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."
The origin short is a go-to for 3/4 of the year in NorCal, a bit heavy for Summer riding .. Easy to adjust, lots of pockets, a bit of stretch , and a practical cut for riding .. Not baggy, they don’t catch on your seat or chafe ..
Solid all around "baggy" for MTB and other on the bike cruising. A little more "bike oriented" fit than my Haskell lights, which I also love. Nice to not need a belt but have the elastic adjuster "belt" built into the orgins. Originally ordered a size small and needed to size up to a medium and the adjusters keep them snug while also giving me room for a bit of "winter form" in the waist area.
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.