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    Thumbs up Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    For this review, I’m going to highlight why I love AG’s Knee N’ Back pad.



    From AG’s product page:

    The Autogeek Knee N’ Back Pad was created as a solution to a very common detailer problem – sore, scraped, and aching knees. The closed cell, dense foam creates a comfortable cushion between your knees and the pavement saving them from unnecessary damage. The Autogeek Knee N’ Back Pad will not absorb dirt, oil, water, or errant detailing product, and is super easy to clean. Take some of the pain out of long details with the Autogeek Knee N’ Back Pad.

    Prior to picking up the Knee N’ back pad, I had been using 2 gardening kneeling pads layer on top each other while detailing lower panels:



    While this set-up worked, it was far from ideal. My knees still hurt after a while, and the pads needed constant re-aligning since they tended to spread apart while in use. I’ve had chronic knee issues all my life and do everything I can do avoid standing, kneeling, being stationary on hard surfaces w/o some sort of cushion. When I saw AG started carrying the Knee N’ Back pad I initially hesitated buying it - for $40 was it worth a premium price?? My home center pads only cost $6 each! (Spoiler alert - YES - it’s worth every penny)

    Construction

    The Knee N’ Back pad weighs in @ 1.2lbs, is ergonomically constructed of closed cell foam at 2” thick, X 17’ wide X 13” deep:




    (sorry, the tape measure is a little high)

    The reverse side has a ribbed anti-slip surfacing providing extra stability while working in wet conditions:



    Unlike my gardening kneeling pads, the foam on the Back N’ Kneeling pad is denser providing far greater support. Notice how quickly it springs back after compressed with my hand:




    (sorry for pressing down on your face, Ivan - it was for a good cause!)

    In contrast, look how much further my finger sinks into my gardening kneeling pad:



    Can you say, too soft? The foam also doesn’t recover as fast - take a look at the remaining indentation in the blue pad vs the Knee N’ Back pad after I stopped applying pressure:



    Another nice feature is the two indentations that cradle and comfort the knees:



    And as you’ve probably noticed, the back end of the pad is contoured allowing for greater comfort while leaning back towards your heels while kneeling:



    Notice how my legs are supported all the way down? But aren’t at all with the gardening kneeling pads? This little detail does make a difference.

    Last but not least, the most important detail of all:



    Plus it has a carrying handle too!

    Conclusion

    All the above features add up to a supremely comfortable knee pad. I’m very happy I bought this item and use it whenever I need to kneel down and get at a low surface. Which is a nice plus - this isn’t strictly a detailing only item. You can use it for any job that requires you to kneel or lean on while laying down for extended periods times: general automotive maintenance like changing tires, painting, plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, or even getting your tractor ready for winter:



    In case you’ve been wondering, those white spots are bathroom trim paint from when I renovated my homes powder room.



    With the exception of dried paint, the closed cell foam allows for easy clean up with soap and water.

    Additional observations

    Now I’ve seen pictures of people standing on the Knee N’ Back pad for a little extra height when reaching for tall surfaces. While this is fine for brief moments, I would not recommend standing on the Knee N Back pad for extended periods. The foam is too soft to adequately support your body weight. Instead, pick up a basic anti-fatigue mat from your local big-box store for ~ $20:



    Come to think of it, I’m kinda surprised AG doesn’t carry anti-fatigue floor mats. I slide my mat around the car with me whenever I`m detailing for extended periods.

    I’ve also seen photos of a certain highly respected someone using a “clean” Knee N’ Back as a cushion between them and the side of their vehicle, in order to prevent touching the paint. To me, this is just silly, and not something I would ever do.

    I doubt I’d ever sit on this pad either, that’s what creeper seats are for.

    Long term, I hope the foam keeps its spring and doesn’t start to break down causing it to be less supportive. Time will tell.

    You only came with one set of knees, protect them!!



    http://www.autogeek.net/autogeek-knee-n-back-pad.html

    Now if only Autopia carry one too...




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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Great review Angus! Definetely a must have. I always feel like I clean the wheels and tires best when I use the knee n` back pad. Being level with the wheels comfortably makes me see all the dirt and get all the leverage I need. Plus you can probably find 1000+ uses around the house for it.
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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@RaysWayDetailing View Post
    Great review Angus! Definetely a must have. I always feel like I clean the wheels and tires best when I use the knee n` back pad. Being level with the wheels comfortably makes me see all the dirt and get all the leverage I need. Plus you can probably find 1000+ uses around the house for it.
    Thanks, Vega! I remember seeing the Knee N Back pad in the background of a few of your Rayviews too.

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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Just realized I didn`t add the customary non-shill disclaimer to this review - so I`ll add it here: I bought this product with my own $; it was not part of a give away for a review sort of deal. I really like using the Knee N Back pad and think you will too.
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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    I won one of these in a contest and I would have never thought of purchasing one, but after using it I would pay $40 for one no doubt.


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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Got one over a year ago. Finally started using it a couple of weeks ago.
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Got mine for Christmas year before last from the "Christmas Elf". One of the most useful presents I`ve ever received. I use it to simply get on and off my creeper and about any other way you can think of. Seriously, I use it a couple of times a week. It`s a great tool.
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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Slick View Post
    I won one of these in a contest and I would have never thought of purchasing one, but after using it I would pay $40 for one no doubt.
    Score!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronkh View Post
    Got one over a year ago. Finally started using it a couple of weeks ago.
    D`Oh! Glad to hear you`re using it now though.

    Quote Originally Posted by GearHead_1 View Post
    Got mine for Christmas year before last from the "Christmas Elf". One of the most useful presents I`ve ever received. I use it to simply get on and off my creeper and about any other way you can think of. Seriously, I use it a couple of times a week. It`s a great tool.
    Your mention of the Knee N back pad the other day is what reminded me to write up this review. Been meaning to post this for a while. Thanks for the motivation.
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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@RaysWayDetailing View Post
    Great review Angus! Definetely a must have. I always feel like I clean the wheels and tires best when I use the knee n` back pad. Being level with the wheels comfortably makes me see all the dirt and get all the leverage I need. Plus you can probably find 1000+ uses around the house for it.
    I actually found it makes it easier to do curl ups if you place it under your back.
    "I can shine your car if you don`t shine me on" -Mr. $lick
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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    Thanks for the review. Nice chains on the Deere. I guess you deal with snow. I have a pad I do not use. Thanks for the reminder.

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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    *Bump* for PA Detailer...

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    Re: Review: Autogeek Knee N Back Pad

    LOL. Yea, it has many endorsements.
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