Why it’s worth investing in kneepads

In this video Roger Bisby discusses the benefits of investing in decent kneepads.

Roger outlines some of the latest technology used in knee protection, including a knee pad from Snickers which incorporates D30, a shock-absorbing substance which has improved impact protection for motorcyclists and sportspeople.

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D3O materials in their raw state flow freely when moved slowly, but on shock, lock together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to their flexible state. This reaction is counter intuitive. The greater the force of the impact, the more the molecules lock together and the greater the protection.

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About Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.


  1. I am a big fan of kneepads in worktrousers. However there is an issue which users should be aware of. A lot of the big merchants seem to think that everyone in the trades has the same inside leg i.e. 32″ and they only stock this length. Well from a style point of view it doesn’t matter if they are a bit short when wearing boots, or a bit long, however it does mean that the kneepads will be in the wrong position. I am 30″ leg size and when I kneel down in 32″ trousers the pads are too low and my knees are above the pads. I have spoken to a few other (short legged) tradesmen about this and they all have to pull the trousers up as they bend down to get the pads in the right place, but they had not realised what the problem was. I imagine long legged people will have problems as well. I now have 4 pairs of Snickers which are exactly the right size, but I think Snickers should educate buyers about this as many of their dealers only stock 32″ leg length and many cheap competitors only make that length.
    Another thing. Top loading pockets for pads are much better than bottom loading. It’s a right pain having to take your kecks off on site to put the pads in! (honestly officer, I was only fitting my knee pads!)

    • Thanks Keith
      You are so right and it is another reason that Snickers has the two position pads. Snickers stockists can order you the right size pair. It is hard for them to stock all the many sizes that Snickers produce.

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