These must be the best pants ever made! I made a nine day trip to Europe and wore them on the flights over and back as well as two more full days for almost ninety hours of wear in 5 days without washing them. During the flight over and following day I wore them 32 hours straight."
Thunderbolt Jeans ($200): Office attire in San Francisco almost always calls for jeans but commuting longer distances in denim is not always ideal. Made from Schoeller-dryskin softshell fabric and treated with NanoSphere, the Original Jeans from Thunderbolt not only look dressy enough for work but are breathable, quick drying, wind and water resistant, and super stretchy for riding your bike. A hidden zipper on the right rear pocket creates a secure place for stuff you can’t afford to lose and sized just right for a passport on those travel days.
Planes, Helicopters and a Long Slog Home
When you travel light and fast you are used to making choices but a pair of Thunderbolt Mark II soft-shell jeans takes one of the choices away. One pair of pants is all you need.
The weekend started with a rush to PDX for a quick flight to Phoenix, the base for a weekend adventure into the Four Peaks Wilderness via helicopter for a visit to one of the two places in the world where Siberian Amethyst can be found in its natural state.
Are the new Thunderbolts versatile??? You bet! We took them on a fishing trip to the Missouri river at Craig Montana and put them to the test under our waders.