Ki6vsm
 
 
 
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    January 18, 2013
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Dainese Hard Shorts Features Perforated plates in Astronmemory and polypropylene sandwich on the thigh Polypropylene and polyethylene sandwich plate on the coccyx Soft protectors certified to Standard EN 1621.1/97 at sides Coarse mesh elasticated trousers Elasticated inserts in silicone rubber on the thighs Perforated plates Soft inserts on the sides and buttocks. PCT Patent Pending
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Good protection and comfortable, but needs one change
PostedJanuary 18, 2013
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Ki6vsm
From San Diego
State:CA
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Very comfortable armored shorts due to the netting material used -- once you get past the Rocky-Horror-Show styling. I can assume they will provide very good protection around the hips, side and rear of thigh areas and tailbone. And they breath so well I don't imagine that heat will be a problem, even being worn over a base layer. I wear 32-34"-waist pants, and the MEDIUM size shorts fit me really well. (I also tried the LARGE for comparison, but they were too loose for comfort.)
I did find a problem with the hard-shell tailbone pad though. It's sewn directly to the netting, which is VERY stretchy. As a result, I have found that the TB protector shifts downward too easily--partly under its own weight as the netting stretches--into an uncomfortable position. I actually un-stitched that piece for the time being and will be having it sewn higher up, so that it is connected more firmly to the waistband portion of the shorts and can't slide down out of position. More correctly, I am going to have Velcro added to the shorts and pad so that I can attach the pad or leave it off.
I also feel that the tailbone pad itself is a little too flat in profile; it doesn't feel right when sitting in a leaned-forward position. It could use more curvature. What I've done is heat the hard plastic shell with a hot-air gun and give it a little more bend. Now it is relatively comfortable.
Rides: 2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
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