Levi's Commuter 511 Trousers $87.95
Live, work, and ride.
Sure, you tear up the tarmac after work, but Levi's want to know why you're not riding everywhere, all of the time? Yes, we're referring to the two words that strike fear into the hearts of all Lycra-coveting man on earth -- bicycle commuting. Perhaps you've tried in the past, and perhaps your momentary feeling of accomplishment was crushed by sneers directed towards your cycling kit? Trust us, whether it be at the liquor store or the office, we've all experienced that 'huh?' look. Enter the Levi's Commuter 511 Trousers. Finally, you're able to ride, work, and live in one pair of pants.
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 slim-fit 511s to the purpose of cycling. The Commuter 511s feature a water-resistant and dirt-repellent NanoSphere protective finish to make commuting in hostile weather a little more acceptable, especially if your ending 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 511 is gusseted in order to resist tearing and saddle abrasion. In terms of fit, it's important to note that Levi's considers the 511 as a slim-fit pair of pants. They sit slightly below the waist and feature a skinny, slightly tapered leg. However, for the sake of coverage while in the saddle, these 511s have been cut higher in the rear than a standard pair.
For the pockets, these trousers have been given slashed front pockets, like a chino, with built-in stretch webbing at the corners. Meanwhile, the rear pockets feature a welted design. 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 511 Trousers are available in the colors Black and Harvest Gold and in the sizes 30x30, 31x32, 32x30, 32x32, 33x32, 34x32, 36x32, and 38x32.
What community has to say
Suffer for Fashion
All I wear are Levi's 511. But, I'm disappointed in the commuter trouser. Unless, I bought a defected pair. The waist fits fine but they're way too tight in the grundage area. It seems the construction is a bit off. I might buy another pair just to see if they fit differently. Considering my complaints, I still wear them quite a bit. Because, they're functional and look good.
wow. thats all i can say
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've worn these basically every other day since I bought them. Really comfortable and feel great for lounging around and trying to steal wifi, but also extremely durable when you're out and about on your bike. Levi's made the crotch bomb proof, so say goodbye to biking issues. They fit wonderful as well, the classic 511 fit spot on. Sizing is true to Levi's sizing. I wear a size 32 in most Levi's and the 32 in these is perfect. Buy them, you will not be disappointed!
Great Pants! Wish they'd restock them!
Love these, keep trying to find more pairs but hard to come by. Great fit, durable material. My new favorite pants!
Great all around pant
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought a pair of these guys last year and recently doubled down on another. The Commuters are true to the 511 cut (skinny) so if you've worn a pair before, these will fit the same way, but better. The high back, reinforced seat, and slim legs make riding comfortable and the reflective cuffs are a nice bonus (how well it actually protects you is up for debate, i personally have yet to be side swiped by a car and would like to keep it that way).
As for wearing to work, the Commuters are great due to the trouser-esque back pockets. They wear like a trendier pair of dockers.
The water-repellent coating makes these pants my first choice for casual hikes and climbing. They wick a light sprinkle away nicely but do get soaked through for anything heavier. These are not technical dry-fit pants by any means but are great for light hikes when you know you may hit the bar afterwards and don't want to look like an outdoor wonk.
All said and done, these pants do it all.