Merino Base Short

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SIZECHART - Merino Base Short

Waist 28-29 30-31 32-33 34-35 36-38 38-40
Waist 71-73 76-78 81-83 86-88 91-96 96-101
5 reviews
  • Supremely comfortable, purpose-driven padded liner rivaling the very best road shorts available, and specifically optimized for long days on the trail..


    • All Mountain
    • Cross Country/Race, Gravel, Road, Mountain
    • Mild Climate
    • Warm Climate
    • 2-Way Stretch
    • Wicking
    • Durable
    • Merino Wool


NOTE: We are discontinuing this product. This is the last we will ever have.

NOTE: Because this product is in the Last Chance Zone, it cannot be returned or exchanged for any reason.

Kitsbow Base Short

The Kitsbow Base Short is a supremely comfortable, purpose-driven padded liner rivaling the very best road shorts available, and specifically optimized for long days on the trail.

Fabrication & Features

  • Constructed from blend of 45% nylon, 39% New Zealand Merino wool, and 16% spandex
  • Superior stretch and plush, next-to-skin comfort that retains its fit after repeated washes
  • Two-panel design and three-dimensional shape for an anatomic, in-saddle fit
  • Fitted with an Italian-made, multi-density Cytech EIT (Elastic Interface Technology) insert
  • High-density inserts in the pad provide added cushioning for the ischiatic area
  • Surface of pad is finished with a carbon yarn to expedite dry time and increase the pad's anti-microbial properties as well as extra-thin ultrasonic seam welding construction eliminates any potential chafe points
  • Comfortable waistband is brushed and lined with a dimensional knit for increased cooling and improved moisture management
  • Style lines quietly match the lines on the Kitsbow All-Mountain Short collection for a truly seamless layering interface
  • All-way stretch pad is designed to give the wearer complete support and freedom of movement while offering superior breathability and moisture transfer
  • Silicone gripper bead along the liner’s outer side hem keeps short snug and locked in place against outer layer
  • Lower leg compression band provides a secure fit while supporting critical muscles during harder efforts
  • Made in North America (Canada)

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4.8 Based on 5 Reviews
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Christopher D.
I like them!

Just purchased my second pair. I’ve alwats gone with Pearl Izumi’s, but find these more comfortable, especially for winter riding. At 40% off they are competitively priced with other high end shorts. Snap them up while they last!

Jack C.
Awesome first ride out of

Awesome first ride out of the box — 60 mile MTB race. Super comfortable, small fit well, I normally wear mediums.

Ryder S.
Unrivaled warmth and comfort for the boys!

Hands down the best pair of bib shorts I have ever owned. Super comfortable and warm without being overly toasty. Worn these in everything from 85 degree mountain scorchers to sub freezing temps and I was comfortable the whole time. Kitsbow rules as always.

Best all around short!

I like the Merino Base Short so much that I just bought a second pair! I've used mine both Mountain and Road biking as a liner and outer short. Best of all, on my last bike-packing trip, I wore these on a hot (90 degree) day and into a cool, high altitude night (60 degrees) during an extended leg of the journey. I still had a rash from another brand of short I wore the day prior (I'll never wear those again), and despite the rash, I felt great in Kitsbow with only the aid of a little chamois butter while covering100 miles with the mentioned temperature extremes. I'm now returning my newest, unworn pair of Pearl Izumis and have decided the Kitsbow short is certainly worth the extra money...

Nic C.
just fantastic

love these babies. super, super expensive, but if you can afford, they should reward the investment


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