Good pants, but beware of new version
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 36w
I only post reviews after I’ve tested a product. I purchased the A2B pants fall 2016, and rode very regularly a 6-7 mile round trip per day commute, plus other frequent riding over the past 2+ years. Only now did the pants start to develop threadbare spots in the high-wear seat areas (not holes yet, but you can see through the threads). So the material is durable.
The sizes run small. I am 6’2”, 200lbs, and normally wear a 34x34 pant. I had to size up to 36” waist on these, and the inseam was a little short (okay for a bike pant).
I’m not sure why you’d ever have to wear your bike pants to a business meeting - I get changed into work clothes at work - but that’s how they market these things. Personally I don’t think these pants would be appropriate for any but the most casual offices.
So while I can recommend the 2016 pants, I’ve read that the new version is a vast departure from previous runs. If the material is the same then at least you can expect to be purchasing a durable commuter pant suitable for very casual wear and not much else.