We first heard about DUER back in 2016 when we featured their performance denim as part of our Kickstarter of the Week. They crushed their campaign goal and also sent us a pair of their A/C Pants to check out and review. These are some of my favorite pants in my closet and they look and feel great as casual work pants or wearing out to dinner with the wife and kids. Their latest venture is the No Sweat Jogger, a short pant made with their N2X fabric.
The No Sweat fabric (N2X) combines cotton’s comfort and the flexibility of Spandex with Eucalyptus-derived TENCEL, a naturally anti-bacterial fibre that’s softer than silk and cooler than linen. Applied to a variety of silhouettes, this fabric evokes the aesthetic of a chino while delivering the comfort of athletic apparel.
The fit is on the slimmer slide (elastic waist and thinner through the thigh and calf), and is perfect for an athletic build without being constricting. The pockets actually have buttons on them that can close up to keep things secure. Last weekend I wore these to the beach and was easily able to carry a 17 month old up the Cape Kiwanda sand hill in these pants. That required a lot of bending, moving, stretching, and sweating profusely – things that aren’t usually ideal in pants. The joggers held up to the task with no issues at all. This is partially due to their signature invisible seat gusset and moisture-controlled TENCEL fibers.
I also like the fact that it appears these will hold up for the long haul. There are triple stitched inseams, gussets and back rises, as well as double layered back pockets. We haven’t had the long enough to confirm that, but they seem to be super durable and built with longevity in mind.
As far as sizing goes, I really like that DUER doesn’t just stick to the standard even number sizing. I can fit into most 34’s quite well, but my truest size is just a tiny bit smaller than that. Usually that means I end up going with the 34 because 32’s are just a tad too snug. The 33 is my sweet spot, but not many companies produce that in between size. Thank you DUER – my waist thanks you!
The joggers come in six colors:
- Tobacco (tan)
- Oxblood (maroon)
- Rust (brown)
- Lunar Grey
You can order these pants, and all their other gear, online or even in retailers here in the PNW, including places in Portland, Eugene, Sisters, Bend, and Hood River.
Product & Price:
- No Sweat Jogger ($129)
More Abour DUER:
DUER started in 2013 when an entrepreneur wanted to bridge the gap between fashion and functional clothing. With 25 years making jeans for big names like Levi Strauss and a new love of cycling, Gary Lenett saw an opportunity for purposeful fashion that didn’t exist on the market. He partnered with Abid Hafeez, a performance fabric expert with over 25 years of experience with technical brands, and DUER was born.
Since then, our clothes can be found on the likes of professional athletes, commuters, and every adventurer in-between.
Thank you to DUER for providing us with a sample item. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.