Aero Tech Men's Top Shelf PADDED Bike Short - Made in USA

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Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Long Distance Chamois Pad

Aero Tech Top Shelf Bike Short

ATD TopshelfMen's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - Why Compression? Want great compression and muscle support? Aero Tech Designs presents the Men's Top Shelf bike short. This padded bike short is designed for long distance bike riding. It has an anatomical, eight-paneled design. This garment is made from a special technically designed fabric that has high Spandex content. The compression from the fabric of our Top Shelf Bicycle Shorts hugs the muscles for support and reduction of muscle fatigue. These bike shorts move freely with the pedaling motion to prevent chafe by design. We eliminated the seams between the legs and the smooth inner leg reduces abrasion and saddle sores. These bike shorts keep you comfortable with high quality fabric and a long distance chamois pad that is imported from Italy and engineered for long bike rides. Made in the USA

The chamois padding is a chafe free, long distance pad that has multiple levels of cushioning.  The Top Shelf chamois pad is full of technological engineering.  One key feature is the Multi-Level-Pad (MLP) which is a 3D engineered collection of foam pieces that fits snugly within the curves of the legs and torso to create a perfectly smooth and abrasion free chamois padding.

The Top Shelf Chamois pad has an excellent fit which is impossible with one piece pads. The surface of the chamois is an antibacterial, micro-fine brushed polyester fabric that wicks the perspiration away from the chamois area to keep you dry and comfortable on long rides.  You will appreciate the great fit of the Top Shelf Chamois pad, a fit you can't get with a seamless construction.  Like a baseball, the chamois pad has seams cut with curves to fully and efficiently wrap all the curves between the legs.  The crotch area has three severe curves, the torso and two thighs which all have a steep curvature. To maximize the fit, it would be impossible to fit all these curves with a single flat piece of fabric.  To effectively protect this area, the top shelf chamois padding is assembled by sewing curved wings onto the primary pad area, this creates an excellent fit that maximizes protection and saddle sore prevention. 

These bike shorts move freely with the pedaling motion to prevent chafe by design.


* Top Shelf Bike Shorts have a stretchy, superior fit with rugged durability for long bike rides
* Chamois padding is smooth with a Coolmax antibacterial microfiber surface
* Coolmax face fabric on the chamois padding is smooth antibacterial microfiber stretch fleece
* The shorts are made with high quality tricot knit material that has a with six-way stretch
* The high spandex content supports the needed compression for cycling fitness
* The fabric is 77% Nylon 23% Spandex, 8.2 oz. tricot construction
* Legs have a silicone gripper elastic that has a three step zig zag hem - very soft and comfortable
* Flatlocked seams are smooth for next to skin softness
* Waist elastic is soft, 1 inch with a non roll feature that is coverstitched

ATD Topshelf GripperATD Topshelf Reflective

* Leg grippers prevent shorts from riding up
* Smooth, seamless inner leg reduces opportunity for abrasion and sores
* 3M Reflective Tabs for light refraction back to it's source
* Unconditionally guaranteed | Tested - proven performance
* Machine wash, air dry for longest life of the short

Colors: Black, Silver,

Also see Big Man's Top Shelf Bike Short and our Women's Top Shelf Bike Short


Top Shelf Chamois Pad

men's top shelf chamois pad Top Shelf pad is an anatomically designed pad for the bike riding position. The Multi-Level Pad M.L.P uses multi-level production technology and Multiple Layered Foams to improve comfort by relieving the pressure points between the body and the bicycle saddle.

What makes this pad special? It is the fantastic fit that comes from a highly engineered design that fits all the curves that we have between the legs and around the body's pelvic area. The side wings on this pad offer up excellent fit around your legs and torso. This excellent fit is not available with one piece pads.
The surface of the chamois is antibacterial which is important to prevent the growth of bacterial which lead to saddle sores for long distance cyclists.

t.m.f. chamois padPad Thickness: 10mm in saddle area, 5mm on sides Anatomical design for riding position: ergonomic concepts were employed for the design of this bike short that hugs the muscles for support and reduction of muscle fatigue.

