Maybe you’re tired of looking like a gaper wearing your full team uni into the coffee shop before the club ride or, as the weather gets a little cooler, you just need a little more style and protection out of your cyclewear.
Regardless of your raison d'être, you may want to look to the bike messengers for an answer. These 3/4 length pants are becoming a standard part of the wardrobe for those who know how to mix function with style and who would know how to make a durable, comfortable and weather resistant pant better than Portland Cyclewear?
Portland Cyclewear’s Messenger 3/4 Pant manages to look simple enough to blend in at the coffee shop while still packing in the features on the functional side.
First, they’re made form advanced technical medium weight breathable water resistant 4-way stretch nylon fabric and the inner lining hosts a soft but low profile chamois (no diaper feel). They’re cut just low enough in front to keep them comfortable while riding and sport enough pockets to carry every electronic accessory you need for a day at the office or enough energy bars to get you to through an epic ride.
For those with no hips, the messenger pant has beltloops and a 7” elastic strip at the back waistline. In case you get caught out after dark, PC added reflective piping on the rear pocket and on the Velcro legsraps to keep you visible to even the most intoxicated drivers.
As the weather started getting cooler here in Gunnison, I found these cycling pants to be an enjoyable option for early morning rides. The fit is surprisingly close without being tight. I didn’t feel any binding at the knees and the chamois wasn’t too loose or bulky feeling. They breathe well and block the wind without being too warm. These could quickly become your favorite all around cycling pant.