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Shorts that stand the test.

The Burton Men's Total Impact Short aren't about to shy away from a dangerous situation. They don't have your back, really, but they do have your hips and tailbone covered with G-Form padding, which stays soft and flexible until you hit the snow (or rail, or box, or ground,) at which point it stiffens to provide rigid protection. The ergonomic breathable padding, with DryRide Ultrawick fabric, will keep both you and your legs breathing, and the low-profile fit works easily with baselayers and snow pants.

  • DryRide Ultrawick moisture-wicking fabric
  • G-Form hip and tailbone padding
  • Elastic waistband
  • Machine washable
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Burton Total Impact Short

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times


The Burton total impact shorts are comfortable and the g-form is soft and pliable. If its mainly tailbone protection you’re after, then these shorts will do the job. Overall comfort and feel is a big plus, sometime I ever forget I’m wearing them. Good for any riding conditions, I’ve been mostly using them in the preseason so far where snow levels are at a low, with an icy and firm base. I can ride with confidence even if conditions are a little on the harder side.

LOW PROFILE TAIL BONE & HIP PROTECTION

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these Burton Impact shorts for snowboarding and was not sure if I'd like wearing them each session. But so glad I did.....just love them and they have saved my butt numerous times from numerous falls in the park. They are so thin and comfortable you forget you have them on. They blend right in to your snow pants and no one can notice you have them on. Definitely recommend to all skiers and boarders who are considering adding a little protection to their sessions!

For the Park Rider

    These are great for the Park!

    old timer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    hitting rails for 20 years it is time to protect my body and these shorts work fabulous

    Protection You Don't Notice

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Finally got to use these and I absolutely loved how you don't even know they are on... even driving to the hill I had them on and barely felt them.

    I took a couple spills on the keister and I felt it took the majority of the hit well. Are there softer, more protective pads out there? Yeah. But (pun intended), the huge selling point of these for me was how "minimal" they are - and how they don't restrict you at all. I have no issues wearing them. Protection is only good if you wear it! They breathed well and slipped very little. Glad I made the purchase.

    My butt thanked me!

      So I got these since I've been venturing into the park. The material is super comfortable and the paddings does not restrict your movement at all; you can hardly feel it!

      As for the impact protection, so far my experience has been falling on my butt on bs boardslides (on boxes tho) and you can hardly feel a thing! Also took a couple of heelside wash outs during hard carves on icy terrain, and again you don't feel anything. Also, it does help keep your butt comfortable when you're sitting on snow (or sharp, icy groomers!).

      In all, its a great product for the beginner freestyle rider, although I can't attest to how it performs on massive falls and yard sales.

      Light, warm and protects me...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have been using the POC 2.0 hip protectors for a few years now and decided I needed to get another protective layer to rotate out with so I thought I would give these a try. I am 5'9 and about 170, so I tried these out in a medium. The Mediums fit me perfect. I really like the fit on these because they are really like a 2 in 1. They are long enough they come down to just above my knees, so I get an extra layer out of them for those colder days, and still get the padded protection. As far as the pads go, when I have these on for about 20 minutes, my body heat molds the pads to my body. The pads are relatively thin unlike the POC pads, so I honestly don't even think about them once they are on, which is a little different than the POC protectors. I have rode everything from deep pow to trees to the terrain park and love the mobility I still have in these. I don't have any decreased range of motion when I am spinning and rotating in the air. In short these protectors don't limit my ability to perform in the air. I must admit though I have worn these a dozen times, I haven't had any yard sales to report the effectiveness of the pads, but have slid in them a few times with no bruising or damage to report. The lycra material is pretty lite so I am not sure how long these are going to last, but for the time being I have washed them 3x in cold water and air dried them with no breakdown in materials. Aside from that, these are a pretty solid protective layer, and I appreciate how low profile they are. I guess time will tell if the materials will last and sooner or later I am going to get destroyed on a big kicker so I will keep you all updated.