I've seen a prior version of padded pants (maybe shorts?) that seem very handy for practicing and/or NASTAR runs but nothing available on the market now for an outer layer. I make many NASTAR runs for conditioning & practice and hit my share of gates in a season. I have both padded upper and lower under-layers and a close-fitting practice jacket made out of tough material with reinforced arms and elbows. Practice jacket made by EnergiaPura. However, my usual Spyder ski pants are pretty bulky and most definitely slow me down by .6 seconds or more depending on length of course.
Anyone seen any suitable pants- padded or at least sturdy material? Race appropriate pants would be ideal and more convenient than suiting up and wearing practice shorts over that. Coach pants might be OK but a bit bulkier than I want and I don't want to run around looking like a coach wanna-be. No yoga pants or Richard Simmons tights jokes either, you don't want to see this old dude in those.
Thanks in advance for any referrals / ideas.