200mm long x 170mm wide x 20mm depth (Overall depth 40mm allowing for curved shape when not in use)
Each knee pad weighs only 180gm (6oz).
To our knowledge Redbacks® fit all pocketed work wear trousers. Please refer to the dimensions listed above to check the fit. They are designed to fit tight into the pocket and can be cut to fit if necessary.
A strapped version has been successfully prototyped and will soon go into production.
Yes. Redbacks are CE approved Type 2 Level 1 (CE EN 14404-2004 + A1:2010) This means that they have penetration protection against sharp objects up to 100 Newton
Yes, they are waterproof and do not absorb water.
Yes, Redbacks have undergone extensive testing led by Professor N. Chockalingam at Staffordshire University. Professor N. Chockalingam’s tests on Redbacks knee pads were shown to outperform foam knee pads in the distribution of weight and reduced point pressure offering the greatest protection and comfort to users knees.
Fit the Redbacks® knee pad into the trouser knee pocket with the red fabric of the cover facing the knee. The word KNEE or REDBACKS, printed on the fabric cover should read the correct way up. Just occasionally Redbacks® have been fitted the wrong way round into the pockets of work wear trousers. Redbacks® should be fitted with the top of the red leaf spring (the red arch covered by the fabric sleeve) closest to the knee so that your knee is positioned in the middle of the leaf spring allowing the spring to flex and dissipate weight away from the knee. Fitted the correct way round with the thinner, chamfered edge pointing towards the ground, Redbacks® are extremely comfortable.
Laboratory tests undertaken by Coventry University have shown that each Redbacks® knee pad can support 450kg or 70st of weight. There is no risk of you flattening them or becoming uncomfortable.
Yes. Redbacks® are waterproof. Redbacks® can be left in the trousers for washing at a recommended temperature of 30°c to 40°c. If the fabric sleeves are removed then the knee pads can be washed up to 90°c without damage to their efficiency, comfort or lifespan.
Redbacks® are ideal. Feedback from users reports that Redbacks® are superb at cushioning the knees from the pain of hard or sharp edges and rough ground and are particularly comfortable for leaning on the rungs of ladders.
The Medical knee pads you write about are made from foam. Unfortunately, foam flattens when weight is applied resulting in ‘point pressure’ to the knee – in other words all your weight is concentrated on one point of your knee. This results in tremendous knee pain, which can transfer into the back, neck and legs. Redbacks® are made from a rubbersised thermoplastic elastomer not foam. The combination of the leaf-spring and matrix structure suspends the knee and evenly distributes weight resulting in greater comfort and much longer wear for the user. Laboratory testing has shown that unlike foam Redbacks® return to their original shape 100% of the time.
Leave your Redbacks® in your trousers for washing as Redbacks® are designed to be washed at a recommended washing temperature of 30°c to 40°c.
Yes definitely. We offer an antimicrobial knee pad, subject to minimum order, which has been independently tested to ISO 22196 and is effective against Salmonella, MRSA and many other harmful bacteria. They are ideal for use in hospitals, care-homes, the food service industry and public places. The antimicrobial knee pads can we washed and worn time and time again without loss of effectiveness providing an inexpensive solution to your problem.