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    Best Knee Pads for Antelope Hunt

    Anybody got a favorite brand or model of knee pad?

    Lowe's and Home Depot have a bunch to choose from. Some don't look hard enough, others might not stay on well or make it more difficult to walk.

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    buy the cheap foam ones, maybe a couple pair. Put them inside your pant leg down at your boots and pull them up when you need them. The heavy duty ones worn on the outside of the pant are overkill.

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    If you join the Army you will be issued some that work pretty well! lol Might be better to buy them army surplus. Anything those ground cactus cant stick through will work fine.

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    I have a pair of heavy leather knee pads which have a thick layer of felt on the inside which work good, and you can easily unbuckle them to take them off if you need to walk a ways. The foam ones are okay if there is not any cactus, but it's that little ball cactus you never see which gets you. The military knee pads have a hard plastic cap which is nice, but they are also heavily padded and can get hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKC View Post
    buy the cheap foam ones, maybe a couple pair. Put them inside your pant leg down at your boots and pull them up when you need them. The heavy duty ones worn on the outside of the pant are overkill.
    BKC has good advise here, i do the same with the athletic type knee pads with the elastic back. When needed your knee's will be protected and they don't make any noise while crawling around unlike the "construction type".

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    I went to Harbor Freight and got some cheap neoprene knee pads, they are light and easy to pack, the padding isn't the best but they are super quiet.

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    I use the army ones because I have them but Im sure there are better ones. leather gloves are a good idea too. I once belly crawled nearly 200 yards with soft mittens in just enough snow to so you couldnt see the cactus. It wasnt much fun but I got the antelope

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    In his book on antelope hunting, Mike Eastman recommends the knee pads made by Blackhawk. I bought a pair and really like them for serious crawling in the cactus.

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    Good call, jims. I have the book and forgot about that.

    Here's link http://www.blackhawk.com/product/Adv...s-V2,168,9.htm

    They run $25 for the knee pads. Mike also uses the elbow pads.

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    I would definitely get elbow pads too.

 

 

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