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Icon Merino Relaxed Athletic Fit

The Icon Merino Relaxed Athletic Fit is a lighter weight option which is cooler and dries faster. 

The Pendleton® merino fabric is both soft and tough; and regulates temperature naturally, maximizing comfort as conditions change, making it perfect for traveling light.

We've designed the Relaxed Athletic Fit as an ideal Shirt-jacket fit. Cut with just enough room in the shoulders and chest for layering, while allowing for excellent range of motion and a moderately tailored look.

If you normally wear a Signature Fit, consider adding a Relaxed Athletic Fit to your lineup for use as a perfect outer-layer shirt or light jacket.

When you place your order today you will wait at least 3 weeks for your Icon to ship. Reserve yours now, and get it in time for the holidays.

Why? Because we make each icon to order, due to our deep commitment to waste less. We stay in touch by email, and your purchase date determines your place in line.

Made To Order, Less Waste™ simply means minimizing waste — by making only what is needed — and maximizing our flexibility to offer customers more choices, more colors, sizes and fits.

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.

Curious to know more? Give a listen to this podcast. 

What do the different purchase options mean?

Add to Cart: Your gear will ship today, or no later than the next business day.

Make Mine: When you buy it, we'll make it! Production times vary by product (and are constantly changing).

Make Mine, Pre-Order: Kitsbow sometimes offers pre-orders for products we know will be in high demand. Pre-orders secure your place at the front of the line.

Have questions about your order? Please email us at
  • Pendleton® merino fabric
  • Chamfered pocket flaps and cuffs
  • Cuff openings designed to accommodate a watch
  • Schoeller®-shape 3XDRY shoulder and elbow patches for water and abrasion resistance
  • Pocket slot for securing eyewear
  • On-the-go Snaps
  • Articulated shoulder vents for greater mobility
  • Added reflectivity for night safety
  • Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)



Inches S M L XL XXL
Chest 43 46 49 52 55
Sleeve Length** 25.25
Length 28.13 28.86 29.63 30.34 31.13
Centimeters S M L XL XXL
Chest 109.2 116.8 124.5 132.1 139.7
Sleeve Length** 64.14 66.4 68 69.44 71.12
Length 71.5 73.3 75.3 77.1 79.1

Measurements provided are garment measurements. 
**Sleeve length is measured from the shoulder seam to the end of the cuff. 

**Comparing to your other icons? Contact us at with any questions.



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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Mark M.
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A classic - functional design and high-quality materials

Kitsbow x Pendleton = a super fine ride-anywhere thread. Totally worth its price, the Icon has no rival for cold weather MTB and gravel rides. Plus, this new Timberline Blue pattern is a timeless beauty. The relaxed athletic fit for the Icon is my preferred format for layering, and the shoulders are comfortable and allow for clean movements, whether bombing downhill on MTB or reaching for the lower flares on a gnarly gravel bike descent. The relaxed Athletic fit is true-to-size, and the stitching is superbly done by the fine folks in Old Fort, NC United States of America. Thanks Kitsbow!

Benjamin L.
United States United States
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Amazing shirt

I absolutely love this shirt. It looks and feels amazing. My sole critique would be length: I'm 6'4", and I wish the 2xl was a tad longer in the torso.

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Great Icon

Fantastic Icon - love the lighter weight merino wool. Living in So Cal, I know this will be a regular item for me. On the bike in cooler seasons and a great “shacket” for after ride use. Another winner from Kitsbow.

Tim B.
United States United States
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All weather favorite

I didn't really NEED another Icon, but when I saw that merino in the Black Mountain I caved. I'm typically a large in the Signature Fit, but I opted to try a medium in the Relaxed Athletic Fit. Definitely not disappointed! The extra room in the chest and shoulders is spot on for layering down in those shoulder seasons for those icy "beat the thaw" trail rides or throwing on over a polo to hit the pub. And like all Icons, it pairs equally well with a pair of Haskell shorts or jeans. Kudos to Kitsbow for making such a fine product, sewing it in the US and doing good for the planet with their efforts in sustainability.