I have tried all 3 types of Blaklader knee pads and these are the winners. The heavy duty ones are much too bulky, and these offer the same amount of comfort for all but the longest jobs. I also like how these cover more shin area, making extended kneeling much more comfortable.
I too am loving these knee pads for a lot of the same reasons. Now, I use them in the Carhartt double knee bibs and other than I have to cut the hem at the bottom about 1-1 2" to get the pads inserted, I have no issues with this as I will take them to a seamstress to sew back up to keep from unraveling. So they are as wide as the Blaklader 4011 pads but longer in length to cover all but an 1-1/2" of the double knee Carhartts. As has been said , they're light weight and extremely durable. You can leave them in to wash with no problems. They're extremely padded and comfortable and bounce right back to original shape . I will only buy Blaklader pads from now on!
I love those knee pads. Having had both the heavy duty and the square light duty ones from Blaklader, these are the best. Often I wished for more coverage around the chins or had to pull them up. These longer ones are perfect and also fill out the Blaklader pants inserts nice and tight. Great for hockey too!
Being a plumber constantly on my knees installing heat These knee padding are a lot more comfortable. No straps that loose up easily, or irritation from the straps an buckles. In coordination with Blaklader work pants your knees will love you.