Monday, July 24, 2017

#productReview | Natoma Short pants by Chrome Industries

When we talk about a brand who have the capability to mix urban trends and cycling, we use to talk about Chrome Industries... today is the day to test "chrome wear"... the first to test: the Natoma Short pants!

Natoma Shorts specifications

When you’re out all day, it’s key to have tough gear that looks good. The Natoma short has a classic chino look suitable for the bike or the bar. Reflective out seams supports visibility at any time of day or night. Four-way stretch material, full-length seamless double-layer crotch and reinforced seat gusset make it tough enough to endure even the gnarliest rides.

  • Slim fit
  • 11" inseam
  • Model Size: Male
  • height: 6' 3" / chest: 42" / waist: 32" / shirt: M
  • The model I have tested is size 36, basically the size I use in Levi's, it's easy to find your correct size!

  • Dual tone coloring, the model you see here is India Ink outside, and Golden Brown inside
  • Reflective out seam supports visibility
  • Reinforced belt loops
  • Matte black hardware
  • Double welt floating rear pockets, genuine "chino's" style!

  • Reinforced seat gusset and seamless double layer crotch for comfort on the bike
  • Double welt floating rear pockets
  • Water resistant, durable 4-way stretch Everest fabric for fit and mobility

My feelings with the Natoma shorts

I have been testing this Natoma shorts along the past week, riding my fixie in my city, and walking. The first feeling you have when you have the pants in your hands is: mmmm... seems too thick for summer...32 ºC outside... but... no! The pants are really cool!

The second feeling is: wow... it's 4-way stretch, you feel it when you ride... I can say: the more confortable shorts I've ever had, as similar to cycling tights but with urban aesthetics, perfect!


  • High price?, maybe but, when you need a good product... It's worth it!
  • High quality shorts
  • Not only for urban cycling, you can use it daily, walking, trekking.... no problem!
  • If you are a urban rider, and love the "chrome industries" philosophy mixing urban and cycling, you will love this Natoma shorts.

About Chrome Industries

Chrome Industries is a privately held maker of indestructible gear for living the city.  For 20 years, the San Francisco-based company has designed and manufactured American-made gear from company owned and operated factories.  With a passion for its community, Chrome retail HUBS engage community makers through local events, while also offering consumers a chance to build a custom bag at a Chrome Custom Sewing Station, discover new music, watch videos and exclusive screenings.  

For more information on Chrome and the products they offer, visit

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