Bike Radar Review of Kitsbow mountain bike apparel

by P.K. Hart December 14, 2013

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.

Read the full review here.




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