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Kitsbow Announces Mechanix Wear Collaboration

A New Line of Premium Cycling Gloves Designed in Partnership with Mechanix Wear
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Kitsbow, maker of premium cycling clothing and accessories, announces a unique collaboration with Mechanix Wear, known for their innovative and highly-specific gloves, to launch in 2018.

Tapping into the unique styling, materials and attention to detail of Kitsbow, Mechanix Wear infused over 30 years of glove design and manufacturing expertise to produce two new gloves with features and design elements specific to riding mountain bikes, hitting fire roads and traversing gravel routes.

“I know that our riders will be excited to see what we’ve accomplished by joining with Mechanix Wear, and their deep experience in creating innovative tools for working hands,” explained Zander Nosler, Founder and CEO of Kitsbow. “Like us, they’ve been utilizing advanced material technology with formfitting and task-specific designs to create tools that you wear. Their glove designs are refined for a unique use – and they’ve been doing it year after year.”

“I knew I wanted to work with Kitsbow the first time I rode my bike wearing their gear,” said Michael Hale, CEO of Mechanix Wear. “The quality and built-in features of their gear utilize the same attention to detail and design language that we have incorporated into all of our gloves. The Kitsbow shorts fit like a glove, and the jerseys are perfect for any trail and weather condition I have used them in. Just like our products.”

Kitsbow expects to begin shipping the new glove styles to customers in the middle of 2018. To receive updates on Kitsbow products, including details of the new gloves, sign up for email at

About Kitsbow
With unabashed style and technical excellence, Kitsbow celebrates the joy and passion of cycling by creating the world's finest bike clothing. Offering high-performance apparel, the California-based company prioritizes quality, value and the belief that anything that's done should be done with the absolute best of what's available. To view the line and learn more about Kitsbow, visit

About Mechanix Wear®

Since the debut of our first high performance work glove at the 1991 Daytona 500, Mechanix Wear has built a reputation as the leader in high performance hand protection. Our mission is to look beyond conventional ideas and continually innovate the most advanced gloves for working hands.

The Tool That Fits Like a Glove®. To learn more about Mechanix Wear, visit


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