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Chamois Pads

Chamois Pads

Easily convert your shorts into padded cycling shorts with these chamois pads. From replacements for bike shorts, to conversion chamois pads for sewing into shorts, each chamois pad is specially designed with high tech, high performance materials to make you ride longer and feel stronger. Learn the importance of technical details on our chamois pad overview

At Aero Tech Designs, we carry a variety of styles available, from thicker "butt pillows" to thinner ones for spinning and triathlons. We also have the larger pro bike short pad available, which is our most popular pad with our customers. This pad is antibacterial and stays dry during bike rides. These synthetic chamois bike short pads are sure to please every type of biker. We use luxury Italian chamois pads, and every pad is the high-tech, proven performer for durability and comfort.

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Note: Just like swimsuits, used chamois pads cannot be returned.

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A Quick Guide to Chamois Pads

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DESCRIPTION DEFINITIONS

Anatomical: A chamois that is shaped according to the rider's anatomy, rather than sewn in flat.

Antibacterial: The pad is made with materials such as silver ions and bacteriostatic carbon to fend off germs.

Four-way Stretch: The chamois moves in all directions with the shorts to help prevent bunching and binding.

Moisture Wicking: Uses technical synthetic fabrics to speed moisture transfer away from the body and keep you dry.

Multi-density: The foam in the padding is denser in certain places, usually under the sit bones.

Multi-thickness: Made with variable amounts of padding—thicker under the sit bones and slimmer in the sensitive perineal region.


DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT CHAMOIS PADS

Myth: A chamois is only extra cushioning between you and your saddle.
Reality: If you wear it correctly—without underwear—a chamois pad not only supports your sit bones, but also prevents chafing by transferring moisture away from your body and moving with you on the seat so your skin doesn't rub.

Myth: The thicker the pad, the better.
Reality: Your ideal chamois thickness depends on how you sit on the bike. Prefer an upright position? Look for a multithickness pad with extra rear cushioning. If you ride more stretched out, try a pad with even thickness and multidensity foam. Keep in mind that your needs may change over time.

Myth: Chamois pads are made from leather.
Reality: Before DuPont invented Coolmax in 1986, most cycling inserts were made from animal skin. Riders used chamois cream to keep the leather supple. Today's synthetic pads don't require conditioning, but some cyclists use cream to prevent saddle sores.


CHAMOIS PAD CHECKLIST

When choosing a chamois pad, it is important not to judge how it immediately feels or when standing up. You need to test it out by sitting on a bike saddle and simulating your race position. Check that the points subjected to the greatest pressure (perineal and ischial area) are protected with cushioning.

A well-designed chamois pad will have these features:

WELL-BALANCED ELASTICITY - It should have elasticity that adapts to the shorts fabric and to the movement of the cyclist.

VARIED DENSITY - It should have different densities to provide different levels of protection and support for different areas of the body.

CORRECT POSITIONING - The different densities and thicknesses need to be correctly positioned according to precise anthropometric parameters.

VARIED STRUCTURES - Different shapes for men and women cyclists because of the different conformation of their perineal and genital-urinary areas.

ANATOMIC DESIGN - The design should allow the bikepad to adapt to the cyclist's anatomy and guarantee maximum protection during movement. 

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