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MUSA Pants - Grey/Blue Gusset

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New Style for Winter 2019. MUSA pants. Made in the USA.

"It's like I'm not wearing pants; I'm living the dream!" - Nate Tang

This is probably our last run of cash-flow-killing MUSA pants. You can get more detailed pants (phone pockets, zippers, zip-off bottoms to turn them into Bermuda shorts) for half the price online. You can’t get better riding pants anywhere.


These are made locally, about 19 miles from here. From the knees up, they’re cut like Dickies. We bought Dickies and copied them, because Will wears Dickies and even rides in them, and I/Grant wanted him to ride in our beloved MUSA pants.


Below the knee they’re tapered more than Dickies, for chainring clearance. Dickies don’t stretch, neither did the old classic MUSA pants, but these do. The slightly slimmer leg cut required that, for riding, and the result is pantalone perfection. If you can’t ride a bike in these, if they don’t seem plush while pedaling, you need to see an orthopaedist.


“I’ll wear them around the house and on bike rides, but probably not in social situations,” says Will.


What? I’ll wear mine all over.


Material: A thousand percent polyester with a little stretchy spandex. It is water resistant, not waterproof. It sheds water decently and dries super fast. Bright orange mesh pockets that stay hidden unless you turn your pockets inside out. The orange is for “fun” and the mesh is so you can swim in your MUSA pants and the water will drain from the pockets. It’s an old surfer’s trick, but football jerseys sometimes use the same stuff.


Belt: Black military spec elastic. It’s the best elastic we could buy, the most expensive in the land. It’s still cheap. The buckle is as before, a double-slide side-release plastic job, and matches the elastic.


Cut: They seem to fit like normal pants, thank god. They’re skinnier in the leg than old MUSA pants, but still baggy enough for chunky thighs. They're on the long side, but we've made longer ones. If your legs are short you'll want to take'm to a tailor or hem them yourself. This is not Savile Row here, my friends. We do have a sewing machine on the premises, but nobody knows where it came from or whose it is


Summary: Really nice riding pants. Light, slight stretch, fast dry.

A note about price: Our cost is $60. That is insane. Ninety-eight dollars is the least we can sell them for without being stupid. If we marketed them as Gravel Grinder pants, they might sell faster, but at the cost of dignity. Once you have them, you’ll wish you had two. And if we don’t sell out of these in five months, your next shot at them will be eBay used for $140.

 Will in the photos has a 32" waist, is 6'2" long legged, and wearing a large in the photos. Mediums work on him but are a little tight in the thigh and the XL felt good but needed a lot of cinching in the belt.

Small: waist sizes 28"-32"

Medium: waist sizes 31"-33"

Large: waist sizes 32"-36"

XL: waist sizes 34"-38"

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