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Posted: 9/29/2007 3:58:06 PM EST
Does anyone use knee pads from Lowes or Home Depot?

I'm talking about the Carpenter/Carpet installer type knee pads.

I have class coming up where knee pads would be good. I've had knee surgery so I'm interested in maximum protection, but I want to be able to move in them reasonably well.

The prices vary widely from about $10 - $50 depending on "features"

What say ye arfcom?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 4:42:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By sirostac:
Does anyone use knee pads from Lowes or Home Depot?

I'm talking about the Carpenter/Carpet installer type knee pads.

I have class coming up where knee pads would be good. I've had knee surgery so I'm interested in maximum protection, but I want to be able to move in them reasonably well.

The prices vary widely from about $10 - $50 depending on "features"

What say ye arfcom?

Thanks!


<sigh>

I just finished chewing some people out in another thread about body armor, so you are lucky I have used up my rant allowance for the night.

Go order these and use them. They are the best knee pads you will ever wear.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 4:47:20 PM EST
clasky,

Thanks for passing on the ass-chewing! I will look at these! Thanks much!
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 4:48:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By clasky:

Originally Posted By sirostac:
Does anyone use knee pads from Lowes or Home Depot?

I'm talking about the Carpenter/Carpet installer type knee pads.

I have class coming up where knee pads would be good. I've had knee surgery so I'm interested in maximum protection, but I want to be able to move in them reasonably well.

The prices vary widely from about $10 - $50 depending on "features"

What say ye arfcom?

Thanks!


<sigh>

I just finished chewing some people out in another thread about body armor, so you are lucky I have used up my rant allowance for the night.

Go order these and use them. They are the best knee pads you will ever wear.


+1 on the ALTA knee pads. I've used other knee pads before and ALTA is hands down the best.
Link Posted: 9/29/2007 5:26:45 PM EST
For the 1 millionth time..............+1,000,000 for the Altas!

I've tried Hatch before, and while they're good I had a couple that would rip where the strap meets the body. I also tried the Hellstorm, those suck ass. Get the Altas and don't look back.

Link Posted: 9/30/2007 9:30:00 AM EST
but they're uncomfortabe as hell...
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 10:04:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Freakzilla:
but they're uncomfortabe as hell...


Yeah, and so is going knee first on a rock.

I'll take my pads.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 1:22:29 PM EST
Thanks fellas. I'm looking in to some training where knee pads are reqd. I think I might pick some of these up.
Link Posted: 9/30/2007 6:54:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By all4freedom:
Thanks fellas. I'm looking in to some training where knee pads are reqd. I think I might pick some of these up.


I see. Looking to be Hillary's intern?
Link Posted: 10/1/2007 3:42:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By Marksman14:

Originally Posted By Freakzilla:
but they're uncomfortabe as hell...


Yeah, and so is going knee first on a rock.

I'll take my pads.


...or a piece of brass sticking straight up in the gravel or dirt.


If your grommets on your knee pads start to tear out, you can extend their life a little by taping them up with some 100MPH or not-so-tactical-but-extremely-functional duct tape.
Link Posted: 10/2/2007 6:34:56 AM EST
Facetime, sorry no pics available.

I will try to get some but have never posted any pictures.

good luck

nct
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 12:57:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/3/2007 12:58:15 PM EST by Tango7]
www17.serrahost.com/servlet/defensive-edgenet/-strse-252/Knee-Pro-Knee-Pads/Detail

These are sold by Sully (ARFCOM Industry partner) at his SLR15 Website. Of course, he's also one of my instructors, so consider this a shameless plug...

BS aside, I've got a set and they work great. I even use 'em pulling wire (electrician) but I've done several training sessions on a variety of surfaces and they've worked.

They sell Edited: sold elbow pads too.

Link Posted: 10/3/2007 1:01:23 PM EST
Catchers shin guards are very handy too. I use them when FoF role playing.
Link Posted: 10/3/2007 1:05:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Marksman14:

Originally Posted By Freakzilla:
but they're uncomfortabe as hell...


Yeah, and so is going knee first on a rock.

I'll take my pads.



Yup. I took Fighting Pistol in July and ended up bruising my entire left knee and most of the right.

I will take knee pads for my next course.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:55:57 AM EST
I've been using these. I like them pretty well, work great under or over your pants. Only think you need is some 1" tri -glides to secure the bitter ends of the straps.

http://www.arcteryx.com/leaf/Kneecaps.asp
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:04:09 AM EST
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