As of 2015, the top-rated kneeling pad is the Proflex 380 and the top-rated knee pad is the KP Industries Knee Pro Ultra Flex III, according to users reviews on Amazon.com. Reviews for each of the products include customers who use the pads for work.
Different knee pads are appropriate for different types of tasks, reports The Journal of Light Construction. For workers who stay in one place for extended periods of time, flat or concave soft caps are ideal. Fabric caps have a lighter weight and are more protective of fragile surfaces such as porcelain tubs. Other factors to consider are the straps, comfort and gel, as opposed to standard foam filling.