What should mountain bike clothing be? Depending on who you ask, it’s not exactly an easy question to answer. To us, it was a matter of looking at what was already available and seeing just how far we could take it. In doing this, we ultimately kept our goal simple: make the very best kit possible. We believe that to do this, you have to use great fabrics which will improve the overall experience for the end-user. We think the fabric used on our SASTAN and Long Sleeve All-Mountain jerseys is proof of this. Before our manufacturing partners in Vancouver [...]
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Assuming you can muster up the gumption to do so, ask ten different guys out on the trail what they choose to wear beneath their baggies, and you’ll probably get ten different answers. Their short’s included snap-in liner. Road shorts. Road bibs. Boxer briefs. Maybe even tighty-whiteys (somebody buy this man a beer). We’re well aware that there’s hardly a shortage of available options in mountain bike apparel, but we’d yet to find an included or integrated liner that felt as though it was as comfortable as our road shorts. Something about spending three or four hours in the woods [...]
Our new Mixed Shell Jacket was born out of necessity: it's an essential piece of gear that you'd be remiss for riding without, especially in these "off-season" periods. From the first stitch to the final packaging, construction of the Kitsbow Mixed Shell Jacket is spread across over 30 different steps and nearly two hours on the production floor at Tamoda.
As you may have noticed, our SASTAN Jersey and Soft Shell A/M Shorts are a bit more than your average trail kit. Perhaps your reaction to the pricing even compelled you to wax poetic about it on your favorite social media channel, and that's fine, we don't blame you. Can't say we didn't see it coming. Still, if we could impart the one thing that we feel most strongly about, it's that Kitsbow is not merely expensive for the sake of being expensive. We love mountain biking, and could certainly express that love by offering another price-conscious jersey or short made overseas from standard-issue materials and processes. However, we believe this to be an avenue with few stones left unturned.
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