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Good tailbone protection
These shorts have a great tailbone protector and and pretty decent butt cheek pads as well. Compared to every other impact short I've encountered, these have the best protection for the tail bone and lower spine, which is the most important spot in that area. I fell right on my ass on a box while trying to do a board slide without any pain. My only complaint is that the pads tend to shift around a bit, but other than that, these are great for freestyle progression and are a huge confidence booster.
Feels like you have a tail
I tried 3 different brands of impact shorts for snowboarding and these were the best. But they're not perfect. The other two were seirus and crash pads. The Demon Snows offer great protection but I found the tailbone protector to be extremely uncomfortable to sit on. It is a very long piece of hard plastic/foam that extends below your butt all the way to your lower back. It felt like there was always something sticking out the bottom of the shorts, like you had a tail. I'll have to keep looking.
Tailbone and butt cheek protection are where it's at. These are lower profile than my last shorts but protect better by moving the padding where you need it instead of where you don't. Minimal padding on thighs and hips mean great mobility.
The tailbone wrap is really nice. You still feel it at the end of the day, but these shorts prevent the dreaded "day-ender" tailbone masher.
What are the waist, length for the junior...
What are the waist, length for the junior size?
Look at the sizing chart, right below the size/option selector, which is right below the price.
These have great tailbone protection and that is why I chose them. They are not bulky at all and are very comfortable; I don't even notice them while boarding. If you want something that is not noticeable but provides great tailbone protection I would definitely recommend these 100%.
these r great pads. u can easily customize the padding to your liking. the pads on ur butt and tailbone are dual density,, as in theres a layer of soft comfy pad and a layer of stiffer pad underneath for good protection. thhey fit really well and dont show undeerneath snow pants. i wear them over a first layer midwieght burton pant and they r very comfortable. the added protection is invaluable for a rider/skiier who wants to progress without any setbacks
Better than the rest
I tried a few impact shorts and these things blow them out of the water. Really it comes down to tailbone protection. These shorts have a tough tailbone pad that extends ABOVE the drawstring waistline, so it actually covers your tailbone. The other shorts I've tried only protect below the waist. The thighs are mesh and don't get hot. I'm taking off one star because the cloth under the drawstring is kind of rough against the skin. I'm a 30" waist and a small fit great.