MAC ROGA SHORTS
For those who seek maximum legs-out freedom, but an alternative to the booty short, the Mac Roga was inspired by Sarah “Mac” Robinson who wanted Rogas that were “a little less.” The same semi-fitted style that defines the Roga family, including an extra large, center back zip pocket, Plya Compression waistband, and Roga Stretch Woven fabric that is fluid, drapey, and forms to your body!
- Roga Stretch Woven fabric (polyester/spandex)
- Plya Compression waistband (polyester/spandex)
- interior drawcord
- built-in technical liner
- rear zip waist pocket
- four way stretch for full motion
- machine washable
- 1.75" inseam (all sizes)
I've been a long time Mac Roga devotee. I have so many older pairs though and they hold up so well, I honestly haven't ordered any in the last couple years. I think there was a small Roga redesign a couple years ago and I never tried them after that (did I mention I have so. many pairs)?! Anyways, I just ordered a new pair to try them out and they are so good, and so comfortable! The waistband is even more comfortable if that's possible and the subtle embossed look on the solid colors is nice, without adding unnecessary flair. I do wish their was slightly less fabric around the legs/butt area like the older versions, but they are still my favorite shorts and I will happily continue to buy them. The Regular Roga's are too long on me (I'm 5'1" with short legs) so the Macs are where it's at. Bonus- they double as excellent water shorts in the summer. Sizing seems consistent and take my normal size as other Oiselle bottoms.
Mac rogas were my faves till the fit changed. Now the fit has been fixed and is better than ever! I used to have to size up to keep my booty covered, making the waist a little big. Now my regular size fits perfectly. Yay!
I’ve found the Mac Rogas of recent (2019, 2020 I think) to be a bit off. They are comfortable and I wear them almost every day, but they are baggy in crotch and flare out at the sides. So I was VERY excited to hear that the spring 2021 version had a smaller leg opening.
At first, I ordered size 4. All my other Rogas are size 4. But I’m also 9 months postpartum and rocking a bit more mommy tummy than I’d like to. Currently 5’6” and 130 pounds. Anyways, when I initially tried on size 4 I thought “oh no, the leg opening is too small”. It was loose in the back, but tight across the front. Waist was OK. So I ordered the size 6. Size 6 waist is OK- a touch loose, but not too loose. But the leg opening is substantially larger and there is a very noticeable flair on the right leg caused by the black Oiselle label/patch. I’m probably really meant to be in between these two sizes, but will be keeping the 4s.
I LOVE the new prints. The solids are a particularly lovely because they have a triangle texture to them, as opposed to being plain old boring solid.
I wear a size 2 in oiselle bottoms, and I’ve been frustrated that I’m getting sized out of the latest versions of Mac rogas. The actual short is more billowy- the opposite of the point of rogas!- and the new fabric stretches out more over time. I LOVED my initial pair of these a few seasons ago, but my latest couple of pairs now stick out awkwardly at the hips.
Oh my word. I’m hooked. Not sure if my shorts reflect the new fit change (as stated in other reviews), but these shorts are perfect. I’m 5’8” 130-135lbs...with muscular thighs and butt; bought a size small...and they look so damn good. Material is super stretchy and the color is brightAF. Love em. Can’t wait to take them out.
Solid shorts. These shorts went on my pregnancy journey with me and survived going from 120 pounds to 160+ pounds, and now in the low 130s. Now, I wash in cold water and hang dry- so I do expect the stretch to perform well. But still! Very happy.
I like that the current summer/fall 2020 version moved the little pocket from the butt cheek to the waistband. But this generation seems slightly more billowy, which I don’t like. I prefer a tighter fit to my thighs. These tend to flair out, which I find unflattering.
I find them comparable to my other go-tos, the Lululemon Speed Up Shorts (2.5”). I find these size a bit smaller. So I wear a 6 in the Lulu’s (although sometimes a 4), but definitely a 4 in these.
I have multiple pairs of Mac Rogas. This latest design has some improvements. I like this band better. I like the wide stretch fabric and the low fit. I don’t feel the band like the older versions with the drawstring. The pocket is better. The short though I pretty much hate. I’ve worn on at least 4 runs to make sure I’m able to assess. The fabric is much more billowy and there’s just too much of it for a close fitting short short. Hot sweaty runs and the excess fabric and stitching annoy me the ENTIRE time. I couldn’t wait to get the shorts off my body. I much prefer the older cut. It seems Oiselle has done this with the shirts as well. I’m 5’9” and a size 4 in these. The inner liner is fine and I don’t think sizing down would help. The old Mac 4s were much more fitted and work better for me. If I wanted a “blowsy” fit then I would’ve ordered a different style from the dozens of other brands. Unless Oiselle returns to the previous fitted cut that made these so great, I’m looking elsewhere.
The silhouette of the shorts and length is great and I find, overall, flattering. I don’t find the waist too tight or too loose but I feel like the built-in underwear are baggy and large. Weirdly the leg opening happens to be a bit tight for the underwear as well. If I am running or working out this is not noticeable but wearing them in general is slightly frustrating. Maybe I should have gotten a size smaller but, alas, my quick hands already cut the tags off.