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Aero Tech Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Made in USA
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Aero Tech Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Made in USA

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Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Long Distance Chamois Pad

Aero Tech Top Shelf Bike Short

ATD TopshelfMen's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Why Compression? Want great compression and muscle support? Aero Tech Designs presents the Men's Top Shelf bike short. This padded bike short is designed for long distance bike riding. It has an anatomical, eight-paneled design. This garment is made from a special technically designed fabric that has high Spandex content. The compression from the fabric of our Top Shelf Bicycle Shorts hugs the muscles for support and reduction of muscle fatigue. These bike shorts move freely with the pedaling motion to prevent chafe by design. We eliminated the seams between the legs and the smooth inner leg reduces abrasion and saddle sores. These bike shorts keep you comfortable with high quality fabric and a long distance chamois pad that is imported from Italy and engineered for long bike rides. Made in the USA

The chamois padding is a chafe free, long distance pad that has multiple levels of cushioning.  The Top Shelf chamois pad is full of technological engineering.  One key feature is the Multi-Level-Pad (MLP) which is a 3D engineered collection of foam pieces that fits snugly within the curves of the legs and torso to create a perfectly smooth and abrasion free chamois padding.

The Top Shelf Chamois pad has an excellent fit which is impossible with one piece pads. The surface of the chamois is an antibacterial, micro-fine brushed polyester fabric that wicks the perspiration away from the chamois area to keep you dry and comfortable on long rides.  You will appreciate the great fit of the Top Shelf Chamois pad, a fit you can't get with a seamless construction.  Like a baseball, the chamois pad has seams cut with curves to fully and efficiently wrap all the curves between the legs.  The crotch area has three severe curves, the torso and two thighs which all have a steep curvature. To maximize the fit, it would be impossible to fit all these curves with a single flat piece of fabric.  To effectively protect this area, the top shelf chamois padding is assembled by sewing curved wings onto the primary pad area, this creates an excellent fit that maximizes protection and saddle sore prevention. 

These bike shorts move freely with the pedaling motion to prevent chafe by design.

ATD Men's  Top Shelf Short

* Top Shelf Bike Shorts have a stretchy, superior fit with rugged durability for long bike rides
* Chamois padding is smooth with a Coolmax antibacterial microfiber surface
* Coolmax face fabric on the chamois padding is smooth antibacterial microfiber stretch fleece
* The shorts are made with high quality tricot knit material that has a with six-way stretch
* The high spandex content supports the needed compression for cycling fitness
* The fabric is 77% Nylon 23% Spandex, 8.2 oz. tricot construction
* Legs have a silicone gripper elastic that has a three step zig zag hem - very soft and comfortable
* Flatlocked seams are smooth for next to skin softness
* Waist elastic is soft, 1 inch with a non roll feature that is coverstitched

ATD Topshelf GripperATD Topshelf Reflective


* Leg grippers prevent shorts from riding up
* Smooth, seamless inner leg reduces opportunity for abrasion and sores
* 3M Reflective Tabs for light refraction back to it's source
* Unconditionally guaranteed | Tested - proven performance
* Machine wash, air dry for longest life of the short

Colors: Black, Silver, Green
Sizes: Waist (inches) Small: 28-30, Medium: 32-34, Large: 36-38, X-Large: 38-40, 2XL: 42-44

Also see Big Man's Top Shelf Bike Short and our Women's Top Shelf Bike Short

Top Shelf Chamois Pad

men's top shelf chamois pad Top Shelf pad is an anatomically designed pad for the bike riding position. The Multi-Level Pad M.L.P uses multi-level production technology and Multiple Layered Foams to improve comfort by relieving the pressure points between the body and the bicycle saddle.


What makes this pad special? It is the fantastic fit that comes from a highly engineered design that fits all the curves that we have between the legs and around the body's pelvic area. The side wings on this pad offer up excellent fit around your legs and torso. This excellent fit is not available with one piece pads.
The surface of the chamois is antibacterial which is important to prevent the growth of bacterial which lead to saddle sores for long distance cyclists.




t.m.f. chamois padPad Thickness: 10mm in saddle area, 5mm on sides Anatomical design for riding position: ergonomic concepts were employed for the design of this bike short that hugs the muscles for support and reduction of muscle fatigue.

The M.L.P (Muliti-Level Pad) uses multi-level production technology to improve comfort by relieving the pressure points between the body and the bicycle saddle. The new pad system incorporates the long established Hygienic fabric

Foams: High Impact Perforated,

Thickness: 10 mm total thickness on sit bones, 3Dimensional 10 mm 6 mm 5 mm Density: 60 kg

Category: Long Distance Cycling Road or Mountain Biking. The pad system incorporates the log established Hygienic fabric. The M.L.P.is a cycling seat pad made of polyester microfibers. The chamois pad is engineered across the ischial bones so that you can ride a long distance with your ischial bones padded.

