Kitsbow Ride Tee Duo Tone Jersey - Men's
Your favorite tee, upgraded.
Every time we've eschewed tops like Kitsbow's Ride Tee Duo Tone Men's Jersey in favor of throwing on our favorite soft, broken-in tee and heading out for a quick ride, we've regretted it within a few minutes. That cozy, just-right tee quickly morphs into a damp, clingy sheet as soon as we hit a climb, and we're left cursing at it for the remainder of our time on the trails. Upon our return, we always vow to stick to technical jerseys for every ride, but somehow we also always forget.
The infallibly stylish crew of designers over at Kitsbow have all been in our shoes before, which is why they decided to create the Ride Tee. It's made to fit and feel exactly like we always hope our rumpled-up old favorite will out on the trails. Their secret is merino wool, which maintains a soft, stretchy feel against your skin even once you start to sweat. While you're sweating, the merino fibers will be dutifully working to shuttle moisture away from your skin so it can evaporate at the surface of the fabric. Merino also has some natural odor-resistant magic to keep the jersey smelling nice in case you need to rush straight from the singletrack to another engagement. A rear pocket in the back of the jersey will make sure you can carry your phone to keep track of time—muddy is okay; late is not.
- Item #KIT0015
- Q & A
Favorite mountain biking shirt!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I'm actually wearing this shirt in my profile pic. I love it - the material is so soft and so breathable that I don't ever want to take it off, even if it's mud-splattered, dusty, or sweat-laden (which, by the way, the shirt has yet to smell even after a long five-hour ride during the heat of the day). I've received a number of compliments on it, too. Can't say enough great things about Kitsbow and this shirt! The quality is phenomenal - even after washing quite a few times it comes out feeling brand new, no seams coming apart or fraying, and no pilling of the material. Five stars!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
The Ride Tee Duo Tone is awesome. While the price is slightly high I feel it is justified if you are looking for an alternative to the loud logo’d, boxy fit of mainstream MTB jerseys. If you’re familiar with Rapha gear, think of Kitsbow as the Rapha of mountain biking. The Ride Tee’s fit is trim. I love how the body is slightly long which ensures your backside is still covered while hunched over the bike. The sleeves are slim and longer than your usual jersey, took some getting used too initially. One thing I appreciated is how the jersey didn’t smell horrible after riding. I wore it two days in a row on a bike trip and didn’t notice a heavy odor. Overall this is a great jersey if you are looking for something different than the run of the mill offering.