I'm a professional gardener and knee pads that you get in the plant centres are just too thin for me and not thick enough plus they get wet so quickly. This one doesn't. It's thick and really supports the knees, it's light, dries fast and doesn't become a sponge when it's wet. And it's soooo pretty, too, I didn't wanna use it to not get it dirty but it had to be done. I am 100% happy with it and would buy it again.