Hip Protectors – Individual Standard 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 Pads) please go to the Hip Protector – Standard Packs product page.

Main Features

  • 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 help prevent hip fractures and have been in use for years. Pelican Hip Protector Pads absorb and redistribute the impact of a fall, protecting the bone around the Greater Trochanter.

The Pads have cream foam on the inside to keep them comfortable during 24-hour wear. The foam raises the Pads off the body, allowing air circulation and keeping them in place.

Pelican Hip Protector Pants have two pockets sewn into the polycotton underpants. After putting on the pants, adjust the Pads over the Greater Trochanter. The pockets can move the Pads up, down, or side to side for flexibility in locating them correctly.
To keep the Pads in place, sew them into the pockets using a ball tip sewing machine needle. Regularly check that the Pads are positioned correctly over the Greater Trochanter.

The pants protect against falls during the night, but continuous wear can affect skin integrity. To allow the skin to breathe, take a break from wearing the Pads. If it becomes a serious issue, it may be better to not wear the pants. This can happen with any brand of hip protectors.

You can buy the Hip Protectors with Pads and Pants separately or sewn together. The Pads may not require cleaning and can be moved to new pants.

The foam pads can be sewn in place in the pockets of the pants. Please contact us if you require this. We also a cleaning service for the Pads.

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 and less resilient to impact so their bone structure requires more protection. The SuperSoft Washable Pads – T5 are similar to the SuperSoft Washable Pads. The difference is that they have a thicker internal impact reduction foam.

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


Female Pants

Item # 179-10 179-12 179-14 179-16 179-18 179-20 179-22 179-24
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 (inch) 25″-30″ 26.5″-31.5″ 28.5″-34″ 30.5″-34.5″ 28.5″-36″ 34.5″-38.5″ 35.5″-39.5″ 37″-41″


Male Pants

Item # 179S 179M 179L 179XL 179XXL
Size Small Medium Large Extra Large Extra Extra Large
Waist (cm) 75cm -84cm 80cm-90cm 86cm-94cm 90cm-100cm 96cm-106cm
Waist (inch) 29.5″-33″ 31.5″-35.5″ 34″-37″ 35.5″-39.5″ 38″-41.5″

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 person 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 of 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)