The Rogue Pant from Showers Pass was created to be a do-it-all, versatile technical pant suitable for both active lifestyle and activities. Designed around a nylon-spandex 4-way stretch fabric, the lightweight material allows full mobility, dries quickly when wet, and features a water-resistant DWR (durable water repellant) coating.
Features (via Showers Pass)
- Breathable Nylon-Spandex, 4-way stretch fabric blend provides superior freedom of movement, quick-drying properties, and long-lasting durability
- Adjustable waist cinch and stretch articulation on the hips and lower back for the perfect custom fit
- Durable water repellent (DWR) finish sheds rain and spills
- Silicone grip on elastic waistband
- 2 hand pockets and 2 back pockets with right-hand zippered pocket to secure valuables
- 32″ Inseam
- Tapered fit
On the bike & trail
For the last few years, I’ve been a bit obsessed with finding lightweight casual pants suitable for bike commuting and urban rides. Sure, I could change into shorts for riding for the work commute, but I’m not going to change for a quick pedal to get lunch midday. Plus, with my banged-up shins, I’d rather roll into happy hour wearing pants.
Around town I usually roll with Levis, as they’re easy, look good, and my go-to models have nice elasticity. However, denim isn’t that great once you get sweaty. The Rogue Pant and its nylon, 4-way stretch fabric are far better on the bike and while being active.
Like other lightweight fabrics, it doesn’t drape quite the same as a chino, denim, or any other midweight fabric, but it does have a nice silhouette. Being slightly fitted with a bit of a taper in the legs means it’s pedal-friendly and in line with current fashion trends. The fabric has a familiar feel to it, and that’s because it’s not far from the material used in a number of my technical cycling pants — it’s also the same fabric featured in many of the Showers Pass technical cycling baggy shorts.
The pants work well riding around town, on hikes, road trips, the climbing gym, or even ripping laps and hitting the jump lines at the local bike park.
I’ve been spending a lot more time at the climbing gym this winter, and the Rogue Pant is a great match for it. (though they’re a bit snug in the waist – see fit notes below – and my harness stretches them out a bit; they’re better suited to the bouldering gym than top rope) The internal waist adjusters are carried over from the riding shorts, which make them especially nice paired with a climbing harness. (the snaps and the hidden zipper back pockets come in especially handy here) I’ll change out tops, but often go out to eat afterward without changing, and the Rogue pant works well all day.
Sizing and fit
I’m wearing the 30″ in the Rogue Pant. I’m 5’10”, and weigh 163lbs. and am typically a size 31 in Levi’s 511, and 513s (indigo colorways, the black has more stretch and I can do 30″ in those), and while I can squeeze into the Showers Pass 30″ and I prefer the more tapered fit, unfortunately in hindsight, I would size up. Although I prefer the size 30″ in the shorts, for some reason the pants seem to run slightly smaller. The waistband is reinforced with nylon webbing and it doesn’t have any give so if you’re between sizes you might consider sizing up.
The Showers Pass Rogue Pant lists for $108. Learn more at ShowersPass.com