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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comparison of Hillbilly shorts to two other brands, February 1, 2016
Dan (Stanford, CA)
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This review is from: Hillbilly Impact Shorts (Sports)
This is a comparison review, as I bought three different padded shorts (the three I could get on Prime) to see which I liked best.

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
5.0 out of 5 stars Your body will thank you!, December 21, 2016
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As a snowboarder for 12 years, I've taken a lot of falls, most of them on my behind. As I was gear shopping this year, I did a lot of searching for some good booty protection, and saw that these shorts had a lot of good reviews. I took the plunge and ordered a pair.

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
1.0 out of 5 stars These were not only useless but, I believe, January 18, 2016
R. Dipietrantonio
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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.

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