Levi's Commuter 504 5-Pocket Pants $87.95
Kiss the workplace wardrobe change goodbye.
For just about as long as Americans have been commuting, Levi's has been along for the journey. Today, the iconic San Francisco label continues to provide the standard uniform for commuters, with the new bicycle-specific line standing as a testament to the brand's lasting appeal. The Commuter 504 5-Pocket Pants are the latest addition to the collection, blending the regular straight cut of the classic 504s with a host of commuter-friendly details.
These aren't some run-of-the-mill, one-off attempt at appeasing a subculture. Instead, Levi's worked closely with cyclists in multiple cities around America, distributing prototypes and accepting feedback. And, as a result of developing the pants in accordance to critique, Levi's effectively dialed in the fit, accoutrements, and finishes to what cyclists are actually asking for.
Accordingly, Levi's adapted its regular fit 504 to satisfy the needs of cyclists, and that starts with sensible fabrics. Denim isn't known for its outstanding technical properties, but with the addition of a water-resistant and dirt-repellent NanoSphere protective finish, sweat will evaporate faster than you're used to, and the denim will shrug off most precip to boot. It's for this very reason that Levi's also incorporated an odor-resistant Sanitized finish to the pants, too. Levi's also made these pants perfect for trips where your bag is staying at home by installing a U-lock holster along the rear of the waistband. This way, you're not ramming your lock down your pants or wearing out your belt.
Logging hours in the saddle will quickly thrash the vast majority of jeans, which is why Levi's added a double-layered seat panel and beefed it up with a gusset that resists tearing and saddle abrasion. In terms of fit, the 504 ranks as a regular fit, so they're baggier than the slimmer fitting 510 or 511. They sit slightly below the waist and feature a straight leg. However, for the sake of coverage while in the saddle, these 504s have been cut higher in the rear than a standard pair.
For storage, these pants have been given your standard jeans' 5-pocket treatment, complete with two hand, two rear, and one coin pocket. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, Levi's incorporated reflective 3M Scotchlite tape on the interior of the pants' cuffs.
The Levi's Commuter 504 5-Pocket Pants are available in the color Snorkel Blue and Grey Denim and in waist sizes 26 to 36, with a 30, 32, and 34in inseam.
|Chest||35 - 37in
(88.9 - 94cm)
|38 - 40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
|41 - 43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
|44 - 46in
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
|47 - 49in
(119.4 - 124.5cm)
|Chest||38 - 41in
(96.5 - 104.1cm)
|41 - 44in
(104.1 - 111.8cm)
|44 - 47in
(111.8 - 119.4cm)
|47 - 50in
(119.4 - 127cm)
|50 - 53in
(127 - 134.6cm)
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure around your natural waistline, the point between your ribcage and hips.
- Measure under your arms around the fullest part of your chest.
What community has to say
These pants fit really well. The 504 is one of my favorite cuts from Levis. Not too slim, not too baggy. Slightly higher through the waist.
These are very stretchy and very comfortable.
Great commuter jeans
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The stretchy fabric allows for easy movement. I love the gusseted crotch. Just right for riding your commuter. Stylish and comfortable! The dark denim ones are even darker than in the picture but I really like them.