Ski Padded Shorts and Pants: Which to choose?
Any skier, experienced or novice, knows that it’s only a matter of time before they wind up on their backs staring up at the clear blue sky. High-quality padded shorts help keep skiers of all types where they ought to be… on the mountain. Finding the right ski padded shorts starts with comfort. A common misconception about ski padded shorts is that they have to be thick and obtrusive in order be effective. AllSportProtection.com makes it easy to find low-profile but comprehensively protective padded shorts for skiing. Ski padded shorts should fit under your ski pants but still be solid enough to save your backside when it matters most. Grab some padded shorts that fit snug to the body to keep the pads properly placed but permit maximum mobility, like compression shorts. Ski padded shorts should sit somewhat higher on the hip than most underwear. Skiers tend to fall on their hips just as often as they fall on their tailbone. Allowing the short to sit higher on the hip keeps the padding properly placed.
What are Ski Padded Shorts and Pants made of?
AllSportProtection.com carries the latest technology available for ski padded shorts. This padding technology is called D3O Padding. D3O is a hybrid-style padding that molds to your body. D3O Padding stays soft and comfortable while you ski then becomes rigid upon impact when you fall. The molecules in D3O padding literally rearrange and expand to create a protective shell in the area of the padded short that contains it.
Most ski padded shorts are created by layering EVA foam inside a spandex or lycra material short. EVA foam is standard in nearly all protective gear, especially in shorts. Even in padded shorts that feature other types of padding, thin layers of EVA foam are usually added for comfort.
Ski Padded Shorts: Top Recommendations
The Demon Flex Force X D3O shorts are the top-selling padded shorts for skiing at AllSportProtection.com. It features a unique, diamond-shaped D3O tailbone protector, low-profile soft padding along the hips, thighs and lower part of the seat. Another excellent option are the Burton Total Impact Padded Shorts. These ski padded shorts also feature an unprecedented amount of D3O padding in the tailbone in addition to the lower rear part of the shorts and the hips. The D3O padding on the hips is surrounded by standard EVA foam that is lightweight, pliable and comprehensive.
What about Ski Padded Pants?
Ski padded shorts are the most common piece of tailbone protection because they work so well with so many existing ski pants on the market. However, some skiers require the type of warmth that can only be found in a full length pant. Ski padded pants are primarily different from shorts in one very obvious way. However, in addition to being longer and warmer, ski padded pants provide protection along the entire length of the leg, particularly in the knee.
All Sport Protection’s selection of ski padded pants is unmatched. Our top selling full-length padded pant is the Demon Flex Force X D3O padded pants. Just like the Flex Force X shorts, they feature D3O in the tailbone, soft EVA foam along the thigh and hips. Demon has added in a secure EVA knee pad to the pant.
We carry only the top ski padded shorts and pants from brands like POC, Demon, ProTec, CrashPads and TripleEight. The gear experts here at All Sport Protection are athletes who test out this protective gear regularly and know what works for which job. Our No-Hassle Return Policy allows you can make sure you’re gonna get the right ski padded shorts and pants before you hit the hill… Literally! Contact us on our exclusive online chat, call us at 800-766-7269 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!