There are some premium armored shorts. They seem like they will hold up well and have protection in all the right spots. I am 5'10 160 and bought a medium my legs are pretty athletic so I was a little concerned they would be too tight around the lower thigh but they fit with not issues. They don't interfere with the fitment of my knee braces. No falls yet but the padding is just enough with you being bulky or hot. They prob have shorts with more protections but this are the best compromise.
Another great product from Moose Racing. I upgraded to these from a pair of simple Moose Racing base shorts and love these. The added armor is unnoticeable during the ride and very comfortable. I like the tail bone pad and thigh protection in the case of taking the bars off the thighs or something else.