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Pedal Through, by first-time film director and new mountain biker Analise. Follow her journey of self-healing and growth during a week-long bikepacking adventure through the Oregon backcountry.
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 24-40.
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Our goal was to design the perfect overshort by developing a short that is equally suitable for bombing single-track as it is for a casual day hike with friends. The Key Short is 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 contoured hem means you won't have excess fabric bunching behind the knee, and the slim fit through the leg will keep you looking sleek.
Our 4-way mechanical stretch gives you maximum flexibility. This short will truly keep up with you where ever you are headed!
Ordering two sizes to compare is a great way to ensure the perfect fit. Check out our super easy Return Policy and Happiness Guarantee!
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.)
The shorts fit me perfectly and would be great to casual ride/catch up with friends. But I go the shorts for mountain biking. The circumference of the shorts on the base of my thigh were too tight to fit knee covers under. So, I exchanged the shorts for the next size up, which unfortunately were too baggy in my waist and hip and still just as tight at the base of my thigh. Excellent fabric and craftsmanship otherwise.
I actually wear these shorts more often OFF the bike than on the bike. As a working mom who often needs her hands free to handle whatever life throws at me, and often needs to squat to pick child and/or things up, the center back is a LIFESAVER.
Great make, good material, sleek and stealth. Unfortunately not the right size for me so had to return. However, return process SO easy. I will purchase again as soon as the right size is available!
I’m not sure how I got these. I came across them in a pile of my shorts… maybe an ex? Not knowing anything about them I tried them on and was really impressed. I’m quite hard on my gear and really appreciate when things last, which these have done quite well. It was a bit humorous to check the brand out and realize I’ve been rocking women’s shorts - maybe time for a men’s line?
Love my new black 11' Key Shorts! I feel so special in these shorts. The fabric is durable without being too thick or stiff. Such a smooth fit! Don't know who is doing the design work but they are flippin' amazing! Keep it up! Thanks for the awesome gear!
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