I am looking for a pair of protective shorts, particualrly to protect hips. More high tech options:
POC VPD Padded shorts:http://www.xsportsprotective.com/poc-hip-vpd-padded-ski-shorts-2010.html
RED do3 Padded shorts:http://www.xsportsprotective.com/red-total-impact-padded-shorts-mens.html
These have that high tech materal that stiffens on impact. The POC seems to have that material only to protect the coccyx. The RED and Sixsixone have it over the hips.
Dainese MTB Impact:
I have read that the POC are rather fragile. People complain about durability, which is an issue for such an expensive item. And, again the VPD stuff is not over the hips.
I have read nothing about the RED, but they look good, as do the EVO's which have the d3o material over the hip.
Dainese look very beefy with conventional protection - an advantage and disadvantage.
Appreciate your thoughts, particularly on the effectiveness of the high tech shock absorbant material in these shorts, and whether they are more comfortable to wear than conventional armored shorts.
-Sorry about the double link to Dainese - edit funtion would not let me remove it.