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Aero Tech Women's Century Cycling Thick Padded Bike Short BLACK
Aero Tech Women's Century Cycling Thick Padded Bike Short BLACKAero Tech Women's Century Cycling Thick Padded Bike Short BLACKAero Tech Women's Century Cycling Thick Padded Bike Short BLACKAero Tech Women's Century Cycling Thick Padded Bike Short BLACK

Aero Tech Women's Century Cycling Thick Padded Bike Short BLACK

Item #:SF515BK
Brand:Aero Tech Designs
Availability:In Stock Usually ships the next business day
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Aero Tech Women's Century Thick Padded "Butt Pillow" Cycling Shorts

Ride Longer.  Feel Stronger.

This Century Cycling Short is supremely comfortable on long bike rides, imagine your comfort on shorter rides!

The ATD Thick Padded Century Cycling Shorts are made from a smooth stretchy fabric that feels cottony soft yet is a high performance polyester/spandex blend. It is a soft tricot knit with Lycra for stretch during exercise giving a complete freedom for movement.  The short is very comfortable to touch and to wear. The Century Cycling short has a luxury, Italian thick chamois pad for bicycling comfort on longer rides. The fabric on the women's Century Cycling Shorts is specially constructed with smooth flat lock seams for softness next to the skin and easy stretchability.  The waist is 1 inch wide with coverstitched hems.  The waist is on the high side so it stays in place and feels invisible once you start riding. 

women's century shortswomen's thick padded century shortsMade in the USA

Supremely Comfortable on Long Bike Rides!!!

Lycra Spandex Bike Shorts from Aero Tech Designscentury padded spandex compression garment

* Fabric is a knit 12oz 83% polyester 17% Lycra with all way stretch
* The high tech material is a wicking polyester with six-way stretch that is very cool in the heat
* The compression from the Lycra spandex supports your muscles during exercise
* Cross-grain cutting maximizes stretch performance to support cycling
* 8-panel construction is designed with curves for a women's anatomical position on bike
* Smooth and seamless between the leg reduces opportunity for abrasion and saddle sores
* Waist elastic is soft,  1" non roll with cover stitch hems
* Soft, non-binding silicone gripper elastic with a flat 3-step zig zag hem.

Color: black

The Century Bicycle Shorts' Thick Chamois Pad is Designed for your Anatomy.

* Specially designed perineal area without bulkiness to support female anatomy for Road or MTB bicycle riding

* Multi-Dimensional and Multi-thickness foam shape with wings for a stretchable Elastic Interface Technology chamois pad.

* Perforated foam on the inside of the pad for maximum ventilation and comfort on the saddle with airflow and breathability.

* Women's Chamois Pad is imported from Italy

Ride the big miles you have been wanting to!   Get Comfy with Women's Century Bicycle Shorts.


aero tech century fabric

century padded spandex compression garment

Century Fabric was developed for cycling!

The Century Padded Bike Short is designed for peak performance when cycling. To achieve that goal, we use our century fabric with an excellent chamois pad.  CAUTION:  This fabric is not a yarn dyed knit like all of our other fabrics, so it may leach color if worn without first washing. Machine or hand wash multiple times until water runs clear before using. Machine or hand wash multiple times until water runs clear before using. Always air dry; do not use a heated dryer.  Note to White Saddle users:  This item may discolor your white saddle if you wear it before washing.  Please follow the same care instructions before wearing these with your white saddle. 

FABRIC:  Our century fabric is a warp knit with a highly technical blend of spun microfibers that are rugged and durable.  The fabric is knit with all way stretch ability. It has a high Sun Protection Factor and is very cool in the heat.  The fibers are a blend of 83% polyester and 17% Lycra Spandex.  The Lycra helps support your leg and hip muscles during the cycling activity.  To describe the touch or feel of the fabric would be to relate it to a soft, knitted cottony material with a matt black finish.  It is a lux rich feel that is not shiny or textured.  The fabric has a cool and dry feel to it.

aero tech gripper leg elastic

LEG ELASTICS:  The leg elastics are soft, non binding and feel like a second skin.  They are silicone so they are soft  next to your skin, they do not pick at your body hair and feel invisible once you start riding on your bike.  The elastic on the legs are luxury Italian knitted materials that function to keep the shorts in place when your ride.  The legs stay in place and do not move while actively riding on long rides.   The top stitching of the leg elastics are with a 3-step zig sag stitch that is stretchable yet perfectly smooth next to the moving skin.  This means they leg elastics are highly functional yet very comfortable. 

To enhance the key performance indicators, we  use all the softest stitching techniques.  The waist elastic on this padded short is one inch wide non-roll.  The waist is coverstitched with a flat, stretchable seam that hold the short at the waist.  The shorts are fairly high in the waist so the back is fully covered in the bent over cycling position.  All of the seams are as soft a they can be so that longer rides can be comfortable. Primary seams are flatlocked with a four needle flatlock stitch that is soft next to your skin.  All of the sewn seams are flat as can be, plus the chamois pad is seamless. 


Women's Century Bike Shorts are designed for your comfort on long bicycle rides.

