Triple Eight T8 Bumsaver
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- Soft, breathable, form-fitting mesh design for greater flexibility and comfort
- Shock absorbing EVA foam throughout the hip and tailbone areas
- Ideal for skateboarding, inline skating (roller blading), roller derby and snowboarding
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Pros: very breathable, stylish and very minimalist. Can't really tell you have it on and makes you look like you have some strong quads!
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I wouldn't recommend this simply because I didn't find it comfortable when sitting on the ground due to uneven padding/pressure across your butt. And for snowboarding you're always sitting whether it's the lift, strapping your boots on, or just waiting on the side for friends. It doesn't hurt when sitting, it's just a bit weird.
I've used the skeletools impact shorts, which pretty much has a giant rectangle foam pad covering the ass, and other than being a bit bulky, is quite comfortable sitting down with it, and even works as an insulator when sitting on the snow. The reason I got the T8 was because it was much cheaper and more readily available. But the T8, would have cold spots around parts of my cheeks. I tried the T8 Derby shorts and although the coverage was a bit better, I still did not like the gaps. And when you sit down, the back end of the shorts stretches, making the gaps between the foam wider.
One nice feature is that you can remove any of the pads that aren't needed for your activity. I removed the lowest pads, around the thigh, because they didn't seem necessary for derby.
I'm 6'3", 180lbs, 33-34in waist. The medium size fits me well. I ordered large first, but they were way too big.
I took up snowboarding for the first time this past christmas. Now taking another look at these, I'd have to say that the protection is probably moderate and these are not designed for snowboarders. Snowboarders do lots of butt plants when on heel edge of board, and knee plants when on toe edge of board (fall on knees and forearms, not on wrists). When you think about how the board is aligned w your body it makes sense that you are more likely too do a bum plant (UNLESS you are in the terrain park), ------if you are a skier, you will more likely to land on your sides while falling as skis align to the body perpendicular to snowboards, so these might be better suitable for that.
Ok, wandering off topic but ----I would say another really great piece of gear are knee pads. The knees have no padding at all. If you are shredding in the NE, the snow is compacted and it feels like your knees are making contact with ice! Also, unless you have super strong abs and great balance, you won't be able to get up heel side, you'd have to flip to your front and get up toe side from your KNEES and it hurts as you'll be getting up a lot. My husband who is a decent snowboarder took a wipe out trying to avoid a kid who cut him off and fell forward. His knees are all bruised, luckily nothing more serious.Read more ›
pros: has good tail bone, hip, and lateral thigh protection, lightweight, breathable mesh keeping you cool and dry
Cons: a bit on the pricey side, would be better if to have spandex material/wick away,
Overall: ideal for wearing over thermals. 8/10 for snowboarding! They did save my butt several times on a 3 day snowboarding trip!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought these for snowboarding. Padding not really thick enough or in the proper locations to protect much.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Do not use these for snowboarding. I wore these while learning to snowboard and there is absolutely no padding where I was impacting the earth with my butt. Read morePublished 19 days ago by D. S. West
A Little thiner then i expected, Foam pads i think could have been made from a heavy Thin foam, still had some soreness after hitting the side of my leg.Published 1 month ago by Jay
I bought it to use for my inline skating session. It works well for soft falls, like when your're skating slow in a flat surfaces. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Daniel VG
The actual padding is not nearly as thick/substantial as it looks like in the picture. To me, after comparing the picture with the actual pants, it looks like the picture is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Todd and Stephanie Bailey
Padding isnt really robust/thick and it isnt placed in the right appropriate places.
Stitching is weak, and so is the cloth.
Terrible shorts for dirt bike riding. The foam in the seat of the shorts will get flattened out the first ride. SucksPublished 3 months ago by Husky1986