A well-designed mountain biking short, much like a well-designed trail, is born from a combination of passion and progression. The Origin short is the culmination of everything we’ve learned from five years of making uncompromising gear for real riders. We chose a unique Nylon woven fabric for its balance of breathability and durability, strategically placed pockets for riding position, and a ladder-locking adjustable waistband to dial in fit. Start with the Origin.
"The new Kitsbow Origin A/M short joined the ranks of favorites, thanks to a well thought out approach to the category, with a trim, fitted profile that shows a lot of attention was paid to the little things. But also importantly: pockets."
"When it comes to minimal, well-designed, tonal mountain bike clothing, one brand stands out above the rest: Kitsbow. The Petaluma, CA based brand is making some of the best mountain bike clothing on the market. Pieces like the Origin A/M short and the Trials Softshell waterproof jacket epitomize thoughtful design and have become staples in my mountain bike kit."
I wore these kicking around the house several days in a row after receiving them. They are very comfortable. On the bike they are perfect. Highly recommend.
I'm 35" waist so I got the XL. I loved the short but after wearing them for a couple of weeks, I started thinking that they were too loose. I called Kitsbow and they sent me a pair in large. Turned out XL was the right size for me so I sent the large back. I'm a Kitsbow customer for life.
This is the second pair of technical shorts. The first pair is an older version - with one set of pockets. This new pair has two set of pockets - and it is perfect for long days in the saddle. Specifically, the cut of the origin short doesn't get caught up on the saddle. It is a tailored athletic cut. However, when the size is right - the fit is really good. This is my go to short for riding and even going to the gym. The fabric is a stiffer strong fabric that takes solid hits well. The fabric is not bullet proof - but close. I love these shorts.
These are new go-to shorts, and perfect for the cooler temperatures. The fit is the perfect difference between supple and baggies. The adjustable waist works great and easily regulated mid-ride. The material weight is a bit too think for summer, but ideal for fall and early winter. Nice pocket placement and large enough for the essentials.
Great fit, great material, only thing better if they made them in black.