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EVS Tug 05 Impact Riding Shorts
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EVS Tug Riding Shorts - Impact


  • Designed to provide active compression to muscles decreasing the lactic acid build up and helping to provide greater endurance
  • Breathable moisture wicking fabric
  • Moisture wicking padded synthetic chamois crotch pad
  • Breathable form molded EVA hip, thigh and tailbone pads
  • Hard molded hip pads for ultimate protection
  • Removable EVA tailbone pad insert

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EVS Tug 05 Impact Riding Shorts 4.5 5 13 13
Tailbone protection 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: S: 28-32 M: 32-34 L: 34-36 XL: 36-38 XXL: 38-40 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
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EVS Tug 05 Impact Riding Shorts
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Garey C: I already owned the soft armor version and wanted to have a second pair of under pant armor shorts so I selected the hard armor version of EVS for comparison. Mar 3, 2015
Joseph A: Gives me the added protection I was looking. The shorts also keeps my hips loose for a longer period of time.. Feb 22, 2015
Rushil A: looks like it would be very discrete under the jeans Jun 15, 2014
Paul A asked: Are these riding shorts machine washable?? Oct 31, 2014
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Oliver D: I'll be honest - these are really made for off the beaten path biking (bicycling). I wore them for a month before I deemed them pointless. I haven't washed them (can't imagine there would be any issues if you washed them on cold). Hope that helps. Oct 31, 2014
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Michael R: so far, yes, just don't dry them in the drier, let them air dry Oct 31, 2014
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james b: washed them cold/gentle machine, hang dry. no problem Nov 2, 2014
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German Y: I've washed them in a machine. They seem to be fine. Oct 31, 2014
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Scott M: Yes they're machine washable, but I hang dry them. Oct 31, 2014
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Steven E: Shorts are machine washable. Oct 31, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hi, do the hard pads cover your actual hip bone? Thanks. Sep 26, 2014
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Wayne P: The top of the hard pads hit the bottom of the waist line for me and stop around mid-thigh. I wore these on my last ride and were very comfortable to the point of not thinking of them being there. They fit right over my racing pants and did not ride up like normal boxer briefs do, a huge plus!. A must have for any rider looking for protection in the lower regions. Sep 26, 2014
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John C: No, the hard pads sit in front of my actual hip bone. The shorts do not cover the way I expected them to.

Furthermore, I agree with SP on the elastic being too tight for the tightness of the shorts.
Oct 1, 2014
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Rauno P: Sort of, but not really in any substantive way. The plastic piece on the side is too narrow (picture shows it much larger than it actually is due to the angle of the photo) to provide real protection. Sep 26, 2014
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SP 634910688 i: Yes kind of .. U need to wear it up to the belly ..
But the elastic that hold the short on on ur hip is actually too tight while the shorts it self isn't tight enough to serve its purpose .. Fyi
Sep 26, 2014
A shopper asked: I'm looking for some decent hip/tailbone protection that can fit under jeans/shorts. How good are these for road impact and abrasion (I'm guessing they're meant for dirt) and can they fit under jeans or shorts without looking too ridiculous? May 16, 2014
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Fabian F: These are super comfortable!!!! No bulging not not noticeable! I wear them under everything! They're very breathable so they're not sweaty after long trips or hot days! The hip pads and tail bone pads seem pretty reliable. That's only cause I haven't taken a spill since wearing them. But they're not heavy. This is a must buy. Not only is it comfy but it will give you the extra security you're looking for! May 16, 2014
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BRYANT S: I wear for off road motorcycle riding underneath KLIM riding pants. These shorts are very comfortable. You can probably wear underneath jeans, I'm not sure about underneath shorts. May 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: I read the reviews for this items, and some say that it runs large, while others say it's true to size? Can anyone clarify? I wear size 36 jeans. Would I be a large in these shorts? Jun 5, 2014
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Oliver D: I have a slim waist and found these to be on the tighter side if anything. I think you're safe to order your normal size. Jun 5, 2014
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A shopper asked: I read in some of the reviews of this product that it runs large, while others say it's true to size. Can anyone clarify this? I wear size 36 jeans. Would I be a large in these shorts? Jun 5, 2014
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Gabriel C: Yup, I found they run true to size. I wear a size 32 jeans normally & medium size fit like a glove, so if you're normally size 36 waist in jeans I'd definitely go with a large.

Jun 5, 2014
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Patrick O asked: What is the size chart on these? Oct 6, 2013
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SP 634910688 i: I wear 32 pants, Medium size boxers, so I got this TUG short size Medium .. and fits just fine if not a bit tight on the belly Oct 7, 2013

NOTE: These size charts are to be used as a guide and  cannot guarantee a correct fit

EVS Men's Tug Armored Shorts Sizing

Size Waist Measurement (in)
SM 28 - 32
MD 32 - 34
LG 34 - 36
XL 36 - 38
2XL 38 - 40

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

Click here to see the full EVS Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
SM 814328 812508-0102 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
MD 814329 812508-0103 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
LG 814330 812508-0104 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
XL 814331 812508-0105 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
2XL 814332 812508-0106 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours