Our Hip Protector Pads and Pants are sold in discounted value packs (consisting of 5 pairs of Pants and 1 set of Pads), as well as separate individual Pants or Pads. Order from this page you are on now if you require a Pack. If you would like to order individual Pants or Pads, please go to the Hip Protector – Individual Access Pants and Pads product page.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
Hip Protectors are worn by people to help prevent hip injuries and fractures if they fall. The Pelican Hip Protector Pants come in either a female or male style, and a variety of sizes. As well as a shape difference, the male style has a fly in them. We use soft foam pads to offer excellent impact absorption. The pads fit into pockets in the sides of the pants. The pads are big enough to give good coverage of the greater trochanter (hip bone).
Features of the Pelican Hip Protector Pads:
||Soft flexible foam, which becomes more supple when it warms up after being next to the skin
||0.2” soft black foam holds the sealed internal impact-absorbing green foam away from the skin to allow for good air circulation
||Good-sized pads to offer good coverage of the greater trochanter (hip bone)
The three Hip Protector Pad options are:
||The best for impact absorption, but cannot be washed
||SuperSoft Washable Pads
||Our most popular pad, which is fully washable
||SuperSoft Washable Pads T5
||A heavy-duty option that is thicker than the SuperSoft Washable pads
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
This product may help people who at are risk of injuries from falls.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Wear as normal underwear. Fit the foam pads in the pockets of the Pants before putting the Pants on.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
By wearing Hip Protectors it is hope that they will help reduce or prevent injuries form falls. Consider taking advice from a Therapist to make sure this product is right for you.
ALTERNATIVE OR RELATED PRODUCTS
SIZING – FEMALE PANTS
SIZING – MALE PANTS
Note: For people who fit into different size categories we recommend selecting the slightly looser fit. The Hip Protector Pads are big enough to offer good protection without having to be very tightly worn.
||SuperSoft Washable T5
GLOBAL MEDICAL DEVICE NUMBER (GMDN)
REGISTERED DESIGN IP RIGHT NUMBER
Click here for information on the results from university testing.
Wipe clean or machine or hand wash.
MAXIMUM WASHING TEMPERATURE
80°C / 176°F.
Use a mild hospital disinfectant and wipe cleaner, or use a detergent for washing. Do not use fabric softener.
Air dry in the shade.
Only use and store the product when it is dry. Note SuperSoft Pads can only be wiped clean – they cannot be laundered.
Although we manufacture our products to be safe and effective, we cannot guarantee they will work for all people at all times. Different people have different shapes, sizes, abilities, disabilities challenges, medications and support Carers. What may be a safe and suitable product for someone at one point in time, may not be safe and suitable at another. Please seek guidance from a healthcare professional to make sure this product is right for you.
What type of Pads are best?
By far our most popular Pads are the white SuperSoft Washable Pads (Item # 179SSW). They can be washed, and are generally well-accepted by a person wearing them because they are not too thick. The white SuperSoft Washable T5 pads are slightly thicker, offering better impact absorption. They can also be washed The green SuperSoft Pads are good for situations where the pads do not need to be washed. All of the Pelican Pads warm up once they have been next to the skin, so they are all comfortable. All Pelican Pads were found to reduce a controlled force to under the breakage threshold under university testing.
Can I get the Pads sewn into the Pants?
Yes. When ordering from the drop down box, select the same number of:
- Sew Pads In Option (at the bottom of the drop down box)