Multiple tasks that can be performed with knee pads
After years in the limelight, data reveals that yoga is on the decline. This has forced yoga-related companies to retool, and the suppliers of yoga mats are no exception; many of them have pivoted to focus on using the same materials for different purposes, leading to, among other things, a rise in the popularity of kneeling pads.
There are some jobs that require frequent kneeling, like construction and car repair, and workers in those industries don’t want to have their day cut short—or their career cut short—because of knee pain. Kneeling pads, thick foam mats, are also popular for gardeners, who can spend hours close to the ground. Parents buy them, too: bathing a baby or small child in a bathtub means hovering over the tub, and that’s much easier to do on a foam mat than on the floor. The pads are made of EVA foam, the same material used in thick yoga mats and aquatic kickboards.
The decline of knee pads
Kneeling pads are increasingly replacing kneepads. Kneepads have to be attached to the knee, and users report that if they’re too tight, the straps hurt after a while, and if they’re too loose they shift or fall off.