Category Archives: pants
Topo Designs: New Camp Pants

If there’s one company’s products that have been thoroughly – read “roughly” – tested over here, it’s Topo Designs. From their bags to their apparel, this Colorado brand makes products that take a hefty beating. New to the line this winter are these hefty camp pants. Built to last, built to fit and best of all, built in the USA. While they’re not designed for the bike, I’ve found they still work just fine.

Available in three colors and various sizes now at Topo Designs.

Feb 17, 2015 Comments are OFF
Makers & Riders 3-Season NeoShell Weatherproof Trouser

In the world of tech trousers, there are many options in fit, design and fabric. One more addition to the market is Makers & Riders‘s 3-season NeoShell weatherproof trousers. Here’s a little break-down on their features:

· 5-pocket design for safely storing your mobile devices, debauchery, and cards
· Trouser style welts in rear and dress suit front pockets with internal hand pockets
· Exclusive designed Gull Wing Gusseted crotch for more freedom of movement
· Purpose Aggressive Gripper waistband for non-slipping performance
· Anti-Sprocket leg openings (7” inch openings)
· Deep pocket bags for safer storage
· Pocket Bags are self-cleaning, feature a Wicked Dry Management System and 3M Scotch Guard

Check out more here.

Mar 5, 2014 Comments are OFF
Mission Workshop: The Division Schoeller®-Dryskin Chino Pant

When Mission Workshop first began entering the apparel market, after success in the outerwear realm, they knew they had to do things differently, while sticking to the MW DNA. I wore their Stahl riding shorts everyday for nearly three weeks in China, so when they asked me what I thought about doing chinos, I replied supportively.

The fit and detailing on their new Division chino pants differ from the other options, all while looking very much at home in the Mission Workshop apparel line.

Like all things made with Schoeller®-Dryskin, they’re not by any means cheap, but then again, they’re worlds apart from your average cotton pants. The Nanosphere® repellent treatment keeps them resistant to water and quick-drying if they do get wet, the 4-way stretch keeps them cool, in addition to offering mobility on the bike.

Made in the USA with a no-questions asked try it on free policy.

Check out more at Mission Workshop!

Nov 11, 2013 2 comments
Swrve: Schoeller Wool Trousers

Schoeller® is hands down the best fabric. Period. Everything I own that’s made from this Swiss tech fabric lives up to its pricepoint and Swrve’s no exception. Especially with these Wool Trousers. Double woven, 4-way stretch, quick drying and best of all: WARM! Pick up a pair at Swrve!

Nov 3, 2013 Comments are OFF
SWRVE: Digital Camo Quick Dry Trousers

Cold weather is here and all I keep wondering is if my picks for summer shorts will translate to my winter pants. So far, it’s looking that way. SWRVE’s digital camo quick dry shorts were a perfect summer companion and now, they’re making pants!

“Made from USA-made Durastretch® digi camo fabic that is water and wind repellant and has 4-way stretch for amazing comfort these trouser are perfect in every way. loaded with bike- friendly features, quick to dry, and totally invisible in the scrub brush* these are cut to perform seamlessly on a bike and stylishly in the world and are sure to be your go-to trousers on and off the bike.

limited edition, MADE IN USA”

Pick up a pair at SWRVE.

Oct 23, 2013 8 comments
Cadence: Limited Oakmoss Trousers

I really love the Cadence trousers. They’ve got enough stretch to them, they feel great on and off the bike, are made in the USA and very affordable. Cadence just received stock of these reliable trousers in a limited run of Oakmoss.

Swoop up a pair at Cadence.

Jul 24, 2013 8 comments
Cadence: New Twill Trousers

Cadence is all ready for spring with their new Twill Trousers. These made in the USA pants are available in three colors and in stock now at Cadence.

Jan 20, 2013 Comments are OFF
Outlier: The Ladies Slim Dungaree

Photo by Emiliano Granado

Ever since I picked up a pair of Outlier pants for Lauren, she’s been in love with them. They fit her perfectly and now, there are more fit options from the Outlier team. Introducing the Ladies Slim Dungaree. As the name implies, these are tailored and slim, but will accompany many body types. Here’s more from Outlier:

“Don’t call them jeans. There’s no denim in here. No cotton to blowout after a month or two of cycling. No cotton to suck up sweat and rain and clam up your life for hours as it sort of dries. If Levi Strauss set out today, do you think he’d pick a fabric centuries old, or would he do what he did 160 years ago and find the toughest, most durable and most comfortable cloth around?

We set out to make a true five pocket pant for casual work and wear; a women’s version of our Slim Dungarees. It needed to be ready for our lifestyle. One pant we could wear everyday, all day. One that could handle the stress of daily cycling and would still look good even when covered in grime and paint.

Pants that stay dry in light rain, yet dry fast if they do get wet. Pants that shrug off coffee and beer. Pants that look and smell good even if you never wash them but can also get tossed in the washer without compromising their core style. Pants we can hike and sail in and then still walk into a restaurant looking sharp.

Five pocket design with brushed stainless steel rivets and a gusseted crotch. ”

Pick up a pair here.

Nov 28, 2012 2 comments