Women's Levis Commuter
Photos by Cooper Naotive | Words by Alexandra Sobiecki
Okay. I’ ll be the first to admit it. I’ve been slacking. Stuck in the thick of what felt like another endless winter, my commuter had collected quite a bit of dust. But, as spring started to tease me with a few warm days here and there, coincidently a magical white Levi’s box also appeared on my office desk. The women’s commuter.
I’ve always been skeptical to ride in a pair of jeans that I really loved. The fear of them blowing out. The fear of them getting dirty. The fear of not having enough stretch. Or too much stretch and thus sacrificing durability. Let’s just say there’s a lot to battle when picking the right commuter clothing. This all comes to an end with the new Women’s Commuter Jean from Levi’s.
Let’s start with the fit. They slip on smoothly and are true to size. Being a 6ft tall girl, I was nervous about the length, but the 32” is perfect. With one roll, you can show off a glimpse of the reflective 3M tape on the cuff. Which not only works great for visibility when riding at night, but is also a subtle design touch that tells everybody, “Hell yes, I’m a cyclist.” when you prop your legs up in the middle of a status meeting.
How about the pockets? Well, they’re deep. Which makes it super easy to fit my U-Lock. They’re also reinforced and end perfectly high on the jean. And they’re high-waisted for comfortable coverage, which for me has always been an issue.
Something that you might not notice at first, but is one of my favorite features are the flat inner. When riding in my other jeans I’ll actually have some marks left over from the traces of the seams. These don’t. Sweet.
Now as a girl with a lengthy addiction to black denim, I’ve stayed away from rolling around in indigo. But this Commuter wash is dark and can be dressed down or up easily. I haven’t had a chance to rain test these quite yet, but from what I’ve experienced the fabric is breathable. They also have great wind resistance as proven when rolling up and over the Williamsburg Bridge.
I would go on about these jeans a bit more, but I’m still wearing them and writing this has made me want to go ride. So I’m going to do just that.
Ride safe and enjoy these, ladies.