Purchased for renovating a new flat I had just bought. Used them for tasks such as lifting the carpets, laying some new laminate, painting some skirting boards. Fab product that made DIY tasks so much easier. Would highly recommend.
I bought the Knee Pads for my husband, who is a professional joiner. This is his review.
"Three years ago I stopped undertaking flooring projects due to knee pain diagnosed as medial meniscus damage, probably caused by a long history of running, climbing mountains and, significantly, having to spend a lot of time kneeling at work. Unfortunately, my work as a joiner necessitates considerable periods kneeling on floors, so I have tried to look after my knees by wearing work trousers featuring knee pockets for slip-in foam pads. However, these are hot and uncomfortable and the pads rapidly become squashed and ineffective. Strap-on pads are better, but again, the material soon gets compressed. I also resorted to kneeling on old cushions.
Recoil Pads. The Recoil pads are bulky and of moderate weight, so I do not use them for jobs requiring less than 5 minute kneeling time.
However, for extended use, such as bathroom installation with hard ceramic floor tiles, and outdoor jobs on rough concrete, they have proved to be very effective. Specifically, the modular design and combination of materials isolates the body superbly from any hard surface, and the recoil springs assist in movement and when standing up.
Recommendation. With age and maturity we realise that our bodies are not as resilient as we may wish, and as tradesmen, we should look after ourselves better. These Recoil units offer excellent knee protection for joiners, tilers, floor-layers, plumbers and anyone else who has to spend time on their knees. Highly recommended."
Only worn a couple of times - seem really good so far. Could do with a bit more velcro for fastening a bit tighter.
Our company Diamondshine Polished Concrete Pty Ltd runs a crew of 5 guys that in a calendar year would do kilometres of edgework .. Something had to happen to make my guys life on their knee's better and it has with Recoil pads !!
My guys are so happy now that they are getting real comfort in spending what at sometimes can be days working our edges !!
Well done they are a miracle !!
Only had them a couple of weeks in one word fantastic 12 hour shift doing screeding and fitting Amtico on a normal shift would feel like like giving work up but not wearing these . Although same old with sliding down the legs but used a couple of old straps and attached them to my belt looks stupid but they don’t slip down anymore lol great product looking at the reviews and the reactions of the team am looking forward to seeing the changes that are made to make a great product even better keep up the good work guys tradesmen all over will be working longer and pain free and wishing they had came along earlier