Cycling Jeans Buyers’ Guide

Great new cycling jeans for stylish urban cycling.

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Levis Cycling Jeans

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Men’s Indigo Bike to Work Britches
$108 USD
Gusseted crotch for comfort in the saddle. Internal phone pocket. U-lock loop. Reflective tape on inseam.

Betabrand Women's Bike to Work Black Skinny Jeans

Betabrand Women’s Bike to Work Black Skinny Jeans.

Women’s Gray Bike to Work Skinny Jeans
$118 USD
Reflective binding and deployable reflective triangle flag. Gusseted crotch. U-lock loop, coin key pocket.

Men’s Raw Denim
$110 USD
Reflective back patch detail. Tapered fit. Seat reinforcement. Raw 12 oz. denim with 2 percent Lycra. Made in USA.

Club Ride
Men’s Cog Jean
$109.95 USD
Seamless crotch gusset. Reflective accent on side pocket, belt loop, inside drive-side pant leg. Higher waist. Zippered smartphone pocket.
Shop Club Ride jeans in the Momentum Mag Shop.

Dish Performance Denim
Women’s Slim Straight Vintage Indigo
$105 CAD
Coolmax All Season fibres wick moisture, dry quickly, and breathe.
Shop Dish jeans in the Momentum Mag Shop.

DU/ER Performance Denim
Men’s Relaxed Fit No Rad
$129 CAD
Slightly lower rise with more room in the upper legs. High-tech fabrics breathe well for activity.
Shop DU/ER jeans in the Momentum Mag Shop.

Men’s Commuter 504 Regular Straight Jeans
$88 USD/ $108 CAD
Wider fit in thigh. Water-resistant and dirt repellant. Reflective tape on interior cuffs. U-lock storage on waistband.

Levi's Commuter Skinny Jeans, Roll-Top Backpack, and Trucker Shell

Levi’s Commuter Skinny Jeans, Roll-Top Backpack, and Trucker Shell.

Women’s Commuter Skinny Jeans
$88 USD
High-waisted. Water-resistant technology, reflective side seams, deep back pockets.

Ligne 8
Men’s Antwerp Slim Fit Jean
$128 USD
High back rise, discreet gusset with reverse denim print anti-chafing. Reflective binding, both legs have a reflective logo.

Ligne 8
Women’s Simone Cropped Jean
$128 USD
Slim fit with a cropped leg and high back rise. Contoured waistband for extra coverage. Reflective binding and logo.
Shop Ligne 8 jeans in the Momentum Mag Shop.

Osloh Traffic Jean in Dark Indigo Denim

Osloh Traffic Jean in Dark Indigo Denim.

Men’s Traffic Jean
$178 USD
Double shank waistband. Adjustable side tabs. Stretch pockets. Reinforced seat and crotch.

Men’s Blueprint Denim Jeans
$225 USD
Japanese technical denim blend for durability and comfort, pre-washed and shrunk to size, cut and sewn in NYC.

Men’s Jeans
$220 USD/ $265 CAD
Resistant to abrasion and won’t wear at high friction points. Reflective logo. Cut for higher thigh ratios.

Women’s Jeans
$220 USD/ $265 CAD
High-visibility piping. Offset seams for optimum comfort. Hardwearing and designed to move.

Men’s Cordura Regular Fit Jeans
$100 USD
Cordura fabric for durability with a regular denim feel. Gusseted crotch. Reflective accents. Articulated knees.

Upright Cyclist
Men’s Salvage Riding Denim
$159 USD/ CAD
Heavier, 11 oz. high quality selvage denim. Reflective strip. Made in USA.


  • M A Holm

    If I’m spending over $60 on pants I’ll get something worth the money, pearl izumi, outdoor research, etc, not a pair of JEANS! I just want something light, simple, with a stretchable crotch for biking and climbing. And cotton is only comfortable if it’s not too hot or wet out, which is not often enough where I am to warrant $100+. Baffling why anyone would waste their money, but I guess if all the cool kids are wearing it…

  • SteveP

    I’ve got Betabrand, Levi’s and Swrve (maybe a couple of others not mentioned). Levi’s (bought on clearance) are the best value. Swrve not so good – phone fell out first ride. Rapha is a joke, right? That’s for posers. And IMO, any cycling jean needs a zipped security pocket and deep pockets – some are so shallow you lose stuff and wonder if the designers ever got on a bike

    • Teddles

      The Rapha ones are my current riding jeans and like their ride wear costs a little but lasts a long time. Covered by Rapha’s lifetime repair policy which means if it wears in a spot or two, they’ll repair/replace it. That’s 180$ AUD well spent IMHO.

  • Mathew

    Receive $15 off on any order of $75 or more on betabrand and another 10% for signing up for their website!

  • WOW!! Those feminine commuter denim jeans,look beautiful!! Could purchase my own cycling jeans ?!! I love the,bike bloomers pattern,and I sew!! Thank,Ya’ll!!

  • Osric

    I really love the Levis 504 commuter jeans, but they are sadly impossible to find these days 🙁

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