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."
Fantastic, comfortable short for cooler temps! The only issue I have with them is that they are not sized like the original Origin shorts I own. I ordered a small thinking they would fit the same and they don't. No worries though, they still fit well- just a little snug. Overall a great, comfortable short for long days and nights in the saddle!
I own an old version of these shorts (pre-adjustable waisband) that I've abused for several years now. They're spectacular. Exceptionally comfortable, exceptional fit, great in the heat, zero-saddle snags, perfect pockets. And, absurdly, they could still pass for new. I remember being a little embarrassed, honestly, about spending so much for a pair of mtb shorts when I bought these. But, in hindsight, splurging on these turned out to be a terrific value. Go figure.
I've found the shorts to have a great sturdy feel while maintaining comfort. Not afraid to ride through a thatch of pricker bushes and come out with torn shorts.
These shorts are obviously very nice, the construction and materials seem really great. The fit is not exactly what I expected. The waist is great (I ordered size M and they fit my 32" waist perfectly), but the legs are a little longer and a little tighter than what I'm used to. I have only worn them once on the bike, but I am going to try out the Adjustable V4 to see if I like the fit better.
I was really hoping that these shorts would meet the hype. I'm 5'8 with a 31 waist and bought a medium. Wearing a liner the initial fit was great if not a bit big in the waist which was easily fixed with the adjustable straps. During a 15 mile ride the shorts were very comfortable in the seat and legs. My major complaint was with the rise of the short being a bit long for me in the crotch wrapped over the nose of my saddle time and again. I know I'm between sizes in this particular short but for less than half the price I've bought shorts just as comfortable. Overall great short if you get the correct fit.
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