The CCM Tacks 1052 Ice Hockey Pants are great for recreational or beginner players who just need great basic protection. The hips are designed with JDP technology, which disperses the energy from impacts away from your hip joints. CCM uses a separate hard plastic (PE) insert with comfort foams in the lower thigh so you can still maintain great flexibility and the 1052's also use a molded PE guard above the waist for added kidney protection. You also get a segmented spine guard that gives excellent protection to a very important part of your body - the spine down to the tailbone. The exterior of this pant uses a durable nylon material, and the interior features comfort foams for a cushioned fit.