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Dainese Hard Shorts E1

Item: P257263

The E1 Hard Shorts secure high quality Pro-Shape soft CE hip and seat protectors and vented polypropylene armor plates to an unobtrusive mesh chassis. Read More

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Dainese Hard Shorts E1

Designed as a base layer to be worn under casual attire, Kevlar® jeans, or off road gear, the Dainese Hard Shorts E1 provide impact protection where it counts. The mesh chassis keeps you cool, while the armor on the Hard Shorts gives you coverage across the hips, buttox, and coccyx. 

Protection:

  • Pro-Shape hip soft protectors certified to CE - Cat. II - EN 1621.1
  • Perforated plates in polypropylene coupled with Crash Absorb on the thigh
  • Polypropylene and polyethylene sandwich plate on the coccyx
  • Soft inserts on the sides and buttocks

Ergonomics and Comfort:

  • Breathable elastic mesh trousers
  • Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the thighs
  • Perforated pads
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Product Description
The E1 Hard Shorts secure high quality Pro-Shape soft CE hip and seat protectors and vented polypropylene armor plates to an unobtrusive mesh chassis. Read More
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4.5 / 5.0
29 Reviews
5 Stars
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Bang For The Buck
4.4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.3 / 5
Features
4.4 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Style
4.5 / 5
Air Flow
4.7 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Starts to fall apart after heavy use
This is an excellent product but I cannot recommended it because it lacks longevity. I do street and track, so these shorts have seen about 700 miles of action since I bought them. Unfortunately the waist/pelvic bone padding is starting to become unstitched from the shorts' webbing. This is something I would expect after a good few thousand miles of heavy usage, not a few hundred.

Take a look at the Alpinestars hard shorts if you want something with a longer lifespan. Otherwise, these Dainese shorts are stylish, comfortable and virtually invisible under riding pants. It's a real shame that the build quality can't live up to the demands of frequent riding.
January 19, 2016
Ride:
2014 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
Crashed and still held up well
Crash report: So I kinda fell off a cliff....aka fell off the cliff side of a shelf road offroading on little dualsport. Was going pretty slow, and didn't fall very far. However, it was pretty steep onto rocks, and I have only a very tiny bit of bruising around my right thigh, and since I fell mostly on that it probably would've been much worse without these.

The pads feel pretty sturdy, and the coccyx protection feels weird at first but is REALLY nice for abruptly bumpy stuff that you don't have time to stand for. A little bit of a pain to get on and off, but I'm never riding offroad without these again. Definitely worth the $100 to save my butt.

Also, its great to find something this protective that fits me, as I usually have to get children's offroad gear. The XS fits a 5'2, 100 lb woman pretty well.
June 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
1989 Yamaha TW200
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
so far so good
I have a 32-34 inch waist and got the Medium. While they are a little tight, I think that they will be fine after they break in for a while. I almost considered getting a large when i first tried them on, but the armor was sitting right where it was supposed to with the Mediums. The bottom of the legs are rubberized and will pull a leg hair or two, but it helps keep them in place. So overall, I really like these and just plan on giving them time to break in a little.
May 14, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2012 Yamaha YZF-R6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
The best I've seen
These shorts fit great and have good protection everywhere. I looked at everything I could find in stores and on the web and I think these are the best combination of offering full coverage and still being comfortable. And the mesh fabric is cool, I don't know I'm wearing them as soon as I start my engine. I can even get armored up at home and these aren't a problem driving my pickup to the riding areas.

I was hoping to find a short that included a chamois pad for comfort. I think the reason against that is then you would need to wash them much more often, and with the hard armor that would be more of a problem. I wear the Moto-Skiveez shorts under these and it's an easy maintenance combination. A bicycle riding short would be good too, but there are advantages to the Moto-Skiveez because they are cut specifically for our use.

These aren't bulky under my riding pants, Fox Legion pants, even when worn over the padded shorts. Anthony says they're on the bulky side in his review but I've seen a lot worse. As I said, they aren't a problem driving in my little Tacoma, and that's a real bad place to have a Kardashian® butt.

I recommend these if you want good protection on your hips, thighs, and tailbone. They aren't bulky to me, and I'm pudgy.
March 1, 2016
Ride:
2013 Suzuki DR650SE
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great Protection
I had my left hip resurfaced in March, and needed some solid protection. I have used the POC VPD shorts for mtn biking this summer, but wanted more protection for the dirt bike. I have used the Hard shorts twice so far and am sold. they have much more padding around the hip as well as coverage for the quads. Would definitely recommend!
December 8, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2016 KTM 200 XC-W
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Great alternative to armored pants
I am 5 10 and about 185 pounds, large size fit well. Very well constructed and offer great protection to wear under jeans with minimal discomfort. Worth the money.
December 1, 2015
Ride:
2000 Ducati Monster 750
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Style
3 / 5
Fit
Small
True
Large
Air Flow
5 / 5
Good protection
I like the protection you get from the shorts fits well under a pair of jeans, that is what I was going for so works for me. the only complaints I have is, one I got a large great around the waste but not real snug around the thighs not a problem all the armor sits where it should. Two, the seams on the elastic on the waist and thighs, it is stitched on the inside and isn't very soft in fact down right scrachy so on skin can irritate, I just tuck my shirt in to them and problem solved. I don't even notice I have have them on, while on the bike.
July 19, 2015
Ride:
1992 Kawasaki ZX600 Ninja ZX-6
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Comfy, breathable protection
I'm 5'7" 145 lbs. Small fits perfectly for me. The elastic feels a odd and tend to scratch a bit. It isn't the softest type of elastic, but it's well made and it won't ride up or shift around. I decided to start wearing Nike Pro Dri-Fit tights underneath and I don't notice the elastic at all. Combo of the padded shorts + workout tights feels very comfortable. These easily fit underneath by riding jeans.

Only issue I have is with the tailbone protector. I don't feel it when riding, but I definitely feel it dig into me a bit when sitting down normally.

As far as protection, I hope to never have to test it out! But the pads do feel like they would do the job.
November 22, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2015 Honda CB500F
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
adequate protection without adding heat
I've got great armor that's a bit too hot for summer, and other pieces of inadequate protection that offer the advantage of flowing air.. I'm always looking for a new combination to help me in the summer (80-100 degree) for both dirt and spirited canyon riding. I recently bought a Dainese Jacket and pants and was impressed, so I took a chance (on line purchase having never hand held this product) and was VERY pleased when I opened the box. Super breathe-able mesh (also heavy duty and durable), and CE certified at the hips. This is now my new go-to protective garment for Summer riding...
September 21, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FJ-09
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Good hip and tailbone protection, miss hard protection elsewhere
Good hip and tailbone protection with hard, CE rated armor.
I miss hard protection elsewhere as what you see in the pictures is just foam (and a light one, not really dense).

It is bulky to wear under jeans, you will need to have pants are up 1 number (1-2 inches) on the waist in order to use it.

Once it is in place an I am on the bike I just don't notice I am wearing it. Very comfortable, zero issues even with tailbone protector.
August 23, 2016
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