The M.L.P (Muliti-Level Pad) uses multi-level production technology to improve comfort by relieving the pressure points between the body and the bicycle saddle. The new pad system incorporates the long established Hygienic fabric

Foams: High Impact Perforated,

Thickness: 10 mm total thickness on sit bones, 3Dimensional 10 mm 6 mm 5 mm Density: 60 kg

Category: Long Distance Cycling Road or Mountain Biking. The pad system incorporates the log established Hygienic fabric. The a cycling seat pad made of polyester microfibers. The chamois pad is engineered across the ischial bones so that you can ride a long distance with your ischial bones padded.

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 long distances. If you want our thickest pad, try the elite chamois pad which is for 100 mile rides. It has a dense chamois pad that is our favorite for century rides.

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Also see Big Man's Top Shelf Bike Short and our Women's Top Shelf Bike Short


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Men's Bike Shorts Size Chart
Size Waist (inches) Inseam (inches)
X-Small 24-26 8 1/4
Small 28-30 8 1/2
Medium 32-34 8 3/4
Large 36 9 1/4
X-Large 38-40 9 1/2
XX-Large 42-44 9 1/2
3XL 46-48 9 5/8
4XL 50-52 9 3/4
5XL 54-56 9 3/4
77% Nylon 23% Spandex tricot knit that is about 8.2 ounces per square yard

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  • 5
    Aero Tech Men's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short

    Posted by Bruce on Jul 9th 2018

    Quality materials. Amazing fit! Put on and went for an 80k ride. Very Comfortable. Highly recommended - Great value

  • 5
    Great Choice

    Posted by Great Choice on Jul 3rd 2018

    Love the bike shorts. Fits under regular gym shorts so no one has to know/see that I’m wearing a padded shorts. Makes a huge difference on the bike!!

  • 5
    Bike shorts

    Posted by Lee on Jun 16th 2018

    These bike shorts are just as good as my Pearl Izumi’s. Actually they look better and feel better

  • 4
    Aero Tech Men's Top Shelf PADDED Bike Short - Made in USA

    Posted by Craig on Jun 11th 2018

    Plenty comfortable on a fifty mile ride.

  • 5
    Top shelf padded short

    Posted by Rick on Jun 6th 2018

    well made...comfortable as heck.

  • 5
    Excellent Shorts!

    Posted by Kyle D on Apr 23rd 2018

    Excellent shorts! Better than the Bontragers I've been using for the last 2 years. Very high quality in every stitch and super comfortable. The top shelf pad is really good, I'm not sure how it compares with the other pads Aero Tech Designs offers but these are a great choice for a first time buy. I highly recommend, also for the price, made in the USA(Pennsylvania represent). It's a solid deal!

  • 4
    Comfort & Fit

    Posted by John Owens on Jan 25th 2018

    My first experience with Aero Tech products. Limited use so far due to weather, but the shorts fit well, have more chamois than any I have tried-takes a little getting used to--I am pleased so far. I have been riding a road bike for a number of years and am very aware of the importance of shorts.

  • 5
    New Shorts

    Posted by David on Oct 22nd 2017

    Based on a recommendation from a friend,I decided to try the top shelf short. I am very pleased with this product.

  • 5
    great confortable cycling shorts

    Posted by John van Arnold on Sep 13th 2017

    repeat purchase, great comfortable cycling shorts. Tried shorts with thicker padding "butt pillow" and definably prefer this design over the Aero Men's Centruryshorts

  • 5
    Very comfortable

    Posted by Terry on Sep 12th 2017

    So far these shorts have been what they were advertised

  • 5
    Top Shelf Shorts are top shelf

    Posted by Thom on Sep 5th 2017

    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.

  • 5
    Great shorts

    Posted by Mark on Aug 3rd 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.