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by Peter Reese
More green lanes in your city mean even more of a reason to commute. Whether you're heading in to a morning meeting or going out on a casual weekend ride, here are the pants that'll have you showing up looking and feeling good.
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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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.
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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