RockGardn CYA Shorts Armor and Pads

DESCRIPTION

The new Rockgardn CYA Shorts feature our most advanced design yet: * Above-the-waistline protection for your upper pelvis. * Foam and plastic protection for your hip joints andTailbone. * Full-size, plush Coolmax chamois relieves pressure on sit bones from firm, narrow seats. * Smooth, moisture-wicking Lycra base shell pulls sweat away fromThe bodyTo keep you cool and dry. * Compression designTo keep muscles cramp-free. * Super-strong flat-lock stitching.Small: 30-32"Medium: 32-34"Large: 34-36"X

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 28, 2009]
kcox920
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Just went down in a criterium crash today, and thank god I had these on! I crashed at like 26mph and wearing these under my racing kit really saved my hip/butt from road rash. Went down at ADT center (LA Velodrome) with these on almost 2 years ago. Despite falling from the top of the track, my hip/butt was spared! Great product!!! Easy to ride/race with.

Weakness:

For criterium/track racing, the thigh pad isn't needed.

If you race criteriums or race the track you *need* this. Unless of course you enjoy having skin missing from your side after a crash....

[Jun 23, 2003]
Jim Rosensteel
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable, protective, low dollars, compares with Dainese viking bib.

Weakness:

So far I haven't found one.

The bottom line is that these shorts are the only ones to own. They are inexpensive, made of a very comfortable 'mesh' that can be worn directly against the skin (in laymans terms that means comfortable). There is no 'diaper' feel when wearing these and I soon forgot that I even had them on, but brother, was I happy they were there with a few of the crashes at Mount Snow that I took. The tailbone is completely covered as well as back, side and front of thighs. If you are a downhiller or are extremely clumsy, don't live another minute without having these. These bad boys kick!

Similar Products Used:

3 seperate riding shorts with padding

[Jun 19, 2003]
Danjel Bout
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Beautiful worksmanship, no rubbing at seams.

Weakness:

None yet.

If you value anything below your waist but above your knees then buy these!!!

[Sep 03, 2007]
Doug
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Looked well padded

Weakness:

Well, while my GF's medium fit her well and fit me, my larges wouldn't go past my thighs. Stitching stunk, hers had a small hole when we received it and the mine started ripping apart when I found they wouldn't go past my thighs. My butt made in the USA, I've got the flak jacket(x2) Helmets(x2) Summit Shorts, Fate Gloves and the LZMX knee/shin and it all looks to be made overseas I think it was china, dont have it in front of me.

Designed well. Stitching, quality control not so well. Customer Service:
Claire = excellent
Mark = Just talk to Claire

[Feb 11, 2007]
Ben
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Form-fitting, cool, comfortable, very protective, tailbone guard is priceless, you hardly notice they're there.

Weakness:

None.

They do exactly what they're supposed to do. I can't tell you how many times these things have paid off and then some. The guards cover all the vital areas with really thick padding and the material keeps you super cool. Highly recommended!

Similar Products Used:

Sette, Skeletools

[Jan 19, 2004]
jr sarmiento
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

light weight and comfortable. good protection. price was right. tons of padding for the tailbone area. i use 'em for downhill, freeride, and snowboarding. BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE OUT THERE. Mark replies to emails fast and is very helpful with questions.

Weakness:

none really...i ride a lot of xc too so i'm use to having a chamois. but i don't think its a big deal witht the whole DH/FR crowd

I use these shorts for downhill mt biking and snowboarding.

My friend and i have crashed so many times and hard with these shorts on. We could only imagine how much it would have hurt if we weren't wearing these shorts.

For snowboarding, i'm not a natural at jumping or doing rails. but with these shorts it makes the landing on my bum quite a bit more forgiving. I live in southern cali so we have a lot of ice. makes landing on ice not hurt so much.

Similar Products Used:

none just regular baggy shorts

[Oct 29, 2003]
Dan McDonald
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Takes hits well and is quite comfortable and cool, addiitonally they are very durable and washable, I have washed them several times and they remain in tack. the best feature is the all around protection they offer. Hence the name (CYA Cover Your A**)

Weakness:

None so far, very happy with fit and all

Buy these you will thank me for it.

Similar Products Used:

Daniese full suit, fit terrible and lacked the necessary location of pads and fell short

[Apr 23, 2004]
Richard
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Light weight

Weakness:

Light weight

Landed on my back earlier in the week failing to make an easy wheelie-drop. The triangle tailbone pad helped but still in pain. It seems likely that I would have been in worse shape without them. I wish the hip area had more padding; the design leaves an inch gap on the side right where I seem to land when sideways. Seems to be a decent compromise between comfort/light weight and heavy-duty protection for aggressive (but unskilled!) trail riders. It was also the first time I had a camelback on in a couple of months and I figure it provided the most protection.

Similar Products Used:

NA

[Apr 09, 2004]
Jeff
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

They feel like a pair of spandex. I love them they have a real thick tail bone protector and great pads for your leg's. The tailbone pad is the best.

Weakness:

none

The CYA shorts are well worth it. If you ever suffered a tailbone injury before you know recovery time is very painfull. Why suffer the pain buy these short's. They are well worth it. I suffered the pain 2 times. I would hate to pass that pain onto someone else. They are well worth the $40.00 buck's

Similar Products Used:

none

[Feb 23, 2004]
Andy Seth
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Absolutely lives up to the name! The construction is solid and the padding is hard enough to protect but not so hard that it feels uncomfortable.

Weakness:

False confidence to make me go big!

My buddy L.G. Fuentes told me about these and I put off getting them (like a dumb*ss) because I already had a pair of riding shorts. I finally got them after busting my tailbone pretty bad and let me tell you, they are 100% worth it. I've taken some pretty ugly falls (the guys from SBF can vouch for that) and the shorts have saved me ever since I got them.

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