Thanks for the info.It's heavily padded like a regular chamois in the seat area, with additional protective padding on the sides, legs, and tailbone. The range goes from BP-3600 (least protection), BP-4600HW (hot weather), BP-5605, BP-7605 (most protection).
You can't get much off MSRP on the Troy Lee's (I think it's price controlled) but it's available at :
Shop protective mountain bike padded shorts and other mountain bike gear: In stock, free shipping
....and if you use the coupon codes you'll get $20 off a $100 purchase. Shipping was fast too.
I was initially apprehensive about getting any protection.....in fact I chuckled at that thought... that was until karma got me back and I had a bad wreck a month or so ago. I ended up benched for 3 weeks for hurting my hip bad. I now have 3 pairs (two 7605's and one 4600) to rotate around since I try to ride the trails daily. Really well made, I highly recommend.
I've been blessed so far to only get a few scrapes but I'm considering some extra protection. I just don't want o sacrafic sitbone padding.