Staff Review of Crash Pads 2500
There are a whole lot of padded shorts out there. We've been selling and testing protective gear since 2005 and we've found Crash Pads 2500 padded shorts to be one of, if not the
most versatile, comfortable, protective padded shorts on the market. The articulated, thermal-formed pads provide excellent soft-shell protection for your hips, quads, buttocks, and tailbone. You'd think all that protection would limit your range of motion, but it doesn't. Not with these shorts. The four-way stretch Lycra material and the shape and design of the pads really work together to maintain your freedom of movement. Another thing that makes Crash Pads 2500 padded shorts so popular is their versatility. We sell them to snowboarders, skiers, skateboarders, inline skaters, hockey players, mountain bikers--you name it. They provide professional-level protection at a price well within reason for recreational athletes. If you can only afford one pair of protective padded shorts, these are the natural choice.
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Crash Pads 2500 Padded Shorts with Tailbone Shield Features:
If you want the padding plus extra warmth for winter sports, check out the Crash Pads 2200 Padded Thermal PantsIf you want sits bone protection or donít need the plastic tail shield, check out the Crash Pads 2600 Padded ShortsIf you want a padded crotch area, check out the Crash Pads 1300 padded mountain bike shorts
- Articulated, thermal-formed, soft-shell foam padding to protect hips, quads, buttocks, and tailbone
- Removable, combination hard/soft-shell triangular insert for additional tailbone protection
- Four-way stretch breathable Lycra material for maximum freedom of movement
- Six-panel design for a perfect fit
- Heavy-duty spandex waistband
- Hit at the top of the knee
- Half-inch soft pads for moderate or aggressive activity
- Fit slim in the hips
- Wear over or under clothes
- 90% polyester, 10% Lycra
- Hand-stitched in the U.S.A.
- Unisex sizing for men, women, and children
The Crash Pads 2500 padded shorts are the most popular pads with our customers.
The 2500 are good all-around padded shorts, with folks using them for skateboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking, inline skating, ice skating, hockey, and more.
The Crash Pads 2500 "Pro Pants" are hand stitched in the U.S.A. Compared to other brands of padded shorts, the Crash Pads offer more soft pad impact protection. As always, level of protective involves a trade-off between amount of protection and weight/bulk. The Crash Pads 2500s tend towards the "more protection" end of the spectrum, and are a good choice for people looking for a lot of protection, but not so much that they would need hard shell body armor.
About Crash Pads
Crash Pads is dedicated to making protective gear that is flexible and lightweight, but wonít restrict any of your athletic mobility. As a company, Crash Pads is the quintessential small business success story. Back in 1992 in the beautiful river town of Astoria, Oregon, a woman teaching herself to inline skate got tired of the bruises she suffered every time she wiped out. For her own self-preservation, she began to stitch foam pads into her clothing. Through trial and error, her designs became increasingly more sophisticated. Thus was born Crash Pads, one of the very first manufacturers of body armor in the United States. More than two decades later, every piece of protective gear the company designs is still manufactured in the United States (though no longer at this enterprising womanís kitchen table).