An anchor feature of Kitsbow’s product strategy is choice. Kitsbow manufactures its new Haskell riding pants in the US and to order, that means although orders are limited to two per customer, there are 59 size and color options available.
If you are looking for the best mountain bike pants for general riding from the trails to the streets, the Haskell is a popular utility riding garment, with hardy fabrics and strategically ported ventilation. Six pockets keep your personal effects organized and there are quick-access pockets for your keys and a load-bearing one for that Smartphone.
With adequate room for a chamois, the Haskell should remain terrifically comfy on those long outrides. To prevent drivetrain snagging, the Haskell’s ankle sections have poppers to taper the ankle section.
Kitsbow becomes employee-owned
Kitsbow is thinking global but keeping it local. The American apparel brand, known for its hardwearing shorts and pants, has become employee-owned.
This latest change to Kitsbow’s operational structure is part of a process that started in 2019, when the company relocated from California to Old Fort, North Carolina.
Seeking to become more sustainable and have greater control over its material sourcing and production quality, Kitsbow ceased offshore production in 2021.
The company’s 55 employees are now shareholders, meaning all levels of the business have invested in its success.
Kitsbow’s presence in Old Fort has been transformative for the small community, generating some of the first new jobs seen in nearly three decades.