Contractor work often requires that you live life on your knees — literally. This means constant pressure on your knees from hard surfaces like flooring or concrete, which can leave you hobbling — unless you have a set of good hardshelled knee pads like McGuire Nicholas’ Gel Lites.
They’re orthopedia — shaped for your knees. They feature a heavy front plastic stabilizer cap to both protect your body and help keep you from falling over, and they’re held on by a slit strap that wraps around the back of your knee for comfort. The big selling point for me, though, is their built-in comfort padding — a soft gel pack under the foam collar plus and spongey padding that your knee rests on while kneeling.
I hate sore knees, so these pads sound like a great way to keep working on hard surfaces all day without limping home. Street pricing starts at $25.