I had been looking for a little extra hip protection as a few slides left little damage but a few nasty hip bruises. These shorts are the perfect answer for a little added under suit protection. The material has a great feel and fit and the pads conform to your body perfectly. The comfort is top notch and I forgot I was even wearing them as soon as I put them on. I did remove one star as the seam on the crotch ripped after my first use. The customer service at racer is fantastic and they were more than happy to help resolve the issue immediately. Overall great product for some added under suit protection and a fantastic company to work with.