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Hillbilly Impact Shorts

4.4 out of 5 stars 246 customer reviews
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Price: $43.96 - $188.37
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  • Great hip and tailbone protection for all action sports including skateboarding, longboarding, skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking.
  • Features lightweight 8mm EVA foam padding, hard shell plastic tail bone protector, and breathable mesh fabric.
  • Drawstring for extra secure fit.
  • Sizing Chart: Extra Small = 24"-28" waist, Small = 29-34" waist, Medium = 35-39" waist, Large = 40"-44" waist
  • Recommended fit should be snug to prevent pads from moving upon impact.

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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

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002UHXY8G
  • Item model number: 2704-Pad
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,226 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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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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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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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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Size: Small - 29-34 Inch Waist Verified Purchase
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 (this product): Size XXXL; cost $14.98
Overall: Top choice
Pros: Perfect pad coverage of hips and backside. Good mobility. Fabric is nice and stretchy; super cheap
Cons: Pads might be a little thin for really hard impacts; velcro closure might not last
Fit: I'm a 34" waist and, after reading the reviews, got the XXXL. It fit perfectly.

Shock Doctor ShockSkin Impact Shorts; size large; $49.37
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