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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
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
Comfort, protection and fit
Product fits under jeans, and added protection to areas usualy not protected by riding jeans
April 9, 2015
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Ed t: Seems to be more technical than the AlpinestarApr 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 JeansFeb 9, 2015
A shopper asked:where's the size chart?Jan 18, 2015
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
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