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Mescal Ventilated Short

$175.00
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 5 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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10/03/2021
Geoff
United States United States
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Tremendous

Excellent shorts perhaps the best I own now. Exceeded expectations so far and we’ll worth the wait.

A Kitsbow Customer
DJ
09/16/2021
David J.
United States United States
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What’s not to like?

You know, for years I didn’t have two separate wardrobes for road & mountain. I just wore my road gear for everything. We all did. As people switched to wearing “baggies” I was resistant. I’m firmly middle aged now and slow to change. But I decided to give these a try along with the Zen Ventilated Liner and wished I’d made the switch sooner. They stay cool and don’t restrict movement while riding and pair with the liner perfectly. The side pockets took some time to get used to. They go back toward the thigh which means your phone and such are out of the way instead of resting on your thighs. It’s much more comfortable that way. All of this and I no longer look like a goob while riding. Totally happy with ‘em.

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09/16/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
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Best over short ever

Spent 5 days riding this short on very tough conditions and form the reverse pockets, the button clasp, the belt and tensioner, and the tight inseam I can’t find fault with the Mescals

DC
09/11/2021
Dave C.
United States United States
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Perfect Shorts

Shorts fit well and feel great while riding

JK
08/11/2021
Jason K.
United States United States
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Great Shorts with Bad Buckle Design

Like some other reviewers, I love the fit, design and material of these shorts, but don't like the buckle design at all. The material is light, the pocket locations are great and the shorts are very comfortable on the bike. All that said, the buckle doesn't work well for adjusting the fit. I find myself constantly having to tighten it and re-tighten it throughout a ride. If I don't the shorts get too loose, fall down slightly and get caught on my seat when I'm up and down on technical trail. Not great at all.