Mescal Ventilated Short

35 Reviews
Size Guide

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.

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  • 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.

    Pair with the new Ventilated Cycling Liner

  • IDEAL CLIMATE & ACTIVITY

    • All Mountain
    • Mild Climate
    • Warm Climate
    • Breathable
    • Wind Resistant

Go faster, stay cooler, ride harder in the improved lightweight short built to breathe

Like riding naked, only better. A tough and technical ride short optimized with mesh panels for max airflow. Updated refinements include a built-in belt and auto-locking zip for a comfortable, perfect fit that will make this durable softshell short seem to disappear beneath you.






Fabrication & Features

  • Highly mobile, but remarkably durable soft shell
  • Generous stretch mesh paneling in front, waist, and sides ensure maximum active ventilation
  • Tailored profile ensures short won’t snag on saddle or flap in the wind on fast descents
  • Simplified alloy hook at the waist enable a full 3 inches of adjustability
  • Articulated waistband subtly raised in back and lowered at sides to ensure complete coverage while reducing potential hotspots
  • The back of each knee breaks right where your knees bend and is shaped so it won’t brush your calves with the pedal stroke
  • Zippered side pockets are reversed and contoured for easy access and comfortable storage
  • “Low profile fly construction” - we eliminated the snap with a beefier auto-locking zip and inner snap, but no big snap. it’s more comfortable on your belly under the belt.
  • Inset mesh fabric on back yoke interfaces with mesh ventilation panels on the Ventilated Cycling Liner
  • Reflective hits on the back and side
  • Subtle Kitsbow embroidery


KUDOS


"The Kitsbow Ventilated V2 is the recently updated version of our previous Editors' Choice Award for trail and cross country riding, the Kitsbow A/M Ventilated, and the new version maintains that top step on the podium. Attention to detail and very thoughtful design make these shorts the best fitting and pedal friendly in our test selection."

Kitsbow Ventilated V2 Review
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Customer Reviews

4.7 Based on 35 Reviews
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JP
12/04/2019
Jeff P.
United States United States

2nd Pair

Second pair! Love these shorts. So light, like not having them there.

NP
10/02/2019
Nancy P.
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Nice for women too!

Unfortunately Kitsbow doesn't have a version of these shorts in their Women's collection so what's a gal to do? Order a pair from the Men's collection, of course! I am a relatively standard Women's M but I ordered a Men's M after trying on my husband's size S short (he loves them as well) as I prefer a bit looser fit around the thighs and I don't like anything tight around my waist. Happily they seem to fit nicely, even with my Tsali merino wool shorts underneath. I wore them on a ride this morning - completely forgot that they were even there, they are so lightweight and comfy. I am generally a road rider but wanted some longer, more 'normal-looking' shorts for cycle touring. I think these will do the trick - and they are actually quite comfortable to wear just as shorts, with the added benefit of being long enough to cover my bike tan line from my bike shorts! Another Kitsbow product showing its versatility. Looking forward to trying them out in our home country of Australia this summer, where the ventilation will be appreciated.

Nancy P verified customer review of Mescal Ventilated Short
NG
08/27/2019
Neil G.
United States United States

Worth it!

I love theses !! Super well made, very comfortable and breath very well. Pockets are a bit shallow as compared to other shorts but not a show stopper. By far my favorite mtn biking short ever purchased.

PA
07/25/2019
Philip A.
United States United States
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Nearly dialed

The fabric is amazing. It breathes well, doesn't get heavy when saturated, and dries quickly. Seems to be durable too. I would prefer if the cut and waist-belt were like the origin shorts. The cut of these is a little looser, less tailored through the thigh and knee. And the metal belt buckle feels excessive and is annoying for the wash cycle. Either you remove the buckle every time it goes in the wash or it smacks and clacks around through the spin and dry cycles. Despite those issues, I'll take these over the origins in 80+ degree weather.

I
07/22/2019
Ian
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Essential piece

I’ve had these for about a year now and can’t say enough great things. These shorts are lightweight and vent well. The material is durable and I’ve found them to shed water quickly when caught in the rain. I love the tapered cut and length on my 6’3” frame. Perfect for mtb, gravel, and brewery rides. I own two pairs and have considered getting a third set as we come back into peak season.


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