Levi's Commuter 505 Denim Pants $87.95
Freedom of choice.
If you've been feeling out of place with all of the slim- and skinny-fit pants in the Levi's Commuter collection, you'll be happy to know that you haven't been neglected. That's right, Levi's created the Commuter 505 Denim Pants with a regular fit for regular dudes. So, you not only retain a freedom of movement in the saddle, but also your freedom of style.
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 505s to the purpose of cycling. Now, the 505 features a water-resistant and dirt-repellent NanoSphere protective finish to make commuting in hostile weather a little more acceptable, especially if your destination is the office. 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, wearing out your belt, or being forced to wear a fanny-pack -- you're grown man after all.
In terms of durability, Levi's double-layered the seat panel and the rear pockets. Additionally, the crotch of the 505 is gusseted in order to resist tearing and saddle abrasion. In terms of fit, it's important to note that Levi's considers the 505 as a regular-fit pair of pants. They sit at the waist and feature a regular, slightly tapered leg. However, for the sake of coverage while in the saddle, these 505s have been cut higher in the rear than a standard pair.
For the pockets, these pants have been given 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 pant's cuffs.
The Levi's Commuter 505 Denim Pants are available in the colors Monogrey and Rigid Indigo and in the sizes 30x30, 30x32, 31x32, 32x32, 33x32, 34x30, 34x32, 36x32, and 38x32.
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great all around pants
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Great jeans that I have worn with several types of shoes/boots/shirts, so super versatile. Well made and seem to hold up like you would expect from Levi's. very nice casual cut to them.
heroic jeans on 27th straight day of use
im the type who wears jeans for a week straight, so these are great for me. they resist dirt and staining. i like that they are regular cut so it doesnt look like im wearing my girlfriends jeans on the way to a Maroon5 concert. the double layered denim on the saddle area is an excellent feature. i would just caution that washing too frequently and using fabric softener sheets will ruin the DWR coating. so pony up and buy some nikwax techwash and dont use dryer sheets and they will hold up a lot better.