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Troy Lee Designs LPS 5605 Shorts

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Item # TLD0264

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Item # TLD0264

Protecting you from your bike and yourself.

The folks at Troy Lee Designs have been involved with dirt for years. They started with motocross and more recently moved into mountain bikes. Although TLD is relatively new to the MTB scene, its designers' experience with motocross makes them experts on protective clothing and gear for all two-wheeled sports, especially those where speed is essential and crashes are inevitable. The Troy Lee Designs LPS 5605 Short combines crash protection with riding comfort in a way that enhances your ride and softens the occasional digger.

TLD started the LPS 5605 with a four-way stretch mesh body. The mesh allows air to flow freely through the short to keep you cool. This synthetic material also pulls sweat away from your body to keep you dry and eliminate the clammy feeling that some materials can give you. Four-way stretch allows the fabric to move in any direction, so the shorts won't bind while you move. This stretch property also makes the short more durable, because it stretches instead of tearing, and (with a little help from silicone grippers), keeps the short from sliding around on your body while you ride. The fabric is also anti-microbial to keep you from smelling like a locker room after a day of riding. The main body of fabric was designed with a relaxed fit that feels natural in the normal riding position. This relaxed fit is less intrusive than a compression short, which can be comfortable, but isn't necessary for DH and freeriding.

The protection side of things is provided by Troy Lee's low-profile foam panels. These panels are designed to ride close to the skin without the bulky feeling that thick pads and hard shells are infamous for. The panels are cut into natural-feeling anatomic shapes that move comfortably with the body. Padding is provided for the outer thighs (for impact) and for the inner thighs and crotch (to alleviate pressure from the saddle). Comfort is also enhanced with flatlock seams and a comfort fit waistband. TLD also included tapered legs that keep the short from riding up without feeling like a compression short.

The Troy Lee Designs LPS 5605 Short comes in Black and is available in sizes XS, S, M, and L.

  • Impact protection pads on outer and inner thighs and hips
  • Chamois liner to reduce chafing
  • Tapered legs keep the shorts in place

Tech Specs

Material:
[body] spandex, [pads] foam
Protection Area:
thigh, perineum
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Troy Lee Designs

Base Protection
Tops
Youth M Youth L Youth XL S M LXL
Chest Circumference 26.0-27.0in
(66.0-68.6cm)
28.0-29.0in
(71.1-73.7cm)
30.0-32.0in
(76.2-81.3cm)
34.0-35.0in
(86.4-88.9cm)
36.0-38.0in
(91.4-96.5cm)
40.0-42.0in
(101.6-106.7cm)
44-46in
(111.8-116.8cm)
Bottoms
Youth M Youth L XS S M LXL
Waist Circumference24.0-26.0in
(61.0-66.0cm)
26.0-28.0in
(66.0-71.1cm)
28.0-30.0in
(71.1-76.2cm)
30.0-32.0in
(76.2-81.3cm)
32.0-34.0in
(81.3-86.4cm)
34.0-36.0in
(86.4-91.4cm)
36.0-38.0in
(91.4-96.5cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waist, keeping the tape a bit loose.

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Good comfortable protection

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

Fits nicely under my riding shorts and seems to have pads in the right places. Not sure about durability or protection since I've only ridden with them 3x and haven't wrecked yet

Save some skin

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

When I first took these under shorts out of the package I was a little surprised by what seemed as lack of protection. I could see there was protective padding but I expected it to be a bit more substantial.

It turns out that these are the most comfortable protective liners I've worn, and they protect you pretty well. I had a nice slide out on some loose rocky stuff and landed right on my thigh/hip and these things definitely saved some skin. A worthy investment for gravity riding.

Great pads and very comfortable but watc

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

FYI: Im 170 lbs, 5' 11", w/ a 32 inch waist and the smalls fit perfect...The mediums were too long and baggy.