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Body armor
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:49:06 PM »
I did a search on old threads but would like a more updated opinion/suggestions on body armor.


Lower body protection? I know a lot of people wear leg protection but hips and coccyx seem important to protect.  Not sure what to do when wearing a wetsuit.  Something like this under?
https://www.sixsixone.com/exo-short-black


Or more burly hip protection like...
https://m.dickssportinggoods.com/p/nike-pro-mens-hyperstrong-core-football-shorts-16nikahyprstrngshftc/16nikahyprstrngshftc?camp=CSE:DSG_pg46569_ecom_PLA_452&gclid=Cj0KCQjwm9vPBRCQARIsABAIQYcgpUv9J020f08an74VmELSiSBdy-ZnU8U3BqkwDqtvuoGe6qHcaVIaAjw7EALw_wcB


Only worried that may be really tight under a wetsuit.

And for upper body...


Overkill????


Any thoughts welcome.


Thanks.



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Re: Body armor
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 04:06:24 AM »
I have Dainese hip protectors (for mtn biking and early season skiing). They are mesh. Perfect for the prupose you ask for. You can wear over your wetsuit. (buy a size bigger

I think you'd want the mesh ones.

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Re: Body armor
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2017, 06:10:48 AM »
I have Dainese hip protectors (for mtn biking and early season skiing). They are mesh. Perfect for the prupose you ask for. You can wear over your wetsuit. (buy a size bigger

I think you'd want the mesh ones.


Thanks. Ill check them out


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Re: Body armor
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 08:06:08 AM »
Id post images of Kari Traa in the shower with [just] her Dainese protection on but they probably are NOT SAFE FOR WORK.

Google images of her yourself if youre interested in a demonstration of Dainese mesh protection in a wet environment.

She's a hot skier.

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Re: Body armor
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 08:42:30 AM »
I can't imaging the pounding you river guys might be subject to.

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Re: Body armor
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 10:51:50 AM »
I've been using these as a baselayer for the last season or so & been happy with them:
http://www.crash-pads.com/product/pro-short-with-tail-shield-2500/

For outer pads I've been very happy with my Animas knee/shin guards. They do a great job of absorbing impacts and stay in place well:
https://www.outdoorplay.com/WRSI-Animas-Knee-Shin-Pads
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Re: Body armor
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 12:21:51 PM »
I've been using these as a baselayer for the last season or so & been happy with them:
http://www.crash-pads.com/product/pro-short-with-tail-shield-2500/

For outer pads I've been very happy with my Animas knee/shin guards. They do a great job of absorbing impacts and stay in place well:
https://www.outdoorplay.com/WRSI-Animas-Knee-Shin-Pads


Are you wearing a wetsuit and if so are the crash pad shorts under or over the wetsuit?  Thanks for your help.


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Re: Body armor
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 12:47:26 PM »
Hi
I do have the Patagonia impact suit. Can be a challenge getting on. Does fit under wetsuit. Good hip, thigh and back protection. Some floatation. Mostly use a Goru vest for surfing.
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Re: Body armor
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 04:00:22 PM »
I use a drysuit with the shorts and an impact shirt (I think Shock Doctor) as my baselayer with fleece over them. Then the drysuit, and then hard pads over the suit.

For warmer weather I still use them as my baselayer. I don't use a full wetsuit, but separate tops & bottoms with thin stretchy neoprene. The the hard pads on top once again.
https://sweetprotection.com/sp_no/whitewater/paddle-wear/shambala-shorts-5840
https://www.outdoorplay.com/Stohlquist-Mens-1mm-Core-Heater-Shirt



Are you wearing a wetsuit and if so are the crash pad shorts under or over the wetsuit?  Thanks for your help.

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