Our story

Recoil Kneepads were developed in 2013 by Glasgow-based product design engineer Victoria Hamilton. The aim of the design was to create a new knee pad that reduces knee pressure and kneeling discomfort experienced by those in the construction industry.

During a dinner time conversation with her father Gordon (a skilled carpenter by trade), he complained about the problems with his existing kneeling aids, and jokingly suggested to Victoria that she should design him a new knee pad that would allow him to work more comfortably and in less pain.

The result of that conversation is the international business which operates today.


Our business

We are a premium brand with a unique knee pad offering. Our product has been carefully engineered by a professional team of product and biomechanical engineers to develop a solution which is Engineered to Protect. We take great pride in every product we sell; each product is packaged and shipped by hand, from one of our team here in Glasgow.

We also take great pride in offering a 1st class customer experience and service. When a customer chooses Recoil we want to make your experience and interactions with us as enjoyable as possible. If you have any issues at all with your kneepads, get in touch with us, and rest assured we will go out our way to resolve any issues you may have. This product was developed out of a genuine need, and it is now our mission to ensure this product has the biggest impact it can possibly have on those that need it the most.

Our team shares a common passion and drive for making a positive impact in the world. We want to deliver a solution that mobilises our customers; improving their working lives and ultimately improving their personal lives. 

Why Choose Us?

Quality has always been at the core of us, as we want our products to last whilst being used every day. To ensure the highest quality, we like to be in charge of the entire development and production process – from the first sketch right through to packaging.

We want to make sure you find a solution that works for you and are always open to hearing your thoughts, suggestions and ideas to ensure we best serve you in the way you deserve. We are committed to going above and beyond to find a solution that works for you.

We are proud to say that we assemble and package our products right here in Glasgow, Scotland. On top of this, 90% of our components are manufactured in the United Kingdom. We believe that it's supporting the local economy is not only responsible, but leads to a higher quality end product.