Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts MX Compression Review

Are you looking for the ultimate butt, hip, and thigh protection? Look no further, because the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Motocross Compression Shorts offer more protection than all of the other competitors. No more falling on sharp rocks or landing on your butt and feeling the pain for days or weeks. These protective shorts are made to cover your vulnerable waist areas.

Hot or Cold

Yes, they can help in the cold as an extra layer under your Riding Pants. But, what about when it’s hot?? Don’t worry, the Bionic Freeride shorts are made with a mesh and lycra (spandex-like) material, letting your skin breathe even in the hottest of riding days. As long you are moving, the air alone will be enough to keep you cool. You can wear these while dirt bike riding, mountain biking, or any other activity you feel the need to wear protection. The Freeride shorts compress against your legs and waist, keeping “everything” in place while riding and in the event of a crash.

Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts

Padding All Around

If protection is what you want, protection is what you’ll get! Unlike most other compression shorts that have little to no padding, these have impact and abrasion resistant pads that are on your hip, thigh, and tailbone areas. So whether you’re falling on rocks all day, or sliding across hard-pack clay, the Bionic Freeride compression shorts protect your skin from punctures and abrasive burns.

Is It Worth The Price Tag?

Yes, the Alpinestars Bionic shorts cost more than other compression shorts. But that’s just it; they aren’t just compression shorts. Almost every consumer that buys these shorts says that they are worth the price because of how much protection they offer. Doubled up with Body Armor, you get the ultimate leg and upper-torso protection. Alpinestars is a well-known brand, so you know you’re going to get a quality product. The question is, do you want the protection now, or later?…

Any Complaints?

Most consumers give the Alpinestars Bionic Freeride Shorts 4-5 stars. The only concern was the fit on some peoples body’s. The leg openings can be tight, so some people suggest getting a size larger if you have large thighs.

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-Tom Stark


EVS BJ22 Ballistic Body Armor – Review

Have you ridden your dirt bike and crashed hard without wearing any protection on upper body? It hurts, doesn’t it? And it doesn’t always go away after a couple hours either. I don’t like it either, which is why I started looking for some full-body protection. I didn’t want to spend a fortune, so when I found the EVS BJ22 Ballistic Jersey I jumped at the chance.

What Does Full Protection Mean?

The EVS BJ22 features full torso & new design elbow protection. Full torso padding covers your chest, stomach, and your complete back. You really can’t get much more protection than that.

What If It Gets Dirty?

Don’t worry, this jersey armor is fully machine washable. This makes cleaning it a whole lot easier, and you don’t have to ride with smelly gear. I recommend you air dry it though.

No Elbow Pads Required!

BJ22 Ultra Ballistic Jersey
EVS BJ22 Body Armor

The EVS Ballistic Jersey has built in elbow pads and shoulder protection. This means you don’t have to go out and buy more gear to put on your body and restrict your extension while riding. With the BJ22 Jersey I have no problem with moving around, even with the EVS RC2 on. They are made of strong plastic, and stay together very well.

You Don’t Get Back Protection Like This From A Normal Chest Protector!

The BJ22 is body armor for a reason. The back padding is similar to the front, protecting your backside if you fall and slide or hit something. It is more useful than you may think! Have you fell and hit another riders foot-peg on the way down? That will leave a mark for quite some time.

Less Pain From Riding?!

Something that many riders don’t, but possibly should be wearing, is a kidney belt. The Ballistic Jersey comes with a built-in, double-closure kidney belt, allowing you to adjust it to any size you want. What a kidney belt does is keep your back and stomach tight and straight while riding. It helps reduce back pain, and will keep your internals from juggling around when you stop abruptly from hitting something. It’s so easy to use, and isn’t uncomfortable for me while riding or racing.

What’s Hot?

  • Excellent upper-body protection
  • Light and easy-to-use built-in kidney belt
  • Light-weight and stretchable material
  • Articulating spine protection
  • Machine washable

What’s Not?

  • Shoulder pads are bulky
  • Elbow/shoulder pads are not removable
  • Hard to turn your head with a neck brace
  • Requires a larger sized jersey to fit over

What Are Others Saying About The EVS BJ-22?

  • It has protectors everywhere and is superbly comfortable
  • I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for top of the line protection without spending an arm and a leg.
  • Very light riding jersey with enough protection to keep you alive and feeling good

Where Can I Get An EVS BJ22 Ballistic Jersey?

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-Tom Stark