Fireside Denim from DUER is an Active Oregonian’s Dream

We have partnered with DUER for over a half dozen years. This clothing company was featured back in 2016 as a Kickstarter of the Week and their A/C Pants remained in my closet until about a month ago when continual wear over YEARS eventually caught up to them (more specifically – the crotch).

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As the summer draws to a close and we are looking forward to cooler days, their Fireside Denim is screaming our names.

The Fireside Denim look like a standard pair of jeans – nothing too flashy or anything. Obviously this is the generally preferred style, and we can’t say anything bad about the looks. They are standard 5-pocket and are available in multiple fits: relaxed, slim, and hybrid – modern cargo that turns into a jogger.

Depending on the style you select, there are a handful of color options available. The relaxed (reviewed) come in Lakeshore (standard blue) and Heritage Rinse (darker blue). Slim adds black to the mix and the hybrid option is solely in black.

They have a gusseted crotch (i.e. they allow for bending and crouching with ease) and would make a great bike-commuting option if you are in bike-friendly locations like Portland or Eugene. With multiple style options and sizes that run from 30/30 – 40/34, most of us should be able to find a size that works.


While discussing the looks and fit are imperative, the real item to discuss is the functionality of what makes the Fireside Denim what it is. Though they look and feel like standard jeans on the outside, the real secret is on the inside.

Away from the prying eyes of strangers, the Fireside Denim is lined with a signature fabric the combines denim and fleece together in one warmth-invite combination. Add in a little water-repelling DWR treatment and you have a pair of pants that just seem to scream PNW.

I was surprised there wasn’t more bulk and heft to the pants – as I know most fleece pieces I own are not the most thin and agile clothing items. with denim for warmth without bulk. Complete with water-repelling DWR treatment.

Honestly, having these make me even more pumped for this fall and winter. I can see them coming in handy on walks on the Oregon Coast, during short hikes with the kids in the Gorge, watching some football in Autzen or Reser (I am a Utah fan so I have no local loyalties), and sitting by my firepit at home with a local beer in hand.


These are a great option to have available before or after a race. When I ran the Backcountry Rise last summer, I stayed overnight in the parking lot prior to the race with most runners. It was July, but the night temps in the Cascades were chilly. The Fireside Denim would have been great then – definitely moreso than the pair of sweatpants I was rocking.

This may be doubly true during fall or winter running events, especially if you are sticking around afterwards and/or have plans to shift from run mode into brunch mode (is this “runch” mode…?) without going home first.

Fireside Demin in Heritage Rinse

These pants, and all their other gear, can be purchased online and at some stores in the PNW, including Portland, Sandy, Eugene, Newport, Bend, Ashland, and Hood River.

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Product & Price:
  • Fireside Denim | $159
    • 81% Cotton / 13% Polyester / 4% Nylon /2% Elastane
More about 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 pair. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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