Drifter Jean

Size Guide

SIZECHART - Drifter Jean

28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 38
Waist 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 37 39
Inseam 30 30 30 30 32 32 32 32 32
71 73 76 79 81 84 86 91.5 96
Waist 73.5 76 79 81 84 86 89 94 99
Inseam 76 76 76 76 81 81 81 81 81
Dark Indigo Denim
Black Denim
  • This Drifter uses THREE NEW denims and is both engineered for action, and primed to fade over the years -- a handsome jean tailored for movement on and off the bike.


    • All Mountain
    • Road
    • Lifestyle
    • Mild Climate
    • Warm Climate
    • Cold Climate
    • Breathable
    • Durable

Denim perfected for life in the wild

A classic 5-pocket denim jean you can actually ride in. Three new colors of cotton denim with just a touch of stretch will age beautifully, for a lifetime of adventure. We selected tough and handsome denim from the world’s premium mills. Our unique directional denim yoke and curved knee design allows complete freedom of movement. What does this mean to you? The Drifter goes with you anywhere you damn well please.

Fabrication & Features

  • NEW 11.5 oz. dark indigo Jessie (98% cotton, 2% lycra) denim milled in Italy
  • NEW 11.5 oz. indigo Jessie (98% cotton, 2% lycra) denim milled in Italy
  • NEW 10.5 oz. black Royo (98% cotton, 2% lycra) denim milled in Canada
  • Experience complete freedom of movement thanks to our unique yoke weave
  • Reflective print on jean's interior leg so you’re visible after dark, but subtle when off the bike
  • Rear pockets stay out of the way when riding
  • Obsessive touches inspired by traditional tailored menswear, like a functional interior gusset and fully finished waistband
  • Interior seams are finished to create cleaner lines and a more comfortable fit
  • Two-piece curved waistband creates an ergonomically curved fit
  • Crescent shaped seam around knee creates hidden articulation for anatomic movement without compromising the classic 5-pocket look
  • Directional denim fibers which allow stretch where you need it most, while retaining the classic form denim jean form
  • Blackened hardware and thick leather label will wear in beautifully alongside the denim
  • 14” leg opening for a flattering fitted look
  • Hand-finished to the highest standard
  • Sewn in the USA (California)

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A well considered and constructed product, with a really disappointing fit over time.

So, I will open this review by saying that I own a few Kitsbow products and I'm quite happy with them. I had the same expectation of the Drifter Jeans. I am usually a size 32, so I ordered a 32 and 31 to compare. I ended up returning the 32 and kept the 31. I was delighted initially with these jeans. Then, I noticed that the material stretches excessively upon a few uses to the point where they are quite loose and not the "flattering fitted look" one should expect. I'm a lean 5'10", 155lbs and I'm not doing yoga in them so ... I'm not sure what is stretching the material. Anyway, for the price paid, I had higher expectations and I am not overly happy. I tend to spend carefully on very few, high quality things. I continue to persist with these jeans since they're in good condition and are functional. I'm hoping this review helps those who might need to size down to achieve the right fit - for the long term as opposed to the initial fitting.


Thanks for the detailed review. We've found that the jeans do stretch after a few wears, but they tend to return close to their original state after washing. We'd love to hear about your experience with the jeans after a wash!

Jeff P.
United States

So good!

Awesome fit, super comfy, and cool stealthy bike relevant features. I want another pair for sure, but the success of this purchase has directly lead to me exploring Kitsbows other long legged options, specifically the Haskell Pants.

Spencer B.

Favorite Jeans

Fit is excellent and has a nice slim fit without being too slim. I wear these to work probably once a week. They are my favorite jeans!


Worth every penny

Everything about these jeans is actually literally perfect. Great fit, awesome looking wash, full range of motion, and quality materials and construction that you can feel and see. My search for the perfect jeans is over!

Edith W.

Great fit

These look awesome on my husband -- he wears them almost every day! Great fit, very comfortable.

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