Padded shorts to protect hip and butt


T2 Impact Protection padded shorts

What makes Tortoise Pads different?

  • Minimal spacing between pads.
  • Maximum coverage of key areas.
  • Pad shapes and placement that allow the user full range of motion.
  • Multi-layer design for increased pad flexibility.
  • Multi-density foam layers for greater protection while reducing overall pad thickness.
  • And, they are made by a company that cares deeply about making the highest quality product possible.

Impact Protection Padded Shorts

Designed and Manufactured in Southern California

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

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

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.


“These pads are perfect for snowboarding. I’m finally off the bunny hills but I still crash on my butt every run when I push myself. There’s no way I could’ve progressed so quickly without these pads and I won’t go without them. The thing that I found that differentiates Tortoise Pads is that they’re the only pads that have full butt protection. As for the overall performance of the pads, these guys nailed it! I’ve been crashing in these things every way possible for the past 2 months and I haven’t even had a slight bruise, I really can’t think of any improvements.” – Jeff Beck

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.

Stuntman Jake wearing padded shorts

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?

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.