Troy Lee Designs built the LPS 3600 Short to address the problem of bulky, uncomfortable body armor. The LPS 3600 uses low-profile foam padding cut into anatomically-correct panels for hip and thigh protection without the feeling of wearing a huge styrofoam diaper. TLD started the LPS 3600 with a stretch body. The stretch fabric reduces binding to allow for an unlimited range of motion. 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. The main body of fabric was designed with a relaxed fit that feels natural in the normal riding position. The 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 thighs and hips. TLD also included tapered legs that keep the short from riding up without feeling like a compression short.The Troy Lee Designs LPS 3600 Short comes in Black and is available in sizes XS, S, M, and L.