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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!
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. :(
I've truly found my perfect running shorts. Perfect length, wider leg opening for the powerful butt/thighs, pockets everywhere...I love these shorts! This season's cut is slightly smaller in the leg opening, but not enough that I need to change sizes. For reference, I am 5'4 130# and wear a size 6. Please keep making these in all the fun colors/prints!
I purchased my first pair of Toolbelt Mac Rogas in March 2021 (lemon tree print, if you're curious). I was a teeny bit concerned about the length (based on the website photos) but those concerns went out of the window when I tried them on. I LOVE them. I took them out for a long run and tucked a gel in one of the waistband pockets with no issues. The leg opening on the shorts is pretty generous and these shorts seem longer compared to previous Mac Rogas I've purchased.
I'm 5'1", about 107lbs, and purchased size 2.
I'm 5'3" and ~120lbs. I have an older pair of mac rogas in a 4 so that is what I ordered. I don't like a restrictive waistband but I probably could've tried a 2. That being said, I put my phone in the mesh pocket to see how that felt and ended up not running with it there because it seemed like it would pull the shorts down. I would put chews or gels in the mesh for a long run though. I love the Mac Rogas in general though. the liner does not run up and the length is perfect. I also really love the fabric.