"I loved how they felt while riding because they did not cut into my midsection."

— Carrie in size XXL


Designed for the endurance rider who simply prefers a short, the Essential Short was developed with thoughtful details like a yoga-inspired waistband to eliminate uncomfortable pressure and a seamless silicon leg band so they stay put. After more than one year of development, we’re confident this is the best cycling short for women, period.

Five riders tested the Essential Short on a gravel adventure through Southern AZ. From the perfect chamois to the leg bands that stayed put all day, here's what they had to say:

New! The Essential Short from Machines For Freedom