Kitsbow All Mountain Jersey - Long-Sleeve - Men's
The ultimate all-mountain jersey.
With Kitsbow's SASTAN jersey checking all the right boxes in terms of quality, fit, and attention to the function-driven details, the designers at the Marin-based label had the ideal starting platform for their next endeavor. Rider feedback suggested that while the SASTAN was perfect from a do-anything outer layer standpoint, a lighter version would be a welcome addition to the lineup. The result is the new All Mountain Jersey, which is a slightly modified version of the SASTAN, making it versatile enough to be worn on its own, or as a layering piece when the weather cools down.
Just like the SASTAN, the All Mountain embodies a minimal, function-driven aesthetic and attention to the small details. This is also the case with the materials that compose the jersey, as the designers knew that a versatile long sleeve jersey needed to be as durable and comfortable as possible. To accomplish this, they combined two fabrics known for their distinct properties. For the outer layer, a durable Cordura received the nod, as this material is known for its ability to resist abrasion, while still being flexible and relatively lightweight. Once the armor-like outer material was decided upon, the designers began looking for the ultimate interior lining. Knowing that it would need to be soft against the skin and keep the rider's core cool and dry, they pulled the trigger on a smooth merino wool. The fine, moisture-wicking composition of merino perfectly balanced with the tough outer, giving Kitsbow's designers a great starting point for the jersey.
With the Cordura and merino's controlled stretch working in their favor, Kitsbow's designers had a solid base to begin dialing in the best fit possible. They created a silhouette with minimal panels for a trim, unobtrusive fit that follows the body's movements while in the saddle. The long arms were made specifically for the rider's position while outstretched at the bars, without the slightest hint of bunching or pinching. Similarly, the rear panel was cut long to provide complete coverage in the back, regardless of on-the-bike motions. The built-in articulation here ensures complete coverage and freedom of movement, while also reducing overall friction while pedaling.
Kitsbow's obsession doesn’t stop with the fabrics and structured fit — it also carries over into its dedication to the functional details. This is ever-present with the All Mountain, as a discerning eye will quickly pick up on the finishing touches that set it apart from other trail riding jerseys. The All Mountain was built without the SASTAN's signature quilted shoulder and elbow patches, as this was done in order to both shave some weight and make it a smooth layering piece, but it still received the sleek zippered chest pocket that houses a tethered microfiber cleaning cloth. Zippered pockets on both side panels allow easy access to your ride essentials while wearing a pack. The hardware has also been carefully selected, with the YKK full-length front zipper providing proven reliability to the design.
The All Mountain was finished off with subtle embroidered logos, small reflective accents, and soft non-elasticized cuffs and collar. Every jersey is made in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Kitsbow All Mountain Jersey - Long-Sleeve - Men's is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the color Ultra Navy.
- Item #KIT0005