Soft-Cap Kneepads: Rubber, Foam, Leather, or Gel?
What's the difference?
If your work sometimes drives you to your knees, you want to be sure not only that you can stand up again without bruises, but also that you haven’t done any permanent damage to those fragile joints.
When crawling around in areas where there is risk of puncture, kneepads with a hard-shell or other puncture-resistant cap are a must. For working on more scratch- or damage-prone surfaces, kneepads with soft or otherwise flexible caps are the common choice. You can spend upwards of $200 on a pair of pads that will last for years, but if you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to protect your knees, there are plenty of options.
These inexpensive, no-frills kneepads are handy anywhere there is a risk of slipping, such as on a roof or on a location where water is present on the kneeling surface. In fact, a rubber…