Here's what other sites are saying:
You like to think of yourself as a pretty tough guy, right' So, why are your shorts so wimpy' The Burton Men's Total Impact Short aren't about to shy away from a dangerous situation. These shorts got your back; well, actually they got your legs, hip, and tailbone with the amazing impact absorbing D3O material that stays soft and flexible until you hit the snow (or rail, or box ...) at which point it stiffens to provide rigid protection. The ergonomic breathable padding, with DryRide Ultrawick fabric, will keep both you and your legs breathing. The low-profile, elastic waist band layers comfortably under your snow pants and other gear.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version