What I wear, when I wear it, and how it works on my bike
I keep shopping carts open in a separate browser window, often. Right now, I have two dresses, one skirt and two pairs of pants sitting on my screen while I decide whether or not I really want them, whether or not they’re worth the purchase, how they fit into the wardrobe I already have.
Right now, I have these two pairs of pants on the screen:
Now, they’re not quite comparable: Outlier’s new Ladies Slim Dungaree is a polyester “techinical” fabric and Ibex’s Ramble pant is wool. The Outlier is a five-pocket jeanslike casual pant, designed for riding your bike to work. They look a lot like my favorite pants ever which I can no longer wear. The Outlier is a stretch fabric, which sheds water and is expected to be quite durable. Seams are placed for least stress and most comfort while riding, and they have a gusset crotch. I’ve had nothing but good experiences with my Outlier Daily Riding Pant, which fit me better than expected, given that the pants are cut slim and modeled by a woman several inches taller who weighs less than I do.
The Ibex Ramble Pant is a washable wool, also with a gusset crotch and seams placed for movement. They are boot cut, rather than slim, which is nice because I wear a lot of boots and don’t much care for tucking pants in.
The Ladies Slim Dungaree is slightly more expensive, slightly more casual, but likely closer to an all-year pant than the Ramble Pant. I think I’ll sit on the decision for a few more days.
Today is a work-from-home day. I’m in my usual yoga pants and wintersilks top. The sun is warm through the windows, so I’ve taken off my sweater.