Republik Apparel is a coalition of riders, designers, artists and a couple bike mechanics thrown in just to make sure everything runs smoothly. We wanted to inject some fresh blood into the mountain biking scene by creating a progressive brand that reflects us as riders, trailbuilders and designers. Inspired by art, design and MTB culture, we are committed to providing our customers a high quality product with an innovative style.
They sent me a pair of their Six Pack jeans at the same time they sent a stack of their long sleeve jerseys when they sponsored the “Tour de Watertower” race in July. Republik is based in Bend, Oregon and focus on my favorite type of clothing: clothing that blends function AND form. The jerseys went out to the riders, and were well received. A baggier mountain bike feel, great for riding, with the bonus of being made with fabric that wicks moisture. A big thanks for their support!
The Six Pack Jeans are my first pair of jeans that were designed for riding, and they have since become one of my favorite pair of pants. I’ve been very impressed with their comfort while on the bike, and they look and feel great off the bike. They are clean looking, and don’t look at first glance to be “bike clothing” The 2% spandex gives them elasticity, and allows comfort even with my larger than average quads and ass. They’ve got a gusseted crotch, and have heavy duty stitching on the legs to keep them out of the chain. Personally I’ve lost too many pant legs to the chain, and I don’t wear skinny jeans, so I keep mine rolled up.
The pants are thinner than others I’ve seen, so were great to ride with over the summer. A thicker pant might be nice in the fall and winter, or get some tights. I definitely want to see what these guys coming down the line for the future.
Either way, Republik has some impressive products in their collection and is a company made of riders. You can pick up a pair of great jeans, retailing for $80: HERE.