The Commuter by Levi's: Jeans for Cyclists

September 23, 2011

The Commuter by Levi's: Jeans for Cyclists

Levi's has introduced a line of jeans called The Commuter. The design promises to combine form, function and cycling in the 511 Skinny Jean for men.

The line features fabric and construction upgrades for increased mobility and durability while also protecting cyclists from potential wardrobe malfunctions and hazards durring commute. The pants use NanoSphere technology, a fabric with improved durability and resistance to dirt and water (conceived through a partnership with Swiss Schoeller Technologies AG).

Design, levis, commuter

Levi’s worked with textile specialty firm Clariant to implement invisible odor protection, and hem strips from 3M Scotchlite add reflectivity into key areas for nighttime riding. They added extra stretch, a raised waistline at the back to mind the gap and a reinforced crotch that protects against ripping from seat wear. My favorite element is the U Lock stirrup on the waistband for the cyclist's bike lock—it's like a cooler version of the carpenter pant (though those were cool at one point, right? Right!?).

Design, levis, commuter

Design, levis, commuter

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Via Springwise

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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