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Aero Tech Mens Basic Padded Cycling Shorts
Aero Tech Mens Basic Padded Cycling ShortsAero Tech Mens Basic Padded Cycling Shorts

Aero Tech Mens Basic Padded Cycling Shorts

Item #:SM618BK
Brand:Aero Tech Designs
Availability:In Stock Usually ships the next business day
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Men's Basic Padded Cycling Short - Get Stretch for Freedom to Move!

Men's Basic Padded Cycling Short
* Spandex short provides freedom of movement
* High Spandex for great compression
* Anatomically designed six panel short for muscle support
* Elastic Grippers on legs keep the shorts in place during long rides
* Wicking pad adds comfort without bulk or thickness
* Reflective logo on left side ads visibility with cycling motions
* Fits at waist and is higher in the back for cycling position
* Four- way stretch tricot is 6 ounce
* Mens Basic Padded Cycling Shorts have a longer inseam
* Fabric is nylon Lycra tricot with four way stretch
* Pad is not as thick as the classic padded short
* The pad is thin for people who do not want a thick heavy pad
* Spandex is like a second skin for all day comfort

Soft Elastic Legs keep shorts in placeElastic keep legs in place

Molded Foam ChamoisFoam Pad is sewn into Shorts

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Men's Bike Short Sizing Chart
Size Small Medium Large XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
28 - 30
30 - 32
32 - 34
36 - 38
38 - 40
Inseam (inches)
8 1/4
8 1/2
9 1/4
9 1/2
Nylon / Lycra
American Made Chamois is molded and 6mm thick chamois pad
87 Reviews
49% (43)
38% (33)
7% (6)
6% (5)
0% (0)
90% Recommend this product (78 of 87 responses)
By John E
McLean, Virginia
November 6, 2017
I purchased these after reading reviews for the product. I have worn the shorts twice, on concurrent days for short rides less than 20 miles each. My butt was a bit sore after the first ride but seemed better the next day. However, my second ride was extremely uncomfortable. I have not tried out the next higher price shorts, yet, but I would not recommend these shorts for a $15 savings over the next higher priced product.
Conspoor padding
Best Usesvery short rides
By Dave W
Beaverton, OR
November 1, 2017
Great Product for any cyclist
Aero Tech's Men's cycling shorts met and exceeded all of my expectations. They fit well, wear well and do the job. These shorts are padded correctly to ensure comfort when cycling. They are also very easy to maintain and launder. Beyond the quality of the product itself which is first rate, Aero Tech's policy on return makes it clear that they are in business to forward the biking interests of both the novice and pro. Also, I would note that their customer service staff are professional, reasonable and interested in making sure the customer is really fully satisfied. I would highly recommend the item I purchased as well as other items. In the end, you are getting real quality for your money from a company that knows what is most important - the customer.
Pros All good
ConsNo downside
modesto, CA
July 15, 2017
Wonderful deal
These shorts I bought on sale at a great price but they are well worth full price. Well made. Great Fit. Comfortable pad.
By mrv
canton, mi
April 24, 2017
Not bad for Super Sale Shorts
I'm in search of bike shorts with a VERY thin chamois. These are listed as 6mm, with the only thinner shorts being their tri-shorts. These were pretty OK for thinness. I would have liked thinner, but these seem thick to me for a thin chamois. The chamois seems a little bit rough, so I'm hoping after a dozen or so washings things soften a bit. All the materials seem to be of good quality (especially at $20!). The short material seems pretty good, and the leg gripper is sufficiently grippy. If too grippy for you, then just roll the grippy bit out, and you can sport the baby blue grip strip to your cycling mates. Sizing based on the waist worked well for me.
Merchant Response:Hello, Just want to let you know our Pro Short uses a thin pad as well. It's $39.99, but may be a little closer to what you are looking for. Thanks, Aero Tech Designs
ProsWell made out of the bag. Materials seem like they will hold up for several years of cycling. (well, maybe not year of cycling around the world with them as your only pair, but you know, if you ride 5 times a week and have 4~5 pairs of shorts, these will hold up plenty long, I'm willing to bet)
ConsOut of the bag, the chamois seems a bit rough, just kind of scratchy. Not a show stopper, I think they will break in.
Best UsesCycling. More cycling.
By Mo
Miramar, Florida
February 24, 2017
Super Comfortable
Comfortable fit and the padding is great especially for long distance road cycling.
ProsMade in USA
By Kenia
Hollywood Florida
February 24, 2017
Great comfort
Shorts super comfortable and padding perfect for long distance road cycling.
ProsMade in USA
By Tbone
February 6, 2017
For $20 you can't beat these shorts.
And they are made in America. Love it.
By Dakota
Akron, Ohio
December 4, 2016
Aero Tech Cycling Shorts
Item fits well and is very comfortable, however, I wish the padding was removable for laundering. Being that I am not sure how the pads will hold up to my driers heat cycle (harden or distort shape) I have been machine washing and letting them air dry.
ProsItem fits well and is very comfortable.
ConsPadding is not removable or adjustable.
Best UsesCycling.
By Brian
Waynesboro, VA
November 17, 2016
Ok pair of shorts
These are ok. I think the padding could be better and the fit could be better. Could just be me. The leg openings around the bottom are not as tight as I think they should be.
ConsNot tight enough
By Bill Seward
Muncy Hills, Pennsylvania
September 27, 2016
Great deal!
