Kickstarter rocks. I've enjoyed every product that I've gotten after contributing some cash to a start-up company via Kickstarter.
But I'm absolutely loving the pants that Public Rec sent me -- which they're calling the All Day Every Day men's pant. When I saw the video that was part of their Kickstarter appeal, and read a description of the pant, I was immediately sold.
Here's the video. It could have used some narration, I suppose. However, before viewing it I'd already perused the features list.
- Elastic waistband with internal drawstring for maximum comfort
- Two deep, front zipper pockets to keep your valuables secure
- Side panel for a more refined design
- Faux front fly for a more formal look
- Blend of nylon and spandex to create a durable, moisture-wicking fabric
- Tapered bottoms to display your kicks
- Two sizable, back welt pockets for your wallet or other accessories
Well, though I do my best to embrace the youthful vibe of the dude in the video, I'm 67, not 27. Yet I'm finding the All Day Every Day Pant to be marvelously suited to my own lifestyle.
After getting my two Kickstarter pants in black (36" waist, 32" length; I'm about 6 feet tall), I've worn them... take a guess... every day. Not all day, quite, but most of every day.
For example, on a typical day I wear them while riding my StreetStrider outdoor elliptical bike for about 40 minutes in a Salem park. Then I go to a nearby athletic club to lift weights and do some yoga, followed by a Tai Chi class. If I need to go to a meeting of a civic activism group, the pants are still worn there. Shopping or dining at a restaurant, my All Day Every Day pants shine here also.
They're as advertised. Somewhat stretchy, yet not tight. Casual, yet considerably more fitted than the cotton Crazy Shirts Canton pants I'd been wearing before.
I abhor belts. And pants that fall down. So the elastic waistband with drawstring is perfect for me. I also like the tapered bottom of the pant. That makes for a cleaner, more athletic fit.
Dog hair is easy to remove from the nylon/spandex material. Dirt also brushes off easily, like after I've ridden my bike through puddles and gotten a few spots on the pants. Much more easily than with cotton, for sure.
I like the pant so much, I ordered three more pairs just a day or two after getting the first Kickstarter pants -- two gray pants and another black pair. Here's photos of me modeling the gray and black pants (the gray pairs arrived today). I used a mirror in our bedroom to take a headless selfie.
One of the cool things about Kickstarter projects is feeling like you're part of the product creation process. OK, a small part, because you've just contributed a bit of money to get the product off the ground. Still, every contributor gets regular updates on how things are going.
And, in this case, with the Kickstarter shipment, a handwritten thank you note from the founder of Public Rec, the maker of the pants.
Thank you for your support. It truly means a lot. I'm so excited to be launching Public Rec with your help and hope you love the pants. -- Zach
Hey, I do. A lot.
Thanks back at you for all the work it took to get the All Day Every Day pant designed and into production. And kudos for making them right here in the United States.
Sure, the pants aren't cheap: $95. But to me they're well worth the price. Check them out.