Item # 179A The Hip Protector Access Pants are based on our standard design, but have a large cut-out section to allow access for an incontinence pad to be worn over the top of the Hip Protector Access Pants. This means that if the incontinence pad needs to be changed, the Carer can change only the incontinence pad, without the need to change the Hip Protector Access Pants, thus minimizing the amount of manual handling required. Another advantage of this product is that they may be worn underneath normal underwear and if the person wants to go to the toilet, they need only remove the normal underwear and can leave the Hip Protector Access Pants in place when they are on the toilet. This may be a time when Hip Protectors are required as getting on to and off the toilet may be a difficult transition for some people. The Pelican Hip Protector Pants have two pockets sewn on to the polycotton underpants. The material used in the pockets is designed to allow the skin to breathe.