With several of the most versatile and durable trail riding jerseys already living in their all mountain collection, Kitsbow designers still knew that dedicated riders would also benefit from an added protective outer layer. Tireless research and testing led to what they are calling the Mixed Shell Jacket. It relies on the same obsessive attention to detail and clean fit as the rest of the Marin based mountain bike wear label's items, and it was built to keep you comfortable and dry regardless adverse trail conditions. Similar to its all mountain jerseys, Kitsbow's Mixed Shell embodies a minimal, function driven aesthetic and attention to the small details. The designers knew that a protective, go anywhere shell needed to be as durable and comfortable as possible. So, in order to accomplish this, they once again called upon the fabric experts at Schoeller Textiles for the materials necessary to construct the most ideal core protective outer layer. Schoeller's Dryskin fabric got the go ahead for the body paneling, as this durable, abrasion and water resistant softshell material is perfectly suited for trail riding. A lightly brushed interior provides a smooth interface with the rider's skin, which also aids in transferring moisture to the fabric's outer surface. For the sleeves, Schoeller's USP Ultralight Soft Protection got the nod, as this fabric is slightly lighter than Dryskin, but retains its same durability and water resistance properties. The overall result is a comfortable, dry upper half and a consistent, evenly regulated body temperature. Once the softshell fabrics were selected, Kitsbow then created a silhouette with minimal paneling for a trim, unobtrusive fit that follows the body's movements while in the saddle. The long arms were made specifically for the rider's position while outstretched at the bars, without the slightest hint of bunching or pinching. Similarly, the rear panel was cut long to provide complete coverage in the back, regardle...