Aero Tech Men's Summer Shadow PADDED Cycle Shorts Made in USA

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Aero Tech Men's Summer Shadow PADDED Cycle Shorts  Made in USA

Aero Tech Designs Bike Clothing Men's Summer Shadow Cycle Shorts

Ride Longer.  Feel Stronger.

3M Scotchlite Reflective Material

Highly Reflective Retro-Reflection from 3M Scotchlite

Enhance your summer shadow with 3M Reflectivity. This high end reflective material uses scientifically engineered and coated glass beads that take light from the source and reflect it back at the same level and direction that it came from. This is important for motorists who are driving because the light will be reflected back to them at the same level rather than be scattered when it bounces back. In other words, 3M reflective material does not create light but rather borrows the light waves and reflects it back. The luminosity, or power, of the bounce back is brighter with the 3M material because its glass beads are all lined up precisely in a grid to catch all angles of light and reflect them back at the same angle. There is very little dispersion or "scattering" of the reflective light waves.




Feel more joy and comfort when you ride with a pair of padded bicycle shorts.  Long periods on the saddle are relieved with this Summer Shadow cycle short.  It has the most updated chamois pad technology to provide breathability and coolness combined with a dense supportive ischial bone pad. The leg bands are lightweight and feel invisible yet function as needed to keep the shorts in place without movement during cycling action, primarily your pedal stroke. The waistline features a wider one inch non roll band. The chamois pad is our Top Shelf chamois that is sewn precisely where needed for shock absorption and prevention of chafing. Like all of our apparel, these bike shorts are unconditionally guaranteed.

The fabric's 23% Spandex gives up unlimited compressive support which holds the stomach and legs to reduce vibration and movement while riding.  The compression in these bike shorts work to reduce lactic acid buildup by helping to increase the oxygen going to the muscles. The principle goal behind good compression is muscle support.  During exercise, small micro tears occur in your muscle tissue and the repair process is what makes us stronger with exertion.  With good compression, the blood that flows to the muscles is increased.  Fresh blood circulation helps to reduce the buildup of lactic acid, while keeping muscles fueled with oxygen to produce energy for your workouts. 

The fabric was developed specially for the rigors of the cycling motion to offer up compressive support during exercise and to reduce vibration and enhance blood flow.  It is 77% Nylon/23% Spandex which provides different levels of compression to wrap and support active muscles.  The compression helps to increase blood flow to your muscles to supply fresh oxygen and nutrients. 

men's top shelf chamois padchamois is 10MM thickThe chamois pad is engineered across the ischial bones so that you can ride a long distance.  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 more than 25 miles. 

See our anti-chafe cream selection for lots of choices. 


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Men's Shadow Short - Size Chart
Size Waist (inches) Inseam (inches)
Small 28-30 8 1/4
Medium 32-34 8 1/4
Large 36-38 8 1/4
X-Large 38-40 8 3/8
XX-Large 42-44 8 1/2
77% Nylon 23% Spandex

33 Reviews

  • 4
    Cycling shorts

    Posted by Gordon on Sep 26th 2017

    The short are a little small for larges but are comfortable to wear

  • 1
    Feels poufy like a diaper

    Posted by Mike on Jul 17th 2017

    The chamois does not fit anywhere close to the human anatomy, resulting in a poufy feel like wearing a 2-panel pair of cycling shorts (as opposed to a proper 8 or 10 panel). The left and right inside edges of the chamois chafe against the inside of my legs while pedaling.

  • 5

    Posted by Vickie on Jul 5th 2017

    Surely becoming a favorite pair of shorts. Ordered for my husband. Go to pair for long rides....just did a 105 miles in them with no discomfort. Based on reviews may be a little large as sags in the back some when standing. On the bike, they fit great and seat fills out. Ordered a large for a 6'2", 160 pound man.

  • 5
    Super Shorts!

    Posted by Joe on May 25th 2017

    I have worn these shorts twice so far this season and found them to be very supportive and comfortable over a 25 mile ride I did recently. I did order one size smaller ( Large) because I am in between Large and XL in apparel and found the Large to be ideal for me. This is my 3rd pair of AeroTech Designs shorts and I am very pleased with them.

  • 4
    Comfy shorts

    Posted by Felt Z95 disc guy on May 24th 2017

    Could be a little more true to size but otherwise, very good product for the price

  • 5
    Great visibility and padding

    Posted by Steve F on Oct 10th 2016

    I had to return the first pair because my usual size, which is large for shorts, was way too tight. The XL fits much better and the padding seems great for longer rides. The yellow/green is good for being seen.

  • 5
    Great shorts!!!!!!!

    Posted by Tony on Aug 11th 2016

    Great fit. Great for summer riding. Looking good

  • 1
    Avoid white

    Posted by Mike on Aug 8th 2016

    Bought white side panels, which were nearly transparent. Cannot comment on fit or comfort

  • 5
    About to place a second order.

    Posted by J R Smith on Apr 25th 2016

    Very comfortable and well made. The great part is the awesome customer service.

  • 4
    First pair in 30 years

    Posted by Michael Trupkiewicz on Mar 19th 2016

    Finally got back into riding after 30 years and Shorts definitely have changed since then. Put in nearly 400 miles in past few weeks of varying ride lengths, most being 68 miles, and overall pretty comfortable.

  • 5
    No issues!

    Posted by Tara on Jan 21st 2016

    Great shorts, well made and comfortable and true to size

  • 3
    Not made to last.

    Posted by Gringo Greg on Dec 15th 2015

    Have had several pairs of these shorts and found they do not withstand frequent and distance use. Living in Mexico and riding all year round, they do not seem to hold up well in the heat - wearing out in the rear above the pad and the pad flattens quickly. No longer will purchase these which I wish I didn't have to stop as they are perfect color match with my bike. Also the matching tri-top also wears out quickly.