That's why we obsess so much about fit, and offer so many kinds.
In this series we highlight a different Kitsbow Team member, and show how they wear their favorite Kitsbow gear.
Today, meet Katherine!
I grew up playing in the mountains of Western North Carolina and fell in love with biking as a teenager (Mongoose Pro, anyone!?).
I re-discovered mountain biking in my mid-twenties and it’s been pure obsession ever since.
What are your top 2 favorite Kitsbow pieces?
Women’s Icon & Escalator (and of course the Swift X Kitsbow Hip Pack. And the Kitchel Gloves. Oh, and the Tsali’s.
My merino Galena is super comfy too. And my Hymasa Tee… (ok I’m kind of obsessed with everything we make at Kitsbow).
What do you like so much about Kitsbow Apparel?
These pieces are both so versatile. The escalator is my go-to base layer and does such a good job of keeping me comfortable in the ever changing weather of Western NC. It will be in the 50’s at the start of a ride and then drop into the low 30’s by the time I’m finished.
Where and when do you wear your Kitsbow?
I pretty much live in my Icon these days — I wear it to work, I throw it on when I get chilly at home, I wear it to bon-fires, and of course, I wear it to ride in.
Mountain Biking was my first love! However, when the world was shut-down, I found myself riding more gravel roads. I loved being able to go further and go faster. Enter… the gravel bike!
What brought you to work at Kitsbow?
I’m one of the lucky ones that can say they found their dream job in the middle of a global pandemic. I was laid-off when the company I was working for shuttered their doors when the US went into lock down.
Kitsbow was on my radar because of the pivot from sewing cycling apparel to PPE for frontline workers in North Carolina. Not getting discouraged by the fact that I was one of the 12 million Americans that were unemployed, I set my sights on working in the cycling industry.
I’m now working for a company that is comprised of some of the most talented people I’ve ever met, making life-saving PPE & high-performance cycling apparel. My co-workers inspire me everyday to be a better human (both on and off the bike).
Can someone pinch me? Is this a dream?
Hey Katherine, that Kitsbow looks good on you!