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Mescal Ventilated Short

$199.00
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 1 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 1 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
Go faster, stay cooler, ride harder in the short built to breathe. The exceptionally lightweight and carefully tailored Mescal Ventilated Short maximizes airflow for all-day climbs and brutal descents, and is our first outer short made-to-order in Old Fort, USA.

Pairs well with a Zen Ventilated Cycling Liner.

Note: When you place your order today you will wait at least 4 weeks for your shorts to ship. Why? Because we make each pair of shorts to order, due to our deep commitment to waste less. We stay in touch by email, and your purchase date determines your place in line. 

Made To Order, Less Waste™ simply means minimizing waste — by making only what is needed — and maximizing our flexibility to offer customers more choices, more colors, sizes and fits.

More choices, premium quality gear and the commitment of less waste, sounds pretty great, right? The trade-off is that it takes longer for us to make, but you get exactly what you want, and we never make apparel that isn’t wanted.

Curious to know more? Give a listen to this podcast

What do the different purchase options mean?

Add to Cart: Your gear will ship today (M-F), if ordered by 3pm EST.

Make Mine: When you buy it, we'll make it! The estimated production time is provided.

Have questions about your order? Please email us at info@kitsbow.com.
  • Durable soft shell for high mobility
  • Generous stretch-mesh paneling at waist, rear yoke, and back of knees ensures maximum active ventilation
  • Tailored fit ensures short won’t snag on saddle or flap in the wind
  • Simplified alloy hook at the waist enables 3 inches of adjustability
  • Articulated waistband subtly raised in back and lowered at sides to ensure complete coverage while reducing potential hotspots
  • Sculpted back of each knee bends discreetly with knee so it won’t brush your calves with each pedal stroke
  • Zippered side pockets for easy access and perfectly placed storage
  • Inset mesh fabric interfaces with mesh ventilation panels on the Zen Ventilated Cycling Liner
  • Reflective elements on the back and side
  • Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)
 

SIZECHART - MESCAL VENTILATED SHORT

INCHES
SIZE XS S M L XL XXL
WAIST* 28 30 32 34 36 38
INSEAM 12.875

12.875

12.875

12.875

12.875

12.875
CENTIMETERS
SIZE XS S M L XL  XXL

WAIST*

71.12 76.2 81.28 86.36 91.44 96.52
INSEAM 32.7

32.7

32.7

32.7

32.7

32.7

*Note: Measurements above reflect actual garment measurements.



CRASH POLICY

Our crew often rides hard and we are here for you when things go awry. If you crash and trash your Kitsbow, get in touch with us.

If it can be repaired, we'll do that for a reasonable charge. If it can't be repaired (if you were really ripping it), we'll figure out a way to get you back on your bike wearing Kitsbow anyway. Just get in touch. The same policy applies to typical wear and tear: we'll repair it for a reasonable charge (if it can be repaired) or get you back into Kitsbow some other way if it cannot be repaired.

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CC
05/04/2022
Colton C.
United States United States
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Mescal ventilated short

If you can stand the wait it’s well worth it! Most comfortable and best fitting shorts I own. They can be worn casually without looking like a tool and they can be worn on the bike and function. Without a doubt my favorite piece of kit.

A Kitsbow Customer
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04/22/2022
Travis
United States United States
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Hook belt comes loose

I've ridden in these the past year and find a few things that drop them into 3 star territory. - the hook belt won't stay tight throughout a ride. I usually find it will stay somewhat snug for 30mins, then they start to sag - the seat material gets a little grabby when damp - not that big of a deal, but notice it if I haven't dropped my seat to descend - I like the location of the pockets, but had one work it's way down on a ride The quality and construction are great, but I'm going to retire them as MTB shorts this year.

A Kitsbow Customer
CW
04/17/2022
Christopher W.
United States United States
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Top quality sports

I appreciate the construction, the breathability, and feel. I deducted a half star for the pockets which work great while riding, but the angle feels too weird when off the bike. The other half star deduction is for the belt. The belt needs to be recinched after a while. Those are personal quibbles though. If you need a lightweight cycling focused sport, but these. I am a 36 inch waist. XL fits properly.

JC
04/10/2022
Justin C.
United States United States
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These shorts are champ...

Love these shorts, my absolute favorite.

RW
04/05/2022
Robin W.
United States United States
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Great material, pockets take a little getting used to

This is a very nice riding short (rated the best by Outdoor Gear Lab!), but a quite different design than the Haskell shorts. Those have a thicker material and look more like dress shorts. The Mezcal shorts only have zippered side pockets where your stuff (phone etc) goes backwards (a small key pocket like in the Haskell shorts would be nice if they can work it into the next design). So the Mezcals are very much designed to be worn on the bike, and less as all-purpose shorts that you can also bike in. The sizing seems a little bigger too. The built-in belt helps with that, but was still a little awkward for me.