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Work pants made for women work great on the bike

Posted by on October 14th, 2009 at 11:17 am

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Marion Rice and her new work pants in action.
(Photo © Elly Blue)

So, I just have to dish about my new pants. Red Ants Pants are work pants shaped for a woman. Designed by outdoorsy gal Sarah Calhoun, who lives in a ranching town of White Sulphur Springs, Montana, these pants are made for women who ranch, garden, fight fires and do the hard work of being a mom.

From the moment I put these sturdy pants on, I knew that I had found a new friend. Although I don’t plan on vaccinating any cattle in mine, they are PERFECT for biking my kids around Portland in the fall and winter. They have two layers which helped keep me more dry and warm as I rode around in the rain all morning.

cycling workpants

But what makes these pants really awesome is the gusseted crotch. Ahem, if you wear your Levis to bike in you probably have encountered that gnarly lump of fabric down there. Well these pants don’t have that. A diamond shaped piece of fabric replaces the four way cross junction which you find in most pants.

The pants come in two cuts, curvy and straight. My husband liked the way they fit so much he just ordered a straight-style pair for himself.

Learn more at RedAntsPants.com.

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  • Cheryl March 19, 2010 at 7:15 am

    this is great news, where can I buy these in the UK? I have always had to buy Dickies Ladies Work Trousers which to be fair are quite good, but hey a girl needs options. thank you for this blog post, please let me know where I can get these pants.

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  • Naomi May 9, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Hey Cheryl, I liked the Dickies but always found them a little bit pricey. I have been using the Site King Ladies Work Trousers and they are great for the price. I will definitely check out the Red Ants Pants!

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