Hip Protectors – Individual Access Pants and/or Pads

Units of Measurement: Pair

AUD $44.00AUD $82.00 excl GST

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Our Pads and Pants are sold as separate products, as well as in discounted value packs. Order from this page you are on now if you require individual Pants or pairs of Pads. If you would like to order a pack consisting of 5 pairs of Pants and 1 set of Pad, please go to the Hip Protector – Access Packs product page.

Main Features

  • Large cut-out sections at the front and back of the pants to allow access for an incontinence pad to be worn over the top
  • Soft foam construction for comfort and compliance
  • Breathable foam backing to help air circulation next to the skin
  • Impact absorbing foam
  • Various Pants styles and sizes available
  • Washable Pads available
  • University tested

Hip Protector Pads have been helping to prevent hip fractures for many years. By using these pads, they can save some individuals at risk of falling from a fracture, or even prevent another operation after a hip replacement. Pelican has designed these Hip Protector Pads to absorb and redistribute the impact of a fall, especially around the Greater Trochanter area, to safeguard the bone.

The Pelican Hip Protector Access Pants are modeled after our standard design, but with a large cut-out section to allow access for an incontinence pad to be worn over them. This feature allows the carer to change the incontinence pad without the need to change the Hip Protector Access Pants, thus reducing the amount of manual handling required.

Another benefit of this product is that they can be worn underneath normal underwear. If the individual wants to use the toilet, they only need to remove their normal underwear and can leave the Hip Protector Access Pants in place, especially when getting on and off the toilet, which may be a difficult transition for some people.


The Pads have a special breathable foam on the inside to make them comfortable for the person wearing them. As they can be worn 24 hours a day, it’s crucial that they remain comfortable. The foam helps keep the Pads slightly off the body, allowing air circulation between the Pad and the Hip. Additionally, the foam grips the pocket material, keeping the Pads in position.

The Pelican Hip Protector Pants have two pockets sewn inside the polycotton underpants. After wearing the pants, ensure that the Hip Protector Pads are located over the Greater Trochanter. The Hip Pad pockets are big enough to move the Hip Protector Pads up or down, or side to side in the Pockets. This gives some flexibility to correctly locate the Pads over the Greater Trochanter.

If a restless person removes the Pads, they can be sewn in the pockets to keep them in the correct position. It’s best to use a ball tip sewing machine needle to avoid cutting the threads of the polycotton pants material.

It’s advisable to check periodically that the Pads are still located correctly over the Greater Trochanter.

The Pelican Hip Protectors provide protection in case the wearer falls when getting out of bed at night. The Pants can be worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pay attention to the skin integrity under the Pad area. It’s recommended to have some time without wearing the Pads to allow the skin to breathe.

We offer our Hip Protectors in two ways

  • With the Pads separately from the Pants. The Pads generally may not need cleaning, so you can take the Pads out of a worn pair of Pants and put them in a new pair of Pants.
  • With the Pads sewn into the Pants. When ordering from the drop-down box, select the same number of Pads and Pants.

The foam pads can be sewn in place in the pockets of the pants. Please contact us if you require this.

Hip Protector Pad Options

  • SuperSoft Washable Pads (Item # 179SSW) These can be left in the pants when washing them, or they can be removed and washed separately.
  • SuperSoft Washable Pads – T5 (Item # 179SSWT5) Some older people are more fragile are less resilient to impact so their bone structure requires more protection. Similar to the SuperSoft Washable Pads. The difference is that they have a thicker internal impact reduction foam.

Registered Design IP Right Number: 201611508

Testing: Click here for information on the results from university testing.


Female Pants

Item # 179A-10 179A-12 179A-14 179A-16 179A-18 179A-20 179A-22 179A-24
Size 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Waist (cm) 64cm-76cm 68cm-80cm 72cm-86cm 78cm-88cm 82cm-92cm 88cm-98cm 90cm-100cm 94cm-104cm
Waist (inches) 25″-30″ 27″-31″ 28″-34″ 31″-35″ 32″-36″ 35″-38″ 35″-39″ 37″-41″


Male Pants

Item # 179AS 179AM 179AL 179AXL 179AXXL
Size Small Medium Large X Large XX Large
Waist (cm) 75cm-84cm 80cm-90cm 86cm-94cm 90cm-100cm 96cm-106cm
Waist (inches) 29″-33″ 31″-35″ 34″-37″ 35″-30″ 38″-42″

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.

Wash up to 80°C. Air or tumble dry the Pants on a cool setting, ensuring the drum is cool. Ensure the product is dry before using or storing. Do not tumble dry foam Pads.

It is hoped the Hip Protector Pads will prevent injury.

As people can fall in many different ways, Pelican, like other manufacturers such as HipSaver, SafeHip and HipGuard can make no expressed or implied guarantee that the Hip Protector Pads will prevent injury. Please read the Important Notice to the Purchaser on our Instruction Sheet. Please report back to us if a fall occurs while wearing the Hip Protector Pads. We recommend consulting an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or other Health Professional to approve the suitability of this product. This product may help with the prevention of pressure sores on the hips. Sometimes, due to the patient deteriorating, the product may become unsuitable. Continuous monitoring is necessary and alternative products may be recommended.

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.

What size Pants is best?

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.

Can I get the Pads sewn into the Pants?

Yes. When ordering from the drop down box, select the same number of:

  • Pads
  • Pants
  • Sew Pads In Option (at the bottom of the drop down box)