Recommended Knee Pads for Metal Detecting

Recommended Knee Pads for Metal Detecting

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.


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These are the Damascus 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.

If you’re on a budget, Detecting365 highly recommends checking out these very affordable and comfortable Tommyco Foam Kneepads w/ CoolMax lining.


TommyCo Light-Weight Foam Knee Pads

The CoolMax liner inside wicks away moisture leaving you cool and dry. Extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear for all day hunts.

Because they’re foam, they conform to your knees and don’t slide down as you walk.

They easily fit in a backpack and are a metal detecting necessity.

These Knee Pads are Field Tested, Detecting365 Approved!


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