97 of 99 people found the following review helpful
Comparison of Hillbilly shorts to two other brands,
Dan (Stanford, CA)
TL;DR: Hillbilly was too bulky and expensive. The Docooler shorts won.
Full review: I'm a 34" waist, and I was looking for something for skiing in terrain parks. This means my priority was butt, tailbone, and hip padding. Thigh padding was not a concern.
Here are the three different pairs of shorts:
Hillbilly Impact Shorts; size small, price $65.22
Pros: Very thick pads and most thorough coverage
Cons: Hard plastic over tailbone is not a good design choice; fabric does not stretch much; expensive; padding may be too bulky and restrict mobility; string-tie waistband feels too bulky to be wearing under other layers
Fit: Again, I'm a 34" waist. I followed the reviews and got a small. It's too tight, especially on my thighs. I should have gotten a medium.
Docooler padded short... Read more
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Your body will thank you!,
After 4 days of riding, I can definitely tell you that these shorts are the real deal. Now that I wasnt as worried to fall on my butt, I went out of my comfort zone and tried some rails, jumps, and turning maneuvers that I normally wouldnt. This resulted in some very hard crashes, most of them on my tail. Fortunately, these bad boys absorbed a good amount of the impact. After a handfull of very hard falls, one on a hard metal rail, I comfortably sit here, pain free, writing this review.
One recommendation that I cant stress enough is to size up in pants. I impulse bought these babies after I already purchased my comfortable fitting snow pants. It takes some shaking, jumping and jiggling to squeeze... Read more
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
These were not only useless but, I believe,
I bought these in the hopes of protecting my tailbone while learning to snowboard. These were not only useless but, I believe, caused more pain and injury to my tailbone than if I had been wearing no padding at all. On my second day of snowboarding, I took ONE hard fall to my tailbone and felt the plastic padding slam into my tailbone. The pain was excruciating and the plastic padding on the tailbone part of these shorts left nice bruises. There are absolutely terrible. I DO NOT recommend. If you are looking for protective shorts for snowboarding, please please please look for a pair that has softer padding on the tailbone area.