Obo Robo Hot-Pants Review

Yes yet another review from me!

This time however I’m going to review my Obo Robo Hotpants!!!

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Before I got these pants I was using my clubs (So ice hockey brand that I can’t remember)

And will if I may they were RUBISH! (Compared to the hot pants)

They were heavy, loose around the thighs, the system for tightening the waist loosed and even when it was tight enough to stay up, it hurt!

They only offered protection to your thighs leaving your hips and parts of your groin that the cup doesn’t cover open.

This though is a thing of the past with my Hot-Pants!

They first few things I noticed when I took them out of the box was the same nifty buckle on the belt as is on the leg guards and robo kickers meaning no more loosing!!!!And plenty of padding between you and the belt (One problem solved instantly!)

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I also noticed the Velcro straps for the thighs meaning you could tighten them eliminating the annoyance of them flapping about and getting caught as you run out to cream somebody.(Yet another problem solved)

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And the big cup like pads for your hips meaning lots of protection from shots and less pain when sliding and diving.( all four of my major problem with my old pants solved)

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On further examining I found that the inner leg which is often hit was also covered!

There is a gap for your cup, making them more comfortable.

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They offer Brilliant protection and I must emphasise BRILLIANT!!

And I have proof.

One day in training one of the coaches (David Hobbes 120+ Ireland International. Still playing)

He was warming me up. We had done the pushing, flicking, slapping and were about to move on to hits. I had just kicked the last of the balls over to him and was waiting for it to begin. I had just said Okay Go!

When one of the bungle out field players calls me to pass them a ball,

As is natural I looked over to see who it was and WHACK!!!

I get a full force strike from the man himself straight into the thigh!

As I was off balance I fell back onto the ground much to the amusement of the other goalie and some of the outfielders.

When I had come back to my senses I noticed it DIDN’T hurt one bit!( thinking back to it now I was lucky I didn’t have my old ones as the ball would have probably gone through my leg! haha

And so ends my story.

I’ve been hit in the leg a few times with no pain whatsoever but this one sticks in my head.

All in all Robo hot pants are Amazing and if you’re willing to spend a bit extra.

Do as I have never had a single flaw.

Please leave a comment!

Thanks

James

10 thoughts on “Obo Robo Hot-Pants Review”

  1. I can vouch for what james said about getting hit by Hobbs. He’s right it was hillarious :D:D
    it’s true though, the shorts give brilliant protection. compared to my old stuff which had open inner thighs (slazenger international) they’re fantastic. still need to get cover shorts for them though cos the flowery boardies i’ve been wearing have got holes in them from sliding.

  2. I’m interested in buying the Robo Hotpants because, like you say, playing in ice hockey shorts really are NOT helpful. I’ve been hit in the thigh twice, the first a whack to the front and had to sit out the rest of the game. the second a nice slap to the inner thigh. Where specifically is the protection around the thigh? and on a scale of one to ten [ten being a bulletproof vest] how solid are they?

    Thanks,
    KanuckKeeper

  3. yeah I’m playing in some bauer ice hockey shorts that I picked up at a garage sale for $15 and they’re pretty good, besides the fact that they have NO protection on the inner thigh (where I’ve been lucky enough never to get hit) – so I’m looking at buying the hot-pants..

    oh, and cormac, flower bordies? haha stylish.

  4. On a scale of tissue paper to bullet proof vest they’d be about a Midieval suit of armour. (or a 9 on the more conventional scale)
    And hells ya i’m stylish. way cooler than the normal over shorts.

  5. OBO should totally make Camo overpants [like the smocks]. They wouldn’t look as odd as the smocks and at the same time a cool design to wear.

  6. Very interested in these hotpants, as my slazenger shorts arn’t standing up to any of the hits I’ve been getting, nor have they been standing up for about 3 years.
    Anyway, I’ve also been looking at the TK shorts, as their about 60 quid cheaper and look very much the same. I was wondering is willing to give a comparison?

  7. The Obo Hotpants are no what I would call an exceptional item. They have some good features, but the thigh pads move around to much due to the lack of Lycra holding the legs on.they fact that the back of the thighs are not connected to the shorts means there is nothing stopping the thigh pads from twisting out of place.

    A complete Lycra short would have been far better. I have pulled my pants to bits and sewn all the padding into a pair of Lycra mountain biking pants. A much more stable system and the padding stays in the right place.

    I have a great deal of confidence in most of the Obo gear, with exception to the shorts and chest gear. These are 2 things that need great improvement (at least for high grades of hockey).

    My experience with these shorts has definitely left me disappointed and I know there are many more like me 🙁

  8. I got then yesterday trained with them for about 1 1/2 hour and i got to say they are amazing i had the cloud hotpants before but these suit so much better. I recommend them to anyone who is thinking of getting them.

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