Dainese Hard Shorts E1
Good hip and tailbone protection, miss hard protection elsewhere
Good hip and tailbone protection with hard, CE rated armor.
I miss hard protection elsewhere as what you see in the pictures is just foam (and a light one, not really dense).
It is bulky to wear under jeans, you will need to have pants are up 1 number (1-2 inches) on the waist in order to use it.
Once it is in place an I am on the bike I just don't notice I am wearing it. Very comfortable, zero issues even with tailbone protector.
August 23, 2016
Good crash shorts maybe a bit overpriced
I understand that Dainese sells pretty much some of the best but feel like on these you're paying for a name more than anything. The hip protection does seem like a larger surface area than some of the other competition.
August 18, 2016
Protection in the right places.
These have pads in the hip, side of the thighd, butt and yail bones. It is light and gets great airflow. Silicone on the the legs keep ot from riding up. I feel well protected wearing these.
August 16, 2016
Great Sturdy Shorts
I bought these for longer trips on the highways and sporadic off road trail hunting. With a 32" waist the Medium fit very well. They're surprising comfortable on the bike but not particularly easy to walk in. The mesh lining is excellent, but the most annoying part is the elastic that either sucks in your stomach or pulls hairs on your thighs. The tail bone protection is substantial and largely out of your way when you ride. But the short fit a little tight, so it makes it a little hard to make toilet stops. All in all, I highly recommend the product and it serves its function.
August 5, 2016
Fits well, comfortable and feels like it will be some help if I fall or dump my bike. Hopefully, I won't have to find out.
June 28, 2016
Crashed and still held up well
Crash report: So I kinda fell off a cliff....aka fell off the cliff side of a shelf road offroading on little dualsport. Was going pretty slow, and didn't fall very far. However, it was pretty steep onto rocks, and I have only a very tiny bit of bruising around my right thigh, and since I fell mostly on that it probably would've been much worse without these.
The pads feel pretty sturdy, and the coccyx protection feels weird at first but is REALLY nice for abruptly bumpy stuff that you don't have time to stand for. A little bit of a pain to get on and off, but I'm never riding offroad without these again. Definitely worth the $100 to save my butt.
Also, its great to find something this protective that fits me, as I usually have to get children's offroad gear. The XS fits a 5'2, 100 lb woman pretty well.
June 18, 2016
Just buy the product already
I'm not quite sure if you are familiar with the Dainese brand but if you aren't let me tell you a little bit about Dainese. Dainese was founded in 1972 in Vicenza, ITALY with a pure vision AND MISSION "To advocate and deliver safety to people exposed to traumatic injuries in dynamic sports and everyday activities. So for the past 44 years Dainese has been carrying out that mission from the very beginning and by creating the worlds VERY FIRST BACK PROTECTOR in 1978 to today by creating D Air which is a airbag designed for motorcyclist. So it's safe to say for the past 44 years Dainese has been one of the leading innovators for motorcycle safety equipment. Now let me tell you a little bit about the Dainese Hard Shorts E1.
THIS IS A MUST HAVE PRODUCT TO HAVE
So I don't bore you guys with a overly long review about how this product surpassed all my expectations in not only PROTECTION BUT IN COMFORT AND STYLE AS WELL!THIS PRODUCT FEATURES HIP PROTECTION, TAIL BONE PROTECTION, THIGH PROTECTION AND BUTTOCKS PROTECTION. THAT IS OFFICALLY CE "CERTIFIED EUROPEAN" RATED AT CE CAT II 1621.1 AND IS MADE FROM CRASH ABSORPTION MATERIAL. Now tell me. Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you ended up in a wheel chair due to a motorcycle accident?
The CDC (the center of disease and control) collaborated together with the NHI (National Highway Institute) to create a very very informative article about motorcycle fatalities and injuries. And according to the CDC the most commonly injured area of the body during a motorcycle crash is in fact the legs. And you are probably now thinking. Hey you just previously stated that according to the CDC the most commonly injured area of the body during a motorcycle crash is in fact the legs. These are just shorts that offer protection to the hips, your tailbone, your thighs, and your buttocks. Now. What about all the other portions of your legs? What about your knees? What about your shins? What about your calfs? This product doesn't offer protection to them. You would be absolutely right this product doesn't offer protection to them. This product is going to be among one of your greatest tools in your tool box but you must add onto your tool box is it can be a even greater tool box and revzilla offers a wide variety of highly reputable motorcycle safety gear that can protect your knees, your shins, and your calves. And to just back check a little and to rewind the clocks. This is going back to my little spiel in regarding the CDC (the center of disease and control). If you did or didn't believe me. I implore you to fact check me, revzilla, and you lovely lovely patrons of Revzilla. Do your research. Learn something new. Educate yourselves. Better yourselves and buy the shorts you will not be disappointed!
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May 26, 2016
Very comfortable and breathable
These shorts are great and very comfortable! It has very good protection and you trade off a very little amount of bulk. They are very comfortable once on and you wouldn't notice them. In fact I would have no problem wearing this off the bike in terms of comfort though they are not the most stylish things to have on under your clothes!
I was initially worried about the tailbone armour being uncomfortable but I can tell you this is not the case. I got the smallest size possible (my usual waist size is 28) and it fits perfect. One of the best pieces of gear I've bought so far.
April 16, 2016