Features of the Vigilante Tech Padded Shorts for Men
Vigilante men's tech padded shorts were designed for maximum protection, mobility, and comfort for snowboarders. The Vigilante Tech shorts have 3/8 and 1/2-inch foam pads covering your back side AND a custom designed plastic tailbone shield. The pads are shaped, cut, and anatomically designed to move along with your body during your full range of motion - without bending or crushing. The breathable, moisture-wicking fabric sandwiches the foam padding, moving hot air out and keeping you comfortable. Vigilante Tech padded shorts give you professional-level protection and enhanced mobility in an exceptionally low-profile snowboard padded short.
- 3/8 inch pads are shaped, cut, and placed to move with your body
- Flexible 3M plastic tailbone shield sandwiched in between foam pads for triple-density tailbone protection
- Lightweight, breathable and moisture wicking fabric; men’s tech shorts weigh only 8.8 ounces
- Low-profile, minimalist design
- Pad placement:11 pads cover upper quads, hips, glutes, tailbone
- Thickness and material: 3/8 and 1/2 inch flexible foam pads
- Body material: High-grade breathable, wickable mesh fabric; Quick-Dri gusset
- Fit/length: Boxer-style waistband; hits mid-thigh
- Recommended use: snowboarding
- Double-stitching for maximum durability
- Care instructions: Hand wash, dry flat
- Made in the USA
Product Video of Vigilante Tech Padded Shorts with Tailbone Shield for Men
Vigilante Padded Shorts: Moving with you, not against you
The Vigilante line of padded shorts and body armor is the result of a collaboration between Sicuro and Crash Pads Inc. The Vigilante line is distinguished from other padded shorts and body armor by their design and construction. A lot of padded shorts make you feel super bulky, with pads that bend or crush when you move your leg. Not only is that uncomfortable, it inhibits your full range of motion.
We wanted a low-profile, high-performance padded short that would enhance mobility, not hinder it. Enter Crash Pads, who designed the Vigilante line of padded shorts and body armor with human kinetics in mind. Think of your body as being divided into different zones—thighs, glutes, tailbone, etc. Vigilante padded shorts and body armor use a concept we call zone padding. The pads are shaped, cut, and placed to protect your major muscle groups without gaps, with the most vulnerable areas given extra protection. That's why the Vigilante men's light padded shorts feature 1/4-inch pads all around but 1/2-inch pads on the tailbone and glutes. So if you fall--and chances are you will--you're protected. The unique shape and placement of the pads give you full hip flexion and freedom of movement without pads that bend and contort.
Another unique feature of Vigilante padded shorts and body armor is the construction. Most similar protective gear uses open cell foam padding because it’s soft, puffy, and breathable like a sponge. But sponges also retain water, which is the last thing you want when you start to sweat. Vigilante padded shorts and body armor use a high-density, low-profile closed cell foam padding sandwiched inside the breathable, wickable, four-way stretch mesh fabric. Simply put without all those adjectives, this means that you keep the flexibility and low profile of the closed cell padding while still wicking moisture away from your skin. The Vigilante light padded shorts are great for skiing, snowboarding, skateboarding, mountain biking, or any activity where you might take a tumble and want a lightweight base level of protection. When we say "lightweight," we mean it: the Vigilante light padded shorts weigh only 4.8 ounces.
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