Alsa Jolly Kneeler June 2012
Ergonomic garden kneeler pad
Even if you’re reasonably agile, a cushioned kneeler is a welcome addition to your gardening kit. The Jolly kneeler from Alsa is a foam rubber pad with two ergonomically designed knee-shaped indents. The kneeler costs £14.95 which is expensive compared with a lot of kneelers – find out whether it’s worth it with our first look review.
The Alsa Jolly kneeler reviewed
The Jolly kneeler is made from soft, flexible polyurethane foam which gives protection for any jobs where kneeling is involved. Most kneelers are a variation on a simple cushion but the Jolly kneeler is shaped with two dents for your knees. Alsa claims that the dents are designed to reduce the strain of kneeling.
Thick foam rubber cushions your knees
The kneeler has a pleasing thickness which means you don't feel the lumps and bumps in the ground as you're kneeling, but is still very light. The foam flexes as well, so you can put it over some very lumpy ground without fear of it snapping. The carry handle is useful and the bright green and red colour options mean you're unlikely to lose it in the garden. It's fully waterproof which is an advantage over fabric cushions if you're kneeling on wet ground.
Great for some knees – but not for others!
This is the only kneeler we've seen with these indents for knees so we got several testers to try it out. It was great for some but others said that the edge of the indents for the knees dug in uncomfortably. There are a lot of kneelers on the market of different shapes and sizes for a similar price so we recommend that you try a few out before buying.
Which? first look verdict
The Jolly kneeler costs £14.95, which is at the top end of the range for kneeler cushions. The knee-shaped indents were popular with some of our testers, but others found them uncomfortable. Our advice is to try before you buy.
Pros: Great if it suits your knees, made of thick foam rubber with a useful handle
Cons: A bit of a pricey mistake if you don't find it comfortable