As cyclists we appreciate passion and attention in design especially when we can benefit from a particularly well thought-out piece of equipment. If you embrace the cycling lifestyle beyond the peloton and associated interval trainings, and if you enjoy earning your daily coffee by pedaling, or if you’re simply a dedicated commuter you will love what Osloh has done to elevate the ubiquitous denim jean. Rock the jump for the goods…


Brooklyn based Osloh claims the standard pair of jeans requires less than 15 steps to manufacture; their creations require 40. That is the focus on detail they claim makes their jeans and trousers the best a cyclist can buy.


Osloh’s name is a nod to the admired cycling culture of Norway where cycling-commuting is the norm. With Oshoh’s focus on durability (crucial for cycling pants) performance and style they have created two styles of jeans, one trouser, and a pair of shorts, all incorporating 2% spandex into the cotton construction to lend a level of stretch that makes all the difference on the saddle.


The devil is in the details and the details are nearly overwhelming including a quilted chamois w/ reinforced seat, ride-accessible smartphone pocket, water-resistant coating, anti-bacterial/odor coating, multiple hidden pockets, a quilted chain-side leg reinforcement…and more.


Osloh is kicking it on Kickstarter (where else?) and looking for your investment capital. Until November 9th you can score their jeans or trousers (msrp $178) for $98 or their shorts (msrp $108) for $68 – all with free shipping to the US. Check ‘em here.


  1. A little bit on the skinny side for me, like the Happy Mondays I prefer a Loose Fit. But nice to see someone finally making jeans for commuters, apart from Swrve, Rapha, Pedaled and, erm, oh yeah Levi’s commuter range.

  2. The whole problem with all these “commuter” jeans is they are always cut like skinny jeans for scrawny hipsters and won’t fit over my thigh muscles. Considering how much cycling develops your quadriceps muscles, you would think clothing designers would put a little more room in the legs. I have tried Endura’s jeans and they were too tight in the legs so I ended up buying a pair of Endura MTB 3/4s because I had leg room in them.

  3. Would just like to add my voice to the big thigh chorus. How on earth is a “slim fit” getting a mention as a feature on a pair of cycling pants?! Folks with regular sized legs already have a plethora of options for cycling jeans. They’re called “jeans”.

    Anywho, I’ve found that Kuhl make some pants (designed more for casual use) that actually fit over your overdeveloped quads and function well enough for a short ride to the pub 🙂

    @Peter I’ve heard of SWRVE’s sprinter cut but never been able to either try a pair on or find comprehensive measurements, i.e. how big the thigh circumference actually is 🙁

  4. I bought a pair of their shorts back in 2010 or so…they’re still going strong. Highly recommend this brand.

    I’ll echo that the jeans look a bit skinny to be functional.

  5. “Osloh’s name is a nod to the admired cycling culture of Norway where cycling-commuting is the norm.”
    Cycling-commuting is NOT the norm in Oslo. If that acctually is a nod to Oslo then someone really didn’t do a very good research…
    For me it is like saying “This air freshener is a nod to the clean and crisp air in the streets of Beijing…”

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