Best knee pads

Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by plumb_know, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. plumb_know

    plumb_know Plumbers Arms member

    i was wondering if any one could recommend a quality pair of knee pads, as the company i work for only provide rubbish thin foam ones, so i went and bought some gel ones from b and q but these are still not providing sufficient support.

    suggestions would be great :)
     
  2. Keefy

    Keefy Plumbers Arms member

    I was going to recommend gel ones but you don't seem to think they're any good, what exactly don't you like about them?
     
  3. gavinwilson

    gavinwilson Plumbers Arms member

    skateboarding/paint balling type knee pads? thats what i use
     
  4. plumb_know

    plumb_know Plumbers Arms member

    the gels i have are ok but was just wondering if there was anything better or if there was a particular make of gel pads that any one would recommend
     
  5. gavinwilson

    gavinwilson Plumbers Arms member

    my old man who was an asphalter used to make his own out of car tyres probably why his knees are knackered now lol
     
  6. Mr Doberman

    Mr Doberman Guest

  7. johnnyplumb

    johnnyplumb Plumbers Arms member

    i use these snickers kneepads Snickers Non-Slip Knee Pads Pair | Screwfix.com

    there not the cheapest, but i have'nt found anything better.
    the redbacks shown above are also good kneepads, but i found them a shade on the heavy side.
     
  8. SimonG

    SimonG UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    I use the snickers pads in the trousers, nice and comfy and in the right place. Had a pair of Irwin gel ones that were really comfy for 15 minutes and then the fastenings would dig into the back of my knees.
     
  9. BOD

    BOD Administrator

    Can't do with the strap on ones , I like the ones that fit in the pockets
     
  10. Guest123

    Guest123 Guest

    You lot need to get off your knees and get some work done! :hand:
     
  11. steveb

    steveb Super Moderator

    i've get some strap on kneepads somewhere in the shed. same problem as others the straps dig in.
     
  12. Guest123

    Guest123 Guest

    Two nappies tucked into the knee slot of your work trousers. The tabs don't slip. Plus if you use Pampers and you kneel on a wet floor, no problem.

    If it's good enough for my daughters bum, it's good enough for me.
     
  13. Phil

    Phil Plumbers Arms member

    Strap on for me everytime.
     
  14. steveb

    steveb Super Moderator

    if you say so lol takes all sorts
     
  15. Masood

    Masood UK Plumbersforums Trusted Advisor.

    We're on our knees praying that our flexies don't leak...
     
  16. Destroyer2813

    Destroyer2813 Plumbers Arms member

    I use the irwin strap on ones but dont use the strap either leave them in the pad or cut the tabs off
     
  17. Guest123

    Guest123 Guest

    Oh the images that are flying through my head at that one....
     
  18. Destroyer2813

    Destroyer2813 Plumbers Arms member

    You disterbed man Col
     
  19. plumb_know

    plumb_know Plumbers Arms member

    cheers for all the replies, i will give those redbacks ago i think
     
  20. GrahamM

    GrahamM Plumbers Arms member

    Those redbacks look the business. Just ordered a pair.
    Been using the snickers ones for last few years, but the foam compresses and gives less cushioning after a while, so I am buying new pair every few months.

    Cheers for link Mr D.
     

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