So that you get the best knee protection…..
I know, I know, everybody says that you’re not supposed to kneel down, but lets be honest, you know that you do!
And while we are being honest, I don’t see how you can avoid kneeling in the building game either. Choosing the right knee pads will at least enable you to kneel down comfortably and get some protection.
For years I wore jeans to work and suffer today as a result of those years kneeling down without knee pads. Now, my protection choice is to wear trousers with knee pads from Snickers Clothing, but Dickies, Scruffs, Cat, Mascot, Regatta and even Makita the tool guys, are also making decent work trousers with kneepads in them these days.
What should you look for when deciding what pads to get?
Take a minute to think about…..
- How often do you need to kneel down?
- When you kneel down, is it going to be planned or spontaneous?
- What kind of surface are you going to be kneeling on?
- How long are you likely to be down on your knees?
Pondering the above, will help you decide what level of protection you need, from a slip in pad for occasional kneeling, to strap on Nailers G2 knee pads for some serious protection.
Trouble is, there are a lot of products in between! But your a big boy now and will have some idea of what you need after following the questions above. So, feel free to follow any of the blue links here to take a look at some of the knee pads I hear good things about.
Your other options for knee protection, include a knee saver mat which might be ideal for some of you as it could double up as arse protection when sitting on a concrete block at snap time! You don’t wants piles, trust me on that at least……. 🙁
As a builder I am not that often on my knees, but I do kneel down for odds and ends several time a day. I am also likely to kneel on poor surfaces like rubble or concrete. So, like I said, for me worktrousers with knee pads are best for ‘always on’ knee protection.
However, a mate of mine fits wooden flooring most days and tells me that his thin pads soon give up the ghost. He prefers knee pads with gel in them as they are better suited for all day use.
What do you guys think, are knee pads in work trousers the way to go or are kneepads with gel or memory protection better on the old knees? Come on in and drop me a comment, I’ll go and put the kettle on……
Or, screwfix have lots of knee pads too.
P.P.S. I just wrote a new lens about how to chose new knee pads and you can find it at www.squidoo.com/knee-pads. Let me know what you think!