Has lots of padding...but really big
These definitely have a lot more padding than other brands out there and they feel a lot more secure. However, they had a little TOO much padding for me. I could barely even get my snowboard pants up above my thighs (and they are normally not that tight). I would say that they add about 2 inches to your sides and butt...so if you can get your pants on then they are going to be really snug.