The rigors of competitive sailing in many high performance classes does challange your comfort levels particullarly when the life line digging into your hip bone is the only thing separating you from the breast stroke. The Melges boats and Farr's to name two classes of many, distinquish themselves in this way. So to make your journey to the weather mark much, much more pleasant, we present to you Sailing Angles' Life Line Hiking Shorts and Tights. These tough breathable lycra products can be worn as under or outer wear depending on your needs. What distinquishes these unique pieces from all others is that they offer the sailor hip to hip padding, (5mm neoprene) which floats within a sleeve parrelleling your waist line. Consequently you will find it adjustable, removable or addable, meaning you can put more padding in as necessary for your comfort. A full butt pad and knee pads (3mm neoprene) also compliment our tights. The shorts (11" +/_ inseams) offer the double neoprene butt, of course no knee pads with the shorts.