We took a classic three-pocket cycling shape and pushed it further to meet the needs of modern mountain bikers. Utilizing Polartec's breathable, moisture-wicking Power Stretch® Pro fabric and Schoeller’s tough abrasion panels, the Origin Jersey is ready for trail duty.
"Remaining true to the Kitsbow philosophy that, “anything worth doing is worth doing with the best of what’s available,” the Origin Collection is an impressive addition to any cyclist’s wardrobe. Both the long sleeve and short sleeve jerseys breath well, effectively wick moisture, and feature strategically-placed Schoeller fabric panels that won’t tear if you snag a trailside branch or take an unscheduled tumble."
"When it comes to minimal, well-designed, tonal mountain bike clothing, one brand stands out above the rest: Kitsbow. The Petaluma, CA based brand is making some of the best mountain bike clothing on the market."
I bought 3 kits origin too, and bib bottoms. Combined with the wind vest and the arm warmers. And the ombré socks, I just spent 4 days climbing into weird weather in Mallorca. After sorting out the sizing everything fits so nicely. AND, no one else had the same kit. All other brands represented for spring training in the island. And now Kitsbow :-) Note I wear XL tops on the merino ride jerseys, I wore Medium with perfect fit here. Buy it with confidence !!
I love the slightly extra length personally. Im 6’1” and 32” pants inseam. The jersey length is perfect. Matches well with longer enduro style shorts. As always, Kitsbow build quality and durability is awesome. Two washes so far and no noticeable material wear-n-tear.
The fit and finish are great, the material breathable and soft. The fit, as others have said, runs a little large. I appreciate the longer fit as a tall/slim body type. I wish I could still find a long sleeve version in my size...
This the most comfortable jersey I own. Love the zipper pocket for ID/money.
I'm tall and skinny so the Large fit perfect. Used it the first time for the Dirty Pecan 200 and it was chilly and windy and the jersey was spot on. The fabric is interesting; it has some built in wind resistance so I agree it's a 3-season jersey --for the Southeast at least--but the season I won't wear it will be summer. It hit 70 on my ride this weekend and it was a touch hot so I can't imagine wearing it in July or August. But in all other seasons with an appropriate baselayer and a vest, it's going to be a go-to piece. I don' t understand the Scholler fabric though. Never had a jersey wear out on the shoulders. Only detraction is the collar fits funny when the jersey is zipped all the way up, it kind of elevates around the neck.