Paintball knee pads are an essential piece of equipment for your safety and comfort. Your knees take a beating throughout a grueling day of paintball. Falling, diving, sliding, kneeling down on them... the potential for painful injury is greatly lowered when you wear a good set of knee pads. You will also be more comfortable when crawling or working a bunker on your knees, so you can stay in cramped quarters longer. What are the best paintball knee pads featuring? A good set of pads have pre-curved and formed padding that is hinged. This shape moves with the natural motion of your leg for unhindered mobility. Knee pads that just cover the knee are the favorite of fast running players but knee/ shin pads are gaining in popularity. These are longer to protect the lower leg and are great for woodsball with its numerous roots and rocks, and with speedballers looking for a little extra 'bounce'.