Aero Tech Women's Top Shelf PADDED Bike Shorts - Long Distance Pad

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Women's Top Shelf Padded Bike Short - For Long Distance

ATD TopshelfOur women's padded bike shorts provide freedom for movement, anti-chafe chamois padding and a nice cushion for the bicycle saddle.  Once you feel the comfort, it is hard to imagine a long ride without them.  They feel like a second skin, you won't give them a second thought while you are cycling.

aero tech womens padded shorts Once you put them on and ride, these shorts become an invisible part of your cycling joy. The women's top shelf biking shorts are designed for comfort so you can ride longer and feel stronger.  Shorts have a high spandex content for soft massaging comfort and supportive compression. These women's padded bike shorts stay in place and give you the freedom to focus on the ride.

They have a M.L.P. Multi-Level Pad with 3D molded construction to eliminate friction and add extra padding to the pressure areas in the seat. The cycling short's crotch pad has smooth edges and wraps the body curves between the legs. It is hygienic® antibacterial Coolmax that stays dry and inhibits the growth of bacteria. Machine Wash,  Air Dry.

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

* Aero Tech Designs makes Top Shelf Cycling Shorts in Pennsylvania
* Fabric is knitted in USA: 77% Nylon 23% Spandex
* Unconditionally Guaranteed - Tested - proven performance
* Flat locked stretch seams are smooth for next to skin softness
* Cycling Short Fabric is microfiber with six-way stretch
* The weight is beefy, 8.2 oz. tricot knitted in South Carolina
* Waist elastic is soft, non roll with cover stitched seams
* Short has Leg elastics to make sure the shorts stay in place while riding
* Soft, non-binding leg grippers are made with silicone which effective and smooth
* Chamois padding is sewn into the crotch area.
* Smooth, seamless inner leg reduces opportunity for abrasion and sores.
* Also see our plus women's tops shelf short and our Men's Top Shelf bike Short


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Why Compression?

* Surface pressure from the high spandex fabric accelerates blood flow to muscles
* The gentle message and extra blood flow enhances circulation
* The increased blood oxygen helps to reduce lactic acid build up in working muscles
* Compression speeds up recovery from exercise (reduces delayed onset soreness)
* Garments rub against fabrics instead of skin which prevents chafing

aero tech gripper elasticFlat lock Seams - are smooth for next to skin softness. The fabric is made in USA and is a premium knit for cycling shorts. The fabric is very durable against abrasion and has excellent compression.  It is a 8.2 ounce, tricot knit fabric with six way stretch knitted from high quality technical microfiber yarns 77% Nylon 23% Spandex

Leg Hems (inside) - The leg grippers are made from a soft silicone strip and a soft knitted elastic that is not binding and easy to wear. The elastics are important during long distance cycling to keep the shorts down and the crotch area smooth by preventing bunching up at the crotch area.

* 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

The Top Shelf Chamois pad has an excellent fit which is impossible with one piece pads. The surface of the chamois is an antibacterial, microfine 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 shelf bike short chamois pad 

M.L.P. is a generation of cycling seat pad made of polyester microfibers. The multi level pad uses multi level production technology to improve comfort by relieving the pressure points between the body and the bicycle saddle. Long Distance and Endurance pad.  The pad system incorporates the long established Hygienic fabric. COOL PAD is made from a SCHOELLER PCM foam, which incorporates micro capsules that cool the wearer by absorbing excessive body heat produced during vigorous activity.  Color: Blue/Black

The Women's Top Shelf Chamois padding has multiple densities of foam fitted together like a puzzle to provide the ultimate in padded comfort for bicycle riding. Padding is very durable and easy to wear, it is engineered for extra foam on sit bone area. Ventilation holes shown in photo create a cooling, breathable pad with vapor transportation to keep you butt area cool and dry.

Top Shelf Chamois Pad

aero tech 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. Pad 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

t.m.f. chamois pad

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 new pad system incorporates the log established Hygienic® fabric. The a new generation of cycling seat pads made of polyester microfibers.The 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 long distances.


