Essplanade Shirt

11 reviews
Size Guide

SIZECHART - Essplanade

Front Length 29.0 29.5 30.0 30.5 31.0 31.5
Chest Circumference 38 39 41 43 44.5 45.0
Front Length 73.7 74.9 76.2 77.5 78.7 80.0
Chest Circumference 96.5 99 104 109 113 114.3
Providence Grey
Killington Blue
Cedar Oxford
  • The all-day snap adventure shirt that puts a premium on bike-readiness but at no cost to its out-on-the-town appeal. If you're looking for a longsleeve version, see our Backforty Longsleeve Shirt


    • Durable
    • Wicking
    • Lifestyle
    • Warm Climate
    • Mild Climate
    • All Mountain
    • Tailored Fit

Nothing quite like an Essplanade

Our Essplanade Shirt is made for movement on and off the bike. The Essplanade includes easy-open snaps for cooling with short sleeves that help get the job done.  This is hardly an iteration of the Icon shirt, yet it is truly inspired by one of the pieces we've come to be known for. The Essplanade shares many of the same features our customers have grown to love about the Icon Shirt.

We used the same quality buttons and ventilation across the back, then tossed our signature stash pocket on the rear, and obsessed over designing the Essplanade to be our go-to short-sleeve button up. 

Using an engineered blend of fibers, this shirt maintains the comfort of cotton while allowing for the benefits of synthetics. The Essplanade Shirt keeps the body cooler, drier and more comfortable than a shirt with all natural fibers. 

With vintage-style plaid cues from our Pendleton ombre plaids, we're excited to present the Essplanade Shirt for the months where you want a short sleeve, but still need some buttons. 

Fabrication & Features

  • Chamfered pocket flap
  • 85% Poly / 15% Cotton
  • Back vents for extra air flow
  • SPF 50 sun protection
  • Snaps open and close with one hand
  • Secure rear storage pocket
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4.9 Based on 11 Reviews
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Stuart E.
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The shirt fits perfect

Ian S.
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Great weight and softness

Fantastic shirt. Nice enough to wear to the office. Excellent on the bike. Pop the snaps open to cool off quick, will be great with arm warmers in the late fall. Did find that it ran slightly snug across the back and shoulders on wider bars.

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Great fabric

I bought this for my boyfriend. I love the fabric and it looks great on him with his Haskell shorts. It's a little bit more soft and rugged than I expected, in a good way, but still lightweight.

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Turns out this is a great work shirt!

Bought this shirt for cycling but so far only worn to work. My job has me outside about 70% of the day. All the attributes that make this a great cycling shirt apply to work also. Will be getting another one soon!

Marc C.
Really like the Essplanade but be advised ...

Big Kitsbow fan and I have (2) Essplanade shirts. The first one I purchased was a Killington Blue. The fabric is 85% poly and 15% cotton. The feel was great; felt like an all cotton shirt. Nice and soft. So I then jumped on a Cedar Oxford shirt. Fabric is still 85% poly and 15% cotton BUT the shirt feels like plastic. Not soft at all and somewhat stiff, almost scratchy to wear. Sticks to my arms when they are sweaty. So, I thought maybe a good wash would change that, but nope, no change. So, bottom line, I really like the shirt but there is a significant difference in the fabric between the Killington/Providence (I have a Backforty in Providence Grey) and the Cedar Oxford. Not a fan of the latter. Also, agree with another reviewer that the shoulders of this garment seem to run a little small compared to the torso (tighter shoulders and looser bottom). If you size for your shoulders you should have plenty of room around your belly.


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