Guessed wrong on sizing
I have two pairs of these in medium from last year and although they might be the tiniest bit too small (5'4, 125), I thought they were great. I have worn mediums in Oiselle forever, but I was confused as to the new sizing (what kind of medium am I?)
I bought a pair of the new sizes on final sale (no return) and I hesitated between what size - size 6 was a s/m and size 8 was a m/l. Since they are so short, I guessed a size 8, and they are enormous on me. :( So sad. The Pop color is a departure for me, but it was pretty -- but they are really big in the hip/waist - about an inch to an inch and a half larger than my old mediums.
Next time, I'll get a 6.
- Style is a nice alternative for racing
- Confusion about the new sizing
Short Shorts Bliss
If you are looking for shortest possible shorts with coverage, these are the way to go! If you're a fan of super short, these aren't the way to go. I have never run in such comfortable running shorts, and now have discovered the concept of "short shorts bliss". There's no going back.
For reference, I am 5'7" and 125 lbs and fit into a size 4, but if I were any bigger they wouldn't work.
- length, fit, color, comfort
- San Diego
One step up from spandex shorts
These are my favourite! Mac Rogas fulfill a role for me that no other short (that I've tried) can: they provide the general look and coverage of a typical spandex short, except without the camel toe or riding up the bum. The waistband is really wide and comfortable, but I took out the drawstring because it was majorly scratchy. I would buy so many more if they were under $40.
- Great length, colours, and comfort
- Scratchy drawstring, a bit expensive
not for tall people
As much as I wanted to love this short, I won't wear them outside of my house. They are significantly shorter than the lulu speed short and also a tight fit. I am 5'9 and after a few minutes of running they might as well be bikini bottoms. Maybe if my legs were skinnier this wouldn't be a problem. I love all of my oiselle capris, but these just are too short and too tight.
Love the pockets and the details
I ordered these in size Small, which I believe would be the size 4. I am 5'6" 105lbs. and I can't imagine going any shorter in the length, but they are big everywhere else. I have to use the drawstring otherwise they would fall right off of me. That is fine because I prefer a looser fitting short and these have the liner inside as well. I think the smaller size would have fit me better so I wouldn't have to tighten it but would have been way too short. I love all of the pockets and places to store things. Great details!!
Favorite New Shorts
I absolutely love these! The fit is great and they are very comfortable. Please add more colors! I got these in "pop"- which are slightly more orange than the pictures show- and would love to have more pairs in other bright colors.
For reference, I am 5'6" 125 lbs.
These are the only shorts I will wear. They are super flattering and comfortable. I just rocked them at the Pgh Marathon and would totally wear them again. I fit 3 gels in the back pocket, and my lip balm in the front. I wish they would have maybe one more hidden pocket for another gel but that's really it. I got the size 4 and am 5'3", 120 or so. I LOVE these.
The Mac Rogas are a go to short for me. The Pop color is amazing! I love the fabric and the cut is extremely flattering. They are comfortable for short and long runs. I do agree that the end of the waist band tie is itchy, but I just leave them out.
I usually wear a small in Oiselle and the size 4 is the same as the previous small in the Mac Roga. I am 5'6" 125# and wear a size 6 is Lululemon speed shorts.
I just received the punch/midnight colour. I have a size S in the regular rogas and went with a 6 in the macs with the new sizing. They're a little loose in the waist (nothing the drawstring cant fix) but perfect through the thighs. I'm 5'4" 123lbs for reference
New sizing is perfect!
I have an older pair of these in size medium, and while I love them, they are just a touch too big (although not big enough to go down to a small). The new size 6 is perfect, and I think this will solve a lot of sizing issues for those who were in between small and medium before. For the record, I am 5'5", 125lbs, and wear a size 6 in Lulu shorts.
I will also agree with a previous review that the color "Pop" is not yellow as it looks in the picture. It's a bright orange, which I actually like better than the yellow I thought I was getting. Some of the FlyStyle pictures give a more accurate representation of the color.
POP is NOT yellow
I thought that the pop color was yellow but it's actually orange...I guess it's like that whole debate with the white/gold/blue/black dress, but I swore I was ordering yellow shorts. Anyways, I think I still like them, but if I don't, I will return and get another color.
- more than 2 year(s)
These really are the best shorts! The length is perfect (too short to ride up anywhere), but also covers my bum. I love that the are slightly longer in the back just for that reason. I have had zero issues with chafing and never even notice them on my runs. The fabric is amazing. My waist fits in the small category, but I have muscular legs from weightlifting so I stuck with the advice of other reviewers and got mediums. They are a little big in the high-hip area, but the sizing issue is definitely not a deal breaker. So happy with this purchase that I just ordered another pair!
