Snowboard Protection

POC Hip VPD 2.0 Ski Shorts FrontI have been using these pair of shorts for nearly 3 years. There are 3 major padding area, a triangle shape double layer POC VPD 2.0 for the tail bone and a pair of triple layer for the sides. The fabric used is elastic, sweat wicking and breathable.

This is my very first pair of protection shorts and wearing them feels like I'm not wearing them at all! They are snug to fit and extremely low profile that you won't notice them under your pants. I even use them under my board shorts when I snowboard on the indoor slope at Urban Ski.

Although it does protect your tailbone, it doesn't protect your Ischium bone (the rounded bone under your butt. So if you do fall a lot on your butt, the only cushioning will be your outer wear.

Besides that if you are pretty proficient in your snowboarding, it's a good light weight and low profile protection shorts.

Protection: 4/5
Comfort: 5/5
Price: 3/5

Protective shorts that provide a high level of protection for your tailbone and hips. Hip VPD 2.0 Ski Shorts allow for great freedom of movement due to its slim profile and VPD adapts to the shape of your body, but when exposed to impact, the material stiffens and has extreme impact absorption properties.


  • Perforated 3-ply VPD 2.0 hip protection that outperforms the 1621-1 motorcycle standard.
  • Stretch and ventilated mesh construction.
  • Optional tailbone protection for Coccyx region.



Do check out the Demon FlexForce X D3O Padded Shorts V2 which I plan to get next as the protection area is even more.