Aero Tech Size Chart Information

Size Charts:

Each Product in this site has a size chart in the description. Please click on the link called "Size Chart" as indicated below on every product.


Which Jersey Style is Best for You?

Choosing a Size for a pair of Padded Bike shorts
The best way to help a cyclist Ride Longer and Feel Stronger, is with a pair of padded bike shorts. There are lots of choices in terms of functionality, gender and riding type. Once you pick the pair you want, the correct size is essential to your comfort. Buying too big and baggy is not a good thing when considering cycling apparel.

Bike shorts must fit right or the potential benefits will be negated. A correctly sized bike short is essential to make sure that you get the most out of the garment as a piece gear or equipment. Sizing associated with body type varies greatly from fabric to fabric. When looking at the size chart, you will be able to fit into the size bigger or smaller with varying degrees of compression. We suggest that you use the size chart and go up a size if you want the garment loose.
Bike Shorts work best when worn snug and tight to the body so the chamois padding is stretched smooth between the legs and there is no bunching in the saddle area. Choosing a size is best done by using the size chart provided by the manufacturer.

To get the correct fit for your body type, you need to understand the utility of compression from spandex that is the backbone of most bike short fabrics. The spandex in the bike short helps to compress the muscles during excercise, this increases oxygen and reduces lactic acid build up. Compression garments also help with recovery after exercise if they are kept on, they help to massage the muscles to support recovery and prevent soreness the day after exertion.

When trying on bike shorts, you cannot do it standing up straight. You would need to lean your body into the bicycle riding position with your knees bent and your butt out in a seated position like you are riding on your bike. Cycling shorts need to have longer back length so your are fully covered when bent over riding. If possible you can mount your bike and make sure the chamois pad covers your bike saddle. Until you actually ride in the bike shorts, you won't really know how you like the pad thickness or the fabric stretchability. With a good fitting pair of padded bike shorts, you may notice the thickness of the pad immediately becomes invisible and your thoughts move on to the joy of riding.

One word of caution: Cyclewear is often cut to be trim, and tight to the body unless it states differently in the product description. The tapered cut of cycling apparel is to keep it from flapping around in the wind while going down hills and riding in windy conditions.

How to Choose Cycling Apparel
Women's Bike Short Reviews
Types of Women's Chamois Pads
How to Buy Men's Bike Shorts
Technical Details Cycling Chamois Pads
All About Cycling Jerseys

Men's 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 42-44 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 5/8 9 3/4


U.S. Standard Women's Sizes - Small to Medium

 Sizes XS   S   M  
  0 2 4 6 8 10
Bust 31.5"-32" 32.5"-33" 33.5"-34" 34.5"-35" 35.5"-36" 36.5"-37"
Waist 23.25"-24" 24.5"-25" 25.5"-26" 26.5"-27" 27.5"-28" 28.5"-29"
Hips 33.25"-34" 34.5"-35" 35.5"-36" 36.5"-37" 37.5"-38.5" 39"-40"

U.S. Standard Women's Sizes - Large to XX-Large

 Sizes L   XL   XXL  
  12 14 16 18 20  
Bust 37.5"-38.5" 39"-40" 40.5"-41.5" 42"-43.5" 44"-45.5"  
Waist 29.5"-31" 31.5"-32.5" 33"-34.5" 35"-36.5" 37"-38"  
Hips 40.5"-41" 41.5"-42.5" 43"-44.5" 45"-46.5" 47"-48"  


U.S. Standard Plus Woman Sizes

 SIZE XL   XXL   3XL   4XL   5XL
  14W 16W 18W 20W 22 24W 26WE 28WE 32WE
Bust 41.5"-43" 42.5"-45" 44.5"-47" 46.5"-49" 48.5"-51" 50.5"-53" 52.5"-55" 55.5"-57" 57.5"-59"
Waist 33.5"-35" 34.5"-37" 36.5"-39" 38.5"-41.5" 40.5"-44" 42.5"-46.5" 44.5"-49" 49.5"-51.5" 52"-54"
Hips 44"-45.5" 45"-47.5" 47"-49.5" 49"-51.5" 51"-53.5" 53"-55.5" 55"-57.5" 58"-59.5" 60"-61.5"


aero tech designs cycling apparel ride longer feel stronger