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The Pro-tec Men’s IPS Hip Pads keep from experiencing bruised-butt syndrome whether you’re sussing out your cab seven or just trying to get down the bunny slope. These low-profile pads give you the protection of closed-cell foam without making you look like you have a pillow down the back of your pants. Not only do these pads work great on the slopes, but you can take them to the skatepark, singletrack, and dirt jump park when the snow melts.

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and...

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thanks

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Hi Karl,

Injuries to the bursa don't really go away, so any time you impact them is going to cause the condition to flare back up, even with padding...you just have to avoid landing on the hip... That said ( as I'm sure your doctor has already told you over and over ) these would help, but are they the "best" for your line of work? I doubt it. Have a look at some of your other options: Nike Pro Combat Football Shorts, Seirus Body Armor, and Adidas padded GFX shorts. Run them by your team trainer/sports med guy to see what he has to say about it.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

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Thanks for your help Phil, these pro-tec shorts caught my eye because the padding runs along the bum aswell and i have tried shorts from under armour,presicion training and mc david which although the padding is fairly good, it only covers a small area of the hip so if i land on my bum slightly more then the padding is not cushioning my landing. Is the padding on the pro-tec not so good (i.e. thats why they are not the best in your opinion)? and why do you rate the Seirus shorts higher than these?(there are no video reviews so im not quite sure if the material is good or not) really appreciate the help mate! thanks

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No worries, Karl. I thought the Seirus would be better because they're more form-fitting and had enough thicker foam in the right places to give you a larger padded area- bum, tailbone, hips. They also honestly reminded me of those big foam Sumo suits...and I can't see how that's a bad thing when it comes to getting slammed and beaten around. It also helps that the pads are removable, and the shorts can be worn as an undergarment, which would probably make them last longer on the Astroturf. The one thing I noticed about all the shorts I've seen is that there's barely, if any, padding on the iliac crest, so a tighter fitting pair of shorts might be something that would give you at least some ability to add, and keep relatively in place, more padding there and wherever you might need it for protection and comfort. This almost strikes me as one of those opportunities for you to come up with something custom for yourself and other goalies that have similar problems. All the Soccer/Football specific shorts I looked at seemed ridiculously under padded for the beating you guys are expected to go through.

2 5

Don't really do that much

I was wearing these this past weekend at a slopestyle comp, and after only a couple falls on my right side, I wound up with a massive bruise and a yet-to-be-diagnosed hip injury. They would be much better if there was a hard shell covering each section of pads in order to further dissipate impacts.

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thank

3 5

Better than nothing

I liked the idea of having padded shorts to protect again stupid hip bruising etc from skiing east coast snow and doing rails, so I picked these up.

I am 6', 185 lbs with very large quads (34x34 pants0 and these fit well around the waist but still have some room around the legs, so you may want to go a size smaller than you usually do.

The padding itself leaves something to be desired. After a few crashes it certainly mitigates some of the impact and may have prevented some bruises, but falling isn't painless :(

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Your review would be more helpful if you included which size you ordered.

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thank

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These are my first pair, are they suppose...

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These are my first pair, are they suppose to fit snug? I just copped a Medium and according to sizing chart i'm about right but they are way loose around the quads but are snug around the waist...Thanks for any input...

5 5

Great Stuff

I used to walk off with a bruised backside before I used these. They help alot

5 5

Great Stuff

I used to walk off with a bruised backside before I used these. They help alot

2 5

Not good protection, but better than nothing.

I snowboarded with these for two weeks, after already having done one week of snowboard.
These are definitely an improvement, and they make sure your ass won't be so sore you can't ride the next day, but falling with these is definitely still quite painful.
I fell ALOT. my ass hurt ALOT. Undoubtedly, it would hurt alot more had I not worn these, but had I known the actual quality of these - I wouldv'e coughed up another 20 or 30 dollars for some real ass protection.
I'm a skinny guy, I need bum protection, These pads do not make the grade, sadly. I don't have a basis for comparison, but I still can't recommend these.

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thank

5 5

to everyones negative review;

i've been snowboarding a long time. my park is always icy. smashing my ass off the ground after a jump used to suck so bad and end my day. i fell last week off a 40 foot kicker while spinning a 720, and i bounced right back up. normally that would leave me sitting there and i would be pissed. they are SO nice and you don't even notice they're on you. these pads definately work, and everyone who rides in the park and hit their ass should get a pair.

to everyones negative review;
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I highly disagree these don't help at all

5 5

Keeps you riding all day!

