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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.
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!
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 this short (Longer length) - it fits perfectly, has just the right amount of stretch, washes GREAT and I received a number of compliments on the short. I now own it in both the olive/khaki color and in black. I wore both a machines padded short (Not the bib) as well as an ASSOS short underneath it and it worked great with both - covered 82km with it with no issues and the next dat 66km (Obviously with a wash in between) - and no issues either. Would recommend it for sure.
I recently started mountain biking and was appalled that the only mountain bike shorts were baggy cargo pants that looked like they were designed for teenage boys. Through some precision ads targeting on Instagram, I can across an awesome ad for MFF's mountain bike gear. These shorts were exactly what I was looking for! Form fitting (but not too tight), comfortable and stylish. I read from the comments that the sizes tend to run large so I ordered a size 26 and they fit really well (I'm 5'8" and about 133 lb, usually wear a size 28 in pants), so would definitely recommend sizing down from your usual pants size. I'll definitely be buying more MTB gear from MFF!
I usually mountain bike in spandex so trying a baggy short was new for me! These shorts are the perfect combo of fitting snug and looking streamlined while not being full spandex! They’re really good quality and the stretch is great. I also like wearing them on the reg when not riding! The only thing is that I didn’t buy the liner shorts, trying to save some money, and I wore them with regular bibs underneath. It was really hot so I wouldn’t recommend it for summer. Probably best to get the liner shorts.
I love, love, love these shorts. Coming up on a decade of mountain biking, I've been wearing "big brand' shorts that seem impossible to find in an XL (either they never make them or they're always sold out), so I'm, left feeling uncomfortable in shorts that are too long, too tight, and hit in all the wrong places. These, however, are so flattering and truly built for every size and shape. The first pair I ordered were too large (a miracle, i've never experience biking gear too large in my life), but I could tell they were going to be the ones so I quickly ordered two sizes down before I even had time to package and return the others. They fit great, they move and stretch with me, and start and stay comfortable throughout the ride. Thank you MFF <3
These shorts combine a more hiker fabric with a biker short silhouette. I recommend wearing chamois underneath because the fabric folds can create uncomfortable lines around the stomach area. It would be nice if there was some type of waist adjustment or stretchy fabric around the waist area to combat the wrinkles- maybe even getting rid of the need of a zipper all together. The length of the short is good and provides good coverage. I just think the short prioritizes fashion over functionality.