EVS Tug 05 Impact Riding Shorts
It just does not have enough. The protecter does not go low enough. I'm going to have them modified !!
March 9, 2015
Fits well and has side armor
I already own the EVS Tug O2 riding shorts and needed a second pair when the first were being washed. So I decided to upgrade to the 05 for my second pair. They fit slimly under pants as do the 02's, and snugly against my thighs and remain in place.
Size for me as a waist 35-36 wearing the large is excellent.
They do add a layer under your pants so it cannot be avoided that they will add some heat. However they are thin and move with your body well and I've worn them in warmer San Diego days without undue discomfort.
I recommend these if you are considering under pant armor.
March 2, 2015
the fit is spot on.
I was looking for an extra layer of protection under my riding jeans. This product provides me the piece of mind I was looking for.
October 29, 2014
Overall, a good product
Fit is comfortable and true to size. Constructed of durable material. Does not bunch up when riding. Fits nicely under my riding pants and jeans and is not noticeable to others. Easy to keep clean. Protection is good. I had a slow speed crash riding the foothills east of Fresno, CA last month and suffered no injuries at all. Not sure how well they would protect in a bad crash. Good ventilation considering most of my riding is in east Texas and nothing vents very well here in the summer.
October 6, 2014
These shorts are a great buy
What I like about them is that they are pretty low profile - can't even tell I have them on. And they are comfortable too.
September 8, 2014
Know what you need them for
These are more for comfort on longer rides than serious protection. The hip protectors look much bigger in the picture than in real life, and tailbone is covered with a tiny piece of plastic.
July 14, 2014
Game changer for me.
I've always had problems with tail bone pain and these shorts have eliminated it. Very comfortable and my wife says my butt looks fabulous in them!
July 7, 2014
Purpose-designed; well constructed with excellent features--Made in USA!!
The size chart referenced in the product description is generic and is somewhat misleading. Here are the sizes as listed on the TUG 05 tag:
These sizes seem to be consistent with US men's pant waist size, and seem to be accurate. As the TUG 05 is designed to provide a compression fit, it does run slightly small.
The center of the hip protector side pads are stiff. As others have pointed out, the edges do press into your hips when seated. Just how much is proportional with the degree of hip flexion (e.g., sport bike >> cruiser). It's noticeable, but not bad. However, it does have the potential to become uncomfortable on a longer ride.
The EVS TUG 05 is a purpose-designed undergarment, and is probably best suited for the occasional track day, advanced rider course, practicing low-speed maneuvering in a parking lot, or any time when you want that extra degree of protection. Otherwise, you may find the discomfort distracting after awhile and that it outweighs the benefit, especially if you already have dedicated MC pants. For normal street riding or touring the EVS TUG 03 may be a better choice.
June 14, 2014