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Dainese Hard Shorts E1
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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 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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / SM 929072 1876070-001-S Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 929075 1876070-001-XL Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XS 929070 1876070-001-XS Out of Stock


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Dainese Hard Shorts E1 4.3 5 14 14
Starts to fall apart after heavy use This is an excellent product but I cannot recommended it because it lacks longevity. I do street and track, so these shorts have seen about 700 miles of action since I bought them. Unfortunately the waist/pelvic bone padding is starting to become unstitched from the shorts' webbing. This is something I would expect after a good few thousand miles of heavy usage, not a few hundred. Take a look at the Alpinestars hard shorts if you want something with a longer lifespan. Otherwise, these Dainese shorts are stylish, comfortable and virtually invisible under riding pants. It's a real shame that the build quality can't live up to the demands of frequent riding. January 19, 2016
Great Protection I had my left hip resurfaced in March, and needed some solid protection. I have used the POC VPD shorts for mtn biking this summer, but wanted more protection for the dirt bike. I have used the Hard shorts twice so far and am sold. they have much more padding around the hip as well as coverage for the quads. Would definitely recommend! December 8, 2015
Great alternative to armored pants I am 5 10 and about 185 pounds, large size fit well. Very well constructed and offer great protection to wear under jeans with minimal discomfort. Worth the money. December 1, 2015
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
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