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Connector Merino Cycling Knicker

When we designed the Connector Merino Cycling Knicker, it wasn't enough to just cover your knees — any knicker can do that. Instead, we added features that fit the adventure cyclist's menu: articulated knee joints, abrasion protection, and low profile grippers to keep everything comfortably in place.

This knicker-length base short provides all of the benefits and technology of our proven base-layers, but protects and warms your knees as well. Wear it alone or under your favorite MTB shorts.
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More choices, premium quality gear and the commitment of less waste, sounds pretty great, right? The trade-off is that it takes longer for us to make, but you get exactly what you want, and we never make apparel that isn’t wanted.

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      • High compression merino fabric
      • Industry-leading CyTech pad for all-day comfort
      • Low profile custom silicone gripper keeps the leg hem comfortably in place
      • Added articulation behind the knee
      • Schoeller knee patches
      • Reflective logos
      • Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)
       Size XS S M L XL XXL
      Waist 28-29


       Size XS S M L XL XXL
      Waist 71-73


      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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      Darrin A.
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      Connector Knicker = AWESOME

      I have been wanting to buy a pair of the Connector Knicker’s for a couple of years now. I finally took the plunge and I’m so glad that I did. The fit is great. I’m 5’10” tall. The legs fit perfectly and the rise is exactly how I prefer them. I also want to say the chamois is the best I’ve ever used. I had absolutely no discomfort or overheating. The compression is just the right amount. My legs felt alive throughout the entire ride. I’m looking forward to many more rides in the Connector. I’m waiting on the Mescal shorts! Can’t wait to wear everything together. Next on the list is the ICON. Another KITSBOW item I’m very interested in trying. Again, GREAT JOB to the KITSBOW FAMILY! CHEERS!!!

      ROBIN H.
      United States United States
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      Connector Merino Cycling Knicker - Another Great Kitsbow item

      I have worn these 3 times now and they are great. Very comfortable and warm. I ride in California, so I questioned if they would be an essential item, but I already know that they are. I wear XL in most Kitsbow gear, but XXL in the Zen Liner. So I went with XXL for the Connectors. They are not quite as snug as the Zen but they are definitely the right size. Highly recommended.

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      Can't live without them

      Very well made and comfortable. They keep me warm on chilly night rides and cool mornings in the So Cal mountains. They fit pretty much as advertised but as some other reviewers have stated, they do run a tad long for us who are a little shorter in stature.

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      Merino Knickers, tops for cool day rides

      The difference between all synthetic, and these wool blend, knickers is amazing. My butt/legs never feel cold on descents, even when on those north facing forest roads that are still frozen. I’m 5’10”,and 167# - size Large is fine on all the circumferential dimensions, but a bit short on the waist’s height.

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      New Winter Essential

      Loving these so far. Great chamois and fit, although definitely run a little small. Comfortable wearing with shorts or under tights/pants in cold temps.