KITSBOW lightweight Haskell shorts

A cycling short with a lifestyle appeal, These shorts are awesome I wear them as much around town as I do ripping the Mtb trails or gravel roads around central Colorado. They are lightweight yet durable with very thought out features. Let’s get to the nitty-gritty of it.

Kitsbow shorts. Mountain biking on pikes peak 27 miles.

Kitsbow shorts. Mountain biking on pikes peak 27 miles.

  I’m a huge fan of gravel grinding and linking uptown to town via backroads. I love spandex and jerseys but sometimes it just doesn’t feel quite right walking into a diner with a full cycling kit on. Logging long rides in these shorts have proven that they are comfortable and durable. One of my favorite features is the built-in reflective stripe that isn’t tacky but still lets you feel confident riding in low light conditions. They have two forward pockets, two rear pockets, and one zippered pocket without appearing overwhelming. 

 How do they do on the mountain bike? I sometimes forget that I’m not wearing a true MTB short, they allow full bike body separation, I haven’t had them snag on anything and they don’t inhibit any movement. So far I haven’t seen any signs of wear or premature failure in construction. All in all I’m super stoked on these shorts Kitsbow knows what they’re doing with cycling apparel. 

Kitsbow shorts. Mountain biking on pikes peak 27 miles.

I’m trying to find cons but as of now, I can’t find any. If that changes I’ll update the review!  MSRP $148

Will Coleman


Hi, I’m Will, I’m currently living the van life in Colorado. I enjoy mountaineering, splitboarding, climbing, trail running and type 2 fun! I’m 28 years old and spend as much time outside as possible. I moved to Colorado in 2014 from Mississippi and grew up in the mid-south. I have been snowboarding since 2000 and the mountains have had my heart ever since. You can find me anywhere from riding Colorado’s high peaks to climbing desert towers, to climbing in the PNW!

About The Author

Hey, I am Sean - the co-founder of Engearment. We focus on mountain based gear - camping, skiing, splitboarding, snowboarding, hiking, etc. and a strong connection to the community. I am also a fitness professional - having created the Mountain Fitness School and building several fitness facilities around Denver. My heart is always in the mountains and I will do everything I can to help you get the right gear, train well and enjoy being outside.

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