Origin Short

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Size Guide

SIZECHART - Origin Short

INCHES
XS S M L XL XXL
Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38
Inseam 12.75
12.75
12.75
12.75
12.75
12.75
CENTIMETERS
XS S M L XL XXL
Waist
68.58 76.2 81.28 86.36 91.44 96.52
Inseam
32.39
32.39
32.39
32.39
32.39
32.39

 *Note: Measurements above reflect actual garment measurements. 

Size
Color
Dry Grey
  • This full-featured, all-mountain workhorse short maximizes the bang-to-buck ratio.

  • IDEAL CLIMATE & ACTIVITY

    • Breathable
    • Durable
    • Mild climate
    • Warm climate
    • All mountain
    • Cross country/race
    • Nylon

Where passion meets progression: the Origin.

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.






Fabrication

  • Breathable, durable woven Nylon
  • 4 Secure Pockets with signature rear placement for optimal carry positioning
  • Mesh lined waist band for optimal sweat dispersion
  • Gusset construction, RiRi slider snap, 2-needle cover stitch for strength and durability, mesh pockets, ladder locking adjustable waistband
  • Imported (Vietnam)


KUDOS


bermstyle review of kitsbow Origin AM Short

"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."

Jason Van Horn
Bermstyle
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gear patrol's review of kitsbow Origin AM Short

"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."

Ultimate Guide to Enduro Mountain Bikes.
Gear Patrol
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Customer Reviews

4.7 Based on 27 Reviews
5 ★
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07/23/2019
Anonymous
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size.

Great short for cooler weather

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!

MS
07/15/2019
Matt S.
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallTrue to SizeRuns Large

Worth it

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.

A
07/02/2019
Anonymous
United States United States
  • If a garment, please rate the size. Runs SmallTrue to SizeRuns Large

Great XC Shorts

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.

JT
01/16/2019
Jesse T.

Nice 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.

G
12/19/2018
Gary

decent short

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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