These pads are legit..when you're walking around you tend to notice a bit, but on the outside no one has a clue you're rockin em. Looks aside, my park is practically all ice at times, so sometimes landings aren't always so smooth and my day is over. That's no longer the case...these pads have saved my a** (literally)!!

5 5

Worth it

things do really well for park sking, they really lessin the blow of a hip check to a rail. they definitly don't take away all the pain but they make the difference between ending your day or being like, ouch that kind of hurt and keep on riding the rest of the day. I will say tho that if you don't have baggy or loose fitting pants these won't fit under that well, especially if you sag your pants, you need xl or xxl pants with these

4 5

Great for what they´re supposed to do

Been using these for a couple of weeks now, and they´re great. They absorb punches to my behind in the quarters, together with the knee-pads from Pro-Tech... feels comfortable, and feels safe.
These are NOT hard shells, they are soft padding to absorb shocks :)

Great value!

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thank

4 5

they help you go to work the next day

they don't stop all the pain but they def help out with the next day feeling. I ware them every time i ride now and don't even know their on.

4 5

Saved my butt

They dont feel like they can cushion much, but they work. Used them today in the park to try some new stuff and they help you ride away from some bad decisions. They help a lot, I will most likely be sore tomorrow but atleast I will be able to walk. The tale bone padding is not as thick as it should be, it protects the hips well if you take a nasty slam on a rail. Only reason they dont get 5 stars is they make you look like jlo. I would only wear them when you are trying new stuff or trying to go bigger.

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thank

3 5

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This works, you will not be frezing your ass off

gonna get any more mediums in black?

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gonna get any more mediums in black?

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None on order right now.

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Hi i am a football/soccer goalkeeper and ive had an injury called hip bursitis for a few years (injury from landing contact) do you think these are the best shorts to prevent my injury from reoccurring? i play in astroturf. Thanks

Do you use underwear with this Pads?

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Do you use underwear with this Pads?

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I certainly plan to wear them over a merino or UA base layer.

The fabric doesn't seem like it would be too comfy against your sensitive areas and the wash instructions say hand wash and hang dry only. It also seems like things might get a bit chilly down there w/o something underneath these unless you've get some seriously insulated pants.

5 5

gets the job done

just got these and wore 'em this weekend. they definately helped out big time on the spills. if you're gonna fall, you may as well do what you can to cushion it

3 5

Pro-tec IPS Hip Pads

I have both the Pro-tec IPS hip pads, and the Demon Flex-Force Low Padded shorts. I don't like these pads (Pro-tec IPS) because for me they didn't fig snug around the leg/upper thigh region. I ordered a medium and am 6ft 165lbs. They also don't have as thick of padding, and as much tailbone support as the Demon pair does.
As for a review of just the Pro-tec Hip Pads. I give them 3 stars because they aren't the greatest protection, but do have adequate padding all over. The butt, thighs, hip, and quads are all protected which is nice. The padding isn't the thickest but would certainly lessen a blow on a rail or whatever it is that you're using these for.
They're stretchy and conform to your body, and are also pretty light and would easily conceal themselves under a pair of ski/snowboard pants or any type of pant that is somewhat loose.

do these fit snug around the thigh leg...

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do these fit snug around the thigh leg area?

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It really depends on how big your thighs are. I am 6 foot, 165 lbs and I ordered a medium and they aren't snug around the thigh/leg area. Had I ordered a small then I would probably be ok. I would say my legs are slightly skinnier than average though and these would probably fit the average thigh just about right.

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I'm 6'2", ~185-190lbs, 34.5-35" waist, 32.5-33" inseam w/ relatively decent sized thighs. I also went with the medium and mine don't fit snug at all at the bottom of the thighs but are semi-compression fit through the upper thigh and hips w/ a thin-medium base layer on. The pads still seem to provide plenty of coverage and don't seem like they will be sliding around too horribly however. They seem like they should provide better coverage and will be better suited all around for my quest to finally get the hang of snowboarding this season than the 661 bomber shorts I've got for MTB.

Haven't had a chance to test mine out on the slopes yet but they seem to be cut pretty well, are comfortable, and decently constructed. They do seem a little bulky in a couple spots, but nothing range of motion hindering or annoying in my simulated testing around the house. They don't seem to produce much of a diaper effect visually under any of my size L, medium bagginess pants (TNF Freedom and Fargo and Oakley Karn).

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