Padded shorts to protect hip and butt


T2 Impact Protection padded shorts

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Don’t let a crash keep you down - wear Tortoise Pads!

Welcome to the official site for Tortoise Pads®! Our innovative technology provides you with impact protection padded shorts for action sports that you’ve been waiting for. Skateboarders, BMX riders, scooter riders, snowboarders and many more athletes love this product, and we’re sure you will too. Please check out our Instagram and Facebook pages for more pictures of riders.


“This first week of January 2018 my son and I both got to try out the Tortoise Pads padded shorts with the ½” thick protection while snowboarding.  Without a doubt when riding the rails and features in the terrain park (area 51 Keystone) my son felt much more confident and rode more obstacles because of the added comfort of having the protective padding on.  Myself, I do not ride the terrain park but found them awesome, comfortable and did not hinder any movement while snowboarding. Overall the Tortoise Pads worked great, held up well and were easy to use/wear. HIGHLY Recommend – 5 stars” – R. Condren

Tortoise Pads padded shorts for snowboarding

Wear padded shorts that are both cool AND smart. You don’t have to look awkward to be safe. Finally.

Tortoise Pads are constructed in a design that doesn’t add bulk to your pants the way other pads do. Plus, they provide great protection when you hit the ground. We can’t guarantee you won’t get hurt, but we can guarantee Tortoise Pads will help cushion your fall. So, which will you choose? Will you choose to do tricks without protection, or will you choose to be smart and look awesome doing it?

What are Tortoise Pads, really?

Tortoise Pads are shorts combined with protective butt pads and protective hip pads. Wear them underneath your regular pants to help cushion your falls. Made of lightweight yet dense foam, these shorts give the wearer more mobility without sacrificing protection or comfort. The foam is a high impact EVA product designed for maximum force absorption. Plus, these pads don’t wear out after a few weeks of use. They will last session after session and will serve you for a long time.

Padded Shorts for Action Sports

We specifically engineered our impact protection shorts for action sports and other high energy, high mobility activities. They are ideal for skateboarders, scooter riders and snowboarders. However, we have BMX riders, rollerbladers, and athletes in other sports that wear them as well. No matter what sport you compete in, you can have the confidence of knowing that Tortoise Pads are there to protect you.

Our designers are constantly thinking of new ways to accommodate the needs of other sports.  Football, ice skating, hockey, you name it – our goal is to protect everyone. Please let us know if you would like us to put your sport first on our list of new products.

Tortoise Pads® are proudly made in the U.S.A.

We hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoy making them.