Levi's Commuter Trouser Shorts $67.95
Retain your style.
While it's still hard to believe, we remember a study from the UK which stated that cyclists in full garb were more likely to be involved in auto-on-bicycle accidents. We think that the jury is still out on that one, given that the same study said that drivers approached you closer if you wore a helmet, but it does raise an interesting question -- why are you still commuting in your kit? After all, if cars don't get you, the ridicule of wearing your team kit at the pub will. It's for this reason that Levi's created its new Commuter Trouser Shorts. Now, you're able to retain your style sensibility and still get from point A to B.
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 shorts 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 511 shorts to the purpose of cycling. Now, the 511 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 shorts, too. Levi's also made these shorts 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 shorts, wearing out your belt, or being forced to wear a fanny-pack.
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 shorts. They sit slightly below the waist and feature a slim, 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 short's cuffs.
The Levi's Commuter Trouser Shorts are available in the colors Black and Willow Grey and in 10 sizes from 28 to 38.
|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.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
The product is great, and the shipment is very fast!
I need more.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These shorts are great. Im a big fan of the commuter line, and these are no different. They have a short outseam, and a very modern fit.