This stylish mountain bike jersey will turn heads off the trail

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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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