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Designed as a base layer to be worn under casual attire, kevlar jeans, or off road gear, the Dainese Hard Shorts provide impact protection where it counts. The mesh chassis keeps you cool, while the armor on the Hard Shorts gives you coverage across the hips, buttox, and coccyx.
Perforated plates in Astronmemory® and polypropylene sandwich on the thigh
Polypropylene and polyethylene sandwich plate on the coccyx
Soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 at sides
Coarse mesh elasticated trousers
Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the thighs
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erica h: Haven't wore them yet, I'll update when I do, they seem protective, I took a good spill last year in the dirt huge bruise on my thigh, I do believe if I was wearing these that bruise wouldn't have been there. Seems I get quite a few brusies and these have padding in the key areas I usually have them hope they work as plannedJun 4, 2014
Nikolaev A: My friend like that. comfortable shorts with good protection. and not expensive.Jun 1, 2014
Matthew M: Tailbone protection was huge for me. Hip and thigh protection was a bonus. Not intrusive. Didn't need to upsize my regular jeans at all.May 22, 2014
Joshua A: I wanted hard protection for my hips and other vulnerable parts. I don't like the mesh that too closely resembles fishnets but I wear a base layer under so it doesn't matter too much I guess.May 7, 2014
Robert D: Dainese makes great products. I've been looking for protective shorts and looked everywhere, and I liked the design and the adequate protection these shorts will provide. These are a very good compromise compared the the full length pants I've seen.
Can't wait to get them and try them out.Apr 28, 2014
daniel s: reputable brand, designed to be worn under d-tec riding jeans, combination of hard and soft pads.Apr 26, 2014
J T: The protection is good but the strap around my thigh is way too tight. unless you got really thin leg, this will not be comfortable at all in long distant ride.Mar 24, 2014
Sam G: I heard people forget to guard their hips untl they crash. Dainese is comfort all the way and these have worked out greatMar 2, 2014
Marc N: Summer riding with shorts and knee pads.Feb 24, 2014
Eddie M: I appreciate the higher quality ridged armor in this short compared to the other armored short offered by Dainese.Feb 4, 2014
Barry G: Street riding. and they make my balls look like Darth VaderFeb 1, 2014
Ben R: Because falling off my dirt-bike without these shorts hurts more.Nov 19, 2013
A shopper asked:What will be the major differences between the Dainese Hard Short and the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride? They both seem to have hard protection at the thigh and coccyx and soft padding at the hip. At similar pricepoints, which is more protective at the hip? Which is more comfortable (riding and walking)?Nov 20, 2011
Sick:Ok, I actually bought the Alpinestars bionic shorts at first, and was pretty disappointed. They felt REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE thanks to the material (some kind of under-armor type with netting over top) which when trying to get into a squat position, limited the range of motion. The Alpinestars shorts I think provide a bit more protection, but it really seemed to get in the way. Not very comfortable and not terribly easy to move in. Also, regarding the type and thickness of padding they have, they don't really offer much room while wearing under a race suit or jeans. Once I bought the Dainese hard shorts, all of these problems and concerns were laid to rest. Protection yet extremely comfortable. No problems. Hope this helped!Mar 12, 2012
Bandit:I tried on the Hard short at the store and found them not tight enough for me (30 Waist). I did not like the armour moving and I had to adjust it after I had my riding pants on over them. It seemed that I would be doing that every time I got on the bike again. Instead of either I would recommend the Klim Tactical Short. Extremely comfortable for both riding and walking (I did review them). You will not even know you have them on. Not the exact answer but I hope it helps.Nov 21, 2011
JayDee:I cant attest to the bionics but i bought a pair of the dainese awhile back and they are great. I feel they are more protective... they have the ce rated hip pads and the tail bone protector.. riding and walking they are comfy and give you a lot of air flow. They arnt very bulky either.. Cant hardly tell they are on..i ordered a large and i wear 36 pants and shorts.. they fit perfectFeb 13, 2013
A shopper asked:OK I can figure out that the hard shorts have a hard coccyx protector, but what other differences with the Pro Shorts? My main concern was which of the 2 are a thiner profile (& how much)? Not that I care how big my rear looks, but to wear under jeans/leathers wanting to know there is enough space. Tried the Pro shorts but not these so want to know how they compareSep 1, 2011
Jett42:I have never worn the Pro shorts but i did consider buying them. The price was a little too much so I bought the hard shorts instead. Im new to riding, but it seems like the hard shorts give you a lot for the money. They seem to have a little more then the freerides for less money. Im 5-9 and about 193. I have skinny legs and a thin build...but my gut it where all my weight is. I bought a large which were too big so i got mediums. They fit perfect. I wear them with slim jeans, not skinny jeans. They are very comfortable and breathe really well. I would buy the pro shorts if i had the extra money and would probably use those for cooler weather.Apr 15, 2013
Sick:I bought the Alpinestars at first, but found them to be pretty uncomfortable. The large padding was a bit bulky and seemed to get in the way while wearing my race suit and even while wearing jeans. The padding on the Alpinestars is definitely thicker then the padding on the Dainese's, but at sacrificing quite a bit of comfort and flexibility. For me, the Dainses Hard Shorts were perfect. Fit well, excellent range of motion, and great protection.Mar 12, 2012
Jett42:I hope you don't mind my opinion. I'm 5-9 and about 193. I normally wear a size 36 in jeans. My legs are skinny and I'm a thin build, not to mention i have no butt lol. Most of my weight is in my gut, which is why the 193 lol. The large was a little too big for me so I went with mediums. They fit perfect. I hope this my help a bit. But remember, even if you get the wrong size Revzillas return policy is excellant.Apr 15, 2013
Ingmar4u:If it helps I wear a medium and I am 5'11" 170lbs and wear size 31or32. The Mediums are a bid snug (not tight) but that's how you want them. If they are too loose then the plates will move a little and wont offer the proper protection.May 16, 2011
Chris K:Unfortunately, Dainese doesn't provide any specific sizing info for this product, but by your measurements, I would estimate you would get a snug fit out of a MD, or a more relaxed fit out of a size LG.May 6, 2011
Chris KStaff:CE Certification only exists for certain types of armor pieces. The larger pieces of armor at sides just below the hips are CE-certified while the rest does not carry a rating.Aug 12, 2013