Slytech Protective Shorts Review

Slytech Protective Shorts Review

Slytech Protection has been around for over a decade, when they first launched their soft back protector for snow sports, since that time they have been a leader in innovating protection for snow and mountain bike protective pads, shorts,pants and back protection that proves to be comfortable to wear and provides ample protection when you crash. Slytech does indeed have your back, knees, shins, thighs and pretty much most of your body! Read on to hear more about  the Slytech Protective Shorts Review.

Slytech Protective Shorts NoShock from Shred are a snow sport specific protection garment featuring SLYTECH NOSHOCK technology for lower body protection that stops above the knees. The lower back and coccyx paddings can be removed to maximise comfort when using a Back Protector.

Tested – Slytech Protective Shorts (impact shorts) specifications:

MSRP $130.00
color: black (one color)
size: medium 32-34 inches

Features from Slytech:

SLYTECH 2ND SKiN XT – Simply put, it stays flexible when you ride, then hardens and protects you when you crash
SLYTECH NOSHOCK – Patent pending honeycomb cone structure
PROGRESSIVE IMPACT INTELLIGENCE – Our protectors intelligently and progressively adapt to the different energies and speeds of impact to always provide complete protection

See the full list of features here

Intended Use:

Snow sports

Recommended for:

Anyone looking for extra protection/cushioning to soften the blow of most falls in a minimalistic breathable short.

Review Date and Location:

January 2018 – April 2018 in Colorado


If you’ve ever fallen snowboarding on a rail in the park , or even on hardpack snow or ice, you might consider these low profile protective shorts from Slytech to provide some extra protection and cushioning where it counts. After having several bumps and bruises over the years from falling hard on rails, jumps or anywhere really,  I knew it was time to look into some impact shorts for some added protection and help shorten the recovery time from bad falls.

I’ve been skeptical about impact shorts due to the cumbersome bulky size and lack of breathability in most brands I looked at. I didn’t want to have to buy a snowboard pant a size larger to accommodate my protective shorts, so I was quite pleased when I came across Slytech’s protective shorts for snow sports. These nylon protective shorts are not bulky and are highly breathable with Slytech’s 2nd Skin XT foam and NOSHOCK honeycomb structure they move with you when you ride and when you fall they harden to provide protection where it counts. I wear these protective shorts every time I ride now, and they have saved me from several falls on rails over the last 4 months and will continue to for years to come. They will provide good protection from most falls, I’ve still had some discomfort from the hardest bails but without these shorts on it would have been much worse. These protective shorts are easy to wash, you can simply remove the foam pads and wash the nylon liner when needed. If you’re looking for impact/protective shorts that are minimalistic and stay put, I would recommend giving Slytech’s protective NOSHOCK shorts a try.


    • fits true to size
    • breathable
    • flexible
    • protective pads are arranged well to maximize protection where it counts
    • easy to adjust and wash


    • none


Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Performance:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Design:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Overall:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)