The Top Shelf long distance chamois pad is 10 MM thick in saddle sit bones area. The best fitting chamois on earth - there is no other pad that will fit into your crotch curves better than this highly designed and engineered chamois pad. The bike short has a MLP (multi-level-pad) that is 3D engineered for effective support of the key sit bones. The keenly designed shape eliminates chafing and smooths out the crotch area for maximum comfort on long bicycle rides.

We recommend you grease up the pad with an anti-chafe cream when riding long distances. If you want our thickest pad, try the elite chamois pad which is for 100 mile rides. It has a dense chamois pad that is our favorite for century rides.




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Also see Big Man's Top Shelf Bike Short and our Women's Top Shelf Bike Short


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Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Size Chart
Men's X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large 3XL 4XL 5XL
Men's Waist (inches) 24-26 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Inseam (inches) 8 8 1/2 8 3/4 9 1/4 9 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2 9 1/2
77% Nylon 23% Spandex tricot knit that is about 8.2 ounces per square yard
t.m.f. chamois pads
Aero Tech Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Made in USA
44.95
4.5 Stars based on 118 Review(s)
Steve
Reno, NV - Nevada
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great value!
November 19, 2016
This is my 3rd pair. Great construction and comfort. They go many miles. Cannot beat the value!
Best Uses:
Road Mountain

Michael
Eads. Tn.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent riding shorts
October 6, 2016
I own 3 pair of silver shorts and 1 pair of blue. These shorts are comfortable and have good compression. Great feel and look. I have been riding 2 hours every other day for 10 years and 35,000 miles. My original pair of these shorts are still in use. Being made in the USA makes them even better.
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Long rides

Doug
Janesville, WI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

best ever had
September 28, 2016
Great fit, comfortable even with long rides.
Pros:
Fit, comfort, durability cost
Best Uses:
Road cycling

Chis
California
3 Stars

Not Quite like Top Shelf Bibs
September 27, 2016
Bought these hoping to use them for short rides. I found that the chamois would move up my frontside within minutes of being on the bike. I stopped to adjust it thinking I just might have put it on reversed. It was on properly so I pulled on it to adjust it again and was able to ride somewhat comfortably. However, if this happens again I will return item.
Cons:
The chamois slides to the front
Best Uses:
short rides

Robert
SF Bay
3 Stars

Comparing to elite
September 27, 2016
I liked the elite shorts so much I thought I might also like the top shelf just as much for less money. I was very disappointed. The shorts did not fit as well and the chamois was far less plush.
Pros:
Inespensive
Cons:
Fit, chamois thickness

John
Patchogue, NY
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

New to cycling...
September 23, 2016
these shorts fit great and are comfortable on long rides... over 30 miles.
Best Uses:
good up to 50 miles...

Mike
Arizona
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent value
August 24, 2016
Looking for a cure for being saddle sore? These made in USA shorts are just the ticket. Well made, good fit and comfortable.

Mike
Los Angeles, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

American and well made
August 17, 2016
Very well made and light but strong. These shorts will support well on long rides. Way to go Aerotech!

Kevin
Midlothian, TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

ATD Top Shelf - the BEST
July 26, 2016
The top shelf is the best pair of shorts I have ever owned. The fit is superb and the chamois is perfect. I have had 7 pairs of ATD Pro shorts over the years (minimalist padding) and love them. But an accidental incorrect chamois (it was the Black Pearl Pad on a pair of Pro shorts) made me rethink my padding. I was going to just order a pair of the Pearls until I saw the Top Shelf and decided to try them. Now I'm hooked. I did not know what I was missing. I have simply never had a pair of shorts that fit so well. Just awesome! ATD socks are awesome too.
Pros:
Awesome Chamois and spectacular fit and compression. I imagine the wear will be better than the Pro - the Pro wears extremely well.
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Long distance cycling.

Tom Ford
San Diego, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

First time
July 5, 2016
Bought two pair based on reviews, (fingers crossed). 200 riding miles later, love them! Easy to ride or walk in, snug throughout and no diaper butt. For fit, I'm 5' 7", 142 lbs., 30" waist, minimal body fat. I went with a size small and feel it was the right choice. Also, length of shorts just right for my height. Jury still out on the longevity test, that'll take time.
Pros:
The premium padding turned a marginal seat into a great seat. Very easy to wash and dry. Have had no problem with them creeping, leg and waistband hold their position.
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Excellent on long or short rides.

Charlie
Cleveland, Ohio
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Biking Shorts
June 7, 2016
Has met my expectations. A world of difference over my old biking shorts in terms of comfort and support.
Pros:
Padding keeps me from getting overly sore.
Cons:
A bit snug in the groin area.
Best Uses:
Biking, shorter distances or longer.

