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Mescal Ventilated Short

$175.00
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.
Make Mine Now means when you buy it, we'll make it.

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. 
  • 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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RH
05/04/2021
ROBIN H.
United States United States
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Fantastic Spring & Summer shorts

My favorite shorts yet from Kitsbow. Really well made and wonderfully lightweight,. An essential purchase - highly recommended.

JW
07/02/2020
Jamie W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Almost great

I bought xl and i should have bought a size below. That was my mistake and i am ok with that. The issue i have is the belt doesn’t hold firm... for this price that isnt good enough. Fix that and these are amazing. As is average. Sorry. Keen to go for a masterlink or Haskell next but been waiting ages for stock

TB
06/27/2020
Tyler B.
United States United States
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Great shorts / bad bottom seam.

Love the shorts but after buying two pairs both had the same issue where the glued seam would come undone after one wash. I took both pairs to my local seamstress and sowed the hims. Problem solved.

MM
02/12/2020
Matthew M.
United States United States
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Great XC shorts

These fit great and feel great the 4 way stretch makes you feel like your not wearing anything. Time will tell on durability I have maybe 60miles on them and they do not seem to be showing any wear. Only complaint I wish there was a better button above the zipper but the belt does a great job holding up.

JP
12/04/2019
Jeff P.
United States United States
2nd Pair

Second pair! Love these shorts. So light, like not having them there.