Sure, the jointed Ultra Flex III kneepads may make you look like the tin man – but they'll also keep your knees safe from harm, says the maker. The combination of an articulated plastic shell and an inner layer of 5/8-inch closed-cell foam makes for comfortable and durable protection. The replaceable woven-elastic straps – positioned above and below the knee – won't get wedged behind your knees or loosen and slide to your ankles, and the pads are supposed to resist moisture and odors.
¦ Price: $30. 800-956-3377. www.kpindustries.com.