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Mescal Ventilated Short

$199.00
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 3 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 3 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 3 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 1 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 3 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 1 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 3 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 1 weeks
When you place your order, this item will be made for you and will be shipped in approximately 3 weeks
Ships Today (M-F) If Ordered by 3pm EST.
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 (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.
  • 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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06/06/2022
Anonymous
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Mescal shorts

I have to say this is the best pair of mt. shorts I've bought. I love the how they're belted and plenty if stretch in the legs. I wish the pockets where a little bit bigger but enough storage for a phone and power bar. This will be the only pair I ware on the trail!....hope they last years to come.

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06/04/2022
Anonymous
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Almost-perfect ride shorts

Love em. Reverse zip pockets are ideal for riding, but I still find myself wanting forward pockets off the bike. Best material and gusset construction I’ve ever had. Would LOVE a 5” version (my wife doesn’t like the longer style, though it works for me). Double snap, zipper and belt seems a bit overkill but achieves a flexible fit regardless of base layer. Will 100% buy again (esp. a shorter pair)

ET
05/15/2022
Edward T.
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Slightly large with some issues

It was slightly large and mine had some material issues with slight snags and threads hanging out. While I liked the buckle, it becomes a pain in the wash as it’s so heavy it bangs around in the machine. It is almost impossible to remove the buckle or put it back on the belt if you manage to get it off. But the shorts were comfortable, I just sent them back for a smaller size.

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05/11/2022
Anonymous
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GREAT SHORTS!

Great slim fit!

CC
05/04/2022
Colton C.
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Mescal ventilated short

If you can stand the wait it’s well worth it! Most comfortable and best fitting shorts I own. They can be worn casually without looking like a tool and they can be worn on the bike and function. Without a doubt my favorite piece of kit.