The HIPS® Soft protection system is based around a uniquely designed protecting cushion made from a soft and protective foam material. The protector absorbs the energy of the impact and the force of a fall. The HIPS® underwear has a specially designed fitting to ensure comfort and secure placement of the hip protector, ensuring that the hip bone is safe and protected in any position it might be exposed to during a fall. The HIPS® protective cushion works through a patented system of soft foam that absorbs the energy of the impact. They are small and light and made from soft, comfortable foam that contours the body. The protecting cushion is water resistant and the underwear is breathable. Both the cushions and the underwear are machine washable. Supplied as a set that includes a pair of pads and underwear.