Paintball Slide shorts are the piece of padded gear you don't realize you need until it's too late. If you are an aggressive paintball player or bruise very easily, slider shorts are a great investment to protect yourself. Paintball isn't the the softest sport out there to play. People dive , take paintball hits and, sliding around. We do wear protective padding to minimize injury and scabs. Slider shorts are one of the best things to buy when looking for padding.