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Old 05-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Best Or Recommended Knee Pads?


I found a thread from 09 with some helpful info but was wondering if much has changed in the knee pad industry since then.

I have found myself working in a lot of crawlspaces recently and by the end of the day the backs of my knees are raw

Anyone have a favorite knee pad they recommend?
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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ProKnee pads are custom made, durable, expensive, & worth every cent. I've had a pair for well over 10 years & they're holding up just fine.

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ProKnee pads are custom made, durable, expensive, & worth every cent. I've had a pair for well over 10 years & they're holding up just fine.
Wow thoses are some serious pads and expensive too. I have yet to find a realy nice pair of knee pads thats comfortable to wear all day and stays in place.
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ProKnees are absolutely worth every penny.

The way they are designed spreads your body weight all the way down your leg instead of a "point load" on your knee cap.

Just like everything else. Good chit = Good Money.

If your knees are hurting better to buy ProKnees than have to have knee cap replacements in 15 years.

Only minor problems with Proknees
1) Price approx $200
2)Bulky. Yes they are quite a bit bigger than most.
3)If you move sideways quickly, your knee can slip off and smack the ground (ouch). Trying to prevent that stuff. You learn to move more carefully.
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another vote for proknee. hands down best construction related purchase ive made, and theyre rebuildable
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They look like they would get hot
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Um Pro Knee 07 rock If I am down for more than 5 min they go on.
If you want knee pads that will last YEARS of daily use and keep you from injury there is NO OTHER CHOICE
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I've had proknees since their inception. durable. and well worth the price. dont know about working in crawl spaces with them tho. could get bulky.
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If on the floor all day then proknee seems totally worth the price and I'm sure they're great.
For those who don't think they need or can afford them or are thinking about other knee pads I strongly suggest you try a pair of pants with the built in kneepads. I've bought and tried MANY pair of kneepads and have had the same complaints as everyone else- chafing, sweating, moving, or just uncomfortable. These are the best kneepads of the bunch. Plus they're much better designed work pants than most which is a huge bonus. Just try and find a pair that looks not too euro and I promise you'll love them!
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Try WurkPads (www.skantechnologies.com) they are strapless and attach to you pants. I have used them personally a few times and they are very comfortable.


This is review I did on my blog last year http://housefixer.info/wordpress/201...hnologies-ceo/
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Try WurkPads (www.skantechnologies.com) they are strapless and attach to you pants. I have used them personally a few times and they are very comfortable.


This is review I did on my blog last year http://housefixer.info/wordpress/201...hnologies-ceo/
We California boys only wear shorts
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Don't your feet get sore?
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ProKnee pads are custom made, durable, expensive, & worth every cent. I've had a pair for well over 10 years & they're holding up just fine.
I still have my 1st pair that are about 15 years old and I bought a 2nd pair about 3 years ago.
I use the old ones for messy work and the new ones for tile work.
They are worth every penny.
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I like the Platinum knee pads from Custom Building Products. http://www.custombuildingproducts.co...knee-pads.aspx

Tried Proknees, they didn't work well for me for some reason.
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For you guys with the ProKnees, how comfortable are they with shorts, and how do you wash them? God knows, after a few days of sweating in pads, without washing they can start to smell like billy goats.
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knee pads ck out the john bridge tile forum, see ya back here in a month, but you will know all about knee pads
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Hmmm, I would like to add
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For you guys with the ProKnees, how comfortable are they with shorts, and how do you wash them? God knows, after a few days of sweating in pads, without washing they can start to smell like billy goats.
I've found them to be very comfortable.

Yes, you can wash them. The pads & covers are removable, so you can either wash them or if you're really funky, just replace them with a rebuild kit.
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Thanks, Greg.
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Any knee pad can breed athletes foot. I use Triple Action Gold Bond powder & cheap odor eaters (cut in half) inside of my pads. I have never had a problem since.
If I am working indoors, then I skip the powder & use only the odor eaters. It still works great.
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