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Old 04-26-2015, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Has anyone used those knee pads I see advertised? My knees have gotten older and the pads sure look good.
I've never seen one up close tho' and anything looks good in an ad.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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I don't know which one's your talking about, but I have been using knee pads for all outdoor work for the past 10-years.

My knees feel better and my jeans last longer.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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I prefer the gardening kneeler like this one

Gardman Foldaway Garden Kneeler Seat - Walmart.com


The arms help you to stand and it is light. IF the ground is wet or damp you stay dry. There are several available but I googled garden kneeler and this came up. Mine is older but looks just like it, And if you get tired you can flip it over and sit on it.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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I also use the kneeling bench also. I find it much easier to get up having the handles to support me. The seat is a foam type material that makes kneeling comfortable.

The problem with the knee pads for me was they weren't very comfortable after a time and I needed the support getting up (and sometimes down!)
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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guess one of my concerns about the knee pads, now that I think about it, is how long they last.


That bench looks like a possibility.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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If you want some good knee pads, either get ones at Home Depot or go big and get a set of Boneless knee pads. They were the best I had ever owned when I used o skate all the time. As a nice bonus, the caps are replaceable and the straps don't settle in the back of your knee. Nice and comfy.

Whatever you get, just make sure they have a solid cap on the knee. The last longer and they are more water-resistant.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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I also use the kneeling bench also. I find it much easier to get up having the handles to support me. The seat is a foam type material that makes kneeling comfortable.

The problem with the knee pads for me was they weren't very comfortable after a time and I needed the support getting up (and sometimes down!)
That has been my experience also.

OP, the problem with knee pads is that all of them will cushion your knees just fine. BUT the straps will bunch up behind your knees, and although I tried several kinds, I never found a set that didn't cut off the circulation to my lower legs after a time spent kneeling. Kneeling pads do the job just fine. When the time comes that I have trouble getting up, I think the bench will do just fine.

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Old 04-26-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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Has anyone used those knee pads I see advertised? My knees have gotten older and the pads sure look good.
I've never seen one up close tho' and anything looks good in an ad.
Most gardening stores sell knee pads. Might be nice to try them in person.
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I prefer the gardening kneeler like this one

Gardman Foldaway Garden Kneeler Seat - Walmart.com


The arms help you to stand and it is light. IF the ground is wet or damp you stay dry. There are several available but I googled garden kneeler and this came up. Mine is older but looks just like it, And if you get tired you can flip it over and sit on it.
It looks like that Garden Kneeler Seat is $10 cheaper at Lowes: Shop Knee Pads at Lowes.com#!. They also have a large selection of knee pads. I have two sets of knee pads and I should get another; they have improved them over the years. The knee pads do not wear out quick; most are designed for the construction jobsite.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:29 PM
 
Location: North
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I just got this one. Haven't used it a lot, but it's another possibility.
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