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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 love them! I purchased them because I was growing tired of constantly pulling up leg sun sleeves which I wore with shorts for protection from the sun. These pants are super comfortable and feel cool in most temperatures because of the mesh design behind the knee. I am 5'8" and 140 pounds and size medium fits perfectly. They are an essential part of my cycling wardrobe :)
I really wanted to love these pants. The quality looks amazing but the sizing is super small. I checked the size chart and ordered an XL. I could not get these pants above my knees! (No exaggeration) I don’t know how they were considered an XL. I returned them and purchased pants elsewhere.
I really wanted to love these pants. They have vented fabric behind the knees , are high waisted, and look really flattering. The fit, however I just couldn't get to work for me. I'm 5'10" and 160 lbs. I used their fit chart and it told me to order a medium. When they arrived, I couldn't get the medium up over my knees. I had to send them back and I exchanged them for a large. The large was tough to get on (probably because of the compression), but I was finally able to get them up. They were super tight in my legs, but over time they pulled down and became saggy in the saddle. I was constantly having to pull them up. Additionally, after 2 rides the seams began to fray just above the knee. I ended up having to return them and now I have store credit. Thinking of trying the bib version but I'm worried I'll have the same issue and their gear is a pretty penny.
I ordered these tights because I was looking for summer sun protection combined with a quality cycling chamois. This was my first experience with compression and it took a little getting used to. I followed the sizing guide on the website. I almost cried the first time putting these tights on because I didn't think they fit. However I had read that compression takes a little time to adjust to so I persevered. After the first ride I was won over and now I have stopped wearing all other shorts/tights because these are far superior. The chamois is high quality and the compression does really seem to help with overall comfort and for reducing fatigue. I wasn't sure about wearing these on the really hot days but I did and found them to be comfortable up to the high 20's (Celcius). I plan on trying the bibs next- can't wait! I would love to see a knicker version of these tights too!
Let me SAY this, these cycling pants are worth EVERY DOLLAR that I paid for them. I was very hesitant to pay for them, I thought and I thought and I talked myself out them multiple times. I kept coming back to them. I read every review that was posted because I am trying to justify why I should pay this much. Here I am today happy as I can be…… when I tell you a game changer for me.. Here me game changer… They are super compressed that is very comfortable, NOW they are a little hard to get in so you have to wiggle in them like a pair of hose. Once you get them on the fit for me was perfect with measurements I followed. Okay the Chamois is aMzing..YOU will NOT feel like you are wearing a HUGGIES diaper or a pad, they cycling pants are very cool, after your ride and you are cooling down, you don’t even realized still have them on. These are my go to pants, I am afraid that I am going to wear and wash the life out off them. I will be getting the BIB ASAP… Do I recommend these CYCLING PANTS.. YES I DO…. Enjoy The Ride..🚴🏾♀️🚴🏾♀️🚴🏾♀️