Nothing is more satisfying than admiring a beautiful garden you planted yourself. To get there, though, takes a lot of work that can be hard on your knees. To protect your knees from the stress of constant kneeling, garden knee pads are a must-have. Here are some that we recommend.
Choosing a Set of Gardening Knee Pads
Here are some things to consider:
- Weight: The level of cushion on your knee pads will generally determine how heavy they are. For more protection, a heavier knee pad would be ideal. If you want something more lightweight and breathable, you will get less cushion.
- Straps: If you are standing up, kneeling, and walking around your garden, then you want knee pads that will stay in place. More secure knee pads tend to have at least two straps. For knee pads that are easy and quick to remove, one-strap options are the way to go.
- Padding: The point of using knee pads is to protect your knees from the stress of kneeling on harder surfaces. To do this, knee pads may use different kinds of padding. The most popular kinds are EVA foam or gel cushions.
Best for Kneeling: NoCry Home & Gardening Knee Pads
These one-size, lightweight knee pads utilize half-inch thick waterproof EVA foam to protect your knees. The adjustable hook and loop closure will ensure that these pads will fit almost anyone. Made from ethylene vinyl acetate, these are ideal for gardening or construction work.
NoCry Home & Gardening Knee Pads - with Lightweight Waterproof EVA Foam Cushion, Soft Inner Liner, and Easy Fit with Adjustable Hook'n'Loop Straps
The adjustable hook and loop closure on these lightweight knee pads means that they can fit almost anyone.
Best with Handles: TomCare Upgraded Garden Kneeler
This wide garden kneeling pad can also double as a bench on which to sit and work on larger plants. Lightweight and sturdy, this kneeler is made from solid steel that can support up to 330 pounds. It also features two large detachable tool bags with a total of four pockets to hold all kinds of tools and equipment.
TomCare Upgraded Garden Kneeler Seat Widen Soft Kneeling Pad Garden Tools Stools Garden Bench with 2 Large Tool Pouches Outdoor Foldable Sturdy Gardening Tools for Gardeners, Green
This wide garden kneeling pad features two large detachable tool bags for storing your gardening equipment.
Best Extra-Thick: NoCry Professional Knee Pads
These professional-grade knee pads feature a soft gel core with extra-thick EVA foam padding. They also have a heavy-duty poly shield to protect against nicks, scrapes, and cuts. The two ergonomic straps will hug your knees, preventing slipping and sliding. For long-term use, the polyester mesh allows your skin to breathe all day.
NoCry Professional Knee Pads with Heavy Duty Foam Padding and Comfortable Gel Cushion, Strong Double Straps and Adjustable Easy-Fix Clips
These professional-grade knee pads utilize two ergonomic straps that will hug your knees and prevent slipping and sliding.
Best Small: KneeMate Knee Pads for Garden
These small, polyester knee pads feature thick and durable EVA foam padding. With two adjustable Velcro straps, these pads will stay put for all-day use. The small size makes them ideal for petite adults or children.
KneeMate Knee Pads for Garden, Suitable for Gardening, House Cleaning, Construction Work, Flooring Kneepads with Thick EVA Foam Padding, Comfortable Kneeling Cushion for Floors Cleaning Scrubbing
The small size of these extra-thick knee pads makes them ideal for petite adults and children.