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Machines for FreedomMachines for Freedom The Essential Cycling Short - Women's

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Item # MFFC004

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Description

The Essential Cycling Short

  • Machines For Freedom's first-ever cycling short
  • Silky soft fabric wicks moisture for cool, dry performance
  • Yoga-inspired waistband delivers a compressive, stay-put fit
  • High-density ischiatic inserts provide 6 hours of comfort
  • Seamless leg bands don't rise, squeeze, or chafe
  • 8.5in inseam offers a versatile, mid-thigh cut

Tech Specs
Materialsynthetic
Seasonspring, summer, fall
Fitform-fit
Inseam8.5in
ChamoisEndurance Insert
Leg Grippersilicone-backed
Recommended Usegravel, road cycling
Size

Machines for Freedom

Women's Apparel
Tops
 XXSXSSMLXL
US Size024 - 68 - 101214+
Chest

< 30in

(< 76cm)

32in

(81cm)

34in

(86cm)

36in

(91cm)

38in

(96cm)

40in+

(101cm+)

Waist

< 24in

(< 60cm)

26in

(66cm)

28in

(71cm)

30in

(76cm)

32in

(81cm)

34in+

(86cm+)

Hips

< 32in

(< 81cm)

34in

(86cm)

36in

(91cm)

38in

(96cm)

40in

(101cm)

42in+

(107cm+)

Shoulder

< 34in

(< 86cm)

36in

(91cm)

38in

(96cm)

40in

(102cm)

42in

(107cm)

44in+

(112cm+)

Bottoms
 XSSMLXL
US Size< 24 - 68 - 101214+

Chest

< 32in

(< 81cm)

34in

(86cm)

36in

(91cm)

38in

(96cm)

40in+

(101cm+)

Waist

< 26in

(< 66cm)

28in

(71cm)

30in

(76cm)

32in

(81cm)

34in+

(86cm+)

Hips

< 34in

(< 86cm)

36in

(91cm)

38in

(96cm)

40in

(102cm)

42in+

(107cm+)

Inseam

(regular)

7.5in

(19cm)

Inseam

(tall)

9in

(23cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Sleeve:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Belts:
Measure over waistband of pants. If between sizes, order the larger size.
Hats:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
Gloves:
Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

High waisted comfort

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 5"
Weight
145 lbs

It's surprisingly hard to find bike shorts that are high waisted, don't dig in anywhere and comfortable for long rides. I typically wear a bib when out on long rides for the coverage and shorts for my shorter indoor sessions, but find these work well for both! There is a good amount of comfortable compression, but found the fit is true to size. I'm 5'5 and 145 and the medium is perfect. Really love the additional panel on the inner thigh to account for rubbing etc. These shorts are clearly designed by women for women!

>Rating: 4

Great shorts but not quite for me

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
5` 7"
Weight
145 lbs

I'll start out by saying that I've been excitedly awaiting these shorts ever since MFF announced them. Although I usually wear bibs, having a pair of shorts for a long trainer session or a day out on my mountain bike is always a great option. I was so excited to get them that I nearly accosted the delivery person when they finally arrived. Out of the package, you can tell these are great quality - silky smooth but substantial feeling fabric, laser cut seams (no more sausage leg!), and a thick, dense, butter soft chamois. The gripper at the leg opening is very low profile, which is a plus for those of us that get skin irritation there on very long rides. When I finally put these on, I was admittedly a bit bummed. They are, as another reviewer stated, definitely high-waisted. I'm on the taller side and these still come up above my bellybutton. I can see this being a huge plus for certain body shapes, but for me (wider hips, narrower waist) this creates a very uncomfortable pinch point when I'm in a more aggressive riding position. They cut in a bit in the front, while gapping in the back. Other than that, I found these fairly true to size (when it comes to cycling garments at least!) though they are a more compressive, rather than comfort fit. The 8.5" inseam is on the shorter side, but still long enough where they do not ride up. Overall, I think I'll hang on to these and see how they do on mountain rides where I am more upright. They feel very high quality and have some well-thought out features, but the fit can definitely be tricky and does not work very well with my shape. Time to pick up the Endurance Bibs!

>Rating: 5

These are my favorite shorts

Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 4"
Weight
120 lbs

I ride endurance road, gravel and mountain and i do a lot of bicycle touring as well. I bought 8 different pairs of cycling shorts to trying on and was most excited to try these on. I've been following the company for awhile and have read a lot of positive reviews for MFF's bib shorts. I am so happy they finally made a regular short. These are pretty much perfect. Of all the pairs of shorts that I tried on, these were the only pair that are truly "high rise". All active wear is high rise now so I just assume the trend would have spilled over into women's cycling by now but it hasn't. These shorts are beautifully constructed and offer great compression. I also like the basic modern design. I don't know if I will wear these for short rides but they will be great for longer rides and I can't wait to wear them in real life.

>Rating: 5

Perfection!!!!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
138 lbs

I am am hard to please. I have high standards and lots of soreness issues while riding. These shorts are THE BEST EVER!! they look great, they feel great, the chamois is so nice and actually feels good, soft and 100% helps with saddle soreness. I love these so much I want more. I want high waisted tights and knickers please! I am 5’ 8.5” tall 138lbs. Thick waisted and hefty thighs. Medium is perfect. I usually get smalls in other brands. MF smalls are really small