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Our World Edventure - Thunderbolts In Ryan's Carry-On Bag

Our World Edventure - Thunderbolts In Ryan's Carry-On Bag

May 15, 2017

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The Best Commuter Pants for Cyclists - Men's Journal

The Best Commuter Pants for Cyclists - Men's Journal

March 29, 2017

These are your go-to commuter pants during cold, tough weather. Rugged Schoeller Dryskin soft-shell fabric comes with sleet-slaying NanoSphere treatment. Built for unapologetic protection and free-spinning knees, the rest of the pant delivers no-frills waist closure, a zipped fly, and patch pockets, along with one zipped rear pocket. But the big sell here is that the jeans are far warmer than most. You'll be laughing in the face of major downpours, Westerlies, and splash-inducing traffic.
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Lonely Planet Travel Gear Reviews: Get Ready for Adventure in 2017

Lonely Planet Travel Gear Reviews: Get Ready for Adventure in 2017

February 20, 2017

Thunderbolt Sportswear jeans

For active travel in cool climates Thunderbolt jeans are an excellent choice. Despite the ‘jeans’ tag, they’re not denim, but a technical fabric which is wind-resistant, water-resistant and dirt-resistant on the outside while comfortable on the inside thanks to its soft lining and four-way stretch. So you can wear them all day, sightseeing in the city or hiking in the hills, and they still look good when you go to a bar in the evening.

  • Plus points: durable, comfortable, weather-resistant; male's sizes only
  • Worth noting: one rear pocket has a hidden security zip, useful to guard against pickpockets
  • Cost: $200
  • Rating: quality 9/10; practicality 9/10; value 8/10
  • More info: thunderboltsportswear.com
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Active Junky - Innovative Gear & Apparel: New Tech for the New Year

Active Junky - Innovative Gear & Apparel: New Tech for the New Year

January 04, 2017

Missions to Mars aren’t the only dreams engineers are carrying around in their pulsing grey matter. These Active Junky selections turn yesterday’s imaginings into relevant products ready to wear and carry now.

Thunderbolt Sportswear Original Jeans – Mark II, Alloy: Science takes to the streets

Walk it. Ride it. Get on the next jet to nowhere and you’re ready with this Portland designed-and-sewn pant. Active Junky plowed in to life, powered by Schoeller Dryskin soft-shell fabric with integrated NanoSphere treatment. Even without a Nobel Prize, you’ll turn the mysteries of the sub-molecular cosmos into a great fitting, nearly-armored pair that tips the scales at only about a pound. Testers loved the unhemmed approach to getting started with a waistband that’s more for via ferrata than franks and tatter tots. Fit trim with straight legs and a stealth right rear pocket, Thunderbolt Original Jeans still allow four-way stretch to escape with your anatomy feeling good and your style more than intact. Other than a pair of boardshorts, this product caps off your quick-escape packing list even if nasty weather is anticipated. Call it on the money. And on the mark.

Best For: Casual to commute to travel as a quiver-of-one pant vetted by demanding reviewers at Active Junky

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Bike Rumor - Thunderbolts are "Super Awesome Commuter Pants"!!

Bike Rumor - Thunderbolts are "Super Awesome Commuter Pants"!!

December 01, 2016

Super Awesome Commuter Pants Review – with bonus material!

The Thunderbolt Sportswear Original Jeans – Mark II are not denim. They’re Schoeller Dryskin Soft-shell, which is perhaps one of the greatest fabrics ever to grace my skin. The “soft-shell” part of the  name means it’s fleecy on the inside, which makes them super soft but a little warm, putting them squarely in the not-for-summer category. They’re a basic five pocket design and come in three colors – slate (gray), original (basically black with contrasting stitching), and Blacktop (tested, black with black stitching). Sizing runs from 28 to 38 in even sizes with 30, 32 and unhemmed lengths. I tested 34 x Unhemmed and fit was true to size. I’m typically a big 33, so I order 34 to make room for my massive burrito meals and general comfort.

The pants are designed and sewn in Portland, OR, using the Swiss fabric. They have a light 4-way stretch, are wind repellant and have a Nano-Sphere water resistant coating on top of the Dryskin fabric’s inherent water repellency.

Unhemmed length should easily suit up to a 36″ inseam, and I’ve simply folded mine up once until I can get to a tailor (aka “Sweetie”).

On the bike and off, they move right and sit well. They’re straight leg, which works well for muscular thighs (which I’ll have one day because #everydayislegday). 

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Chicago Athlete Magazine Tuesday Review - Baseline Marly Tee

Chicago Athlete Magazine Tuesday Review - Baseline Marly Tee

November 22, 2016

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Baseline Modal Marley Review by Trulynet

Baseline Modal Marley Review by Trulynet

November 14, 2016

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THE MANUAL - The Essential Guide For Men - Takes a Look at Thunderbolt

THE MANUAL - The Essential Guide For Men - Takes a Look at Thunderbolt

November 09, 2016

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THUNDERBOLT JEANS – A 6 MONTH REVIEW from Minimal Notes

THUNDERBOLT JEANS – A 6 MONTH REVIEW from Minimal Notes

September 24, 2016

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Thunderbolt Sportswear Agility Hoodie - Product Review 2016 Dad Sherpa

January 23, 2016

Thanks to Dad Sherpa for putting our hoodie to the test!  Take a look! 

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Blogger, Traveler and Outdoor Athlete Gerald Zhang-Schmidt talks Thunderbolt Agility Hoodie

November 08, 2015

Gerald Zhang-Schmidt has a great blog that is focused on travel and the outdoors with a unique perspective. Take a look beyond the great review of our Agility Hoodie and Mark IIs and spend some time on his blog here

Here is a repost of his latest look at Thunderbolt!

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Carryology's Best One Bag Travel Ultralight Gear & Packing List

September 30, 2015

BY , SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
  • A quick airport exit as you breeze past fellow passengers staking out positions around the baggage carousel. A sigh of gratitude from your body that you don’t need to lug a massive suitcase during your travels. A happy flap from your wallet that you saved some moolah on baggage fees. The benefits of one bag travel are undeniably appealing – but the prospect of doing it is likely daunting for the uninitiated. What bag do you use? What do you pack? What do you leave behind? What if unexpected situations crop up that you haven’t planned for?

 

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