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Dainese Hard Shorts E1

Designed as a base layer to be worn under casual attire, Kevlar® jeans, or off road gear, the Dainese Hard Shorts E1 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. 


  • Pro-Shape hip soft protectors certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.1
  • Perforated plates in polypropylene coupled with Crash Absorb on the thigh
  • Polypropylene and polyethylene sandwich plate on the coccyx
  • Soft inserts on the sides and buttocks

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Breathable elastic mesh trousers
  • Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the thighs
  • Perforated pads
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 929074 1876070-001-L In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 929073 1876070-001-M Out of Stock
Black / SM 929072 1876070-001-S Out of Stock
Black / XL 929075 1876070-001-XL In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XS 929070 1876070-001-XS Out of Stock


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Dainese Hard Shorts E1 4.3 5 11 11
Comfy, breathable protection I'm 5'7" 145 lbs. Small fits perfectly for me. The elastic feels a odd and tend to scratch a bit. It isn't the softest type of elastic, but it's well made and it won't ride up or shift around. I decided to start wearing Nike Pro Dri-Fit tights underneath and I don't notice the elastic at all. Combo of the padded shorts + workout tights feels very comfortable. These easily fit underneath by riding jeans. Only issue I have is with the tailbone protector. I don't feel it when riding, but I definitely feel it dig into me a bit when sitting down normally. As far as protection, I hope to never have to test it out! But the pads do feel like they would do the job. November 22, 2015
overall it is good product but .. The tailbone pad is very uncomfortable. It feels so bad when i sit that I do not even want to test it by falling on the floor in it. it feels that tailbone pad is there more to help injure the tailbone then to protect it. Overall the product is good after stripping the tailbone pad off. November 8, 2015
adequate protection without adding heat I've got great armor that's a bit too hot for summer, and other pieces of inadequate protection that offer the advantage of flowing air.. I'm always looking for a new combination to help me in the summer (80-100 degree) for both dirt and spirited canyon riding. I recently bought a Dainese Jacket and pants and was impressed, so I took a chance (on line purchase having never hand held this product) and was VERY pleased when I opened the box. Super breathe-able mesh (also heavy duty and durable), and CE certified at the hips. This is now my new go-to protective garment for Summer riding... September 21, 2015
Protection I got these for the protection they offer. I've never taken a spill, and hope I never do, but these serve a purpose. There is a large void in most riding pants, and these fill the gap. My guess is that if you did take a spill you'd wish you had these on. August 3, 2015
Great armored shorts I'm 28'' waist, 5'8'' height, size SM fits me perfectly. No flaw detected yet, great armored shorts. July 27, 2015
Good protection I like the protection you get from the shorts fits well under a pair of jeans, that is what I was going for so works for me. the only complaints I have is, one I got a large great around the waste but not real snug around the thighs not a problem all the armor sits where it should. Two, the seams on the elastic on the waist and thighs, it is stitched on the inside and isn't very soft in fact down right scrachy so on skin can irritate, I just tuck my shirt in to them and problem solved. I don't even notice I have have them on, while on the bike. July 19, 2015
Good for the price Ordered a competing brand, had trouble with fit. The armor on these seems a little less bulky, fits better under leathers. Nice that it has a tailbone protector, high enough that I'm not sitting on it. Hope you never have to have your pants cut off in the ER... you'll look like a freak with fishnets on. July 9, 2015
so far so good I have a 32-34 inch waist and got the Medium. While they are a little tight, I think that they will be fine after they break in for a while. I almost considered getting a large when i first tried them on, but the armor was sitting right where it was supposed to with the Mediums. The bottom of the legs are rubberized and will pull a leg hair or two, but it helps keep them in place. So overall, I really like these and just plan on giving them time to break in a little. May 14, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Brian M: Out of the 3 in the price range this is the one with the most protection, I hope the fit is good! Nov 7, 2015
Waheed B: Better coverage in the seat area than the Alpinestars one. Nov 5, 2015
Michael H: I choose this product because I hope I will be able to wear it under my dress pants. They are reported to be comfortable on warm days. Nov 2, 2015
Abtin A: Seemed to be the best protection in the form of shorts. Sep 24, 2015
David S: I ride to and from school in regular jeans since my over-pants are bulky while walking around campus and hot while in lecture. I'm all about wearing as much protection as possible, but don't have the funds to purchase every piece of gear I desire (riding pants). These will give some protection against impact and can be used under one piece suits while also expanding my options for wearing multiple pants. In case I go down, road rash will be minimized between these, my boots and shin/knee armor. Sep 22, 2015
Vincent V: Best apparent protection of armored shorts. Aug 31, 2015
Mike C: My hips and legs felt vulnerable. I wanted to get some protection underneath my jeans in addition to some knees guards. These hard shorts do the job and now I dont have to worry as much Aug 24, 2015
Jorge V: A couple of friends had a crash and if they were wearing a pair of shorts like these ones, I guess they wouldn't have had the injuries they got. Aug 18, 2015
Aziz Orhan I: Because of the mesh "chassis" and CE rated armor pads. Aug 7, 2015
Mark R: Had a minor low-side and had a bruise to the side of my thigh. These provide really good protection and can be worn under a pair of regular jeans. Jul 4, 2015
Chris J: Protection! I want to feel/be secure and protected above all else! Jun 13, 2015
John G: dress for the slide. great fit and breathes well in heat May 18, 2015
Jedidiah W: It showed the best protection for use under casual clothing. May 14, 2015
Ed t: Seems to be more technical than the Alpinestar Apr 20, 2015
Benjamin A C: motocross background, used to being well protected. Somehow, kevlar jeans don't give me this well protected feeling. These shorts plus some strap on knee guards inside or outside the jeans should fix that. Apr 2, 2015
Jason N: "For that extra protection on days when I just want to wear regular pants." Mar 23, 2015
H A: I need protection that I can wear under regular jeans etc. Mar 15, 2015
GABRIEL M: Good complement for the Dryco Drift Jeans Feb 9, 2015
A shopper asked: where's the size chart? Jan 18, 2015
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Morrigan W: Google the Dainese size chart (Revzilla won't let me include the link to their PDF file). Scroll down to "Motorbike" then look under "Pants". Their measurements are in cm, so you'll have to convert that from inches (also with google or use a metric measuring tape if you happen to have one). If you fall between sizes, considering the nature of this item, I'd go with the smaller size first and try those on for fit. Aug 11, 2015
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Zachary S asked: How do you correctly wash this product? Apr 23, 2015
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Mark R: According to the manual:

