Redbacks Cushioning, the manufacturer of leaf-spring, non-foam or gel strapped kneepad, is to use the Totally DIY show at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry (Stand J39, Feb 15–17, 2015) to introduce its new shell strapped product, alongside its kneepads for pocketed work trousers.
With the design overseen by consultant clinical scientist and biomedical engineer, Chris Ramsden, and called the Redbacks Shell Strapped Kneepad, the new product features the company’s cushioning technology, which incorporates a soft and flexible thermo plastic elastomer leaf-spring, set within a honeycomb matrix.
The hard face is a semi-transparent, penetration resistant, protective shell, which has a flat spot to prevent rocking or instability, with smooth sides to allow for ease of movement without causing the kneepad to shift or dislodge.
Low profile hook and loop fastenings, which are resistant to dust and particle build-up, fix the waterproof-coated nylon hinged-top and calf straps. This further ensures that the kneepads stay comfortably in the correct position when kneeling, walking or sitting. The design of the kneepads also reduces the impact forces associated with kneeling, which protects against back and neck pain.
Fabrics have been carefully selected to ensure the knee pads remain completely breathable and temperature regulating, non-absorbent to moisture, durable and hardwearing in the most aggressive of environments, while affording the user all-day comfort and long term protection.