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Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
Alta Proline Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
smooth slick gel foam donut elastic-clip/ webbing-clip $33
Alta Proline Comments
These pads slide well and are fairly comfortable, but they tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$33
CLC G340 Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
textured slick gel foam donut elastic-clip/ Neoprene-Velcro $33
CLC G340 Comments
These pads are wobbly and don't slide well on carpet. They're uncomfortable because the gel foam donut is low and easy to miss with your knee.
Price
$33
Craftsman Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
GelTek 40655 smooth slick gel foam donut elastic-clip/ webbing-clip $30
GelTek 40655 Comments
These pads slide well and are fairly comfortable, but they tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$30
McGuire-Nicholas Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Rocker (PREFERRED) smooth slick gel rubber triangle none/Neoprene-Velcro $35
McGuire-Nicholas Rocker (PREFERRED) Comments
With their knee-hugging shape, these pads won't rotate off. They are the most comfortable hard-cap model.
Price
$35
Nailers G-1 Gel Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Swivel textured slick gel foam donut none/Neoprene-Velcro $30
Nailers G-1 Gel Swivel Comments
Although these pads have a nice wide single strap and are fairly comfortable, their tread pattern makes sliding on carpet difficult.
Price
$30
Alta Nomar Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
smooth grippy gel foam donut elastic-clip/ webbing-clip $33
Alta Nomar Comments
These pads are moderately comfortable, but they feel tippy and tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$33
CLC G361 Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
textured grippy gel foam donut rubber-pegs/ rubber-pegs $27
CLC G361 Comments
With their full-surround plastic shell and removable straps, these pads are easy to clean. However, the gel foam donut is low and easy to miss with your knee.
Price
$27
Craftsman Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
GelTek 40653 smooth grippy gel foam donut elastic-clip/ webbing-clip $30
Craftsman GelTek 40653 Comments
These pads are moderately comfortable, but they feel tippy and tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$30
Duluth Trading Co. Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
smooth very grippy gel rubber insert none/webbing- elastic buckle $35
Duluth Trading Co. Comments
Minimal cushioning and a buckle that digs into the back of the knee make these kneepads uncomfortable.
Price
$35
Irwin I-gel Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
textured grippy encapsulated gel pack none/Neoprene-Velcro $20
Irwin I-gel Comments
These pads straddle the line between curved and flat. They're comfortable when stationary, but flop around when you crawl.
Price
$20
McGuire-Nicholas Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Gum Rubber Shell textured very grippy gel rubber triangle none/split Neoprene-Velcro $27
McGuire-Nicholas Gum Rubber Shell Comments
The gum rubber caps grip well. Though moderately comfortable, these pads would feel better if they were narrower and more form-fitting.
Price
$27
Nailers Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
G-2 Gel Gripper textured grippy gel foam donut none/Neoprene-Velcro $26
Nailers G-2 Gel Gripper Comments
These pads are moderately comfortable, but they feel tippy and tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$26
Nailers Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Nailers textured grippy gel foam donut none/Neoprene-Velcro $25
Nailers Nailers Comments
A full-surround plastic shell and removable straps make these pads easy to clean, but they're not particularly comfortable.
Price
$25
Patella-T Non-Wedge Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
(PREFERRED) smooth very grippy fluid pack Lycra Cordura fabric-Velcro/Lycra Cordura fabric-Velcro $55
Patella-T Non-Wedge (PREFERRED) Comments
With their unique baffled fluid pack, these pads are among the most comfortable on the market.
Price
$55
Patella-T Wedge Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
(PREFERRED) smooth very grippy fluid pack Lycra Cordura fabric-Velcro/Lycra Cordura fabric-Velcro $55
Patella-T Wedge (PREFERRED) Comments
These pads are the same as the Non-Wedge model, but with a widened face that provides more stability.
Price
$55
Bucket Boss Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Air-Gel2 (PREFERRED) textured very grippy gel foam rectangle elastic-Velcro/ mesh fabric-Velcro $35
Bucket Boss Air-Gel2 (PREFERRED) Comments
These comfortable pads have the same cap as the Extreme Gel model but less padding. They're light, so they won't slide down when you stand.
Price
$35
Bucket Boss Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Extreme Gel (PREFERRED) textured very grippy gel rubber rectangle elastic-Velcro/ mesh fabric-Velcro $35
Bucket Boss Extreme Gel (PREFERRED) Comments
With wide gel pads and a shock-absorbing face, these comfortable kneepads provide dependable cushioning.
Price
$35
CLC G350 Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
(PREFERRED) textured/fabric very grippy gel rubber rectangle NA $43
CLC G350 (PREFERRED) Comments
Extremely large and heavier than most, these pads are incredibly well-cushioned.
Price
$43
Craftsman Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Professional Level Balance textured grippy gel rubber donut elastic-clip/ webbing-clip $40
Craftsman Professional Level Balance Comments
The cap on these models flattens out to absorb shock. Overly stiff gel makes the pads uncomfortable.
Price
$40
McGuire-Nicholas Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Stabilizer (PREFERRED) textured grippy gel rubber triangle none/Neoprene-Velcro $47
McGuire-Nicholas Stabilizer (PREFERRED) Comments
A perimeter collar envelops the knee on these pads, making them very stable and comfortable.
Price
$47
Tommyco Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
707 All Terrain (PREFERRED) textured/fabric very grippy gel rubber rectangle elastic-Velcro/ webbing-clip $30
Tommyco 707 All Terrain (PREFERRED) Comments
With wide gel pads and a shock-absorbing face, these comfortable kneepads provide dependable cushioning.
Price
$30
Alta Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Flexline nylon (Kevlar- reinforced) slick gel foam donut none/Neoprene-Velcro & webbing-buckle $26
Alta Flexline Comments
With a single strap and a Kevlar-reinforced face, these light, comfortable pads wear well and won't slide down your legs when you stand up.
Price
$26
Diamond Tough Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Gel 1R (PREFERRED) nylon (rubberized) very grippy gel foam donut none/Neoprene-Velcro & webbing-buckle $23
Diamond Tough Gel 1R (PREFERRED) Comments
These pads are the same as the Gel 1 model, but with a grippy rubberized face.
Price
$23
Diamond Tough Cap Surface Grip Gel Type Strap Type: Top/Bottom Street Price
Gel 1R (PREFERRED) nylon (rubberized) very grippy gel foam donut none/Neoprene-Velcro & webbing-buckle $23
Diamond Tough Gel 1R (PREFERRED) Comments
These pads are the same as the Gel 1 model, but with a grippy rubberized face.
Price
$23