Bright Pockets Fit

Honda is about to launch the FIT in Taiwan and setup this street demo. You stand between the F & T, a sensor detects you, lights up, plays some weird music, and then you take a picture to later upload it to their blog.

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I thought it made for a good way to demonstrate the Bright Pockets (and heels) of Cordarounds Bike to Work Pants. I also noted that it was an engaging use of Social Media. For some reason, I also wanted to salute my colleagues when standing on the platform.

Later, I thought I should’ve made my body into a “A” shape to spell fat.

I’ve been traveling and riding with the pants and they’re comfortable, well-made, and the “bright pockets” are an interesting feature. The next rev would benefit from

  • Buttons for the cuff so it stays up
  • Zippered-side, thigh pocket for a phone or camera
  • Less greasy-friendly material that doesn’t suck up grease within a few feet of a bike. Call it grease-phobic or something
  • Gusseted crotch with breathe holes.


3 Comments

Cordarounds are exceptional grease-magnets. The stains are difficult to get out. And the crotch is much to tight for anyone who squats down to pick up something dropped much less for the active sorts that they’re marketing to.

These ARE NOT bicycling pants. They’re expensive mistakes.

#  Less greasy-friendly material that doesn’t suck up grease within a few feet of a bike. Call it grease-phobic or something
# Gusseted crotch with breathe holes.

Archer,

My notes above addressed the same issues and Cordarounds reads this blog as well as our flickr photostream—they’ve heard it. If you’ve got an issue with Cordarounds, contact them directly please. I disagree that they are a mistake. They’re good pants and I wear them everywhere, including to a dinner party.

Greetings.  This is an evolving concept—as are all of our products—so your comments are enormously welcome. 

The first batch of these are designed, as the ed. says, to be capable urban pants—for work, for urban cycle commutes, for Hugger dinner parties.  In San Francisco, most commutes are under 2 miles and don’t generate the requisite crotch heat for ventilation systems.  A couple vent holes are fine and we can add them to the next batch.

As with the cuff, we’ve found that folks like to cuff their pants in a number of ways, which is why we extended the reflecto fabric up a foot to enable rolled or large cuffs. 

The problem with cuff-cinching mechanisms (which was the basis of this product when we started) was that cinching created crimped pants when you were at work.  V1 had an elastic cable that, while cool, created an odd, hourglass effect on your calf while in work-mode. 

I’m working with a few simple vecro ads (maybe snaps as suggested by DL) so that in one folded mode, you could also bring ‘em in.

Anyhow, thanks for your feedback.  As a two man company, trust that we don’t consider ourselves majestic titans of design who aren’t up talkin’ shop.

 

 

 

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