This is my first set of aero bars used so I
Have nothing to compare to. However, the padding is thick enough and the design is what I need to keep me comfortable while riding for many miles.
The critical part of this comfort is the fit. Michael made sure to measure my arm length, ensured the bars were cut to size and that my reach- from the placement of how my back was positioned to where the pads were near the elbows- was perfect. A product is only as good as the fit!