Alpinestars Comp Pro Shorts
Very snug fit, order up a size for sure!!!!
If you are litterally looking for some CYA protection these are a good thing to get. Not noticeable under reasonably fitting jeans (I have the ICON Hoodlum jeans) and a decent, but not earth-shattering amount of protection.
That said, ORDER A LARGER SIZE UP!!!! I'm 5'10'' and weigh 175lbs and have a 32 in waist and I had to get the large. No way was the medium even going to make it halfway past my thighs! #I have some other Alpinestarts stuff that is medium and fits perfectly, but these are a whole different story.# The large size is even a bit snug, but it's tolerable keeps the pads in place.
August 21, 2013
Nice padded compression shorts
The mediums fit my 31" waist perfectly. Smalls would have been too small. I wear them under Kevlar riding jeans and cargo pants for a little more slide protection. The tail bone pads are noticeable at first if riding in an upright position but soon forgotten. They do breathe and won't get you all sweaty on longer rides. They are a nice addition to my gear.
May 13, 2013
Comp Shorts That Work
Back in December I took a weekend dirt bike class for road riding in North Carolina and the instructor recommended them. During one exercise I went down and slammed my hip into hard packed dirt. (We were leaving rubber marks it was so hard). The shorts did a very good job protecting my hip area. I did develop a large bruise, but I have no doubt the outcome would have been worse w/o the comp shorts.
The shorts are quite comfortable and not too bulky under my leathers. Moving around in them is not a problem. These comp shorts will be added to the gear I put on every time I ride going forward. They are an inexpensive, worthwhile investment in my safety.
April 1, 2013
Put some meat on your bones with these riding shorts!
These shorts offer padding in areas that most protective riding shorts don't. Tail bone, all around the butt, and hips. And for the skinny people there is padding all the way up over that boney pevis. Nothing more then padding though. I dont mind an extra layer of cloth for the pavement to chew throu.
I'm a size 30x30 and ordered the small. They fit perfect. I would so much rather buy a pair of these as opposed to buying kevlar blue jeans and putting all my trust in them alone. Or wear these under kevlar jeans. From the reviews I gathered kevlar jeans is nothing more then jeans themselves. These shorts turns all your blue jeans into "riding pants".
If your a skinny guy like me these shorts will give you a lil extra padding when that day comes.
December 31, 2012
Comfortable and stylish!
I bought these for comfort and additional protection, and they delivered. The shorts hide away under jeans and other pants so don't worry. I have a 31-32" waist and ordered a small. The fit is right on. They do ride up a bit but not too much. For what they are they do look pretty awesome.
November 5, 2012
Necessity for the race track
After hurting my butt falling twice on one weekend got these and they make me feel much safer now
August 29, 2012
great inexpensive extra layer of protection
Tested this out on my last race weekend. Very comfy and low profile when use under leather. Not the ultimate in protection but more like an extra layer of protection but without the bulk.
July 28, 2012
Fit's under regular jean etc
You can wear this under every pants you have since it isn't super thick high speed protection but it's better then wearing nothing over your BVD's, so you'll wear this everytime you go riding to give you just a little more slide and soft impact wear protection without drawing curious comments or looks about your butt or thighs.(:
Ps, The Alpine Comp Pro shorts I received no longer came with a fly opening as shown in the ad's picture, but who uses those little windows anyway?
May 8, 2012