EVS Tug 05 Impact Riding Shorts
Best of Both Worlds
As a Street Rider and an Off Road rider, these are some good underwear shorts to wear.
I have fallen a good amount off road with these underneath and they provide a nice cushion on the seat for being on board the bike, and the studded plastic hip protectors help when you fly off board. They do their job nicely for my off road conditions and I almost always wear these.
On the Street, I wear these under my kelvar reinforced jeans as an additional layer of protection. Makes me feel slightly more secure while riding and enjoying what the two wheels do best by moving my soul, and easing a piece of mind.
September 28, 2015
Great for seat comfort, below average hip protection.
I stopped shopping for a new seat for my WR250R after riding all day in these bad boys. The shammy made all the difference in the world by completely eliminating the saddle rash I normally have after a couple hours of riding. As far as protection goes; great concept, poor coverage. I went down on a trecherious stretch of single track and landed on my hip. The armor covers the anterior portion of the hip but leaves the lateral posterior area vulnerable. I wear a size 32 waist and had to exchange the med for small.
September 16, 2015
Needs more coverage
My biggest complaint by far about this product is that the armor doesn't cover my hips - I'm speaking about the area right at my hip joint. It gives great coverage of my thighs and the plastic seems quality enough to help in a crash, but it doesn't extend high enough to cover what I would imagine would be a high impact area, especially if I ended up sliding on my side.
Also, part of the stitching holding the tailbone pad in is starting to rip after three washes. This may partially be my fault since I forgot to remove the pad before washing last time, but I felt that it was worth mentioning.
Other than that, the shorts are pretty comfortable and are probably as breathable as armored shorts are going to get in the Texas heat. I wear 34-36" pants and a LG fit me great.
They are good quality and I recommend them if they are what you're looking for. However, they are probably not something I would have bought personally had I tried them on in person first as they just don't offer enough coverage in my mind.
September 10, 2015
Perfect short to protect your parts
I bought this short not only because it has protection built in on the sides but because of the cushion on your rear. My seat is still to stiff so I needed something to protect my parts agains this brand new seat. The shorts work perfectly. Think of them as a bicycle shorts with added protection on the hips. That is what they are.
August 18, 2015
I ride on the more aggressive side and wanted a little more protection. These shorts offer that but can be a little uncomfortable in a full tuck position.
June 11, 2015
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