When you are suffering or recovering from knee pain and injury, this comes with many challenges, one of those is coping with the pain whilst wearing pants.

It is always recommended to wear a knee brace directly against your skin, as wearing on the outside of pants can push the brace down the leg, causing it to be in the incorrect position.

However, there are some flexible options when wearing a knee brace with pants, it is important to be mindful that it must stay secure at all times - such as pants made of thinner or snugger fabrics like skinny jeans, tights, leggings and yoga pants.

Bauerfeind New Zealand has extensive research into premium materials and superiority in achieving a  better fit, increased comfort and ultimately more support for the knee, there are still several things to consider when looking to wear a knee brace with pants.

Wearing a Knee Brace in NZ: The Summary

Just like getting a near-custom-fitted knee brace off the shelf from Bauerfeind NZ’s Knee support range, it’s important to make an informed decision when considering the clothing to be worn.

It’s best to select something breathable as tightly-woven fabrics tend to be less breathable - open knits and lightweight cotton are much better.

The clothing needs to also be moisture wicking and have air vents or mesh panels, with each of these helping reduce sweating and tending to dry faster than other fabrics.

It’s important to test the knee brace over your pants by testing the fit of the legwear to see if its fabric sits as close to your skin as possible -  it should be smooth and wrinkle-free, but it should not be too tight that it compresses your muscles.

Nothing is more appropriate than activewear.

Best Knee Brace to Wear Over Pants

The knee brace you choose will affect its wearability over pants. For example, Bauerfeind NZ’s GenuTrain is a nicely fitted slim fit design and would work well with thinner pants, while the GenuTrain OA would be a little more difficult.

There are also some braces and supports required to be worn directly over the knees, it is recommended to check the product's features or seek a professional for advice.

A soft and breathable knee brace is best so as not to irritate your skin but it needs to be supportive enough to give you the optimal firm support you need.

We strongly recommend avoiding cheaper knee braces which are often non-breathable fabrics such as neoprene. With non-breathable fabrics, it creates a build-up of sweat and moisture, causing the brace to slip off constantly. The neoprene material does not provide the appropriate pressure (medical grade compression) to help relieve pain effectively.


Wearing a Knee Brace in NZ: The Summary

You should generally wear a knee support directly against your skin and always check the product’s features to ensure it can be worn over pants.

Not all knee braces are made equally, with a breathable, non-abrasive, soft and comfortable product such as Bauerfiend’s GenuTrain offering one of the most premium quality braces on the market, making it ideal for wearing over pants.

If you require assistance selecting the right product for your needs, book a video consultation with a Bauerfeind NZ expert: Book Video Call, or call Bauerfeind NZ on 098015660

Do you have private health insurance? If you have private health insurance then often the health extras will cover Bauerfeind Products in NZ, check to see if yours is included. Bauerfeind Private Health Insurance inquiry

Bauerfeind products are developed at our innovation and manufacturing facility in Zeulenroda, Germany. Based on years of scientific research, our award-winning braces and support garments are highly recommended by medical professionals and athletes worldwide.

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