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Inspired by our best-selling Essential Short, The Essential Cycling Pant is a full-length cycling legging designed for long rides. This highly compressive cycling pant that stays put and performs at the highest level, yet provides easy access for mid-ride bathroom breaks. The super flattering, yoga-inspired waistband stays up all day without squeezing or pinching, and mesh paneling at the back of the knee provides ventilation as well as chic style lines.
The Essential Cycling Pant is our newest staple in Machines' All Day Compression Fabric, made for all-day wear, and features our fan-favorite chamois graded for 6+ hours in the saddle. As always, we put fit first and this product was developed to perform at every shape, with sizing from X-Small through XXX-Large.
We challenged ourselves to create the highest-performing cycling pant for women without the need for bib straps that some riders find uncomfortable or inconvenient. And it was a challenge! Most non-bib products available for women are prone to a couple of common issues: they dig in at our soft midsections, begin to slip and sag after a few hours in the saddle, and most frustrating of all, allow the chamois to shift against the saddle which can cause saddle sores, chafing, and discomfort. By focusing on compression and superior fit, we think we hit the mark!
- The 27" Inseam makes for a versatile fit on many body shapes. The Essential Pant hits slightly above the ankle on taller riders, and full length on those who are petite.
- Machines' All Day Compression fabric is a soft, matte, and supports the body's curves with mid- level compression. It offers less compression than our Signature Compression fabric, for a slightly more forgiving wear.
- The Essential Pant features the same fan-favorite chamois as Machines’ iconic Endurance Bib. It’s graded for 6+ hours in the saddle, bacteriostatic to inhibit infections, and wide enough for most women’s sit bones.
- The yoga-inspired waistband is revolutionary: compressive enough to stay up without sagging, but soft enough to eliminate elastic bands that dig when in the riding position.
- Machines’ iconic paneled construction combines style and a flattering sleek silhouette.
- UPF 50+ Sun Protection
- Highest quality European fabric is compressive, moisture-wicking, and silky soft to the touch.
A snug fit is crucial to performance!
If you are under 5'-3" tall we recommend sizing down.
If you are over 6' tall, you may need to size up.
These Cycling Pants have a 27" inseam.
Christina is wearing a size Small and is:
5'9" / bust 35" / waist 29" / hips 38"
Lana is wearing size X-Large and is:
5'11" / bust 47" / waist 38" / hips 45.5"
Amber is wearing Size Small and is:
5'11" / bust 35" / waist 27" / hips 28"
Check out our Fit Guide for more detailed instructions, or pop your measurements into our fit calculator for a personalized recommendation!
To get the longest life out of your garment, we recommend washing in cold water with a mild detergent and hanging it to dry. If you need to toss it in the dryer in a pinch, that's okay! Just keep this to a minimum. Overtime, heat can degrade the yar, resulting in lost compression and durability.
All orders are shipped free within the US, and will include a pre-paid return label for easy returns and exchanges at no cost to you.
If ordering from outside of the US, be sure to check local duties and taxes. Machines does not cover this cost and rates vary country to country.
For international returns, please use the carrier of your choice and return to 1475 S 5070 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
As always, we put fit first and this product was developed to perform for every shape, with sizing from X-Small through XXX-Large.
Compression helps eliminate chaffing and keeps the chamois locked in place after hours in the saddle.
For cycling bibs and shorts, the HIP MEASUREMENT is the most crucial factor. Measure around the WIDEST POINT of the hips/bum. If you are between sizes or petite (5'3" or under), we recommend SIZING DOWN for a compressive fit. A snug fit is crucial to performance. Check out our FIT GUIDE for more detailed instructions, or pop your measurements into the fit calculator above for a personalized recommendation! (Please note, the fit guide requires chest, waist and hip measurements.)
I have returned to road bike riding in Los Angeles after I sustained a pelvic fracture in connection with a fall from my bike. That was 3+ years ago. At that time ,I was an avid cyclist riding 5,000 miles per year. Then, there was no such thing (to my knowledge) as a padded cycling tight. I wore bibs, but hated bathroom breaks. Coming back to cycling now, I was thrilled to find that my favorite brand had created padded cycling tights. I absolutely love them!!! I am an active 66 years young, 5’6”” tall, curvy and muscular, weighing in at 138 pounds. The medium fits me perfectly. My experience is that when you first try on MFF tights, they feel tight. I do not like tight. However, when you put them on a second time and thereafter, they fit perfect . Thank you for this great garment for cycling enthusiasts.
LOVE them so much!!! I am 5’8 and 120 lbs and got the medium. There is a lot of compression but they are comfortable. I normally wear capris but the long length is not hot because of the ventilation. The padding is superb.
My husband thinks machines should make some 50 upf for men because of how cool and protected I stay in the hot sun.
run about one size two small. it fit two tight in the waist would be uncomfortable to ride in, the styling of the top of the pants for riding needs to be redesigned, does not come up high enough in the back to accommodate the pad. the front cuts into the waist. Fabric has too much compression to be comfortable for hours in the seat cycling.
I have sun sensitivities and hate sunscreen, so I was determined to find something full length that would work for my situation. I am happy to have found MMF’s solution for sun protective cycling gear! I actually had ordered another brand before finding these, and sent them straight back. The fit was atrocious, and they definitely didn’t have the cooling factor that the MMF tights have. I love the mesh vents behind the knee, by the way. Genius! Kept me comfortable on a hot ride in West Texas this past weekend (with record highs for this time of year) which pleasantly surprised me. I was able to enjoy the spring wildflowers along my path instead of feeling like I was going to have a heat stroke or worrying about sunburn. 😏
I love these tights. They're snug and hold you in and look like normal leggings with no logos or weird neon on them, so I can pop off the bike and into the shop quickly and not feel like I look "too spandexy" (if you know what I mean). However, as a TALL woman, these tights are too short. The knee vents at the back of the knee actually hit my legs mid-back-of-the-thigh, and there's quite a lot of ankle cleavage. And, the rise isn't quiiiiiite long enough to be high-waisted for me. I see they offer petite sizes in this pant...would love to see TALL sizes for true body inclusivity. Us tall cyclicsts would love some love, too.