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Dainese Hard Shorts E1
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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
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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
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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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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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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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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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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gary j: I have a 30 waist, purchased the small and they run small. Jun 29, 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)?


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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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