Chamois technology for men: The anatomy of a more comfortable ride
The kind of chamois used in your cycling shorts can either ensure that you put the time in on your bike or take out the joy of the ride. It can literally be a “pain in the butt” without the right protection. Cyclists know that the longer they ride, the more density they need in a chamois pad to protect them from any numbness.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned cyclist, the foundation for a comfortable ride is a high- quality chamois made specifically for your anatomical needs. In this article, we will take a deeper discussion on the chamois technology for men.
Elastic Interface® used anthropometry, the science that deals with measuring the human body, to identify equalities and differences in the anatomy of the human body. The study was conducted by the University of Padua and showed us that: 1) there are no anthropometric differences between a small cyclist and a tall cyclist, and 2) there are no differences between ethnic groups.
Men’s chamois is structured to support the “sitting” bones (Ischium bones) while optimizing blood flow in a central channel, to reduce pressure and potential numbness while riding. The pad has more compression through the center of the chamois and is specifically engineered for the placement of the bones on the saddle. This takes the pressure off of the ischiatic and perineal area thus improving blood flow, especially during longer rides.
A great way to showcase our chamois technology for men is with the Elastic Interface® Paris HP Men. It has become one of our most popular pads for men. It has ultra-high density inserts in the perineal and ischiatic area that make it perfect for both road and off-road activities. The central channel is engineered according to specific anthropometrical measurements to support male anatomy while in the saddle, relieving pressure and favoring blood flow. The holes on the top surface also improve the pad’s air permeability.
The bottom line, the chamois can set the tone of how comfortable and protected cyclists can be during rides so it is important that men know what to look for in them: anatomically structured. Look for the groove or cut out in the center of the pad for the male anatomy to sink into and take pressure off of the ischiatic and perineal area. Cyclists typically spend a lot of time sitting so it’s crucial to get this right.