A classic crewneck, optimized with alpine-grade technology and signature Kitsbow fit, makes the ultimate second layer when the mercury drops. Constructed of an ultrafine, thermoregulating Merino/synthetic blend for rugged versatility. Schoeller®-shape 3XDRY® panels on the shoulder and elbows for when things go sideways. Durable enough for a top layer or worn as an insulation layer under a shell. The Front Range will be your favorite everyday sweatshirt designed for trail abuse and far-flung mountaintop adventures.
"This ultra-fine merino wool knit crewneck is the perfect piece to stow in your pack as a second layer for chilly descents. Like the Icon shirt, it gets Schoeller 3x Dry patches on the elbows and shoulders, with Spandex for a comfy fit. It’s a great mid-layer under a shell, or a top layer on cool, dry days."
"Kitsbow makes high-quality cycling apparel in the US, yet at a price. A $150 merino sweatshirt might seem like a lot of money, but as I’ve found over the years with Kitsbow, it’ll be the best you’ll ever own and will last for years. While not every thing in their catalog is for me, I can spot their new classics a mile away. This Front Range Merino Sweatshirt will be a fall and winter trail staple!"
I really want to love this shirt. Great looking and the ideal piece to wear in shoulder seasons. Just came back from a trip in Pisgah and brought this along thinking it would be perfect for.rides starting in the 40s and reaching 50-60s by midday. However, the neckline on the sweatshirt is a deal breaker for me. It's simply too generous to be worn without a shirt underneath to look proper IMO, which kind of defeats its purpose for riding in the aforementioned conditions. Fix this issue and I'll be back to grab one!
First, I was surprised by how soft the material is. I was even a little disappointed because it seemed like it would be fragile, but after riding (and crashing) in the sweater I was surprised by how tough it is and very surprised by how warm it is.
I posted initial impressions on 11/4/18, but now I've had a full winter of use. I've probably worn this sweatshirt a dozen times mountain biking this winter, and it's terrific. Think of it as a medium weight technical sweatshirt. With a wicking base layer, it's good to around 50. Below that, I wore a wind blocking outer layer. The quality is outstanding and looks as good after several washings using a tech wash detergent as it did when new. I'm 6'1" and weigh 181 lbs,and the large fits well. It isn't too short in the body, and not so long that it extends much below a shell. I've been riding mtn bikes for 20 years and have a pretty deep cycling wardrobe. I just kept reaching for this piece over the winter. Unfortunately in the southeast, this winter was sloppy. This piece is worth the money.
Tight fit, I’d recommend a size up if you want room
I ended up buying three different colors of this shirt. I love them all. Very well made. They are my top three favorite shirts.