Dainese Hard Shorts E1
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
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
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
Got it Today, Gonna send it back
Its too big, I figured, im a 32-33 waste size so ill get the large.
That was my mistake, im gonna have to send it back for a medium. The coccyx or however you spell it, well lets just say I needed to pull these badboys up REALLY high for it to be where it is suppose to be. Im gonna order the size down and see how it fits and write another review.
April 28, 2015
Appears well made, offering good protection
Haven't ridden with them yet, will update this when I have. Wore them around house for 2 hours, including sitting down for dinner, under a pair of scorpion covert pro jeans. You can feel the tailbone protector if you slouch or lean back while sitting. Leaning forward (I sat on my bike), you don't feel it.
I'm an ex-motocrosser, I dress for the crash. I normally wear leathers riding street. From my experience, the armor is in all the right places. Coupled with knee guards strapped over the jeans, I'll feel safer now in jeans.
I bought a med. and it fits just right on the waist and thighs, and slightly loose in-between, but not so loose to allow the armor to shift. I'm a size 30 in 501s, 31.5" actual waist, large thighs due to a lot of bicycling.
April 13, 2015