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Mescal Ventilated Short

$199.00
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 7 weeks
Available - Ships 1-2 business days
Go faster, stay cooler, ride harder in the short built to breathe. The exceptionally lightweight and carefully tailored Mescal Ventilated Short maximizes airflow for all-day climbs and brutal descents, and is our first outer short made-to-order in Old Fort, USA.

Pairs well with a Zen Ventilated Cycling Liner.

Note: When you place your order today you will wait at least 4 weeks for your shorts to ship. Why? Because we make each pair of shorts 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 info@kitsbow.com.
  • Durable soft shell for high mobility
  • Generous stretch-mesh paneling at waist, rear yoke, and back of knees ensures maximum active ventilation
  • Tailored fit ensures short won’t snag on saddle or flap in the wind
  • Simplified alloy hook at the waist enables 3 inches of adjustability
  • Articulated waistband subtly raised in back and lowered at sides to ensure complete coverage while reducing potential hotspots
  • Sculpted back of each knee bends discreetly with knee so it won’t brush your calves with each pedal stroke
  • Zippered side pockets for easy access and perfectly placed storage
  • Inset mesh fabric interfaces with mesh ventilation panels on the Zen Ventilated Cycling Liner
  • Reflective elements on the back and side
  • Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)
 

SIZECHART - MESCAL VENTILATED SHORT

INCHES
SIZE XS S M L XL XXL
WAIST* 28 30 32 34 36 38
INSEAM 12.875

12.875

12.875

12.875

12.875

12.875
CENTIMETERS
SIZE XS S M L XL  XXL

WAIST*

71.12 76.2 81.28 86.36 91.44 96.52
INSEAM 32.7

32.7

32.7

32.7

32.7

32.7

*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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12/28/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallSlightly SmallTrue to SizeSlightly LargeRuns Large

Handles the Heat and the Gnar

Riding in AZ, I am always in search for the most ventilated yet durable products I can find for riding. These are really the first riding shorts I've found that do both very well. Very well indeed.

WW
12/17/2021
William W.
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallSlightly SmallTrue to SizeSlightly LargeRuns Large

Good shorts!

I’ll start with some minor complaints. The wait was VERY long. I do recall seeing that it’d be a long wait when I ordered, but I wasn’t expecting close to 2 months. I see there is a blurb on their ordering page now with expected wait time. Sizing is on the large size. I’m a 31 and ordered a M and I definitely should of gotten the S. I can use the shorts just fine but I have to crank the built-in belt down or else they just fall down. I'm checking with them to see if I can have them taken in. The built-in belt does work very well. You can crank it down and it kind of auto-adjusts while you ride. The shorts are incredibly comfy. The material is soft and flexy and on the thinner side, so you might want something warmer for winter rides. I can see them being very cool for summer rides. I'm not sure on the durability just yet as I only have several rides on them. I did have a road rash type crash on my thigh and no holes or tears, so that’s good. The reverse pockets are kind of odd to use when not riding your bike, but work great when actually riding. you can jam your phone in there and notice it all. Overall I’m satisfied with these shorts and look forward to putting them through the ringer..

CP
11/28/2021
Christian P.
United States United States
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Excellent shorts

I've done about 4 rides in the shorts so far and couldn't be happier with them.

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11/13/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
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The best mountain bike shorts

These fit true to size. The pockets are well placed and hold an iPhone 12 comfortably. The pants feel like they have high quality construction.

JR
11/13/2021
Josh R.
United States United States
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These shorts changed my life.

The mobility and comfort as I try to shred is unmatched. I highly recommend.