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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.)
Got the 26+27 (27 is my usual size) but preferred a bit more room with the 27 for riding. I’m 5’5 and the length is definitely short, but I like it! I will say, grease stains on the yellow colour so be aware!
I've been looking for shorts that I can wear on and off the bike that fit well while riding but are also cute and flattering. These absolutely fit the bill! They fit true to size (I wear a street size 18, ordered the 36). They are super stretchy, wicking, and seem very well made. The fit is a little loose in the waist, but that made it more comfortable while riding. I wore them over my Endurance bibs for a 50 mile ride yesterday - I know it isn't necessary to wear shorts over those bibs but I was anxious to wear them. They rode up a little bit towards the end, but I bet they will be perfect on top of a pair of liner shorts.
There are so many thoughtful details on these shorts, from the pockets to the closures. The fit is true to size and I’ve found these to be comfortable both on and off the bike. Thanks for a great short!
These have become my go-to summer shorts. Love their stylish cut and the the quick dry material. I'm 5'6" 155 lbs and ordered both a 29 and 30. I kept the 30s cause I thought the 29s might be a tad snug in the thighs and ride up weird. However, after a day I realized the shorts stretch out a bit with wear and now I wish I had kept the 29s instead of using a belt.
These shorts are a great length - they stay in place at the waist and don't ride up at the thigh. They are functional on the bike yet casual enough to wear around town off the bike. They have been my go-to shorts since receiving them and I forsee them holding up well over time so that they can continue to be my go-to shorts. :)