely strong heavy duty knee pads from Custom Leathercraft are among the most versatile on the market. Their double 1/2-inch thick water-repellent felt lining provides around the clock comfort throughout the day while their heavy duty stitching adds a great deal of strength and resistance. They also feature adjustable leather straps with steel buckles to keep them in place at all times.
5Alta Tactical AltaLok Contour Knee Pads
Cleverly designed to be easily fastened thanks to their Original AltaLok Easy On/Off Fastening System, these knee pads can fit legs of any size. Their extra flexible built with sectional foam padding adds to their overall flexibility while their brushed tricot liner wicks off any moisture or debris that might make their way under the pads. They also use a non-slip rubber strip on the back to hold the pads firmly in place but comfortably at the same time.
These are some of the most lightweight, yet fully professional knee caps on the market. They offer quick adjustability due to their low-profile cam locks while their two robust elastic straps keep the pads in place at all times. Furthermore, their anatomical shaping offers articulated patterning to increase their overall comfort. Also, these extremely light knee pads are made of Base Layer EV50 foam which means that they are just as sturdy as they are lightweight.
3Custom Leathercraft 361 Ultraflex Non-Skid Kneepads
The 361 Ultraflex Non-Skid Kneepads from Custom Leathercraft are extremely flexible and interestingly enough, quite soft. When we say soft, we don’t mean that they aren’t sturdy enough to offer full protection at all times?because they do. We mean soft in the way that they are very soft to the touch, mostly due to their high density, closed-cell foam construction. We should also point out that their soft, flexible outer shell grips most surfaces without scratching or scuffing said surfaces while providing quite a grip.
2DEWALT DG5204 Professional Kneepads with Layered Gel
Due to their ballistic poly material, these knee pads are very strong and durable, yet comfortable enough when used for long periods of time. Their comfortable nature is owed to the neoprene fabric liner that keeps the knee pads in place throughout the day without causing any sort of discomfort whatsoever. Also, their layered gel technology combined with their closed-cell foam padding ensures that they’ll reduce the shock force of any objects hitting them, thus adding an extra layer of protection.
1KP Industries Knee Pro Ultra Flex III Knee Pads
You aren’t likely to find a pair of more sturdy yet comfortable knee pads than KP Industries’ Knee Pro Ultra Flex III. Their hard plastic outer shells combined with their 1/2-inch closed cell inner foam provide a great deal of protection and comfort without impeding ease of movement in any way. Their non-marking grip-strip prevents any type of gliding on virtually any surface while its hinged design ensures great mobility while kneeling or walking. Last but not least, these knee pads use soft elastic woven straps with reinforced sewn ends to keep them firmly in place once adjusted on the knee.