Friday, December 05, 2008
The second the box from Swobo arrived, I frantically opened it, took off my pants, and threw these puppies on. In fact, the only time I haven’t had these on is when I go to bed. I wake up, put them on, and start my day. When the day is over, I take them off and lay them neatly next to my bed, ready for the next day. Insert underwear changes when appropriate. Being wool, they tend to collect pet hair and the like, so having two cats I occasionally have to use one of those nifty tape roller thingies really quick and they’re back to new.
First off, color-wise, these rock- I love red stitching on dark colors, and with these, the red stitching is a great contrast to the dark gray (Swobo calls it “titanium”), heavy merino wool, which was woven in Germany! They do feature a super smooth bonded nylon on the inside, so they’re super comfy- no wool against your skin! As an added fashion bonus, the insides of the pockets (front and rear) are lined with a dope plaid print.
Since I’m talking about pockets, let’s talk about these pockets- the Bruno’s feature six pockets: two front, two rear, and one on each side of the leg. The leg pockets are great for riding- super easy access thanks to the zipper pulls! So I guess there’s no need to mention that the leg pockets zip close. The rear pockets feature flaps, but no closures, which would be kind of nice, but they do have a line of nylon lining going across the tops of the pockets to go that extra style mile.
The only complaints I have are that I wish they had a button closure instead of a snap- if you don’t tuck your shirt in, it’s a cold spot in the morning! Other than that, I also wish the zipper was about an inch longer, but these are minor complaints. Temperature wise, it’s been in the lower 30 degrees here in upper Michigan, and with a pair of wool socks and the right upper layers I’m good to go- no long underwear needed just yet!
By the way, these are limited, so get ‘em while they last! They also come with a lifetime guarantee- what other knickers/pants/shorts can say that? Mine are about a size too big, which isn’t a problem at all- I looked at another size from another company when I picked out a size. And even though I’m 33 years old, it still leaves me with a little room to grow! I don’t think I’m shedding these until spring…