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Berminator Short

A well-designed mountain biking short, much like a well-designed trail, is born from a combination of passion and progression.

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)


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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Nathan E.
United States United States
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Best shorts ever

The Berminator are by far my favorite shorts. They have that perfect tailored Kitsbow fit. They have a high crotch that will never grab the nose of the seat which is vital when hitting steep chutes and drops. There are four easily accessible pockets. The two hip pockets can be left unzipped that provide ventalation on those hot days. The material that they are made of is bomb proof. I am primarily a dh/enduro rider and I have put these shorts through it. An adjustable, internal belt provides a secure feeling and prevents sag. These shorts are the shiznit and without peer. By far the best shorts that I have ever worn in my 25+ years of riding.

Kitsbow Berminator Short Review

You make all that Kitsbow gear look oh-so good!

Grant G.
United States United States
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Great XC shorts

The cut is definitely an xc fit, but they are very comfortable and the waist adjustment does a great job of perfecting that fit.

waldemar v.
United States United States
Great all around shorts

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.

Kitsbow Berminator Short Review
United States United States
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Cream of the crop

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.

South Korea South Korea
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Excellent Riding Shorts

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...