Not every rider wants to clothe themselves in garish neon emblazoned with giant brand names. Enter Kitsbow, a company that is carving out a niche for itself by designing mountain bike apparel with an understated look and a tailored fit. The Mixed Shell jacket is finely crafted and designed for damp and chilly riding.
Pros: Excellent fit; great ventilation; thoughtful features
Cons: Lower vent zippers have a tendency to creep open
Like the Soft Shell A/M short, the Mixed Shell jacket is made in Vancouver, British Columbia. The chest and back of the jacket are constructed from Schoeller’s stretchy softshell fabric, while a lighter weight Schoeller-USP fabric is used on the arms for better articulation.
The fabrics are wind and water-resistant. Despite the lack of taped seams, the jacket shrugged off afternoon cloudbursts with hardshell-like protection.
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