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Snowboard Defense Shorts 500

Sale price: $15.00 Regular price: $44.99

In skiing or snowboarding, you are not immune to a fall. These protective shorts allow you to cushion your fall.

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Sale price: $15.00 Regular price: $44.99

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Model: 8375047

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Snowboard Defense Shorts 500 | the skier or the snowboarder, adult or child, who wishes to protect his coccyx, his buttocks and his hips.

In skiing or snowboarding, you are not immune to a fall. These protective shorts allow you to cushion your fall.

Shock protection

Coccyx protection meets the directive 89/686/CEE

Anatomic design

Extremely stretchy lycra fabric. 3 sizes M / L / XL.


Breathable lycra fabric with perforated polyethylene foam.


Wear directly in contact with the skin under your pants.

Easy to maintain

Machine wash at 86°F.

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Works fine

felt on my bum a few times and didn't feel a thing, really works it's a bit uncomfortable to use it while driving, tho

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Bum protection

Great protective shorts for learning to snowboard

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Padded protection intensifies pain

The soft padding on the sides is quite thin but ok to provide some minor protection from minor falls. Unfortunately on the tail bone there is a composite layer of a plastic sheet glued to a ofter silicone/foam pad, which is too hard and to focused on the tailbone. It provides impact protection from say a hit from a tennis ball, but when i sit on the ground and rolll backwards (like in a fall) its like im sitting on a flat pebble and the force is transmitted directly to my tailbone not away from it. I think removal of the plastic sheet would be better; gluing to a single plastic sheet has made the pad too hard. I would suggest the designers break the sheet up into smaller parts to allow flexiblity and spread over a larger area.

Hello Lotus, this crash pad undergoes European certifications UE)2016/425 with impact tests following EN1621-1 level 1 norm. The aim is to reduce the transmitted energy from an impact and with these standards we can guarantee it does. With that said you are not the first user to bring up this feeling and we have worked on a new injected material that can pass the norm and brings a better comfort. Our new range will arrive next season with two product one only protecting the tail bone and another one also protecting hips and the side of the thighs.

Thanks again for the honest feedback. Of course if you are not satisfied with this crash pad please bring it back to your nearest Decathlon shot to get a refund or an exchange with a crashpad that suits you better if your local shop have other references.

I am sorry for the discomfort, and I hope our futur range will meet your expectations.

Yohann Kelkel

Snowboard product manager


I thought that the padding on the hips on these shorts would be thicker than what it actually is. It looks reasonable in the picture, but in reality it is very thin. The rear portion protecting the base of the spine looks good. Other items I've bought from Decathlon have been excellent so I am somewhat disappointed with the shorts.

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Well worth the money

Worth every penny whilst learning to snowboard this year. Took the sting out of the inevitable falls. I now wear them whilst skiing, not so much for impact protection, but they are great for insulation when sitting on the snow.

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Nice warm bum

I've thought of buying impact shorts for a couple of years and thought they were all too bulky and too expensive. These ones fit the bill perfectly (and yes I did land on my bum sometimes...). Definitely recommended.

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Good value for money a** saver!

Used once so far on a 4 day snowboarding trip. Decent enough padding to cushion the fall when you catch a heel edge. A little odd when sitting down for the first time but you soon get used to it. Thin padding on the sides don't seem much use. Caught a couple of edges and this definitely helped ease the blow. Good buy and i'll be using them next year.

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Padded shorts

Brilliant, thoroughly worth the money for the extra confidence they give when not on power snow. That little bit of padding certainly helps.

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No bumps

After my previous boarding holiday I decided to buy a pair of bump shorts, I purchased these and wore them all last wee during my winter holiday. The shorts were comfortable beneath my salopettes , the padding was firm enough to protect my back side when catching an edge without feeling uncomfortable whilst sitting down on the snow and ice to tighten my bindings.

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Essential for snowboarders

After starting to learn snowboarding I realised most of my falls were backwards, and not to the wrists. I found these shorts especially useful for the first few days getting back on the slopes. I've fallen a few times on icy surfaces and while it still hurts a little, it has provided good protection.

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Worked a treat

As a competent skier I'm not accustomed to falling, however as I'm now learning to snowboard (having hurt my coccyx during a lesson) I decided to give these a go. On my recent holiday I wore these for the two days I snowboarder and can honestly say, What a difference! No coccyx pain at all despite a couple of hard tumbles. The hip protection is good too. Although when you first put them on they feel a little bulky you very quickly forget they're there (until you need the loo lol). I'm so pleased I bought them, they did a great job and for half the price of an average pair. Would totally recommend

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Сигурност и комфорт.

Удобен клин с протектор с ергономична форма. Свиква се с него доста бързо през деня.

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Предпазва добре

Щом сте намерили този продукт, значи ще пробвате сноуборд, а 15 секунди след първото качване ще паднете по опашна кост и ще разберете защо този клин си заслужава всяка стотинка. Една идея твърд е и при сядане се усеща, но това е необходим компромис на фона на изтърсване с всичка сила по дупе без никаква защита, пистата не прощава.

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Не върши работа

Защитата за опашката е прекалено твърда. Вместо да предпазва при падане, прави точно обратното - набива дори повече. Изключително некомфортно при сядане. Опитът ми е при каране на сноуборд, при ски може и да е по-различно.

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Удонбни са

Учудващо удобни, добре защитават опашната кост. Запотяват малко повече от нормално.

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Additional Product Information


Main fabric

  • 100% Polyester cationic


  • 100% Ethylene vinyl acetate
  • 65% Rubber - Chloroprene - Neoprene

A rigorous standard for protections

European Directive 89/686/EEC is a directive applicable to protective shorts. This standard includes shock absorption tests.

Choosing the right size is essential for good protection.

Below is a size comparison guide when selecting your protective vest Size M = waist size 32.3" to 34.3" Size L= waist size 34.6" to 38.6" Size XL = waist size 39" to 43.3"



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