Knee attachment

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    Knee attachment

    I am currently using Velcro to secure my knee plates but every time I bend over or anything they come off, so I need a better way to attach them so I can move around freely. (bending over/kneeling/sitting down) Any ides?

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    Velcro at the knee cap and use an elastic strap around the back using Velcro on the sides of the knee on the inside should make it sit better

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    redkraytdragon's Avatar
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    Re: Knee attachment

    I use snaps for mine, works great

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    Re: Knee attachment

    Industrial Velcro!

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    Re: Knee attachment

    img_2817-jpg This is what I have been doing. Velcro on the knee cap and on the sides of the knee attached with a strap, and it's been coming undone by bending over or what ever.

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    Re: Knee attachment

    I have just used a snap on each side. Hasn't come undone. When I get my new (more accurate) ESB jumpsuit, I will be fitting velcro on the inside of the knee on the sides & as I feel it sits better just above the knee cap (allowing more room for the shin tools & less slipping down.

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    NegativeEleven's Avatar
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    Re: Knee attachment

    I actually put a little grey belt-loop on the back of the knee of my flightsuit that I feed the elastic strap thru. The strap has thick-paperboard on each end, stapled and sewed (gotta clean it up, just kept adding to make it stronger). One end is glued into the knee armor and the other has one of the big snaps they sell at Walmart. Then I have a little pillow (fabric around padding) that has velcro to go inside at the knee to make it tighter and more comfortable.

    My loops are kinda low, so the armor slides down a little below my knee when I'm standing. If I'd put the loops in the perfect spot and had the elastic the perfect length, this would be the ideal way to do knees. Although, letting it slide above or below your actual kneecap will keep the stress on the elastic lower. It tightens when you bend at the knee, so that snap is gonna want to pop off when you stoop to put your boots on.

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