Review: Swrve WWR Lightweight Skinny Trousers

Back in the Spring I reviewed the rather awesome pair of Swrve Indigo Jeans, and it would be fair to say I was rather impressed by them (they've had a good bit of use!). However, with the summer months approaching, and the temperatures increasing, jeans are no longer on the top of the pile of trousers in my wardrobe; instead you want something that is lighter weight in the summer heat.

Enter the Swrve WWR Lightweight trousers; a cycling specific set of slacks that are comfortable both on and off the bike in the summer sun.

The WWR fabric is a lightweight yet durable, wind and water resistant material. It's highly breathable and stretchy; making it the ideal fabric for active pursuits including cycling. The Swrve trousers have a cycling specific cut; low around the waist, and high around the back, with a seamless crotch to avoid uncomfortable abrasion when seated on the saddle. In addition, they have articulated knees, a rear pocket that will fit a mini U-lock, and a skinny fit that is tailored for the cyclist's leg shape.

The Swrve WWRs have fast become one of my favourite pairs of trousers to pull on in the summer mornings; they are just as comfortable and smart around the house and shops as they are on the bike, yet it is the subtle details that make them so suited to two-wheeled pursuits.

For example, the belt loops (like on the Swrve Indigo Jeans) are reflective for added visibility on those summer evenings, the back pocket has a smaller internal pocket, ideal for a smartphone or key, and high enough up the back to avoid sitting on the contents. The seamless crotch makes a significant difference to comfort in the saddle; even if it just nipping to the shops to grab some groceries, it avoids the discomfort and saddle sore.

The WWR fabric, whilst water resistant and wind resistant does not feel oily or stiff, in fact, it has a soft inner face which is smooth against the skin, and helps to further increase the comfort when moving around in the trousers. It has been very durable as well, despite its "lightweight" label; surviving many washes and even tumble-drying. The real benefit of the waterproof nature is that if you do splash through an unexpected puddle even in the middle of summer, the residue will quickly wipe off and dry.

Overall, the Swrve WWR skinnies are a great pair of trousers; suitable for everyday life and 'Life In The Saddle'. They have certainly stayed on top of the pile in my wardrobe for a long time now!

The Swrve WWR Lightweight Skinnies are available from select retailers, and direct from for £88.00 RRP


  1. I've had a pair of the indigo cordora jeans for the last 6 months Tim and they are my favourite jeans on & off the bike, great fit and good features, the only thing I would change is I would prefer a loop for the mini lock which you could put your belt around because I find putting the lock in the pocket pulls your jeans down, other than that they are great jeans for riding in..


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