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Always wear protection.
Some body armor can be a real pain. Because of poor design, it can be hot and clunky, hindering movement and pinching uncomfortably. Alpinestars has been designing body armor long enough to avoid these pitfalls. Its Comp Pro Shorts are designed with breathable four-way stretch mesh fabric and three different types of impact foam, strategically placed to offer maximum protection without getting in your way or binding up.
Alpinestars started the Comp Pro Shorts with a four-way stretch mesh body. The mesh allows air to flow freely through the short to keep you cool. This synthetic material also pulls sweat away from your body to keep you dry and eliminate the clammy feeling that some materials can give you. Four-way stretch allows the fabric to move in any direction, so the shorts won't bind while you move. This stretch property also makes the short more durable, because it stretches instead of tearing, and (with a little help from silicone grippers at the waist and thighs), keeps the short from sliding around on your body while you ride. The main body of fabric was designed with a relaxed fit that feels natural in the normal riding position. This relaxed fit is less intrusive than a compression short, which can be comfortable, but isn't necessary for DH and freeriding.
Three different types of impact foam, including high-absorption and EVA Memory Foam, were used to provide protection. These were strategically placed to provide protection in the most vulnerable and the most frequently injured areas of the body while allowing a full range of motion. Protection is focused at the hips, the thighs, and the tailbone areas.
Alpinestars Pro Comp Shorts come in Black and are available in sizes Small through XX-Large.