AlpineStars Vector Tech Shorts
Who's this item for: DH and Enduro riders and racers who want some protection for their lower half.
Protection Style: These shorts utilise EVA memory foam for protective padding in high impact areas. Mainly the hips, thighs and coccyx.
Materials: There is a lightweight, stretch mesh used for the main body of the short which provides terrific breathability. This stretch mesh also provides a good amount of compression which helps prevent muscle fatigue. Ventilated mesh padding covers vulnerable zones for additional impact protection.
Fitting style: The Vector Tech shorts are a slip on style that feature an elastic waist with silicone printing on the thighs to help keep the shorts in place.
Length of protection: The protection runs in partitions from the hips down the thighs.
Protection level: Medium-High. These shorts will keep you safe(r) from the most common of crashes out there. If you're Josh Bender you may need something more.
Removable protective inserts for washing: Nope.
Chamois: Yes, the Vector Tech shorts feature AlpineStars Nooshera multi-density chamois. This will help keep you comfortable for those long enduro transition stages.
Pros: Built in chamois, good protection level, well placed padding
Cons: These might not fit under your already tight fitting shorts.