The CCM Tacks 1052 Ice Hockey Pants are great beginner ice pants offering adequate protection and comfort. The hip caps are designed with JDP technology, which disperses the energy from impacts away from the fragile hip joints. CCM uses a separate hard plastic (PE) insert with comfort foams in the lower thigh guards, so the player will still maintain solid flexibility even with the added protection. The 1052 pants also use a molded PE guard above the waist for kidney protection. Additionally, there is a segmented spine guard in the rear that gives contouring protection to the vital area. This guard also provides tailbone protection. The exterior uses a durable nylon material, and the interior features comfort foams for a cushioned fit.