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Hillbilly Impact Shorts

203 customer reviews
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About the Product

  • Sizing Chart:Extra Small: 24-28 inches Waist; Small: 29-34 inches Waist; Med: 35-39 inches Waist; Large: 40-44 inches Waist;
  • Worn under your shorts
  • Features: closed cell eva foam hard shell plastics for heavy duty protection
  • Sizing chart: x-small: waist 26-30 inches
  • Sizing Chart:Extra Small: 24-28 Inch Waist; Small: 29-34 Inch Waist; Med: 35-39 Inch Waist; Large: 40-44 Inch Waist;

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Product Description

These legendary Hillbilly Protection Impact Shorts are worn by some of the best (and worst!) riders in the world because they provide the ultimate in hip and tailbone protection.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 10 x 2 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B002UHXY8G
  • Item model number: 2704-Pad
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,138 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Larry Smith on May 26, 2011
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For whatever reason, protective gear seems to be made for people who are really small, or already in shape. What's a big guy to do?

I started skating with my kid to get in shape, but when big and tall guys fall, they get hurt! I trolled around various hip and butt protectors but found nothing for above a size 38 or 40 waist. I'm a 44.

Enter these Hillbilly Butt Pads. I wasn't hopeful, but did some digging to try and find a sizing chart. Well, here it is from the manufacturer MBS Mountainboards. Find them at:
doubleu doubleu doubleu . MBS . C 0 M (don't you love how they try to wipe out all website links?)

Here's the sizing chart from their online store
" Sizing Chart:
X Small: 27-31 inch waist
Small: 32-36 inch waist
Med: 37-41 inch waist
Large: 42-46 inch waist

We recommend that hip pads fit a bit tight as it is important for the pads to not move around when riding or during a crash.

I can attest that I fit pretty well with their Large size. And the padding seems to be pretty comprehensive, enough to save my... butt.
And yes, they're black, not that odd "visible man" exposed muscle red color in the pics above.
I asked my: kid to kick me, and he was happy to oblige. I didn't feel a thing. This must be what Batman feels like all suited up!

** Edit 6/10/2011** after several weeks of skate class and session skating, these pads have saved me from several falls, some from full stand up height. I've always been able to get right back into the action, and have never had even so much as any soreness afterward. Well worth the investment!

** Edit 4/17/2012** I've heard that MBS Mountainsports has posted a different sizing charge on their website which appears to be wrong. The one I'd originally posted from their web store about a year ago is still valid/correct. See comments on the review for details.
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Liem Nguyen on March 1, 2010
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After reading and comparing reviews with the variety of impact shorts available on the market, I took a plunge and made the purchase of these shorts from Amazon for a snowboarding trip. The hillbilly impact shorts that I actually received does not reflect the hideously colored shorts amazon has misrepresented, as the shorts are actually black in color. What a relief!! I wear a 31-32 waist and followed the size chart which designated a size small. The fit of the small, was snug at the waist, not too loose or tight with a thin thermal under. The thigh cuffs have elastic material in them to stretch across the outer diameter of your thigh, since my thigh's aren't big the thigh cuffs for the shorts were free floating which isn't entirely detrimental to the overall purpose of the shorts. Unlike other designs out there, I never once had to realign the shorts due to any shifts in the padding material under my pants. The padding initially may appear to be bulky, but let me tell you these pads really offer the protection that is necessary for snowboarding pitfalls. However, on the same note you might have to buy a pant size up due the bulky nature of the padding. During my snowboarding trip, I caught a number of wrong edges and had my tail end slam against the packed snow so many times I lost count. There were moments when I thought I broke my coccyx, but thanks to the tail shield in the design I can still sit normally at the end of the day. At the end of the trip, I had absolutely no bruising in any of the areas under my impact shorts.

pros: price, padding, tail shield, comfortable

cons: bulky...requires sizing up a pants size, undetachable padding, misrepresented armadillo colored shorts in example image
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Young on August 22, 2010
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I've worn my pads for most of this season, and I can't imagine how I survived without them. I've tried butt pads by several other companies, and these are by far the absolute best. They do make my behind significantly larger, but as a blocker, that's a plus. The tailbone protection is outstanding, and I haven't had a bruise on my hip since I've started wearing these.

They run very large. Normally I'm either XL or XXL in most butt pads, but I take L in these. Also, as others have mentioned, they're blacker than the photo depicts. Lastly, the fabric under the padded parts is see-through mesh, so be ready to wear opaque tights or shorts underneath.

If you like looking vaguely like Godzilla or a hand grenade on the track, these pads also look pretty cool. I feel like someone from Mad Max every time I gear up nowadays.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By David Christopher on June 2, 2010
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Overall, love these shorts!!!!

A couple of points to add to other reviews:
1) Activities with your hips markedly flexed such as mountain biking, can produce some binding of padding where your hip flexes. But for activites with hips more extended such as snowboarding, they are very comfortable. Not a deal breaker, just be aware of this if your primary use will be BMX/mountain biking.
2) The padding is creased so it does better for protection against blunt objects (such as the ground) than it does for sharp objects (such as rock edges or tree limbs). Obviously, the creasing is needed for flexibility, but just be aware of the limitations of protecting against sharper objects vs blunt objects.

Even with the above limitations, I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
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