Kitsbow, maker of premium cycling clothing and accessories, is now accepting pre-orders for its updated and fan-favorite Haskell Pant now made in the U.S. Kitsbow artisans will be sewing the Haskell Pant one at a time at its factory in Old Fort, North Carolina. Full production begins December 22, and orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis in the made-to-order model.
The Haskell Pant is designed to be rugged yet stylish, can survive thrashing through the woods, but also worn straight to the office or pub. As a winter pant, the Haskell is not afraid to get dirty and worked in, but remains comfortable thanks to a casual fit and durable, water repellant stretch fabric. Pair the Haskell with Kitsbow’s popular Icon Shirt for timeless style and performance.
“As we move into the colder months we are excited to now be offering a pant that can take on the elements,” said David Billstrom, CEO of Kitsbow. “Not only is this an incredibly durable pant, but because we make them in house we can offer 59 different size options in each of three colors, which is a choice not usually offered by most apparel brands .”
The Haskell’s slack tailoring means that there’s plenty of room for a chamois, so there’s no need to size up. The ankles are tapered, including a snap on the right side, which tucks in the leg so the pants don’t get snagged by the drivetrain or trail debris. Features include six pockets in total, including cell phone and key specific pockets. A reflective detail on the left leg offers enhanced visibility. The pants are available in seven inseam lengths (28-36) and in nine different waist increments for a total of 59 choices for the customer. The waist fits similarly to the Haskell Short. The Haskell Pant will retail for $219.
The pre-order is limited to two per customer, and can be ordered now here. When you place your order, you secure your place in line.
Not only does Kitsbow manufacture in the U.S. to keep jobs here and support a sustainable economy, but the made-to-order method helps ensure a more sustainable approach to the apparel industry. Kitsbow doesn’t scrap unsold clothes, because the company only makes clothes that are ordered — in precisely the right color, size, and fit for each customer. TrailCycled is the term Kitsbow uses to describe the entire cycle — Made To Order, Less Waste™. Kitsbow also offers repairs, and will do everything it can to avoid sending clothes to the landfill.
The reasoning is circular, to minimize its footprint, maximize use, and thus conserve resources. You can learn more here.
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Kitsbow was established in Sonoma County, California, eight years ago by dedicated mountain bikers and apparel industry veterans. Because its designers have logged years in the saddle, each detail is obsessively considered. Every element — down to zippers and reflective piping — is vetted for quality, style, and durability.
Relocating its manufacturing to Old Fort, North Carolina in 2019, Kitsbow is committed to a Just in Time manufacturing model, minimizing waste and maximizing flexibility to serve the customer. All products are packaged in compostable packaging, as well as all shipping materials, ready to return to the Earth in your own garden. Kitsbow already makes over 75% of its products in the USA and is on track to be making all of its products in-house in 2021. Kitsbow is a Bicycle Friendly Business, designated at the highest level (Platinum) by The League of American Bicyclists.