Hip Pads/armored shorts
I need some hip/tail bone padding for hot weather. Any experienced recommendations appreciated!
I'm looking at the 661 Bomber and Pro Bomber shorts, but was hoping to find something more breathable.
Pro Bombers are good...
I have the Pro Bomber and don't find them uncomfortable or hot ... Only problem is that I bought large, but I really need medium size.
Only problem is whether to wear them over, under trail shorts. Ideally they should go between lycra undershorts and overshorts.
I just bought the Bomber Pros this week. Not used them yet, but having tried them on can say that they will be hot. Closed cell foam around the hips, thighs and bum. I'll see how they go, but will probably take the bum pads off.
They are obviously built to go under baggy shorts. They are made of mesh, which will catch and shred during a fall without shorts over them.
Wait, that's two problems. Sorry. I couldn't resist.
Originally Posted by Nicwix
I recommend the Rockgardn CYA shorts. They are comfortable, wear easily under baggy DH-type shorts, and work quite well. The sizing is pretty easy, and Rockgardn has time-and-again proven to be a great company (in my experience).
Rockgardn CYA Shorts
Originally Posted by s62
I agree. These have worked extremely well for me!
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Fox has some.
Originally Posted by Critter Cameraman
They are lightweight, and unlike the other options don't have full upper leg protection, just the hip joint and tailbone.
Basically, under riding shorts with a bit of padding.
I don't know...all of the undershort systems I've seen or tried were just too hot for any long and/or warm riding, other than shuttled stuff. I've been using the hip pads from my moto pants slipped inside of my baggies. All of these pads from moto pants have a tab of velcro sewn in them from the factory...and a pleasant surprise is that the velcro will stick to the inside lycra liner in just about any short made. These pads offer great hip pointer protection and the rounder ones can be used singularly at the back/butt bone area if desired. Since you don't have other fabric needed to hold the pads in place, the heat factor is greatly diminished. These work with either baggies or all-lycra.
You can order them from moto shops as separate items, and the catalog should show or indicate which shape you're getting.
I had a look at those ones (called Comp S Air or something). The padding looked too light to be of any use whatsoever- too light even to protect against light gravel rash much mess a hard impact.
Originally Posted by Mr.P
Definitely a cooler design than the 661 though.
Just got this one: http://www.redprotection.com/product...productid=2044
Very poor fit for me, the waist of the L is too wide, the legs are a bit too short for my taste (above the knee). It does have nice protection, but it doesn't cover the hip bones very good (also because of the poor fit) and that was exactly why I wanted a padded short.
I didn't want an inner short with protection, because you would have to wash it after one ride, which would not be very practical on a longer weekend or Holiday. So I got this outher short which you can wear with your undies (hardly need the padding from normal cycling shorts if you more into technical riding, your standing almost half the time).
Read the original post. The OP asked for protective shorts for hot weather. Just how is half an inch of closed cell foam supposed to be good for hot wheather?
Originally Posted by michaelsnead
I have a pair of the TLD padded shorts and have not been impressed. The stitching started to fail in less than 6 months of moderate use (3 or 4 rides per month) and the pads have a bad tendency to curl. (you need to take the pads out to wash the shorts, but the stitching breaks when you do )
The Sette shorts at Price Point also look decent…especially for the price.
They're actually not too hot. I wear them under Core Rat Battle Shorts, which are super-heavy Cordura shorts, the combo is hot, but bearable for lift riding.
Originally Posted by womble
They saved me big time, I crashed on them really hard and still got badly bruised through the hardshell pad. The mesh pattern was tattooed into my skin. I'm sure I wouldn't be walking right now without them. I layed my bike down today, not too hard, and my hips got away with no damage whatsoever this time... I'm not sure how useful the other thinner pads really are.
I also have to plug Race Face armor, their jacket plus rally arms and legs are the best armor I've used, including Dainese.
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