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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 sent these back because I could not pull them up past my knees. I wear size small in almost every brand of cycling shorts, But there was no way I was going to be able to get these on.
I'm rating this on the basis of how these felt at mile 60 of yesterday's 84-mile ride. At mile 84, they would have gotten a 1. The chamois just created a sensitive spot, which I still feel today. I could reposition a little but not enough. I have to admit that I do have trouble finding bottoms that work for me; for me, it's a high-priced competitor, who is out of stock of tights now.. I have the MFF bib knickers in a small, and they work okay. I only use them on the trainer because bibs work better on trainers, and I've decided I don't want to disrobe for outside nature breaks smymore. For the leggings, I first ordered an x-small, based on MFF charts. I gave up trying to put on the xs due to the difficulty getting the diagonal seams and tight, wide waistband past my butt. I exchanged for the small. I rode the small leggings/tights twice on the trainer before the 84-mile ride. They had stretched a lot since the first time I tried them. I love MFF tops, but the bottoms have a ways to go, imo.
ESSENTIAL CYCLING PANT, SIZE LARGE
Nice material, looks and feels sturdy, also very comfortable. The description claims that: "waistband stays up all day" - that wasn't my case, I had to pull it up from time to time (even though I checked the sizing guide before ordering, so maybe I need a different size?)
Good fit. I found I needed to size up from the shorts to comfortably get the waistband over my hips. Quick exchange made and I have already worn them twice. Glad to use less sun screen and have the muscle support. Great length and weight for windy San Francisco Bay riding.