Kitsbow Wind Jacket and Wind Vest ReverseContrary to the theme of a popular television show, summer is in fact coming. So Kitsbow is preparing by offering a a new  hot weather specific kit and two new outer shells.

For those unfamiliar with the product, Kitsbow gear is the BMW 7 series of the mountain bike apparel world. Designed in the US, the clothes are manufactured in Vancouver, and use the best materials available to construct sharp looking, high end gear, that’s capable of taking a beating.

The new Wind Jacket and Wind Vest are very light windproof polyster shells treated with DWR (Durable Water Resistant) finish for added rain protection. Both have a laser cut perforated back panel between the shoulders for ventilation, reflective piping at the shoulder, and will be available in six sizes.
Kitsbow Wind Jacket and Wind Vest The jacket has two horizontal back pockets (which are hard to identify in the photo, but the openings sit on the border of the orange and gray panels) and a small chest pocket, while the vest has only a chest pocket.

Retail on the Wind Vest is $175. The Wind Jacket will retail for $225.

Kitsbow Hot Weather JerseyMost of the current Kitsbow line up is built with slightly thicker fabric which is perfect for moderate temperatures, but with the mercury rising, they wanted to develop some new pieces to help you from wilting in the heat. The new A/M Ventilated Jersey offers UPF 50 protection from UV rays and uses a combination of performance materials to provide optimal fit, abrasion resistance, moisture wicking, and next-to-skin comfort.
Kitsbow Hot Weather Jersey mesh insert Strategically placed stretch mesh paneling on the back and along the sides add passive ventilation.Kitsbow Hot Weather Kit Jersey Pockets The jersey has two back pockets in the traditional locations, as well as two side pockets for easy access to items when wearing a pack, The top will be available in an XS through XXL in three different colors: orange, olive, and black. Retail will be $170.

Kitsbow Hot Weather Short and Chamois detail The new Kitsbow A/M Ventilated Short and Ventilated Base Short where developed in conjunction, so that the mesh panels on the outer short and chamois line up when used together.

The outer short is constructed from Schoeeler and treated for water resistance. The tailored profile of the shorts mean they won’t flap when descending and they won’t rub on the backs of your knees when pedaling uphill.Kitsbow Hot Weather Short pocket details Like all of their shorts, these also utilize a rearward facing pocket. It’s a little hard to explain, but take it from us – the design works really really well. New for this short though is an elastic band in the pocket, which will help keep your cellphone or larger items from moving about.

This short will be available in an XS through XL and will retail for $240. Kitsbow Hot Weather Short Chamois Mesh The Kitsbow Ventilated Base Short is constructed from Aenergia fabric, which has a greater wicking surface area when stretched. The shots also have a wide compression band with heat activated grip, and use an Italian made EIT performance Carbonium insert. The pad is MTB specific and uses high density foam inserts to relieve pressure in the ischaitic area when riding in an upright mountain bike style position.

These shorts will be available in an XS through XXL, and retail is $175.

We’re also told that the company is currently developing a new womens top and that we should expect a few new products later this year.



  1. Vince Pearl on

    They should remove that copper color from the first one and it would look nice with just grey and blue. The shorts look nice.

  2. Adam on

    I got a look at this at Sea Otter and its incredible. Yes, expensive, but that’s the cost of quality. Made in Vancouver in the original Arc’Terx factory so it’ll last twice as long as anything else I own. Keep it up guys!

  3. yoeddy on

    I’m probably the demographic for Kitsbow, and while I’m a wee bit of a gear whore. But even for me, $400 for a pair of MTB shorts is kinda pricey.


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