Alpinestars Comp Pro Shorts
I wear these over my underwear and under my regular jeans. It makes your balls sweat. I don't realize how sweaty it gets down there until I take it off and my underwear is damp. Other than that, it fits comfortably. I can't comment on the protection and hope I never have to find out if it is truly effective.
September 1, 2015
Cold weather only.
Got these for extra protection during commuting. They are really sweaty in any temperature above 50F and will only be using them in the early Spring, late Fall, or for winter sports.
April 20, 2015
Fit well, unfortunately too cold to wear yet......
March 2, 2015
I'm 32" and these LG-size shorts fit perfectly! Soft tail bone protection helps me not to jump on my thin bike seat :-) Good all-around butt, hips protection. Very comfortable and low profile.
Great work with riding jeans. Additional protection layer without making you bigger.
April 14, 2014
runs way small, no elastication at seams
Great concept, terrible execution, really wanted to love it. Based on the size chart I ordered LG, couldn't even pull these up past my thighs. I am 5'10" 185lbs normally wear size 33-34 straight cut jeans with 30" inseam. You should order 1-2 sizes up.
The stitchings that attach the red elastic bands to the mesh chassis, those stitches have almost zero give. So A* basically defeated the elastics on these shorts by making stiff seams become choke points. What were they thinking... Otherwise the mesh is excellent, stretchy, etc. Those stitches ruin the shorts for me.
For guys who want a fly and actually elastic waist loop, just take scissors and cut the entire front part out. The crotch mesh and the front black segment of the waist band. Then take it to a tailor and have a real elastic bridge sewn across the front waist. $5. Problem solved.
February 16, 2014
A little extra protection, good price, but runs small!
I bought these to wear under a pair of kevlar jeans along with add-in CE knee armor for a little extra protection. They're similar to slide shorts for paintball but have the added hip padding, which is nice. They're not too bulky, and fit well once they're on. Problem is, they run a little small in the waist and the waist band isn't very stretchy. Translation: if you've got a bit of a booty on you, they'll be hard to put on because you'll use up all of the elasticity. They also don't breathe super well, but that's almost to be expected.
All in all I'm happy with the purchase, they're not a revelation or anything but I feel they're worth the price. And order one size up if you've got a round rear end!
January 29, 2014
Pretty much you get what you pay for. Functional and low profile.
Pretty much you get what you pay for. Functional and low profile. Might want some additional padding if you know you will be hitting hard :)
January 5, 2014
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