3m reflective tabsATD Topshelf Reflective

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

Aero Tech Women's - Size Chart
Size Women's Size Leg Inseam (inches)
X-Small 0-2 7
Small 4-6 7 1/2
Medium 8-10 8
Large 12-14 8 1/4
X-Large 16-18 8 1/2
XX-Large 20-22 8 5/8

Size Chart is an estimate for fit, however to choose a size your personal preferences for fit may require you to choose a larger or smaller size. If you understand and want compression, order your size or one smaller, if you don't want it to fit snug, order a size larger. Use a tape measure and your fit preferences to choose a size. Garments are super stretchy.


Fabric:  American Made Tricot with six way stretch. 77% Nylon 23% Spandex tricot knit that is about 8.2 ounces per square yard

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55 Reviews

  • 3
    Comfortable but still got saddle sore!

    Published by Georgina Petrie on Sep 4th 2018

    I bought these bike shorts because I am training for a long distance bike ride in October and these were positioned as suitable for long distances and they were reasonably priced. I wore them for a 40 mile ride and they felt quite comfortable but on a longer 86 mile bike ride I still got chaffing even with chamois butter cream.

  • 5
    Padded shorts

    Published by Judy on Aug 9th 2018

    LOVE these shorts. They are true to size and very comfortable.

  • 1
    Nice concept, poorly implemented

    Published by Marsha on Sep 22nd 2017

    Great padding, provides a lot of comfort. However, all around the padding is a gap that is very uncomfortable. That gap rubs amd make the shorts uncomfortable for all but the shortest rides.

  • 5
    My best bike shorts

    Published by ErieCable on Aug 11th 2017

    I purchased these 2 months ago and liked them quite well for regular riding, meaning under 20 miles or so. However, last weekend I did a century ride in them (MS 150) and wished very much I had another pair for day two. They are the best shorts I have had since 2006. I will be buying another pair. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    Fit well and ride well.

    Published by Beverly on Aug 1st 2017

    These are a very comfortable fit and give me great protection and comfort while riding. Very pleased overall with my purchase.

  • 5
    Best bike shorts I own

    Published by Sheryl L. on Jul 26th 2017

    I like these shorts so much I ordered another pair, and may order more. They are a comfortable length and have good silicon thigh grippers (I don't like the short that have no grippers and a really wide, tight band at the leg; those make me look like a sausage). Most importantly, the chamois is reasonably supportive, but very flat. It allows my particular anatomy to sit where it needs to sit without putting too much pressure where I really don't want it. I have had problems with saddle sores, but these shorts seem to be good at not causing those. For reference, my rides range from 15 miles to 40 miles.

  • 4
    Lots of padding

    Published by Lori on Jul 20th 2017

    Thick padding. I like cotton band around leg so i turn them under. Fit good

  • 5
    Comfy biking shorts

    Published by Phyllis on Jun 2nd 2017

    I'm preparing for a 4 day ride and these padded shorts have worked out great as I'm putting in the miles. I used the sizing chart on the website and the shorts fit very comfortably. I would recommend this product. Happy biking!

  • 5
    Great shorts

    Published by Margaret on May 25th 2017

    Love these shorts. Padding is excellent.

  • 5
    Totally perfect black bike shorts

    Published by Anita on May 22nd 2017

    These shorts have replaced my very old Zoot shorts, a pair of riding shorts that had grown so baggy as to be completely useless.
    Aero Tech makes a very good product; the shorts fit perfectly, are a discreet length for 62 year old legs, and are a price that is sensible for
    the consumer. I really like them. I threw out the old black shorts with only a small wince of farewell. NOTE: I am 5'5" tall and I weigh 125,
    so that is a good marker for Size Medium.

  • 5
    Nice shorts for the money

    Published by Sheri on May 12th 2017

    These are nice shorts and fit exactly as advertised.

  • 2
    Good fit but poor construction

    Published by KEB on Apr 24th 2017

    I had high hopes for these shorts - they fit me very well, and the size and shape of the padding seemed great at first. The deal breaker for me are the unfinished seams around the padding. There's an exposed edge that is very irritating and uncomfortable when riding (see photos). I did a few 20+ mile rides in these and had red marks in the creases of my thighs where the padding ends. I might wear them on very short rides, but only as a backup to my other shorts.

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