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501477
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627404
Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
Alta ProlineCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
smoothslickgel foam donutelastic-clip/ webbing-clip$33
Alta ProlineComments
These pads slide well and are fairly comfortable, but they tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$33
CLC G340Cap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
texturedslickgel foam donutelastic-clip/ Neoprene-Velcro$33
CLC G340Comments
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
CraftsmanCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
GelTek 40655smoothslickgel foam donutelastic-clip/ webbing-clip$30
GelTek 40655Comments
These pads slide well and are fairly comfortable, but they tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$30
McGuire-NicholasCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Rocker (PREFERRED)smoothslickgel rubber trianglenone/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 GelCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Swiveltexturedslickgel foam donutnone/Neoprene-Velcro$30
Nailers G-1 Gel SwivelComments
Although these pads have a nice wide single strap and are fairly comfortable, their tread pattern makes sliding on carpet difficult.
Price
$30
Alta NomarCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
smoothgrippygel foam donutelastic-clip/ webbing-clip$33
Alta NomarComments
These pads are moderately comfortable, but they feel tippy and tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$33
CLC G361Cap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
texturedgrippygel foam donutrubber-pegs/ rubber-pegs$27
CLC G361Comments
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
CraftsmanCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
GelTek 40653smoothgrippygel foam donutelastic-clip/ webbing-clip$30
Craftsman GelTek 40653Comments
These pads are moderately comfortable, but they feel tippy and tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$30
Duluth Trading Co.Cap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
smoothvery grippygel rubber insertnone/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-gelCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
texturedgrippyencapsulated gel packnone/Neoprene-Velcro$20
Irwin I-gelComments
These pads straddle the line between curved and flat. They're comfortable when stationary, but flop around when you crawl.
Price
$20
McGuire-NicholasCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Gum Rubber Shelltexturedvery grippygel rubber trianglenone/split Neoprene-Velcro$27
McGuire-Nicholas Gum Rubber ShellComments
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 SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
G-2 Gel Grippertexturedgrippygel foam donutnone/Neoprene-Velcro$26
Nailers G-2 Gel GripperComments
These pads are moderately comfortable, but they feel tippy and tend to rotate off the knee.
Price
$26
NailersCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Nailerstexturedgrippygel foam donutnone/Neoprene-Velcro$25
Nailers NailersComments
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-WedgeCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
(PREFERRED)smoothvery grippyfluid packLycra 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 WedgeCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
(PREFERRED)smooth very grippy fluid packLycra 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 BossCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Air-Gel2 (PREFERRED)texturedvery grippy gel foam rectangleelastic-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 BossCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Extreme Gel (PREFERRED)textured very grippygel rubber rectangleelastic-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 G350Cap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
(PREFERRED)textured/fabricvery grippygel rubber rectangleNA$43
CLC G350 (PREFERRED)Comments
Extremely large and heavier than most, these pads are incredibly well-cushioned.
Price
$43
CraftsmanCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Professional Level Balance texturedgrippygel rubber donutelastic-clip/ webbing-clip$40
Craftsman Professional Level BalanceComments
The cap on these models flattens out to absorb shock. Overly stiff gel makes the pads uncomfortable.
Price
$40
McGuire-NicholasCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Stabilizer (PREFERRED)texturedgrippygel rubber trianglenone/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
TommycoCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
707 All Terrain (PREFERRED)textured/fabricvery grippygel rubber rectangleelastic-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
AltaCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Flexlinenylon (Kevlar- reinforced)slickgel foam donutnone/Neoprene-Velcro & webbing-buckle$26
Alta FlexlineComments
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 ToughCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Gel 1R (PREFERRED)nylon (rubberized)very grippygel foam donutnone/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 ToughCap SurfaceGripGel TypeStrap Type: Top/BottomStreet Price
Gel 1R (PREFERRED)nylon (rubberized)very grippygel foam donutnone/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