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INSPIRED BY THE TRAIL, DESIGNED FOR ANYWHERE
Meet the Key Short, the cornerstone of the Versatile Off Road Collection and an overshort designed to adapt to all of your outdoor adventures. From mountain biking, to gravel touring, to urban commuting, to hiking, the Key Short brings Machines' superior fit, construction, and modern styling to this technical outdoor short.
Available in sizes 24-38.
What would it look like if we brought the Machines aesthetic to the mountain bike and outdoor space? Could we create a short that is equally suitable for bombing single-track as it is for casual day hike with friends? The result of that exploration became the Key Short. A short rich in technical features to have you blazing trails comfortably, with styling that takes you from your bike to the coffee shop without skipping a beat.
- 100% Polyester
- 4-Way Mechanical Stretch
- UPF 50+ by construction
- Water resistant
- Moisture wicking
- Quick dry
- Slide locking snap closure at waist
- Front scoop pockets
- Rear secure zip back pockets w/ puller for easy access
- MFF signature rear phone pocket hidden in waistband
- Offered in 5.5" and 11" inseams
- Contoured hem to reduce excess fabric at knee while riding
The Key Shorts are cut true to size and have a slim fit.
Choose the size closest to your waist or jean size.
Athena is wearing a size 27 and is:
5'10" / bust 34" / waist 28" / hips 39"
Essence is wearing size 28 and is:
5'7" / bust 36.5" / waist 28.75" / hips 41"
Demi is wearing size 26 and is:
5'8" / bust 33" / waist 25.75 / hips 37"
Bianca is wearing size 36 and is:
5'10" / bust 45" / waist 40.5" / hips 50.5"
Check out our Fit Guide for more detailed instructions, or pop your measurements into our fit calculator for a personalized recommendation!
All orders are shipped free within the US, and will include a pre-paid return label for easy returns and exchanges.
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 thoughtfully developed to perform for every shape. Offered in sizes 24 through 38.
This slide-locking snap closure will keep you buttoned up, even when you're letting loose.
Our 4-way mechanical stretch gives you maximum flexibility. This short will truly keep up with you where ever you are headed!
Pop colors and tastefully designed reflective details give you added style, and safety, on the road.
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 want to love these shorts. The material is awesome and they look cool. However, sizing is a bit weird. The waist fits (and is actually quite loose), but they are SUPER tight through the legs and ride up.
You know when you are biking and your tummy is squeezing out over the top of your shorts in a way that doesn't feel all that cute? It doesn't matter what your body type is- it happens. These shorts are AWESOME because of that extra waistband room- no tummy pop or squeeze I can be bent over my bars and they fit great! On top of that, they are super soft and the length is perfect. I'm 5'6, 127lbs and I got a 25.
Love love love! These are stylish, comfortable, and multi-functional. I'm 5'7" and 150 with 43" hips. Ordered the 29 and they fit perfectly! High waisted enough to be comfortable, and short enough to be stylish. Truly can, and do, use these for mtb, commute riding, hiking, and whatever else. They're a bit short for mtb, but doesn't bother me at all. Was nervous about the weight and fabric given others reviews but I love it! They're buttery soft and not too hot. Going to order in another color (black) bc I like them that much. The black ones will be nice enough for me to wear to the office too.
Based on reviews I ordered a size 27 in the Key Hole short. I'm 5'6, weigh around ~145 and have long legs for my height. I always wear a size 27 in Madewell Jeans and wear a size 6 in the North Face and Everlane. I was surprised to find that these shorts had quite a bit of room in the waist. Enough for it to feel weirdly far away from my body. I planned to wear them for gravel riding and bikepacking so I wanted a short that was a little more stylish. I ended up returning them because the liners I bought also didn't fit. I would like to try the 26 if it's the right fit or if I should have kept the 27s. The material was quite nice FWIW!
Great shorts but a tad large (might just be my build). I exchanged for 25 and they were still too big. Once the 24s are back in stock I might get another pair in the green color. I just use a belt to help these gorgeous yellow ones stay on! The citronella color is beautiful and the material is amazing; very high quality!