Review: Kitsbow Rudy Jersey brings style to mountain biking

This stylish mountain bike jersey will turn heads off the trail


The Kitsbow Rudy puts some style in your singletrack.
The Kitsbow Rudy puts some style in your singletrack.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Best List: Men’s Rudy Jersey by Kitsbow

“You look cute,” said my wife.

I have been pulling on bicycle kit in front of her for more years than I care to count, and she has rarely muttered these words. But Kitsbow’s Rudy Jersey is not like most other mountain bike kit — it is both functional and stylish.

Stylish enough, in fact, to be worn casually off the bike. But don’t the let the great looks fool you: There is plenty of function cooked into Kitsbow’s design.

The jersey is done in a merino wool and polyester blend, has ventilation at the shoulders, and comes with a built-in eyeglass cloth in the pocket.

I might not have looked like I was ready for the gnar at the trailhead, but the sophisticated Kitsbow kit, which included the excellent Haskell Short ($165), kept me comfortable and took all the abuse I could muster on the trial.

Price: $195

Buy from: Kitsbow

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