As a San Francisco resident who pays too much for a tiny piece of space to store things, all of the things I own need to play nice inside and outside. These are my picks that transition seamlessly from work to play for the weekend warrior.
If you’re a regular Little Grunts visitor, you know that I love when gear is versatile enough for my office and for outdoor adventures. Cue Outlier, a Brooklyn-based company that makes tailored performance clothing. I got my hands on a pair of the Outlier Daily Riding Pants to test out.
Made of Schoeller DrySkin, these are an incredibly breathable pair of pants that allow for tons of stretch and movement. These are designed for biking, but I’m disastrous with anything requiring wheels and balance, so I did what I do best and hit the trails instead!
These do a great job of repelling light rain. Water just beads up and rolls right off. They won’t fare so well during torrential downpours. But if you’re getting caught in some inclement weather on your way in to work, these ensure that you don’t roll up looking like you just peed your pants.
These also shed dirt and debris quite easily. I always end up rolling around in dirt and climbing in trees while detouring. Give the pants a quick brush and they’re looking like new.
A couple cons? You might want to go a size up from your regular size. These are skin-tight, like, put something in your pocket and everyone-can-really-see-the-bulge tight. This also leads to occasional camel-toe that needs adjusting. These also have a pretty stiff waistband. If you’re prone to eating too many cookies like me, you might also want to size up for a bit more comfort.
Overall, these are a great pair of pants. At $198, they’re a little pricey but the best part is you can wear them all the time and get your money’s worth. The office, the streets, the trails, all are viable playgrounds for the Outlier Daily Riding Pants.
This was sent to me for review.