Didn't feel a thing!
I just tried these hip pads when the snow was in good condition. It was great & you don't feel it when you fall. I haven't tried it on harder snow (or other hard surfaces), but if that were the case, probably something stronger than foam might be more protective. Either way, the fit is good & holds tight & smooth on your body. Also comes with hook straps so you can hook to your jacket if necessary.