Cool-Air Mesh Armored Riding Shorts

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews )


  • Removable armor offers 5-point CE Level 1 protection (tailbone, hips and thighs)
  • Keeps you COOL in hot, humid riding conditions
  • Soft, 100% breathable mesh fabric provides total air flow around legs, backside and crotch
  • Lasts for years with proper care
  • Wear under your jeans or other protective gear
  • Pair with our Cool-Air Mesh Armored Shirt for the ultimate hot weather riding protection

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Protection and Comfort:

The Cool-Air Mesh Armored Shorts can be worn as a base layer under jeans or pants in hot and humid riding conditions.


  • Offers 5 protection points: Tailbone (1), Hip (2), Thigh (2)
  • High performance shock absorption
  • Flexible—fits the curves of the body
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Tear and break resistant
  • Repeat performance (rarely needs replacement after a fall/crash)
  • CE Level 1 (EN1621-1 and EN1621-2)

Fabric and Design:

  • Ultra Cool, lightweight, 100% mesh with reinforced seams
  • Comfortable 4-way stretch fabric
  • Soft, fine mesh feels good against skin
  • Breathable comfort for hot, humid weather


  • 100% air flow throughout entire shorts
  • Stretchy mesh fabric keeps armor in place while giving you great range of motion
  • Removable for easy laundering
  • Virtually invisible under your favorite clothing
  • Non-shrink/non-run fabric


  • Cool and comfortable
  • Freedom of movement
  • Unisex design fits both men and women from S through XL
  • Lasts for years with proper care
  • Easy to launder, fast drying

Pair with: Cool-Air Shirt for the ultimate motorcycle riding protection system.

Popular alternative uses to motorcycle riding include Bicycling, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Historic Reenactments, Barefoot Skiing, and Roller Derby.  We have also had several customers in the past who use them as everyday wear due to balance or other medical issues.

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Waist: Measure around natural waist—not too loose, not too snug.
Measure from inside top of thigh to the middle of ankle bone. See diagram below for where to measure.
For women’s sizing, please scroll down

INSEAM 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-44 44-52
25-29 XXS XS              
26-30 XXS XS S S          
27-31     S M M        
28-32       M L L      
29-33         L XL XL    
30-34           XL XL XXL XXXL
31-36             XXL XXL XXXL


Your Size Bohn Pants Size
4 – 6 XXS
6 – 8 XS
8 – 10 S
10 – 12 M
12 – 14 L
14 – 16 XL
16 – 18 XXL

Care Instructions

It’s easy to wash! The fabric pockets allow you to remove armor and wash your garment like regular clothing.

Follow the steps below to ensure long lasting wear.

  1. Pull back the lip on the pockets to remove the armor. (Note: failure to remove armor may cause damage to the fabric)
  2. Wash the shells on a low temperature regular (or gentle – preferred) cycle to prevent shrinking or stretching of the fabric. Be sure not to wash garments with other garments which may have Velcro or hooks that could catch the fabric
  3. Dry shells on low temperature or hang dry
  4. When dry, re-insert the armor into their respective pockets and pull the fabric lip of the pocket over the armor. This ensures that the armor stays safely in one place during wear.

With proper care our garments have lasted our customers decades. We hope you have yours for many years to come.

If for any reason you find that you have damaged a fabric shell or need to replace a worn out fabric shell, see our fabric shells page.

Customers' review

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5 reviews for Cool-Air Mesh Armored Riding Shorts

  1. 5 out of 5

    Good for horseback ridingWith two total hips I was looking for something like this to wear under my riding breeches. Very comfortable - doesn't impede your movements in any way. I also wear them under my riding jeans. Not exactly light weight with the pads in, but on the horse you don't notice at all. Great product.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cool-Air Mesh Armored Riding ShortsThese armored shorts are extremely comfortable and well built. I wear a size 33 x 32 in Levis jeans, and the medium fits perfect (snug yet plenty of room for flexibility).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Nothing Else Can Take Its PlaceThis particular product is both special and unique for me--nothing else can take its place with its benefits and capabilities.--Michael A.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nothing Else Can Take Its PlaceThis particular product is both special and unique for me--nothing else can take its place with its benefits and capabilities.--Michael A.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I Use Two SetsI use two sets of Bohn gear. shorts for my BMW riding gear and top and full legs for my dual sport. have mesh top, shorts and long and long winter. I like the newer tops mine must be 10 years old and still going, the white is a bit dingy. just bought the new mesh long and i like the better protection materials. --Fred H

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