I got one of the Basic Shorts last year. They are a good fit, comfortable, have held up well, and made in USA! How can you beat that? They did with sail and free shipping. I now have 4 of them.
By Michael McCartan
Buffalo NY
September 22, 2016
Great fitting XL plus cycling shorts
Comfortable and well cut fit
By John
Columbus, OH
September 5, 2016
Great Quality Shorts at a Fantastic Price
I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered these. They were the least expensive shorts and I wanted something I could wear under other shorts until I lost some weight. Much surprise these are some of the nicest cycling shorts I've owned. Thick padding, high quality material and good elastic on the legs and waist. I'll be ordering more.
By Jim
Iowa & Arizona
August 27, 2016
First padded shorts
I've only been riding for a few months but am logging 100+ miles per week. These shorts are the first padded shorts I've purchased and they certainly make riding more comfortable.
ProsComfort at a reasonable price!
By Tux Percman
Minneapolis, MN
July 6, 2016
Comfort and Quality
Great comfortable cycling shorts allows for long rides with no discomfort. Quality product that arrived within days of ordering.
ProsQuality product with great padded area where it needs to be. I love it as it fits my larger backside and remains in place!
Best UsesCycling ... short or long distances. It is perfect!
By Dennis Imhoff
Coon Rapids, Mn. and Weslaco, Tx.
May 27, 2016
For the price excellent
I have been using these bike shorts now for six months and they are very very good compared to some shorts I have bought in the past that cost twice as much, they actually feel better on long rides even hot long rides, I would recommend these to everyone, and very glad to see they are made in the USA, see we can made quality at a reasonable price!! I wear size 34 waist and I bought lg. which was recommended 32 to 34 waist fit perfect.
By Howard
Bradenton, FL
May 25, 2016
The product looks nice and is much more comfortable than wearing briefs and shorts.
By Victor D.
pomona, California
May 5, 2016
comfortable just needs more padding
comfortable on short 20 mile rides
Best Usescycling,short rides
By Jon
Pittsburgh, PA
May 5, 2016
Great shorts for the price
They fit nicely and are comfortable - again, for the price. You can definitely tell the material is cheaper than the typical Aerotech short - but - they're much cheaper. A good pair of "my other two pairs are already dirty" shorts. I have not done distance stuff yet so I can't speak to their comfort over more than 30 miles or so.
ProsAffordable, decent quality, fit is pretty close to other Aerotech shorts.
Best UsesRoad riding
By Ed
Minneapolis MN
April 11, 2016
Large size bike shorts
Large size bike shorts it's hard to frying big bike shorts anything over 3X so it was good to be in the final 4X which sit really really comfortable and good .
By Todd
Los Angeles
March 14, 2016
Not bad
The pricing and sizing are great on this product. I've only rode them a few times and they seem to be made well. The con for me is the padding in the seat. Any rides over 50 and I really notice the lack of padding. This was probably my own fault for going for the cheapest product available (what can I say? I'm cheap :-)) These would be great shorts for shorter rides.
By Mike
Monroe, CT
December 23, 2015
A great basic pair of bike shorts
I have come to expect nothing but the best from Aerotech. I have 2 other pair of their shorts, both a little higher end. So, when I saw a great deal on these, I figured I couldn't lose. I was right. I like their higher end shorts slightly better but they are still superior to any other brand shorts I've tried. You can't go wrong with these or any product from AT
By Scott M
Milwaukee WI
December 21, 2015
Good bang for the buck as usual from ATD
Been very happy with all the ATD shorts I have purchased so far. Great value,
Best UsesCommuting and workout so far.
By David Mack
Carolina Shores, NC
December 16, 2015
Cycling shorts
Shorts are OK, leg length could be a bit longer.They are quite comfortable though.
By alaskadude1948
St. Petersburg, Florida
November 23, 2015
A Good Bargain
For the price a decent pair of shorts. I rate this a good value.
ProsGood value, accurate sizing
ConsBasic construction, lightweight padding
Best UsesEveryday short to medium rides, warm-up rides, practice rides.
By Adam
October 27, 2015
Best Value-Priced Shorts I've Tried
Of the several sub-$30 shorts I've tried, thees are by far the best. The chamois isn't too thick and bulky like on most cheaper shorts, the leg grippers are comfortable, the fabric is soft and suitably stretchy. The only drawback is that they're on the thin side fabric-wise, but I always wear them under shorts or pants, so it's not too big an issue for me. I followed ATD's sizing chart, and they fit perfect.
ProsPrice, Comfort (love the thinner chamois!), Value
ConsFabric is a little thin...
Best UsesComfortable Cycling on the Cheap.
By Mike
September 13, 2015
Great price for great shorts
They fit well and are easy to care for. The saddle pad while being nice and this is not to much to be comfortable.
By Chris
Atlantic City N J
July 29, 2015
Great Shorts Great Price
I'm 6 -2, 290 , the 3x fit perfect , ordered a second pair. I even dried a pair by accident in the gas dryer . I usually hag em up. Next to no shrinkage . Buy em they work and fit well. I would normally wear a 2 x.
ProsPrice , fit , comfort
Best UsesBiking
By Anthony. Morley
Haverhill. Ma
July 1, 2015
Good product
Found it to be very comfortable and a joy to wear riding
By George Dawson
North Carolina, USA
June 17, 2015
Excellant wear and comfort the fit is perfect
In the future by next year I will purchase 2 more pair of these shorts Excellent service ,the turn around was much quicker than I thought.
By daveinpa
May 20, 2015
Great Service/price and made in USA