Do not let dirt to build up over time.
Remove dirt only with a soft cloth.
Do not wash under running water.
Do not use solvents or other chemical sumbstances to clean the protector.

The rest of the garment care instructions refer to proper handling and storage.

Hope this helped.
Apr 23, 2015
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harrison j: I haven't washed them yet. Only wear if I'm riding hard, so they shouldn't get to dirty that quick. It's just mesh and pads probably won't ever wash it Apr 24, 2015
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Manuel R: Delicate or gentle wash in cold water. Air dry. May 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: Are these spandex do they fit loose for wearing over boxer briefs or the like? Given that someone said you shouldn't wash them often, I can't imagine wearing them directly against one's body. Aug 19, 2015
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gary j: It's actually a fishnet material that stretches, it's not a solid piece of spandex cloth. Because of the fishnet style, the material is less stretchy to be able to hold its shape. Personally, I would prefer a spandex material vs the fishnet. Aug 19, 2015
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Michael G: They are not spandex, I do wear them over a pair of underarmor boxers...The problem with washing other than maybe hand washing is the armor padding...they are durable...but you can't throw them in washing machine... Aug 19, 2015
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Adrian O asked: Hi guys! I want to buy these shorts. But I haven't found any type of sizing info. Can you help me with that? I'm a 38 in pants size.
I hope you can help me. Thanks!
May 3, 2015
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gary j: I have a 30 waist, purchased the small and they run small. Jun 29, 2015
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Jorge V: Hi gary j... I also have a 30 waist. Do they run too small or tight to the point of being uncomfortable? Would it be better to go with the medium ones? Aug 3, 2015
David S: Hi Jorge,
Did you end up purchasing the small or medium? I have a 30 waist with some extra love handles and would like to know which size to lean towards. Thanks! Sep 19, 2015
Manuel R: I'm a 33 waistline and the medium fits perfectly. I'm approx 165lb with a pop belly if that helps. You may be looking at a large for your size. They stretch well and after 15 minutes of riding, you'll forget that you are wearing them. I got my pair mid April. Money well spent. May 3, 2015
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William K asked: Is the coccyx padding removable on these shorts (it interferes with my seating on some other shorts I have)?


Bill K.
Mar 2, 2015
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Ian K: Hi William,

The coccyx pad is sewn in. I apologize, but I only just started riding so I don't have enough experience wearing the shorts to let you know if the padding is annoying, yet. It's a pretty reasonable size in that location, though. I'll let us know my findings once I have some more time wearing them.
Mar 2, 2015
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Benjamin A C: It bugs me slightly, if I slouch or lean back on my dining chair. So I maintain good posture and it's fine. On my bike, a k1200rs sport tourer with somewhat leaned forward riding position, I don't feel it, it is not touching the seat. Apr 14, 2015
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A shopper asked: I came off my bike ages ago and the frontish side of my thigh was scraped. Why wouldn't these offer protection there, like the Alpine Stars? Sep 8, 2015
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Justin S: I am not clear on the question, but the padding on these is not on the front of the thigh. The padding is on the hips and side of the thigh and the tailbone area. The rest is mesh designed to hold the pads in place. Sep 8, 2015
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