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Posted: 6/21/2010 4:19:08 AM EDT
I was wondering if someone had any experience with knee pads that don't slid down your leg and stay were you put them!!!  I have hatch but I think they suck, I'm going to a tactical course and want to know what brand makes a good quality pair?  Thanks Cam
Link Posted: 6/21/2010 4:39:28 AM EDT
[#1]
My wife likes the Blackhawk brand
Link Posted: 6/21/2010 5:08:02 AM EDT
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Quoted:
My wife likes the Blackhawk brand


What you did there, I see it.

HATCH for the win!  Don't forget the elbow pads, more important than the knees, really.
Link Posted: 6/21/2010 9:33:17 AM EDT
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Quoted:
Quoted:
My wife likes the Blackhawk brand


What you did there, I see it.

HATCH for the win!  Don't forget the elbow pads, more important than the knees, really.



I disagree on that point.

Ever kneel down on an upright piece of spent brass?



Link Posted: 6/27/2010 5:58:28 PM EDT
[#4]
for 3 gun, uspsa and idpa (even if its against the rules) I use Alta brand knee pads.
Alta

the elbow pads i used once was like shooting on ball bearings.
Link Posted: 7/2/2010 6:54:30 PM EDT
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Quoted:
for 3 gun, uspsa and idpa (even if its against the rules) I use Alta brand knee pads.
Alta


+1 - I've been using them for over a year and my sucky knee is grateful every time I kneel wearing them vs nothing
http://www.altaindustries.com/tactical.shtml

or from a site sponsor, where I got mine, SKD Tactical
http://www.skdtac.com/Alta_Superflex_Knee_Pads_p/alt.602.htm

I've heard positive things about the Arcteryx ones also from two guys I took a class with, but I have not personally used them

http://www.arcteryx.com/Product.aspx?Mens/Climbing_Gear/Knee-Caps
Link Posted: 7/7/2010 1:10:20 PM EDT
[#6]
Clip-on knee pads

http://www.dextermeadows.com/

Link Posted: 7/8/2010 5:38:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/2/2010 9:57:15 PM EDT
[#8]
Balckhawk - alta - any kneepad that has a HARD plastic surface will be just fine.

I rarely wear them but have some hard plastic Blackhawk pads.  They've been fine.
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 12:50:01 AM EDT
[#9]
I have the blackhawk ones, they aren't the most comfortable, but they work fine.

FYI 5.11 pants have a foam knee pad you can insert into pockets in the knees of the pants.
Link Posted: 8/10/2010 4:30:39 AM EDT
[#10]
I have used the Dexters for years they are great
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 12:04:30 PM EDT
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+1 for more opinions.  Also interested in glove opinions... Mechanix the way to go?
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:26:26 PM EDT
[#12]


or from a site sponsor, where I got mine, SKD Tactical
http://www.skdtac.com/Alta_Superflex_Knee_Pads_p/alt.602.htm


+1, ordered my superflex knee pads them from skd, very quick shipping.  I've injured my knees in the past, and these worked well for a shoot I did this past weekend.  Stayed where they were supposed to, and felt comfortable the entire 5 hours I had them on.  Forgot they were there after the end of the day.   Would definitely recommend the Alta Lock system, makes removal quick and easy.
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:46:17 PM EDT
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I went with the Hatch X-Tacs.
Link Posted: 8/18/2010 11:36:03 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/1/2010 9:55:54 PM EDT
[#15]
Used the Blackhawk knee pads for 8 hours while walking rapidly/light jogging, in multiple shooting positions, and kneeling on gravel and they functioned fine with minimal readjustment.  I also used the Blackhawk elbow pads which will fit fine if you are of average size or small .  However if your arm diameter is 16" + then you will have to buy extra velcro as these will be too tight.  With the extra velcro in place I found these comfortable when shooting prone.
Link Posted: 9/18/2010 5:25:32 AM EDT
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Quoted:
+1 for more opinions.  Also interested in glove opinions... Mechanix the way to go?


you might have gotten your answer or started another thread i didn't see, but per someone's suggestion (arfcom member), I went with batting gloves and found them to be the best for me.  I've tried Mechanix types and even those nomex flight ones and am happiest with batting gloves.  I have a set of UnderArmour ones.
Link Posted: 9/19/2010 3:57:15 PM EDT
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I went with the Hatch X-Tacs.


Either these or Arc'Teryx Knee Caps.  

I can no longer recommend the Altas as I have had many sets separate the nylon from the hard caps, right at the grommets.  You can fix it with tape criss-crossing it in a St. John's Cross pattern.

I also got tired of having gravel and dirt build up between the nylon and the hard shell.
Link Posted: 9/23/2010 3:26:59 PM EDT
[#18]
Arc Teryx by far.  I have worn many different kinds, most issued.  But I used my own money and went with the Arc Teryx knee pads.
Link Posted: 10/2/2010 11:16:16 AM EDT
[#19]
Just rocked a pair of Arc'teryx knee pads I scored for $25 from the EE.

ran then in a 3 day Carbine class and liked them quite a bit. easy on/off and not as heavy or bulky as my Alta's..

I doubt I would have got them if I had not scored a good deal on them.. the list price is a bit much for knee pads..

and I rarely run elbow pads... the comment about kneeling on brass is spot on....
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 5:38:31 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
Quoted:
+1 for more opinions.  Also interested in glove opinions... Mechanix the way to go?


you might have gotten your answer or started another thread i didn't see, but per someone's suggestion (arfcom member), I went with batting gloves and found them to be the best for me.  I've tried Mechanix types and even those nomex flight ones and am happiest with batting gloves.  I have a set of UnderArmour ones.


These are the best of both worlds IMO.  http://www.rangerjoes.com/gloves-lightweight-chemical-resistant-p-3627.html
They're made by Franklin (the batting glove guys), they're really durable, chemical resistant, and they offer great dexterity.  

Link Posted: 10/28/2010 2:54:18 PM EDT
[#21]
Altas for the win
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