Perfect...Please Don't Change A Thing
I am a runner and have quite a few pairs of the Mac Rogas in various colors. I live in these shorts and have not found a short that is superior. The fabric has the perfect amount of stretch and give, and even when soaked does not cling. I'm in love with the length. Allows for great movement and I am completely unaware of the shorts while running. The waistband is awesome! I can actually fold it down to make it an even lower rise on longer runs or speed training and it stays put and looks great! I appreciate the change in fabric of the waistband from the last batch of black and navy shorts to the current stock. It's softer and more forgiving, easier to roll down and feels better against my skin. The waistband on the yellow shorts was a bit thicker as well. Fantastic placement and size of the back zipper pocket and it holds everything I need…key, 2 gels.So happy there is no zipper in the middle of the back waistband, especially since i like to fold the shorts down. I use the interior pocket less but it's a nice feature. The cut of the Mac Roga is amazing! Functional and very flattering. Perfectly proportioned for this body that loves to run :) Thank you for thinking so smartly about runners needs and making the perfect running short. Please don't change a thing and I will be a customer for life.
Needs to figure out sizing then perfect!
Here is the thing....I ordered my usual size small that I wear in most shorts. the waistband was PERFECT! But the fit on butt and quads made the shorts look like spandex on me :( I am 5'4" and 125 lbs, I guess you could say I have muscular legs from crossfit but I was dissapointed so I exchanged them for a medium. The medium now fit perfect in my butt and legs but the waistband was just too big. I had to cinch the tie the tightest it would go! Which bugged me to keep untying it every time I had to take them off or go to the bathroom. If Oiselle could please please PLEASE get the waistband and the sizing in the legs/butt to correlate these would BECOME THE PERFECT SHORTS!!!! Until then I had to return them all together. I was so bummed because I wanted to love these so much! I was looking for a short that I could use at crossfit and running and these fit the bill perfectly. Maybe next time Oiselle.
I noticed other reviewers had similar thoughts on that aspect too.
really like them!
Wow these are definitely short! If you are looking for a short-short that is still cute, functional for running, but not a bun-hugger, these are it. They should probably not be used for the "yoga" part of the name, because when I bent over to stretch the liner was definitely showing past the short. I wore these on a chilly night when I got them with a long sleeve shirt up top, and it was a great combo that made me feel speedy. Nice work, Sarah Mac.
love love love
I'm 5'2, 110 lbs, I'm between a 2 and 4 in lulu speeds. A Small looks best and fits best for me. I can fit into an XS but I get the whiskering effect in the front. I was worried about the liner being annoying because it is a little tight. However, I've ran up to 6 miles in these babies and I don't even feel like I'm wearing anything. I like the length for hot, humid runs. They are a bit revealing so you have to be comfortable showing some leg ;)
One thing that should be changed.... the drawstring ends are SO scratchy. I can't wear them in because it is so itchy but I hate wearing them out because they are bulky.
Like many other reviewers, I bought these as an alternative to the Lululemon Speed Short (my previous fave running shorts). After reading reviews, I was worried they might be too short and leg-skimming, but they are in fact PERFECT. The inseam is only 0.25" shorter but as a result, my fiance thought they were a hot improvement to my "baggy" lulus. Tested them on a 5-mile run on a staggeringly humid day -- where the lulus would have stuck slightly to my thighs and inhibited movement, the mac rogas were perfect (esp because I will never run in full-on spandex). Yes they are short but the brief offers full coverage! For reference I am 5'2" and 113 lbs, size 4 in lulu shorts, ordered an XS.
Ignore the size chart
These shorts are pretty great once you find the right size. Finding the right size, however, is a chore. The sizing of these shorts bears no resemblance to the size chart. My hips measure 37" (small per the size chart) and my waist 28" (medium). Since these shorts have a low rise, I originally ordered a small. The small was so tight around my butt and hips that it made the shorts ride up to the point that they were unwearable. Meanwhile, the waist fit perfectly, in contradiction to what my measurements predicted from the size chart.
Take two, size medium. The fit was ok once I used the drawstring to cinch up the waist.
What's really outstanding about these shorts is the fabric. It doesn't cling to the skin or show sweat excessively, even when drenched (I live in Georgia, so mine get plenty drenched). So while the fit could be improved, and a pocket or two added to the waistband (ideally to fit an iPhone!!), it's a pretty great pair of shorts. These minor tweaks would make the Mac Roga the holy grail of running shorts. :)
In a nutshell, I'll wear these for shorter runs, but not long ones.
I wear the size 4 Lululemon Speed Short and have 2 pairs of the Mac Roga in XS. If my tan lines are to be believed, the Mac Roga is an inch or so shorter than the Speed Short, which is not a problem when you're 5'. Biggest reasons why these are not necessarily my go-to shorts: (1) the leg holes in the liner seem a little too small/snug. Granted, maybe it would be different if I tried the S rather than XS. (2) the draw string ends are melted off/unfinished. This means that if you tuck them in to your shorts, they are pressing against your skin, and scratchy. Or, you can leave them untucked, and they are flying around outside your shorts. Meh. (3) I have a preference for my rear pocket to be in the center, rather than the right as they are on these shorts. It took me several wears to realize there was a pocket in the liner, on the front right side. It's pretty deep in there and I haven't used it yet. I prefer something more accessible, rather than having to dig that deep for fuel.
