"I bought these to work in my loft. Most times result in a period of having to rest and do nothing if on my knees for any length of time. Bought these pads and crawled around for about an hour and they worked a treat. Don't know what they would be like for long jobs but for short duration DIY they are great."
"Like earlier reviewers, I have owned a similar pair of knee-pads with the elastic strap for several years. They've done fantastic service but need to be replaced as the pads are beginning to split and the elastic is worn out. I read with some dismay of the change to plastic straps but decided to give the same model another try - at the price, and taking account of Screwfix's no-quibble returns policy there was little to worry about. Within a couple of day's of the pads arriving (thanks to Screwfix's amazing delivery service!) I had to put them to the test while helping to clean up a communal path. I worked mainly on my knees for about two hours digging out weeds and grass. The pads gave me the same good level of comfort as the old pair. I had no trouble with the plastic strap - it has a slight amount of elasticity and fitted my legs very well, and I could walk around without them slipping down to my ankles. I can't really comment on reliability as I've only used the knee pads on that one occasion so far. Only time will tell whether the plastic strap is as durable as the elastic version (which, incidentally, is easily replaced). The actual pad seems to be identical to the earlier version. Overall, I'm very pleased with this product - its an important piece of protective gear that's offered at a great price and it has worked very well so far."
"Bought these to stand in for my regular knee pads which had gone missing. Comfortable enough to wear and no knee problems after a week end fitting carpets in 5 rooms. The single plastic strap is not too bad and the hollow spaces at the back fitted my knees nicely but working in warm weather, indoors, wearing shorts meant that my knees sweated and the knee pads slipped about developing a blister on one knee. Using a carpet kicker made the pads slip too. So, I'm not crippled and consider I have had my money's worth but they will be in the bin when I find my old pair."
"These are fitted with fairly inflexible plasticky retaining straps which dig into your skin in use, would be better if fitted with softer more flexible material for strapped, i.e. as is often used in other makes of knee pads"
"The knee pads were great... so comfortable and made a horrible sanding job so much more bearable.
unfortunately the fixing knob for the strap came off after about 5 hours of use. they were still useable with gaffertape, but I am after a pair of trousers with inserts now, as I think the straps are a bit problematic."
"I have been through all sorts of expensive knee pads and they all do the same thing. Straps hurt the back of leg, they slide down leg when walking, they twist around your knees when moving around, the straps are annoying and they make your knees sore after a while. This pair is no exception, but this pair is just as good if not better when it comes to knee protection and comfort, they have lasted almost a year with a lot of use, and they are cheap. What more do you want. Compared to £20 for a pair that hurt more and the straps do not last, this set is great."
"These knee pads are good for a quick job but if you're going to do any kneeling over a period of time then you'll want a better product, perhaps gel filled ones. The biggest problem with the pads is that the straps dig into the back of the knees and if worn over a prolonged period can make sores on the skin to the back of the knees. However for a short period of kneeling especially on a rough surface then they'll be ideal if you get used to pulling them up as they do have a tendency for slipping down if you continually get up. For a quick job these knee pads are ideal but not for any jobs requiring extending periods of kneeling."
"These are not really fit for purpose as they crack and the buttons pull out under normal use. The older version actually lasted a reasonable time. Swapped for 3rd time - but I like the size and design... shame abou the quality."
"When I first wore these I thought they were OK, but after an hour or so the strap that goes behind the knee became very uncomfortable (it digs in). Also, I found these do not stay up very well when standing/walking. Would not buy again."
"I bought these budget kneepads to replace some others. They keep moving down and the straps are uncomfortable as they have limited adjustment. The straps are also fairly fragile - broke after a few uses, possibly as they were done up too tight due to the limited adjustment."
"Should have read these reviews, I am 32" waist (no common knee measurement) and am pretty slender, but these had to be on their max strap width so they're not too tight when kneeling. Yet they still broke exactly same as in TheReviewerBarnsley photo.