Dainese Hard Shorts
Good Deal and Good Product
I purchased this item to provide extra protection when I'm riding with just my riding jeans. They offer good comfort, air-flow, and protection. i would recommend to anyone looking to add a little extra protection for whatever reason.
October 7, 2013
Foam armor too thin
I ended up returning this item because the soft armor was too thin. It didn't inspire confidence if any contact was made with the soft armor. The thigh hard armor was ok. The coccyx hard armor is too long; it extends down too far. When you sit down, the bottom of the coccyx armor bends forward and the top of the coccyx armor bends away from you. I ended up going with the Forcefield Pro pants.
October 1, 2013
You might forget that they're there..
Was a bit disappointed with them when they first arrived but it's not the hard shorts fault. I'm bit of a hefty fella (220lbs) with a butt like one of those rap video models so I was not pleased with the placement of the coccyx protection being under my butt. I pretty much had to pull them up Urkel style to get the correct placement. Now once I was out riding, I forgot I had these on (until I had to drain the weasel). There are no slits in the front like boxer briefs so please be advised. I hope to never test these out but I feel like they would do what they are supposed to do.
September 5, 2013
Better safe the sorry
I love the shorts.... I just wish it didn't have a seem rite down the middle and if they mad it kinda like boxer shorts with a hole in the front so u can use the bathroom easier. All in all it has great protection coverage and it is comfortable on the bike for long rides, short rides and walking around in them all day. The mesh material is great to help stay cool down there. Lastly you cant see them through your jeans. I recommend this product because you don't want to fall on your butt or side with out it...
August 30, 2013
Great additional protection, fits well, can't tell you're wearing them
In brief, I really like these shorts. I'm 6' tall with a 34" waist. Ordered a Medium, fits well. Cuffs around the thighs are tight and leave a mark when removing the shorts, but because of the silicone rubber in the cuffs they're comfortable and stay put -- they don't ride up. If you have bigger thighs, you might want to consider a bigger size. I don't even know the shorts are on while on my Bonneville or even while sitting in a chair. Sat on the wife's Shadow (cruiser) with them on (didn't ride) and I think the tail-bone protector would make them uncomfortable in that more relaxed position. Would probably be great on a sport bike. I'm sure the mesh keeps you cool, but like the Revzilla video review points out, they do look pretty funny w/o outer pants on. I wear them under my Draggin' Jeans, but they would fit under regular, comfortable jeans/pants too.
August 21, 2013
Good protection, high airflow mesh under shorts.
I was initially looking for Dainese Norsorex shorts and came across these instead. The waist, butt, and coccyx seems very strong. The hip/thigh protection has a hard casing over thin foam. It just covers my hip bone.
I wear these under my Dainese leather pants. You should wear a pair of boxers or compression shorts under these as the mesh has a tendency to pinch.
August 19, 2013
I barely notice it under my leathers. Haven't worn them on the street, but i would assume they fit well under jeans.
The only reason it isn't 5 stars is because i haven't tested them on the ground. With that said, a friend lowsided at a track day and said he was sore right where the padding would have been on his hips.
August 19, 2013
Purposeful design, effective protection
These fit great under just about anything. They don't add too much bulk but offer peace of mind and protection where you probably don't have any right now.
They fit over top my boxer briefs I usually wear, and offer hard thigh and tailbone protection with extra pads around that. they are mesh and won't increase your body temp one bit. A great addition to any riding getup. I wear an overpant for spirited canyon rides. But these would probably be best with some kevlar jeans.
If you're like me and wear regular jeans on your daily commute, you'll definitely want to add something to help protect your upper legs/hips/butt and this is just the thing! Pair with some good knee pads and you are set.
August 12, 2013