Like, but the sizing is frustrating
For reference, I wear a small in Nike shorts and a 4 in Lulu shorts and I find the small in these shorts a bit tight on my quads in an unflattering way. I like the material, but think the pocket should be in the waistband on the lower back. I feel a medium may fit my butt/quads better, but a small is the perfect waistband fit. I also notice and dislike that the edge of the shorts tends to roll up when I run.
- more than 2 year(s)
Love these shorts
I am in love with these shorts. The length is perfect. The inner brief covers my butt and stays in place. The material is stretchy and comfortable. I will agree with a previous post that the waistband of the first Mac Rogas is not very stretchy, but Oiselle was paying attention. The waistband of the new color (flame pink) is soft and stretchy. My only complaint is that I seem to be between sizes: small is a bit snug for my comfort but I need to cinch the mediums. Not at all a deal-breaker though. Keep up the great work, Oiselle!
My holy grail of running shorts
I've tried every running brand of shorts and none of them were the 'YASSSSS' that I had the first time I put a pair of the Mac Rogas on. For reference, that first time I wore them? It was a 40 mile ultra race. Talk about a test run! I now own 3 pairs (with two more pairs on the way soon) and I only reluctantly wear any other shorts if all my Macs are in the wash.
I now think the Mac Rogas are my new fave. (Over the Roga.) The stretchy fabric, and the extra length in the back, covers my rear, and is flattering.
Thanks Oiselle for making the best, cute, functional clothes, and supporting the runner in all of us, no matter our size. I personally like to support USA companies, and Oiselle is the #1 on my list.
Close, but no cigar
I added these to an order out of curiosity. I love my rogas and long rogas, so figured I'd try these as well. I was worried that my approaching-40-tuckus would hang a little low for these, but no, all was covered... until I did a little down-dog just to see (you never know where your rogas will take you!) at which point the shorts became a teeny bit shorter than the liner. Really not a big deal as I try to remain upright on my runs. At the end of the day, these shorts just cut me off in the wrong place (widest part of my thigh). My response when I looked in the mirror was a shoulder shrug. Not bad, but I'd rather have another pair of the regular rogas. Back they go...
Like them, but wish I could love them
So I like these shorts, but I wish I could love them-- like other reviewers, I was hoping that these would replace my Lululemon speed shorts as my go-to running shorts. I ordered a small (my typical Oiselle size), and while the shorts have a great fit in the waistband and are great for running errands in, I found them to not quite have enough stretch in the actual shorts material, and it feels a little constrictive for running. I also have a pair in the medium size, for which there is enough stretch, but the waistband is a little on the loose side. I'm running in the medium size shorts, and using the small sized ones for day/casual wear.
Again, I really want to love these, and there's a lot to like-- esp for someone who is 5'2!-- but I wish the material was a little stretchier for the small shorts :)
Like a previous reviewer, I was seeking a replacement for the Lululemon Speed Short, which fits great, but shows every drop of sweat in the most undesirable way. The Mac Roga has a great fit and even Fresh Green looks fresh even after a sweaty wet run. My only complaint is the fabric is a bit stiff. I would love it if they felt more like the Distance shorts. Otherwise, a great piece! Keep the great colors coming!
I love these shorts! They are short, but I don't feel uncomfortable in they. Everything is covered & they are super comfy! The back pocket fits a card key (or credit card), which is great for travel. I started with the graphite, but now have all 3 colors, & the indigo is by far my favorite! Other reviews I have read say they run a bit small. I'm often caught between a small & medium & went with the M. They fit me perfectly! Thanks O
wanted to love these
I REALLY wanted to love these shorts better than the Lululemon shorts I've been wearing because I'd really rather buy from Oiselle, and I thought they fit great when I first put them on, but they ride up in the most annoying way -- I mean, I like short shorts, but when short shorts ride up, it gets bad. I feel like maybe some of it has to do with the way the waistband stretches out once you get going. Or maybe it's because my hips are kind of curvy (but at 5'8" and 125, my hips aren't THAT big). Anyways, I still occasionally run in these, but I was bummed they didn't become my new favorites.
The band on the mac rogas is less stretchy than the regular rogas, so if your normal rogas are on the tighter side I recommend going up a size.
These are a really cute, flattering length. They would be ideal racing shorts for people who aren't quite ready for spandex, or if you need a pocket!
short-shorts for the win.
While i've always been a huge fan of the classic Rogas- I have to say the Mac Roga shorts are my new fave. Just as comfy as the classics but the shorter Mac's make my legs feel free. While they are pretty short they still give me plenty of bum coverage. I recommend these to anyone that wants to show off those strong runner legs :) Thanks for yet another great product, Oiselle!