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|Men's Waist (inches)||24-26||28-30||32-34||36-38||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 1/2||9 1/2|
77% Nylon 23% Spandex tricot knit that is about 8.2 ounces per square yard
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94% Recommend this product (135 of 144 responses)
October 22, 2017
Based on a recommendation from a friend,I decided to try the top shelf short. I am very pleased with this product.
ProsGood padding and cooling.
Best UsesRoad bike 30-50 mile rides.
By John van Arnold
September 13, 2017
great confortable cycling shorts
repeat purchase, great comfortable cycling shorts. Tried shorts with thicker padding "butt pillow" and definably prefer this design over the Aero Men's Centruryshorts
Best Useslong spring, summer & falls rides
September 12, 2017
So far these shorts have been what they were advertised
September 5, 2017
Top Shelf Shorts are top shelf
I got these shorts after I got another pair of the less expensive Aero Tech shorts that were not working for me. I'm glad I made the exchange as these are a far superior short for road and mountain riding. The chamois is thicker than I'm used to and wasn't sure I would like them, thinking that it would be too thick and bunch up. When I put them on the chamois felt like a diaper but as soon as I sat on the saddle it conformed to my body and was/is very comfortable. The shorts stay put for the whole ride whether you are in or out of the saddle. The chammy is thick at the sit bones and thin where you don't need the padding which makes then very comfortable. I have not had any chafe issues with these shorts and I don't use chafe cream. The legs stay in place for the whole ride with just enough compression. As others have said the front is slightly lower than the back which is part of the reason these shorts are comfortable. I like that the front is slightly shorter, as when one is in riding position, you are leaning forward and not having extra material there in comfortable. At the same time it is nice to have more material at the back for the same reason, as you lean forward, it is comfortable to have extra material to cover your back( Look Ma no plumber crack!). I am 5' 8" and 146 pounds and I always take a med. I got these shorts in a med and they fit very well. I'd like to give a shout-out to Chris for putting the service in customer service at Aero Tech. Thanks for your help Chris.
ProsYes lots of them.
ConsNone that I have found.
Best UsesRiding in comfort.
August 3, 2017
Always buy these shorts, tried silver for the first time, always great, ride up to 150 miles at a time with no issue. This is the fifth purchase of these shorts! Enjoy spending money with a local company.
By Oscar Gonzalez
July 28, 2017
By Paul Clement
July 27, 2017
High quality & great fit. I recommend the larger size if your are in the overlap zone. I love that they are made in USA!
July 25, 2017
Great Cycling Shorts
I've owned three pairs of these shorts, and they are the best cycling shorts I've owned for long rides in the saddle, and what a great value! I tried buying a more expensive brand with a fancy logo, and ended up throwing them out and going back to the Top Shelf shorts after 3 rides. They are sized true, very comfortable on long rides, and best of all, the padding doesn't bunch up in the back like an oversized diaper. They are durable, a pair lasts me for a whole riding season before showing any wear. I hope Aero Tech never stops selling these!
ProsSized true. Comfortable. Durable.
Best UsesLong rides.
Great Mills, MD
July 24, 2017
Excellent fit, value
They fit well and are a great buy for the money. They even have a small amount of compression Chamois pad is good but not great.
Best UsesShort to medium length road rides.
July 15, 2017
These shorts are obviously well made, they fit well and the price is right!
July 6, 2017
Great shorts for the price
Shorts are very comfortable and a good value for the price,
By Scott Bendle
July 5, 2017
Great Shorts for the price
Just used these shorts at the end of a week long tour, I was really impressed with how comfortable they were and I liked the fabric they are made from, feels very high quality.
ProsGreat fit, chamois is placed correctly and protects well, nice dense fabric without being too hot
June 29, 2017
Pad is a little too thick for hot weather. Other wise works well.
ConsWould like a thinner pad, just my preference
Best UsesRoad biking.
May 29, 2017
Shorts work great
great padding and great fit
Palm Coast, Fl.
May 24, 2017
Quality Riding Shorts
I made Aerotechdesigns my preferred shopping store for my riding clothes years ago without any regret. All their shorts, shoes, and socks are quality and made in the USA. As a road cyclist, I need shorts that are comfortable and breathable, and again they met my expectation. I highly recommend them to everyone. Thank you for being there and listening to us riders.
By Tom Bower
Canal Fulton Ohio
May 12, 2017
A slightly thinner foam pad than the gel shorts I've been wearing which is why I bought them. The thick pad seems to bunch up in the wrong area causing numbness. The pad in the Top Shelf is a better design too...it doesn't have padding near the middle where you don't need it. I only wonder how the FOAM pad will hold up versus the gel. Might I suggest a similar design pad in gel? Same shape and thickness as the Top Shelf foam but gel?
ProsProper design of the pad should alleviate numbness.
ConsPossible durability issue with the foam versus the gel which wears like iron.
Best UsesLong distance cycling.
May 3, 2017
I own several pairs of these shorts. Comfortable, durable, and a great price.
ProsFit, durability, and price.
ConsNone that I have found.
Best UsesRecreational long distance riding.
By Edward Glicksman
April 26, 2017
My first set 2 years ago were great, but this set has given me a rash from abrasion.
April 19, 2017
Aero Tech Padded Short Blue
Nice light weigh shorts, good for 25-30 mile rides
April 15, 2017
Lovely colours. Fits perfectly
February 22, 2017
Disappointing - Product and People
I REALLY wanted to love these bike shorts and this company. But as others have already noted, the waist is surprisingly low...... like middle-school- fashionista-low-rider-skinny-jeans low. When I called the company to ask if any of their other 36 models of ATD bike shorts might have a little higher waist, I was rather surprised by the tone and attitude of the gentlemen who answered the phone. Not overtly rude I admit.....but you can tell when someone is rolling their eyes over the phone and beleives his is speaking to an idiot over the phone. In essence I was told that all their shorts were the same rise and "industry standard". I beg to differ, as I laid them out against my other Pearl Izumi, Canari, and Novara shorts. I appreciate that hard-core roadies who are 5'9" and 160 lbs may fit these, but this company promotes itself as supplying cycling clothes to more "average" sized riders. I am 6'3", 240 lbs, football player build,wear a 38-32 pant, admittedly not your average TdF cyclist. Nonetheless, I do commute 20 miles to work everyday year-round, averaging over 7,000 miles a year including at least one self-supported 1,000+ mile international tour somewhere in Europe, South America or Asia. I guess my cycling isn't serious enough to rate. In summary, while the product quality seemed fine, the fit was disappointing in a number of areas and my experience with the company was similarly disappointing.
January 10, 2017
Similar to previous purchases, works fine.
January 9, 2017
Amazing quality for the price. You can't find a better deal! I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase.
Reno, NV - Nevada
November 19, 2016
This is my 3rd pair. Great construction and comfort. They go many miles. Cannot beat the value!
Best UsesRoad Mountain
October 6, 2016
Excellent riding shorts
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.
Best UsesLong rides
September 28, 2016
best ever had
Great fit, comfortable even with long rides.
ProsFit, comfort, durability cost
Best UsesRoad cycling
September 27, 2016
Not Quite like Top Shelf Bibs
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.
ConsThe chamois slides to the front
Best Usesshort rides
September 27, 2016
Comparing to elite
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.
ConsFit, chamois thickness
September 23, 2016
New to cycling...
these shorts fit great and are comfortable on long rides... over 30 miles.
Best Usesgood up to 50 miles...
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.