Summer may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean the riding has to stop. In fact, in the case of Mission Workshop, they’ve even named their newest clothing after Indian Summer in SF when warm weather finally pushes out the fog. The new gear from MW, Kitsbow, and Betabrand isn’t your typical riding garb, but technical clothing that is stylish and doesn’t scream lycra.
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Kitsbow is continuing their premium approach to mountain biking apparel with 3 new jerseys and 2 new shorts. Their new All mountain series consists of two new jerseys, the All Mountain Polo and Pocket Polo. Each are constructed from a modern New Zealand Merino wool/polyester blend and feature a shaped collar and half length snap button down. Both jerseys feature a front chest pocket with a snap enclosure and a stitched sunglasses dock, while the Pocket Polo adds three rear pockets with a hidden middle sleeve for a pump. The pocket polo also has a microfiber cleaning cloth tethered inside the chest pocket for cleaning your shades. Each also features a silicone bead along the hem for keeping the jersey in place, along with reflective accents. The AM Polo will set you back $170, while the Pocket Polo bumps up to $180.
The third jersey, called the Rudy is actually two jerseys in one with two purpose driven colorways. Moab Orange has a technical nylon/merino/spandex weave for better durability while the two tone Grey option uses a polyester/merino blend for a faster drying and lighter jersey for warmer climates. The Rudy includes a half length button closure, a tethered cleaning cloth in the button chest pocket, a stitched sunglass dock, and mesh lined panels for ventilation on the back. The extra features on the Rudy crank up the price to $220.
On the bottom, Kitsbow is offering two new AM shorts, one with a fitted waist in 9 sizes, the other with an adjustable waist in 6 sizes. Crafted from Schoeller softshell fabric, the shorts offer an incredibly durable, tailored, breathable fit.
The AM Midweight short comes in 9 sizes in 1 inch increments and has 5 pockets – two front, two zippered rear, and a horizontal map pocket on the back waist. Fitted with an Italian RiRI slider snap, the fly is sure to stay closed, and the textured mesh lined waistband is articulated for improved breathability. The Adjustable AM shorts bump it up to Schoeller-Shape fabric with 3XDRY treatment for improved water resistance. Adjustments to the waist are held in place by locking adjusters, while magnetic snaps keep the back pockets shut. Both shorts are available in black or gunmetal grey, with the AM Midweight short retailing for $230, the Adjustable AM going for $285.
If you’re looking forward to some Indian Summer bike action, Mission Workshop is offering their Indian Summer Riding Kit for your consideration. Consisting of the District Henley, Linear Crew, and Stahl Short, the kit can be used separately or as a full group, and is perfect for the warm summer months San Fancisco is known for.
The Linear Crew above is a 190g/sm Merino wool crew shirt with added core filament nylon for improved strength and durability. The Crew offers a side utility pocket with an aluminum ribbon button, and is available for $95 in S-XL.
The District Henley uses the same materials and construction as the Linear Crew, but adds a three snap collar for regulating temperature. The Henleys retail for $135 in black or Grey in S-XL.
The MW Stahl Short is a nice addition to the wool jerseys with a military spec 4-way stretch fabric, RiRi track tack button, YKK zipper, and a utility pocket. The Shorts feature a raised rear waistband for proper coverage while on the bike, and like the rest of the Indian Summer kit are made in California. The shorts are offered in 30-36 inch waist sizes in 2 inch increments, for $135.
Finally, if your riding is more of the commuting type, Betabrand has you covered with their newest bike-to-work option, the Charcoal Bike to work Shirt. The button down shirt blends in as a business casual shirt but packs a number of performance features including a lightweight poly blend that is breathable, and quick drying.
The rear of the shirt has a hidden vent in the back yoke and behind the chest pocket for keeping you cool on the bike.
While popping the collar and rolling up the sleeves expose big reflective elements to keep you safe at night.
Like all Betabrand garments, there is a limited supply, so if you want one grab $108 and order one today.