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Madrone Short

$169.00
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When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST.
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST. Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST. Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST.
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST. Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST.
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST.
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 8 weeks
The Madrone Short is designed by women, for women. A flattering silhouette minimizes the distraction of fabric flapping while you rip, and the fit and fabric make the short “disappear” as you focus on the ride. The classic tailoring with two choices of inseam length, and an inclusive selection of waist sizing, means this will fit you. Subtle styling means this isn’t just for single track, but works for you in your daily life, bike commuting, or getting out and about.

The short that you will forget you’re wearing, because it fits so well. And let’s face it, when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you excel.

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 (M-F), if ordered by 3pm EST.

Make Mine: When you buy it, we'll make it! The estimated production time is provided.

Have questions about your order? Please email us at info@kitsbow.com.

  • Choose between two inseam lengths and a wide variety of waistline sizing to find a perfect fit
  • Schoeller®-shape fabric, hardcore tough durability for the trail -- yet resilient 4-way stretch and highly breathable (93% nylon and 7% elastane).
  • Finished with Schoeller’s 3XDRY® treatment for enhanced water resistance.
  • Tailored profile ensures short won’t snag on saddle or flap in the wind on fast descents
  • Secure main front snap that won’t pop open, with a secondary snap to smooth the fit of the front waistband
  • Burly belt loops allows for use of belt
  • Two ergonomically placed back pockets with a security zipper to secure essentials
  • Subtle reflective hits for visibility after dark, on the road or in the woods
  • Sewn by artisans, one at a time, in Old Fort, NC

 SIZE GUIDE | MADRONE SHORT

Inches

 Size 26 28 30 32 34 36
Waist 26-27 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-37

Centimeters

 
 Size 26 28 30 32 34 36
Waist 66-68 71-73 76-78 81-83 86-88 91-93

*Note: The inseams on our Madrone Short reflect an ‘inch is an inch’ approach, a 11” inseam will measure 11” along the inside leg seam from crotch point to hem. 

*Note: Measurements above reflect actual garment measurements.

CRASH POLICY

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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JI
03/08/2022
Jessie I.
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallSlightly SmallTrue to SizeSlightly LargeRuns Large

Finally a short that fits MY body!

Ok, so, I don't have the "standard" body shape, and really, who does?! But finding a bottom of anything that fits my 27" waist and 42" hip is nearly impossible and this short freakin does it! I'm 5' 3", and I have the size 28. In jeans I would normally wear a size 29 or 30. And while there's still a fair amount of ease in the waistband, it is not distracting or standing away from my body with the normal gaping I always experience. And I don't have to alter a thing! The fabric is magical. Super stretchy in all directions, supportive but not restricting, and doesn't bag out after a long ride. I don't think this short was designed with my particular body in mind, but I do think the fabric allows for a fit that I have never found before. Thank you Kitsbow! I think I'll be wearing these shorts for much more than just riding <33333333

A
03/08/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallSlightly SmallTrue to SizeSlightly LargeRuns Large

Flexible Fit

Even before I put these shorts on I could tell the fit was dialed in, the contoured waistband and back yoke were dead giveaways. I'm 5'11" and 150lbs, I have the Tsali Cycling Shorts in a size medium and they fit really well (thank goodness for the relatively high rise). I got the Madrones in size 30 per the size chart in the 11" inseam and the fit is pretty perfect. The Madrone fits me closely in the waist and high hip, the 4-way stretch fabric has a smoothing supportive effect and the waistband feels strong and flexible (will easily accommodate small waistline fluctuations). The waistband hits me a couple inches bellow the navel, I'd call it a medium high rise. I have more room through the thigh, the leg is straight and not too loose. The material feels really resilient and is not clingy or revealing. Overall, these shorts are well built and deliver a fit that feels custom.

BW
03/08/2022
Becky W.
United States United States

Great design, great attention to fit and detail!

This short fits beautifully! The fabric is a perfect all-season weight. The 4-way stretch hits the sweet-spot between support and mobility - they really do feel as though they disappear while wearing! The rear facing pockets allow you to zip your cell phone in the hip pocket - but it remains comfortably behind the hip crease. The additional internal snap keeps the waist band and fly laying flat and smooth. The welt detail in the front is very slimming. Love the black olive color!

EB
03/08/2022
Erin B.
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallSlightly SmallTrue to SizeSlightly LargeRuns Large

MTB short for everything...on and off trail!

The material of this short is very flexible and comfortable, making the fit really nice. It is great for short and longer rides and everything before and after the activity. I've worn it riding several times and they handled creek crossings like a charm shedding the water and not staying wet at all. The short performed well while pedaling and during downhill descents. The pockets are different but perform perfect and you can hardly tell your phone is there at all. After a 3 hour ride, the short still looked good to go at the local watering hole. This will be my go to short for the upcoming season. It will look perfect with my icon too!