In 2004 we began our quest for non-poofy running shorts. Since its original debut, the Rogas have evolved with lighter fabric, improved waistband, additional pockets, lengths, and prints, but our pursuit to make the best pair of running shorts for women remains unchanged.
Mac Toolbelt Roga Shorts
Mac Rogas + Toolbelt Rogas = Mac Toolbelt Roga Shorts. The legs-out favorite of the Mac, plus all the pockets of the Toolbelt, and then some! With a 360 degree pocket design that combines the security and comfort of a rear zip pocket (for valuables) with the accessibility of an open-edge power mesh pocket everywhere else (for gels, lip balm, etc.) to create the all-in-one super (short) shorts—ready to run!
Best marathon running shorts! No need for a running belt with these shorts. Just be careful your gels don’t pop out if you need to use the restroom, pull straight down. The pockets made it easy to organize my gel order too. I enjoyed the fit of the shorts as well, not too tight around the bellybutton, but stayed up easily holding 9 gels.
Ordered the Mac Toolbelt Roga shorts based on a recommendation of a running friend. LOVE! They fit well. Had plenty of pockets to hold my fuel while running. Will be buying more.
I absolutely love these shorts for all the pockets! With the toolbelt shorts I can get away with just handhelds and all the pockets for longer runs. This is a life saver when it’s 90+ degrees! But, can we please, please have the same color options as the Mac Rogas?
Background - I am a mac lover - I have every season and iteration. I love them so much I have a mac tan line. While there are definitely variations through the various generations (blousiness in particular, pockets, waistband style), the one consistent was always length - until this season. This year's mac - both toolbelt and regular, are an inch shorter in the front (not inseam, but front of the leg). This takes them from go fast, short girls dream to hoochie - they just aren't wearable unless you are comfortable running in essentially bikini bottoms. Oiselle, you seemed to have dialed in the waistband fit and the blousiness, but please go back to the length of prior generations. Until then I'll be hoarding prior generations. Photo for reference - the dots are regular macs, and the jungle print toolbelt. I tried both thinking maybe I had an off-cut pair. :(