HardRock Crawl Pad
Superior knee protection ergonomically designed to enhance wearer comfort while kneeling or crawling on hard or rough surfaces. Compatible with all TUSX pants featuring the HARDROCK VENT POUCH™ technology.
Knee pad inserts designed to provide comfort and relief while hunting. Kneeling or crawling on hard and uneven surfaces can be hard on your knee’s. These knee pads are adjustable and compatible with TUSX pants featuring the HardRock Ven Pouch™.
Weight: 54gr / 1.9oz (per knee pad)
How to fit knee pads
Knee pad inserts
When hunting in rugged country you’ll at times find yourself kneeling or crawling. In times like these knee pad inserts can offer a big advantage. They can provide comfort and cushioning, enabling you to hunt harder and better.
We all have different leg lengths. So its important to get the correct knee pad fit to prevent discomfort. To ensure you get the best fit, our HardRock Crawl Pad features a two-level adjustment. Made from ultralight EVA, they weigh only 54gr (1.9oz) each. Compatible with TUSX pants featuring the HardRock Vent Pouch™.
Versatile and adjustable knee pad inserts
- Two levels of trimming adjustment to ensure correct knee pad fit
- Ultralight non-absorbant EVA composition
- Fully compatible with TUSX HardRock Vent Pouch™
Fitting pads correctly
Firstly, before making any adjustments you will need to check how the knee pads fit when kneeling. Insert the knee pad into the opening of the HardRock Vent Pouch™ when it is unzipped. Once the knee pad is centred inside the pouch, close the zipper all the way by securing the slider into the zipper garage.
Check the position when kneeling
To test the knee pad placement, first assume a kneeling or crawling position. Note where the knee pad is located beneath your knee. It should ideally be situated at its middle point.
How to fit knee pads if the position is incorrect
Sometimes, the knee pads fit may not be ideal depending on individual leg lengths. If the knee pad rides up when bending your knee and does not contact with the ground sufficiently, it will require trimming adjustment.
Make sure the incorrect knee pad placement is repeatable as once trimmed the pads can no longer be re-joined. If the pad does not make correct contact with the ground after multiple tries, continue to the next step.
Trimming the knee pad insert
Using a sharp pair of scissors, trim at the ‘Level 1 TRIM’ that is marked on the front of the knee pad. Insert the pad into the HardRock Vent Pouch™ again and secure the zipper. Test the knee pad placement by once again assuming a kneeling or crawling position. If now centred correctly when kneeling, adjustment of the knee pad can be considered complete.
Additional trimming if required
With two levels of adjustment, the HardRock Crawl Pad allows for further tailoring. If the knee pad continues to fall short and does not adequately contact the ground, trim at ‘LEVEL 2 TRIM’. Once again test the knee pad fit and check its position when kneeling. This now represents the final level of adjustment.
If the knee pad’s position is below the knee
Depending on individual leg lengths, the knee pad fit may sometimes travel in the opposite direction and sit below the knee when kneeling. If this occurs and the knee pad does not make contact with the ground, you may need to raise the knee pad higher before executing a kneeling position.
This can be achieved by pulling the trouser leg upwards slightly before kneeling. IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE DO NOT TRIM THE ADJUSTABLE KNEE PADS.
Pants compatible with the HardRock Crawl Pad
I was unable to use the pants but the Crawl Pads worked well in another pair of pants. I have used these on the range and in the woods. Kneeling on blacktop and concrete felt comfortable. They also didn’t slide while kneeling in the woods on uneven ground. I would recommend these pads as a good quality insert.
Practical and essential for heavier person to prevent knee injury.
Was keen for some cushioning on the knees as I'm sitting for long times on the ground but found these to be too thick and cumbersome, they might soften up a bit but the overall size makes walking in them feel a bit overkill for what I'm looking for
Feel & fit great