Cycling in colder weather requires bravery, gumption and THESE PANTS. I’d like to officially welcome you to the future of urban commuting.
Arc’teryx is famous for their attention to detail and their superb technical apparel, but what I often don’t see mentioned is how well everything fits. The minute you pull on these pants, you notice that the wide waistband doesn’t cut into your stomach. The stretch fabric gives in all the right places. The cut of the leg is perfectly tapered, so that it looks great with a leather ankle boot but also won’t get pulled into your chain ring. The seams flatter the leg, and the two zip pockets fall further down the leg so that nothing stowed is lost. The conclusion? There is a genius tailor working at Arc’teryx.
The fabric is another winner – soft, stretchy and wind resistant. These pants are perfect for the wild weather ride that September-October-November brings. The thin softshell will protect you from the wind, a light rain, and will still feel breathable for those sunny afternoon rides home. The stretch fabric is wonderful while cycling. Nothing gets pulled down and your legs move freely and with ease. The high waist ensures that fellow bike commuters only see the cracks in the asphalt.
Arc’teryx has created a sleek, minimalist pant, designed for life on a bike in the city. I’d pair these pants with a warm, wool sweater for an easy weekend market adventure look or with a wind-resistant softshell jacket for more serious commuting rides. I’d also take these pants travelling or hiking, as the lightweight fabric packs small and dries very quickly.
Keep an eye out for the Arc’teryx Women’s Commuter Pant in Arc’teryx’s Spring 2017 Collection.