Knee pad

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For the African development program, see NEPAD.
Estonian soldiers wearing kneepads

Kneepads or knee pads are protective gear worn on knees to protect them against impact injury from falling to the ground or hitting an obstacle, or to provide padding for extended kneeling.

In sports[edit]

Kneepads are standard PPE for polo players

Kneepads are worn in many recreational and sporting activities such as cycling, rollerskating, skateboarding, cricket, volleyball, handball, basketball, American football, polo, dancing, etc. In polo, kneepads serve primarily to protect the rider's knee when "riding off" an opponent.

In trades and military use[edit]

Kneepads are also used in various trades such as for the home handyman, for the police SWAT teams, and they are also incorporated into military uniforms such as the Army Combat Uniform and the Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform. These kneepads are generally designed differently than the general all round high impact kneepads made for sports.

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