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Whether it’s flying pucks, rogue sticks or even the ice itself, ice hockey shorts (also known as pants) are vital to keeping safe and comfortable while playing hockey. With different levels of padding and fit profiles to suit every player’s preference, you’ll find the perfect pair of hockey shorts for you in our huge range.
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The shorts (also known as pants) that ice hockey players wear protect your thighs, butt, kidneys and lower back from falls, checks and collisions on the ice. Players wear shorts and shin guards as two separate pieces to ensure a maximum possible range of motion through the knee for powerful skating on the ice.
Like most things when it comes to ice hockey gear, the fit of your shorts depends on your preference. To find your measurements for the perfect-fitting pair of shorts, simply measure your waist in inches, just above your hips.
When you’re trying ice hockey shorts on, it’s a good idea to also wear your shoulder pads and shin guards. You’ll get the most accurate feeling of how your pants fit with the rest of your gear, whether your shorts interfere with your shoulder pads, or whether you’ve got any gaps in protection. You’ll also be able to check your range of motion, which is crucial to your performance.
Your shorts should fall to about halfway down the kneecap of your shin guard while standing upright to ensure you’re fully protected throughout your stride.
If you’re a beginner ice hockey player, it’s important to try on different types of hockey shorts or pants to find the fit and feel that you like best. The CCM 9550 suits broader players that prefer a bulkier fit, whereas the Jetspeed FT475 is lightweight with plenty of protection in the areas you need most, which is a great choice for women players. The Bauer X pants are also a fantastic anatomical option for beginners to try out.
Simply use any of our shorts size guides to find the right fit while shopping online, or visit our store at Willies Coventry and speak to our expert team of players and ice hockey enthusiasts to find the perfect shorts/pants for you!