Women's XS Small Medium Large X-Large 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Womans Size 2-4 6-8 8-10 12-14 14-16 18-20 22-24 26-28 32+
Inseam (in) 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9

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women's century bike short

Women's XS Small Medium Large X-Large 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Womans Size 2-4 6-8 8-10 12-14 14-16 18-20 22-24 26-28 32+
Inseam (in) 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9
83% polyester 17% lycra

Women's High Mileage Century Pad
Long Distance and Endurance

chamois pad details

Fabric: CYTECH's mid range pad for cyclists. This pad has been specifically developed for women to give a great level of cushioning and support with good fit for the cycling position. Color: Charcoal

      • Improved Sweat Absorption through out pad
      • Higher Elasticity gives stretch during cycling
      • Dense and engineered for women
      • MicroFiber with antibacterial surface
      • Perforated foams for breathability
      • Multiple layers as needed for biking endurance
Foams: High Impact Perforated
Thickness 13 mm total thickness on sit bones
Two Dimensional 10 mm and 3 mm
Density 80 kg and 60 kg
Use: Touring Long Distance and Endurance


121 Reviews
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90% Recommend this product (109 of 121 responses)
By J szwalkiewicz
Milwaukee wi
September 22, 2017
I wish the pad was thicker. Overall a good short. And long enough for my legs. I like it that u carry plus sizes! Very helpful. Us "thicker" people like to excercise too
By Ms. Mike
Long Island, NY
September 19, 2017
Amer. Sizing, good for 70 miles so far...
I am F 5'7" 130-135 lbs, I don't like tight clothing but it obviously has to be snug. With Louis Garneau I wear XL so I ordered L...too big. Med fit much better though not tight. I could probably get S but don't like tight waist. So, sizing is close to American sizing. I wear size 6 usually. Performance is good. Did 70 miles on Sun. and was only starting to be aware of my seat by the end.
By Sandra McIntyre
Bethel Park
September 12, 2017
Great biking shorts
Very comfortable and hold up after washing.
By Terry
Independence, MO
September 12, 2017
Best pair of Biking Shorts I have ever owned
I like that they do not ride up and keep me dry while riding. Very comfortable fit.
By Yvon
South Milwaukee, Wi
August 17, 2017
They are ok
Overall I like them except for the front doesn't come up to my waist like the other padded shorts I bought here. It always feels like they are falling off but aren't, just not made high enough in front. Padding is good.
By Rachel
Inverness, Florida
August 9, 2017
Not as impressed for the price and reviews.
Padding not that thick as anticipated. That's why I bought it to have a REALLY THICK pad. I had to buy gel pad for bike seat for added comfort. I bike only about a full hour. Washed gently in cold water, mild detergent and hung to dry. Still mild shrinkage problem. Just wasn't as impressed after I had researched the ratings.
By Christine
Southern New Jersey
August 2, 2017
Great shorts!!
I love my shorts! They're lightweight and very comfortable, definitely worth the money!!
By Helen
July 26, 2017
Plus size happy
Normally 18 Plus size demin pant. Liked these a lot. Fits well, doesn't roll up Lands mid- thigh on shorter end of 5'5 woman. My only wish would be for more padding up the back/spine.. But, I am a newbie on this.
By Sc2108
May 31, 2017
Century cycling short
The pad is super thick-concerned may be too much, but leg elastic is not binding, shorts flattering overall for XL, runs true to size or a little bigger
By Brandyjane1947
Washington, utah
May 29, 2017
Not for me
I wore them once and found the material and pad uncomfortable. I wear a size 18w in clothes but found that I did not like the material at all and after washing them twice they were not a true black and the pad bunched up because the material was too soft and stretchy. I washed them twice and both times the water turned red not black. I wanted to live be them!
ConsNot enough elasticity in fabric causing pad to bunch up
By Terri
Augusta, Maine
May 23, 2017
exactly what it says it is...
I ride centuries and events ( the BCM Lobster Ride & Trek Across Maine, for example) and my previous bike shorts (Pearl Izumi) were getting very worn. I have an old Aero Tech bike jersey with a flamingo on it and loved it, so I thought I would give their bike shorts a try...........nice feel, nice fit and the padding, which might be a bit much for a younger rider, (I'm 60+) is fantastic! First time out, I rode and wore them 6 hours with perfect comfort! I will definitely be ordering another pair soon!
By Janet
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
May 8, 2017
Great Fit
Really pleased with the fit of these shorts. Have worn them cycling a number of times and it really makes a difference to the quality of my rides. Thanks for making plus sizes that fit. I actually wear them under my jeans and no one can tell that I am wearing them.
By Gayle
Paducah Kentucky
February 16, 2017
Was very pleased with the fit and feeling of this pair of biking shorts. Still a bit tight on legs but not uncomfortable. Almost wish just a touch more padding through crotch area.
By Cynthia
Long Beach, CA
February 7, 2017
Most comfortable bike shorts ever
