It took long enough, but there are finally a number of options for cyclists when it comes to jeans. Due to the typical build of the average cyclist, most denim jeans you’ll find in a department store are usually hopeless when it comes to fit. It seems the skinny waist, big butt, and large thighs and calves goes against the American average.
More clothing companies than ever seem to be getting into the cycling oriented denim game, which is good news for anyone looking for a pair that will fit well whether you’re on the bike or off. Adding to Kitsbow’s growing list of high end threads, the Drift Jean makes a perfect companion for the Icon Wool shirt, just don’t expect them to come cheap…
Looking from the outside like a pair of classic denim jeans, the Drifter Jean is slim fit but with added room where it counts for cyclists. Specifically, the thigh area features a larger volume along with articulated knees and a four piece curved waist band which should result in a pair of pants equally comfortable for the ride and the bar. Additional ride comfort is built into the materials combining 80% cotton, 17% Cordura nylon, and 3% Lycra for a durable jean that will stretch while pedaling.
Additional Kitsbow details include finished interior gusset and waistband, smooth, bound seams, 5 pockets, blackened hardware, leather label, and reflective print on the inside of the left leg. As you probably have come to expect from Kitsbow, the Drifter Jeans aren’t cheap at $230 a pair, but they are offered in nine different sizes from 28×30 to 38×32 for a high end fit.