Original Cordura® Drifter Jean

Size Guide

SIZECHART - Original Cordura® 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
  • True denim jean that’s engineered for action, the Drifter is a handsome midweight jean tailored for movement on and off the bike. This one is made with Original Cordura®-enriched denim, loved for it's denim look but Cordura-toughness that won't fade or tear. If you want a the much-loved well-worn denim fade effect over the years, then check out our Black or Dark Indigo cotton denim colors of the Drifter.


    • 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. A cycling jean that doesn't scream "cycling jean" because of our subtle obsessive attention to detail. Original Cordura®-enriched denim makes for a jean that’s tougher than the rest, 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 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
  • Made in the USA (California)


    "The founding fathers of mountain biking all wore jeans (sometimes complete with knee pads) and wool shirts. While most modern mountain bikers now dress head to toe in lycra, California based mountain bike apparel brand Kitsbow wants to bring back a bit of that nostalgia with the Drifter Jean and Icon Shirt–classic pieces perhaps more appropriate now for the urban cyclist."

    Amy Jurries
    The Gear Caster
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    "The Drifter has classic five-pocket-jean styling with built-in, cycling-specific function. A four-piece curved waistband creates an ideal fit on the bike, as does a crescent-shaped seam around the knee for easy articulation while pedaling. A blend of 80 percent cotton, 17 percent Cordura nylon, and 3 percent Lycra is durable with a bit of built-in stretch for even more on-bike comfort. Reflective print on the inside of the left leg provides visibility after dark. High-end details such as an interior gusset and fully finished waistband should bring these jeans up to Kitsbow's mountain bike-gear standard."

    Ron Koch
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    "If you've ever tried to ride your bike in your favorite pair of jeans, you know how incredibly how uncomfortable that can be on your legs. Cycling apparel label Kitsbow is taking that problem into their own hands with their own jean and making a good pair of jeans is no easy task, let alone one designed for cycling."

    Kitsbow creates the ideal 5-pocket jean for cycling.
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    "Part of an urban collection from Kitsbow, known for high-end bike wear, these “action” jeans actually work for just about any active pursuit. Classic 5-pocket design uses a cotton/cordura/lycra blend denim that is more durable with built-in stretch to improve mobility and comfort, an articulated knee adds comfort when pedaling, while a four piece curved waistband and interior gussets give more ergonomic fit."

    Larry Olmsted
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