If you ride bikes, there is a good chance you’re active in other areas of your life as well. Loosely, that probably translates to riding bikes, rock climbing, running through the city, and other pursuits that make you perspire, but you don’t always have the chance to change into workout gear.
That lifestyle coined athleisure by dish & DU/ER is exactly the inspiration behind their No-Sweat pant. They’re work out pants, sweat pants, running pants, work pants, cycling, and even dress pants all in one…
Updated with impressions on the actual fit below…
The secret sauce for the No-Sweat pant would have to be their unique Nature2x fabric. To obtain the perfect characteristics, the Vancouver based team founded by Gary Lenett (who has worked for Levi’s, Wrangler, Nike, etc.) created their own fabric that has been in development for years. The blend of Tencel, Spandex, Polyester, and cotton makes for a pant that is both stretchy (28%) and shape holding, moisture absorbing, anti bacterial and odor resistant, durable, quick drying, and above all, comfortable and stylish.
Built with athletic pursuits in mind, the pants are built to last and include a seat gusset for increased movement.
Offered in three styles for men, and two for women, unlike many of the “active” jeans we’ve covered, the No-Sweat pant is actually available in a super wide range of sizes including 30″ inseams for men (which often aren’t available). The sizing differs per style, so for complete pricing and sizing make sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign below. Early bird backers will be able to score a pair for just $88 which will retail for $150 after the Kickstarter ends.
Update on fit:
As the result of some insanely fast shipping, we requested a pair of the new No-Sweat pants for review and just got them in along with a pair of their jeans as well. I’ll start by saying typically most skinny/slim fit jeans simply don’t fit me in the thighs and butt. I’m short at 5’8″ and have a 30″ waist and inseam so finding jeans that fit is tricky.
The fit of the dish & DUER slim fit is awesome. Slim without being tight, and comfy without being baggy. There is plenty of room in the thighs and butt for cyclists, enough so that the super skinny might find these a bit loose. There is also far more stretch than most “cycling” jeans I’ve tried which makes them very forgiving and comfortable. Also, they do have a fairly high waist compared to other jeans which should prevent any crack from showing.
As for pocket size, the front pockets are pretty tight but they fit an iPhone 6 in a case with about 1″ of room to spare at the top. The pockets could be deeper but it isn’t a deal breaker. The pants are pretty true to size so stick with your standard numbers. Overall, I’m pretty impressed with both the No-Sweat pants and the Jeans and would definitely recommend them.