Chicago company Nonetheless Garments has taken a fabric from the traditional alpine world and applied it to the urban bike commuter. Made from Polartec's NeoShell fabric, the weatherproof Compound cycle pants are as stylish as they are functional.
Nonetheless Garments appreciated the superior breathability of NeoShell, while still offering full weather protection in a 4-way stretch fabric. The Compound Pants were designed as a hybrid, with traditional jean touch points and trouser elements, giving you the best of both worlds.
A few years ago, Nonetheless Garments set out to develop and design highly functional menswear for bike commuting or traveling. The company strives to create individual pieces that can survive intense weather conditions on the bike, but look and feel good hanging around the office. With a less is more mantra, all Nonetheless Garments are designed and manufactured in Chicago.
The Compound Pants are slim fitting but provide a little extra room in the thigh area for comfort when riding. The cycle pants feature five different deep pockets that can safely store your phone, keys, wallet, or other essentials when on the bike. The 7" anti-sprocket leg openings won't get caught in your chain.
The exclusive Gull Wing Gusseted crotch from Nonetheless Garments gives you more freedom of movement on the bike. Traditional trouser elements include internal hand pockets and rear welts. An aggressive gripper waistband ensures the cycle pants won't slide down as you ride.
The Nonetheless Compound NeoShell Weatherproof Pants retail for $258 and can be purchased from the company website. Now if I could just convince Nonetheless Garments to start making women's apparel.