Category Archives: SWRVE
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
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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
Review: SWRVE BLK Japanese Canvas Trouser Shorts
A Short Review with SWRVE's BLK Japanese Canvas Trouser Shorts

I feel like over the past few years, I’ve begun to appreciate a good pair of shorts. So far this spring, I’ve had a few pairs on heavy rotation but since acquiring a pair of the SWRVE BLK Japanese Canvas trouser shorts, I’ve barely taken them off and I’m pretty sure that’s what SWRVE wants you to do.

This Japanese canvas is coated with a special treatment to give them a broken-in look after a few weeks of wear and riding. The fabric took only a day to loosen up and break in, something I wasn’t expecting as they’re kind of stiff feeling when you first put them on.

A 9″ inseam is what many would consider too short for comfort but I’ve taken a liking to their fit. When walking or riding, they sit a few inches above the knee caps, but when you sit down, they tend to hike up a bit more, usually around your riding tan line and cyclists love to show that off, right?

Two pockets on the rear will hold your wallet and what have you, with one zippered pocket to ensure you don’t lose your keys. Signature SWRVE detailing like a soft lining around the waist, durable belt loops and one reflective loop strip set these apart from many other “cycling-specific” shorts. All this with a zippered fly.

I’ve only had these for a little over two weeks now, so they’ve yet to show heavy signs of breaking in, but as with all of SWRVE’s products, especially the BLK line, I’m sure they’ll hold up fine to daily use.

Since these are Made in the USA and small batch, you can expect a retail of $100. Money well spent if you ask me…

Scoop up a pair at SWRVE and check out a few more photos in the Gallery!

Jun 17, 2013 22 comments
Bike Minimalism Reviews the SWRVE Milwaukee Hoodie

I have a SWRVE Milwaukee hoodie and it certainly performs! The Bike Minimalism crew took a swing at it recently…

“The Bikeminimalism crew had the opportunity to test the swrve Milwaukee ES -hoodies during the fall-winter season of 2012-2013. The testing commenced in September 2012 and we finished in late April 2013.

As part of our testing, we brought the hoodies through heavy winds, rain, sleet, snow, slush and various other miserable conditions. The temperatures ranged from the comfortable +10° centigrade to the downright miserable -25°C.

Filmed on January 5, 2013, it was one of the 5-6 sunny days during the winter. Don’t be fooled by the sunny skies – the temperature was more or less -10°C, it was windy and cold as hell. Nevertheless, our rider was happy to ruffle his feathers… “

Jun 17, 2013 1 comment
SWRVE: Gore-Tex Belgian Cap

It’s funny how a ten-degree drop in temperature here in Austin has me scrambling to find my winter caps again. Little reminders, brought on my cold fronts, always alert me to the fact that the rest of the US is still very much in winter. While I’d only be able to wear the SWRVE Gore-Tex Belgian Cap once and a while here in Texas, I’m sure the rest of you would love to have one of these around your ears in the morning. Made in the USA and in an array of colors, pick one up here at SWRVE.

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Jan 29, 2013 2 comments
SWRVE’s Storefront
Shop Visit: SWRVE's Storefront

The last time I visited the Los Angeles-based cycling apparel brand SWRVE‘s shop, they had just relocated and had big plans to expand their floorplan to include a storefront. Last week, before skipping town, I headed over to check out their newly-opened retail space. For a brand like SWRVE, most of their sales are online, so a retail space wasn’t of the highest priority. But they wanted the city of Los Angeles to have a place where customers could come try on the clothing and actually touch the product before committing to buy.

I don’t need to explain any further the merits of buying from a store, versus buying online, so I’ll let the photos do the talking…

Click on the above photo to launch the gallery, or here to open in a new tab.

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Jun 28, 2012 3 comments