I kneel most of the time when paddling. Heck, it feels unnatural now when I sit for even brief periods of time. I hate messing with kneeling pads and hate the idea of gluing pads in all my boats. Just wondered if anyone has ever found any padded pants or pants with pockets on the knees that you could put ensolite in? I'd even thought of football pants with the other pads removed? That's not much of a stretch from the the old wool baseball pants I used decades ago. They were the best paddling pants I've used; too bad they don't make 'em anymore. Thanks in advance.
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Posted by: taj on Aug-29-13 4:55 PM (EST)
Go buy some kneeling pads like the construction workers use.
I use Voyageur kneeling pads that happen|
Posted by: ezwater on Aug-29-13 5:16 PM (EST)
to pass through windows in my triple saddles.
Well TW, |
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Aug-29-13 5:24 PM (EST)
About last January I purchased from the myriad of offerings by Sierra Trading Post several pairs of work trousers. A few of the usual Carhartt models, and a pair of some "tactical" pants in navy blue. These SWAT-trotters intrigued me, not just for their very affordable price of $20 (after internet discounts) and utilitarian expanse of pocketry, but also because they came in a heavy-weave rip-stop nylon, which I thought might be good for when I'm bushwhacking through dew-dampened blackberry and multi-flora rose thickets in search of that elusive stone marking a beginning to Hopewell's Folly.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Aug-29-13 6:48 PM (EST)
Will look for those. Maybe looking like FBI or Homeland Security might make some of those nuts act a little more sober (LOL)?
If you have a surplus store,...|
Posted by: davbart on Aug-29-13 7:30 PM (EST)
the ACUs (digital pattern) have a pocket for knee pads.
Buy a pair of Rail Riders|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-29-13 8:13 PM (EST)
They have double seamed knees. My husband always disintegrates the top seam. He called them Knee Pockets.. I am tempted to slide foam and see if he notices.
Seen deez in Home Dippo|
Posted by: fatelmo on Aug-29-13 7:08 PM (EST)
Oh, I most certainly...|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on Aug-30-13 1:24 PM (EST)
...have issues with Doris Day, and especially that bus she blundered off of into a Moroccan Hitchcock holiday from hell! Someone should've told the woman, "Mind 'Jo own business, pretty lady!"
5.11 Stryke Pant|
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Aug-29-13 8:33 PM (EST)
Has knee pockets for foam inserts.
google wrestler's knee pads ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-29-13 10:44 PM (EST)
I used to wear |
Posted by: rpg51 on Aug-29-13 10:55 PM (EST)
what I think were old school basketball knee pads long ago. Then when I started tripping a lot I glued in large flat sections of 3/8 inch foam and that worked well. Now I just go bare. You do get used to it. I don't like knee cups because I find them too confining. I like to change positions from time to time.
I outfitted my boat ...|
Posted by: wetzool on Aug-29-13 11:39 PM (EST)
with the gray interlocking shop pads. Recently on sale at Harbor Freight for $8. 1/2" minicell. I glued on the edges to each of the four pieces then cut them to fit under the gunwales. I didn't glue them in, but assemble them each time I paddle. Takes a couple minutes to snap them into place, then I can move all about pain free. Couple of pictures here: https://plus.google.com/photos/105540967872594157859/albums/5756467605314828337
Padding goes better on the hull|
Posted by: somalley on Aug-30-13 9:55 AM (EST)
I'm another whitewater-head, so even my flatwater boat has a saddle and knee cups - I just find that more comfortable, probably because it's what I'm used to. Before I went that far, I used to toss an old piece of an ensolite sleeping pad in there. That was comfortable enough, but it slid around once things got wet between it and the hull, and there was no way to avoid stepping on it when getting in and out.
Sometimes we have to fly|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-30-13 10:11 AM (EST)
with knee pads and paddles (not boats) to quietwater FreeStyle events.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Aug-30-13 12:16 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-30-13 12:39 PM (EST)
What I do|
Posted by: rblturtle on Aug-30-13 3:05 PM (EST)
I glue cut out sections of 5/8" camping closed cell foam I buy in a sleeping pad form cheap. I use clear silicone caulk for glue,which can be pealed off if you want to remove the pads and leaves no damsge to the boat surface.Cut it in 2 sections with a crack in the middle so water can flor bow to stern.
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-30-13 3:12 PM (EST)
My overwhelming preference is . . . |
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Aug-30-13 9:59 PM (EST)
. . . flat knee pads glued onto the hull bottom. In my experience, 1/2" textured raw neoprene (no nylon surface) is the best. Anything thicker and you lose the water contact feeling through your knee bones. I've also used a lot of 3/8" black or tan ensolite from sleeping pads. However, the neoprene is more durable and has more bounce and rebound than the ensolite.
I love my big kneeling pad|
Posted by: eckilson on Aug-31-13 7:08 AM (EST)
Was just thinking for what would work|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-31-13 8:49 AM (EST)
best for WW where he paddles.
There's a much easier way w/ Royalex|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Aug-31-13 9:16 AM (EST)