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    Knee Pad Recommendations

    Hello everyone,
    I have an interesting question... Has anyone had a good long term experience with any particular brand/make/model of knee pads for detecting? I recently bought what I thought would hold up well from the local scum bags and the straps quickly stretched out from kneeling and standing up frequently while detecting.

    Thanks in advance!
    Matt

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    I've had Barwalt Flooring Knee Pads from Lowes Forever.
    Mine are Grey of Course. Not sure if grey still exist.
    If you buy them & Your Rough On things Like I am,
    It's best to Buy an Extra Set of Straps.
    I Have broken Straps & Buttons. Not the Pad or Liner.
    BUT I don't take the Time to Slowly remove the Straps.
    I Yank them off with no Thought of Damaging them.

    OF course I Bought 2 Sets so I Could cannibalize
    one to Fix the other when needed.

    https://picclick.com/Barwalt-Ultrali...432185432.html
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Apr 25, 2019 at 12:11 PM.
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    Thanks man! I read every one of them. Seems like I am not the only one feeling the struggle of finding something decent.
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    I have used knee pads over 50yrs, and the make/model I use 0presently is Condor.
    It is a tactical "hard shell plastic/rubber pads, that have velcro adjustable straps,
    that has easily hooked on quickly - if you've already adjusted before.
    See my search page - cheap, but they protect knees in wet ground conditions,
    and uneven ground - they don't slip on wet, smooth surfaces - yes, I've
    even used them caving...!
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...f57&type=yff57
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    Quote Originally Posted by eyemustdigtreasure View Post
    I have used knee pads over 50yrs, and the make/model I use 0presently is Condor.
    It is a tactical "hard shell plastic/rubber pads, that have velcro adjustable straps,
    that has easily hooked on quickly - if you've already adjusted before.
    See my search page - cheap, but they protect knees in wet ground conditions,
    and uneven ground - they don't slip on wet, smooth surfaces - yes, I've
    even used them caving...!
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...f57&type=yff57
    Thanks, those look very similar to what I was considering which are military issue. I figure one of two things. 1. Velcro vs stretching straps will suit me better. 2. military might be tougher and stay in place longer since they "should" be designed to hike in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oidium45 View Post
    Thanks, those look very similar to what I was considering which are military issue. I figure one of two things. 1. Velcro vs stretching straps will suit me better. 2. military might be tougher and stay in place longer since they "should" be designed to hike in.
    Protection, is what I go for, as comfort seems to be always end up in second place, when it comes to trade-offs.
    Stretching straps (will)eventually stretch and never return. Then I just wrap the stretchy puppy around the lesser of the two...! Alta used to have one strap webbing, the other elastic. Galls sold them - SWAT Teams used them at the time I got the Altas, in black only.
    Stick With It - It's not *IF* you'll find the good stuff , but WHEN!

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    Tried em for a bit, didn’t like the feel
    So I don’t use them ( I’m a man)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peyton Manning View Post
    Tried em for a bit, didn’t like the feel
    So I don’t use them ( I’m a man)
    Sounds great until your knees wear out.

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    Yeah, I got 63 years out of em so far
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    Quote Originally Posted by oidium45 View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I recently bought what I thought would hold up well from the local scum bags and the straps quickly stretched out from kneeling and standing up frequently while detecting.

    Thanks in advance!
    Matt
    Matt,

    If the knee pads are well made and you can kneel with them comfortably I suggest that you go to Home Depot and purchase Velcro straps or if you have pants that you only wear while detecting, Velcro material them directly to the knees of your pants and the underside of the pads and you don't have to deal with a strap rash behind your knees

    PS It was not necessary for me to post the quote, I just thought the wording of how you refer to local shopkeepers was interesting.... no insult towards you was intended... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by oidium45 View Post
    Thanks, those look very similar to what I was considering which are military issue. I figure one of two things. 1. Velcro vs stretching straps will suit me better. 2. military might be tougher and stay in place longer since they "should" be designed to hike in.
    True , But

    The Issue I Have with Velcro is Dried Leaves & Etc, Stick to the Velcro.
    I Have not found a way to Clean & Refurbish Velcro Either.

    The Rubber Straps have Multiple Holes.
    So when they Stretch, I Just use a New Hole.

    Either way, A Stone pokin' me in the Knee when I Kneel down,
    is not something I Wish to repeatedly Feel.

    & Wearing out Knees on my Jeans, Can get expensive
    Last edited by jeff of pa; Apr 26, 2019 at 07:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    True , But

    The Issue I Have with Velcro is Dried Leaves & Etc, Stick to the Velcro.
    I Have not found a way to Clean & Refurbish Velcro Either.
    Hello Jeff,

    Lining up both sides of the Velcro when you put the pads on before you start to wander the wilderness will prevent dirt and leaves from getting between the material. Velcro allows you to adjust the pads for comfort, I have found the holes in the rubber version are either very loose causing slippage or the next hole is very tight and uncomfortable.

    Other people may find the perfect hole and can go for hours with no discomfort.

    I need to try it out, circumventing buying knee pads on line; the last pair I purchased was at Harbor Freight, the Jell pads were great and the price is reasonable

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    I have bad knees, had surgery on one and the best set I have ever had come from Duluth Trading Company. They have gel inserts..and I feel nothing hurting my knees when I use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz in California View Post
    Hello Jeff,

    Lining up both sides of the Velcro when you put the pads on before you start to wander the wilderness will prevent dirt and leaves from getting between the material. Velcro allows you to adjust the pads for comfort, I have found the holes in the rubber version are either very loose causing slippage or the next hole is very tight and uncomfortable.

    Other people may find the perfect hole and can go for hours with no discomfort.

    I need to try it out, circumventing buying knee pads on line; the last pair I purchased was at Harbor Freight, the Jell pads were great and the price is reasonable
    I Must admit, the Longer I Wear The rubber ones, They eventually Need to be adjusted
    or they slide down on my Shins. But I guess I Am used to the Issues with them,
    From Years of Use. and just Naturally Adjust.
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