Knee pads are key equipment for a couple of reasons. The obvious one is to protect our knees, especially as we get older. Here in the often-rocky Middle Tennessee terrain, dropping you knee onto a sharp stone can be more than painful.
The primary reason I wear knee pads, however, is to protect my pants from grass and dirt stains. No I’m not a laundry freak. If I need to knock on another door and get permission, I don’t want to look like a bum. So that’s how they help me with permission! Taking one for the team not required.
I’ve tried several different knee pads before I settled on some I really like. I like knee pads that have straps that release so I can easily put them on and off without having to slide them over my foot. I also like a soft “tactical” look over many of the blocky ones used by construction workers laying tile and carpet. Finally, I prefer them to be black so they don’t show stains and wear, and don’t draw too much attention when a property owner decides to check on me.
I also of course like them to be durable, comfortable, and actually protect my knees.
These are the Damascus DNKPB Imperial Knee Pads with Reinforced Non-Slip Trion X-Caps. The knee pads with the ridiculous title. They are around $25 shipped on Amazon. I’ve been using these over a year, and they are as good as new.
They have velcro straps in the back to put them on and take them off quickly. They feel good. They have a great tactical look and are tall enough that they don’t slide off your knee. Also available in Green.