National Geographic Gear of the Year

by P.K. Hart January 09, 2014

Kitsbow Sastan

“Not that long ago, people would have laughed if the phrase “bespoke bike clothes” was uttered, but times have changed. Led by brands like Rapha, Giro, and Outlier, bike apparel has gone decidedly upmarket, with strikingly better fits and attention to detail. Kitsbow is the newest player in outfitting discerning cyclists. Its Sastan longsleeve jersey is an argument for its success. The fabric is a bi-weave—the soft, next-to-skin first layer is merino wool, while the weather-facing side is tougher Cordura that resists abrasion even from sharp branches and thorns. Yep, thorns. This swanky jersey is very much for mountain bikers, with quilted padded shoulders and padded, articulated elbows.”

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