So training for a half IM is starting to wear on all my nerves. But mostly those of my rear end. So I ordered these shorts. And well, Hallelujah. They are super comfortable, they don't chafe, they don't ride up in the legs, they don't bunch in the seat, the waistband stays exactly where it's supposed to be and not rolled over in a knot. And well the seat pad... yeah oh yeaaaah. It's glorious. I'm up to 25+ miles and no complaints. I've worn them in warm weather (70's) and cold weather (50's) and they were good in both temperatures. These pants are fantastic. Really.
ProsFit. Seat padding. Leg length. Waistband.
By Lyn
Menifee, CA
December 5, 2016
Love these shorts!
These shorts fit me perfectly and the pad is the perfect thickness, not so thick it looks ridiculous when walking. Similar to the Pearl Izumi Quest pad, but the waist on those shorts rolls down. This longer waist is perfect, does not roll down, the legs have ample room, the rubber grips are not uncomfortable. They also run true to American sizes. I returned the Xl for a large which fits perfectly (Amazon also has these on Prime, same price with free returns, wish I'd seen that earlier). I am 5'4", 166 lbs with a slightly thicker waist than fanny. I've tried Pearl Izumi, Belroy, Sheebeast and another, these are the best!
By Colleen
October 17, 2016
So very comfy
Not only is the pad great for long rides, but material is different from any other short I've owned; it's delightfully soft. They are my favorites by far.
Best UsesAll-day rides
By Susan
October 3, 2016
Good fit
The fit/design is good. The chamois does the job. The only negative for me is the length. I prefer a shorter leg length.
ProsAdequate chamois
ConsLeg length is too long for me.
Best UsesRoad cycling
By Barbara lance
Stewartsville, NJ
September 21, 2016
They Fit
These fit great. I only wish the band of elastic in the leg was a bit wider and tighter. Hope they are as advertised because my first century ride is approaching..
By Wendy
September 20, 2016
good value shorts
Normally, I buy higher priced shorts with thicker padding, but having outgrown my existing supply (oops!), I tried this short. So far, so good. They are comfortable, not "see-through" but perhaps the pad does not fit perfectly. Pad fit is highly personal as everyone knows.
Best Usesclub rides
By Barb
Wausau, WI
September 15, 2016
Thick padded bike short
If you are riding 20 plus miles, these thick padded bike shorts do the job.
By Sheri
NW Arkansas
August 21, 2016
Great for touring
I bought these shorts just before 9 days of TransAm touring. Cycling anywhere from 6-10 hours a day. Fit was great and helped keep my backside from being too awful sore!
By Pat
Baltimore, MD
August 18, 2016
Bike short
Very comfortable. Supportive but not restrictive. I don't know I have them on. Bought them to relieve sitz bone discomfort and the pad has really helped on 40 mi rides.
By S
August 16, 2016
love them
great to have new shorts with elastic that works
By Karen
Ladysmith BC
August 7, 2016
great fit
as I'm a bigger girl finding bike shorts is not easy but I love these ones bought 2 pairs this time...enjoy your bike ride
By Kim
Snow Hill, MD
July 26, 2016
Help for fatigued sits bones
I bought these shorts because I needed to find a way to be able to ride more than 60 miles without my sits bones screaming at me. I know others ride 100-200 miles at a time, so what made a difference? I read than chamois can make a big difference. I looked for high density foam shorts for more comfort. I found these. I have not tried them yet on a ride longer than 52 miles, but I had no fatigue at 52 miles! That has never happened before. So I am hopeful.
ProsChamois padding is a higher density foam that really helps relieve fatigue on long rides. Fabric is thin and moisture wicking.
ConsThe stitching was a little stratchy and the leg band was a little stratchy too.
Best UsesLong road bike rides.
By Missy
North Dakota
July 7, 2016
dont bother
I wear XL in all other riding shorts I own so ordered XL in these. Legs are too long and loose. I have to pull them up to keep them from rubbing on my calves.But if I had ordered lg the waist would have been too tight. Padding isnt bad tho.
By SDRoadSpinner
San Diego, CA
June 23, 2016
Quality compressive fabric. Chamios pad placement is anatomically correct.
The fabric (XXL) seems to be of good, compressive quality. The chamois is properly placed for cushioned comfort on the saddle. Just short rides so far with okay, not over-the-top, comfort. For longer rides, I still find a second chamois cushion provides relief from "saddle-pressure-injury/soreness" to the female parts. Otherwise, well-made, true-to-size cycling shorts.
ProsCompression Pad placement/shape Quality fabric Excellent, supportive fit
Best UsesMedium-length rides. Fitness cycling/Spinning
By Lois
Midland, Michigan
June 16, 2016
Nice pad and nice fit.
By Modacious
Cape Cod, MA
June 15, 2016
Great Shorts
I bought one pair of these shorts to try and I LOVE them. They fit well. They are nicely designed. They are made of quality material. I will be purchasing more of them.
Prosgreat fit, great design, nice fabric
Best Usescycling
By Rosie
Winnipeg, Manitoba
April 11, 2016
Comfy shorts
I've only had a chance to wear them on a 50km cold weather ride. They seem comfortable enough. I was expecting the pad to have been sized up more. Comparing it to an old pair of Pearl Izumis, the pad size seemed quite similar. Great price and quick shipping to Canada.