Dave
Owls Head Maine
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good value for price
May 24, 2016
The shorts are a good value for price but the pad is not as thick as ad inplies. This makes them good for a 50-60 mile ride not a century .
Best Uses:
Middle distant training ride

Rich
Denver, CO
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Well Priced Cycling Shorts
May 5, 2016
Bought these off Amazon a while back, they're the best pair of cycling shorts I have, so decided to buy a second. Glad I found their website this time around, happy to cut out the middle man. Free and quick shipping!

father tom
iowa city
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

have four pair.
April 15, 2016
great fit and made in the USA which is preferred all the time

b
NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great
January 19, 2016
hubby loves these bike shorts for spin class.

Loving Wife
Arizona
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Second pair
December 22, 2015
This is the second pair of shorts I have gotten for my husband and he loves them!!!

Joe
Anaheim, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

good comfortable shorts
October 26, 2015
I'm on my second set of these shorts (I buy them several at a time). They've comfortable and last well and are a great value. I'd have given them five stars if the legs were cut longer. But then I'm skinny and have long legs, so I'm not an average fit.
Pros:
comfortable, great value, made in USA

Pat
Gettysburg. Pa.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

so far so good
October 23, 2015
These pants are light weight and feel good. I have worn them a few times this season and the only down I have is the pad is a little thin. It has not been a problem so far, I am used to a thicker pad. It will be great in hot weather.
Pros:
American made, lightweight
Cons:
thin pad
Best Uses:
training rides

Ira
New York, NY
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Exactly what I needed
September 29, 2015
The shorts fit very well - 5'9'', 154 lb. Pad is comfortable and chaffing has ceased to be an issue - stationary bike spinning about 45 minutes 5-6 days a week. I hand wash in cold water in bathroom sink after each ride with Woolite Extra Delicate Care (pink trim container) and air dry. Rotate 3 pair each week. Hopefully this routine will give the shorts long life, and me too.

Tim Swope
TX
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Shorts for a Big Guy
September 29, 2015
I am wearing the xxl of these and these are the best shorts i have found. I just bought 2 of these to replace a old pair in gray that i had for years and many miles. I have tried other pairs here and they dont have the same chamois that these do. I hope these last as long as my last ones held up to a lot of abuse.
Pros:
its all about the comfort for me hope so for you

Joe
Connecticut
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great shorts
August 30, 2015
These shorts are an improved version of the older Top Shelf shorts that I have used for several years; better waistband, better pad. The medium fit is perfect for me (34 waist) and the length is good for summer riding. The leg grippers are comfortable and they stay in place.
Pros:
Very comfortable pad with good support up front.
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Road biking

Tom
mount carroll, il
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Quality Product, Right Price
August 4, 2015
This product is well made and fit perfectly. The price made a quality garment very affordable

Peter
San Francisco, CA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect Shorts
July 30, 2015
Very pleased with shorts. Felt a bit snug at first but after a few rides fit perfectly. I like the longer inseam. Well worth the price and made in the USA.

John
Washington, DC
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

High Quality
July 22, 2015
Quick delivery of order. Item consistent in size with two previously ordered Top Shelf bike shorts. Still using previously ordered shorts -- one three years old and the other two -- and expect these to last at least as long. Shorts are comfortable on and off the bike.Fit well
Pros:
Fit Well Comfortable Well Constructed
Cons:
No draw string in waist band

Bill
Pennsylvania
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Solid biking shorts
July 4, 2015
Good secure fit. The fabric feels like it will last a good while. The chamois seems moderate thickness and good for everyday usage. I would buy again.
Pros:
Secure fit. Made in my home state. 👍

Bob
Moneta, Virginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best I have owned yet
July 2, 2015
Made very well and fit better than others. Pad does it's job without feeling like a diaper. Very reasonable price, already order another pair.
Best Uses:
Road, long distances

Craig
Las Vegas, NV
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The Top Shelf Bike Short
June 27, 2015
I was concerned when ordering it, that being black, it would be too hot for the Vegas sun. But it was thinner than I thought and quite cool. The pad is excellent and I am totally satisfied with the fit.
Pros:
Thin enough for summer.
Best Uses:
Road biking.

Steve
NY
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Bike shorts
June 26, 2015
Great pair of short good quality perfect for a long ride I wish the waist band was thicker would be more comfortable but all in all a great pair of shorts well worth the price

joel
greenville nc
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

well made
June 26, 2015
I think the chamois should extend further in the front but I have three pair of aerotechdesign shorts and they are great so, for me, it is not a big deal.
Pros:
well made
Cons:
none

Marty johnson
Nashville TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

bike shorts
June 25, 2015
Great product for the price