We chose a unique Nylon woven fabric for its balance of breathability and durability, strategically placed pockets for riding position, and a ladder-locking adjustable waistband to dial in fit. Start with the Berminator.
- Breathable, durable woven Nylon
- 4 Secure Pockets with signature rear placement for optimal carry positioning
- Mesh lined waist band for optimal sweat dispersion
- Gusset construction, RiRi slider snap, 2-needle cover stitch for strength and durability, mesh pockets, ladder locking adjustable waistband
- Imported (Vietnam)
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- waist adjustment
- xc fit
- front button
The cut is definitely an xc fit, but they are very comfortable and the waist adjustment does a great job of perfecting that fit.
I wore these shorts straight from the box while doing errands before getting on my mtnbike. They fit perfectly, they stretch, you can adjust the waistband, zippers are very precise. The front button and the inner snap are sturdy, oh and I forgot they are very confortable. The four pockets come in very handy either on or off the bike.
I kind of obsessed in my quest to find the right XC mtb short for more casual rides. Everything out there seemed more geared towards loose ill fitting enduro shorts. Kitsbow nailed it with this Short in that it’s tailored fit that moves in just the right ways. The bottoms of the shirt strike right above the knee. It doesn’t catch on the seat when pitching the bike in front on steep descents. Really well crafted short that holds up well and even saved my butt (literally) while tumbling down a rocky chute.
Top quality material and construction. I have a variety of riding shorts that I used to cycle through from all the big brands (POC, FOX, TLD, etc.), but these are now my standard go to shorts for trail riding when the weather is cool to warm. If the weather is warm to hot, I wear the Mescal Ventilated or Patagucci Dirt Roamers, both of which are also very very good. I am an athletic 5'11" with a 31" inseam and a 31" waist. The M fits perfectly at the knee when standing and just above the knee when riding. I have no issue with the fabric catching on the front of my knee or catching on the rear tire like I sometimes do with enduro/park shorts. The material is very robust and stands up to abuse. The mesh liner in the pockets helps with sweat and air flow, and the sweat band built into the waist is a nice touch for a guy like me that runs hot when exercising. The rear facing pockets work great for a phone or money clip (really great design innovation), and I I really like the hidden waist adjusters as it offers the functionality of an adjuster, but maintains the clean appearance. I am grateful these are only offered in one color... if there were more color options I would probably wind up buying them all...
Quality mountain bike shorts. Fit true-to-size, comfortable, disappear on the bike, do fine with kneepads, well-made and seem durable. The cut isn't quite as XCish as my original A/Ms. Why only 4 stars? A few quibbles which won't matter to many. Compared to my A/Ms, the fabric is less pleasing. I still smile every time I put my old A/Ms on, but the Origins have a bit of a cheap-raincoat, stiff-and-slippery feel to them. Doesn't detract from performance. The rear-facing pockets would be more useful if they were bigger (or in a different spot). I don't usually ride with my iphone in a shorts pocket but it'd be nice to be able to stash it there comfortably post-ride. The waist adjusters work but they're not as intuitive as others. Overall, I like them. I regularly choose them over a drawer full of decent alternatives, and I expect them to hold up for years. But it's appreciation I feel, not infatuation.