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Old 12-09-23, 11:28 AM
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Best Commuter Pants / Cycling Trousers

Hey all,

I'm looking to replace a pair of Chrome Industries 5 Pocket Madrona Pants. These are the best pants I've ever owned. Unfortunately, Chrome is either sold out or not making them anymore. They just have the Brannan Pants now.

Looking for suggestions. Thanks!
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I don’t know if they are the “best”, but I really like the SWRVE trousers. They come in three different weights and a couple of different cuts - regular fit and slim fit. I’ve been really happy with mine along with the other SWRVE products I’ve tried. They seem well made and hold up really well from my experience.
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I wish Dockers would return and make their 1990s pants again. Trim at the waist, a little bag around the crotch and becoming trim again for the lower leg. Heavy enough cotton to hold up well on a bike but not the hot prisons of jeans. Best decent looking pants for the bike I've ever had. And they made them for a good, long run. (Good thing too. I wear 32-34s and I never saw more than one pair for sale in one place. Often none. Probably my fault. I just look when I happen to be in the store. Never researched when they put out new stock or awaited the morning opening of the doors.)
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney
I wish Dockers would return and make their 1990s pants again. Trim at the waist, a little bag around the crotch and becoming trim again for the lower leg. Heavy enough cotton to hold up well on a bike but not the hot prisons of jeans. Best decent looking pants for the bike I've ever had. And they made them for a good, long run. (Good thing too. I wear 32-34s and I never saw more than one pair for sale in one place. Often none. Probably my fault. I just look when I happen to be in the store. Never researched when they put out new stock or awaited the morning opening of the doors.)
I have 2 pair of "winter" bike pants that I got at a GOODWILL that I like. I never gave thought to the style of the pants until read 79pmooney's post. I just checked. YES both pair of pants are black 1990 Dockers.

SO I suggest checking out your local Goodwill.
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Appreciate the suggestions, thanks!

SWRVE trousers are probably closest. The Chrome pants are stretchy and have a zipper pocket in the back that fits a wallet, which I like.
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I agree with the Goodwill pants. Riding is tough on clothes. Get what you can afford and ride on.
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Originally Posted by 13velos
I donít know if they are the ďbestĒ, but I really like the SWRVE trousers. They come in three different weights and a couple of different cuts - regular fit and slim fit. Iíve been really happy with mine along with the other SWRVE products Iíve tried. They seem well made and hold up really well from my experience.
I totally agree. I have both pants and the SWRVE's are better.
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Nice. I'm interested in pants made for cycling that can double as everyday pants.

Any referral codes for SWRVE?
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My pants of choice are actually Carhardtt factory seconds. Affordable. Very, very tough. Excellent range of available sizes. Great pockets. I don't change my pants at work. When they get ratty, I have a reliable source of pants to get dirty in.
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I have a few Lucky 410ís with different specific fabrics and they all have been comfy, just breathable enough, surprisingly seem to wick sweat a fair degree, and totally saddleproof over 20k miles.

Some of their cuts are weird & tight on the thighs. The fabric is so good that I donít care. They arenít made for biking, but theyíre darn good for it from 70įF down to longjohns weather.
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I think the Brannon pants are excellent. I tried one pair after I wore out my Madrones, and immediately ordered a second pair.

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