Thunderbolt Softshell Jeans are featured in the March 2012 issue of Climbing Magazine. It is very exciting for us because this is the biggest industry coverage we have yet received. (We consider them straight leg rather than skinny jeans, but that is ok!)
“Skinny jeans with full four-way stretch, these crag-ready pants are made from Schoeller Dryskin that looks just like denim. It’s super abrasion-resistant, but also weather repellent. On a blustery climb of New Hampshire’s Moby Grape (5.8), when the weather at Cannon Cliff turned from cold and damp to warm and dry in the afternoon, with a few sprinkles thrown in, our tester was comfortable the whole time. The Dryskin fabric is wicking, wind-resistant, and treated with Nanosphere, a DWR (durable water repellent) treatment. Whether it’s raindrops or a spilled beer, liquid runs right off them. Nanosphere also repels grease, dirst, stains, making these the ultimate all-around road-tripping pants. As the price suggests, Thunderbolt jeans are made from fancy fabrics, but they look just like jeans: double needle stitching, brass zipper and waist button, bar-tacked belt loops, and a coin pocket are all standard.
$188 / thunderboltsportswear.com / Full range of men’s inseam and waist sizes / Nylon, polyester, spandex for maximum stretch.