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Old 01-26-2020, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I am thinking of buying a garden kneeler, which is a portable, padded shelf, low to the ground, for kneeling. Do any if you have one? Do you like it? Has it helped with the up and down of kneeling? Any problems?

Brand recs would be appreciated, as well.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:32 PM
 
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About $35 on Amazon. The newer one has two packets for $37. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDU8T5C

Video: https://youtu.be/z9LJQQuIck8
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Old 01-26-2020, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I got one for $20 a couple of years ago.

Guess it depends on your knees. Didn't help mine too much but I use it more as a bench.
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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About $35 on Amazon. The newer one has two packets for $37. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDU8T5C

Video: https://youtu.be/z9LJQQuIck8
I have this. Works great. I just have to remember to use it.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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If you get one, let us know how it works out. I have had 2 knee replacements, so I’m reluctant to kneel, although I want to. My main worry is not getting down to kneel, but getting back up. I know my garden would benefit from me being able to use a kneeler.

I’ve noticed that lately, after 8 months since my second knee replacement, I seem to feel almost normal, at last. Fingers crossed.
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Upstate, NY
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I also have knee pads that strap on. You are still putting weight on your knees, but I find that it saves my back, actually.
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Old 01-26-2020, 07:53 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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I could see me bumping my elbows and/or arms on the handle/s while weeding or gardening. I just have one of those cushy pads with a hole at one end. It serves its purpose, which is fine for me.
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:51 PM
 
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I also have knee pads that strap on. You are still putting weight on your knees, but I find that it saves my back, actually.
I was thinking about these. You can get some pretty cushy ones!
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I also have knee pads that strap on. You are still putting weight on your knees, but I find that it saves my back, actually.
I have had bad luck with strap on knee pads. But I am on my third foam kneeling pad. It is thick and pretty big. I can kneel on it OK. As another has said, it is the getting up that is bad.
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Old Yesterday, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I have one and it twisted a little. I forgot what I was doing at the time? But it is still serviceable. The handles do help you get up for those that have problems. Possibly a little reinforcement would have helped the design; but I'm nitpicking.

I also have thee sets of knee pads. With the knee pads you have no handles to help you get up so you have to count on your surroundings. But, with the knee pads, you can move around on the ground without worrying about getting up each time to move your 'kneeler'. So both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.

I also have a 4'X4'X1" square of high density foam. I use that a lot if I have to kneel and I might have to lay on my back to see under a vehicle or do a low job. It saves my knees and it gives me the option of laying on the pad instead of on the dirt. I don't even know where I got that; it was probably a piece of scrap from a freight dock? Of course that has no handles to help one up.
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