Ledge Pants is releasing The Pants: stainproof pants that are more durable than your jeans, but don't look like it. Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 21, 2013.
About this project
Trend Hunter: "It is officially the 21st century when stain-resistant pants can be purchased and added to your wardrobe."
Design Taxi: "Looking like stylish chinos and dress pants, they are versatile enough to be worn at the office, on a bicycle or even while rock-climbing..."
Dude I Want That: "Movable. Versatile. Unoffensive to the belly button."
InStash: "Ledge Pants has created The Pants, something all of us men have been waiting years to enjoy. "
Women's sizing now available!
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Over the past few years, Peter destroyed many pairs of pants. Climbing, cycling, and the occasional spilled cup of coffee made cleaning stains, fixing tears, and buying replacements all-too-common of a ritual. One day, after having enough, he decided it was time for something different.
Water and Stain Resistance
The inside of The Pants are breathable and wick away sweat, while the outside repels water and stains. In fact, anything from apple juice to wine will slide right off as if The Pants were made of glass. If anything does start to soak through, it will be wicked away promptly. Tougher stains like grease and oil can be rubbed off, or they will come out in the wash.
The Pants are more durable than jeans. Plus, only the sturdiest zippers and buttons make it into these pants. This showed through one day when Carl crashed his bike during a rainstorm, resulting in no damage to his pants but plenty of foul words.
Frequent washing is unnecessary with these pants. We prefer to wash them in cold water, followed by a tumble dry on low. Both drying and ironing are ways to reactivate the water and stain repellent treatment.
Furthermore, The Pants resist wrinkles. Within an hour of wear, all wrinkles will disappear.
The Pants look just like your other chinos and dress pants. We are going with a simple, clean aesthetic: no logos, no Velcro, no shiny gizmos. This means that you can wear the same pair of pants to your business meeting and on your commute home.
The pockets are extra deep so that things won't fall out, and have a cut in the side to make access a little easier.
Ease of Movement
Due to the high elastane content (10%) in the fabric, The Pants stretch like you might expect yoga pants to. As opposed to straining and binding, they respond to your movements by gently moving wherever you please.
The fabric used in production is from a bluesign certified manufacturer, meaning that it is made in an environmentally sustainable way. Also, production is in the same city as we are, cutting out a bunch of wasteful shipping.
By keeping things local, we are able to create jobs and support businesses that want to do the same. Buying a pair of pants will improve your life, and will help improve the lives of many more.
More information about bluesign.
We have extensively tested varieties of pants for the past year, defining what we believe makes great pants. Armed with that knowledge, we have developed what we think are the best pants around. Climbers Griffin Whiteside and Hayden Jamieson have put the final result through the wringer for the past two months, intensely picking at every detail.
Rewards (feel free to combine them)
$1 The Sticker: Every dollar counts! Any and every contribution brings us closer to our goal. We will send you a couple of stickers and a our gratitude.
How Kickstarter Works
The following is taken directly from the Kickstarter info page.
Every project creator sets their project's funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers' credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. Backing a project is more than just giving someone money, it's supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world.
To pledge to a project, just click the green “Back This Project” button on any project page. You will be asked to enter your pledge amount and select a reward tier. For US-based projects, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. For projects launched outside of the US, you will check out through Kickstarter.
Risks and challenges
The next few months will have minimal risks and challenges, and will mainly involve waiting. After this campaign is funded, a fabric order will be placed. Once that happens, it will take six to seven weeks to have the fabric dyed and treated properly. Other materials such as buttons, zippers, and thread will be ordered and shipped from reliable suppliers during that time, allowing for us to begin fulfilling orders as soon as the fabric arrives.
Our manufacturer has decades of experience including 27 years of production in the outdoor industry under their belt. Furthermore, one of the two owners used to manage production for a couple of lines carried in Nordstrom’s, meaning that quality control and timeliness are not of concern. In any case, Peter will frequently be on the production floor measuring and inspecting pants.
As far as shipping goes, we will be packing all rewards in Tyvek envelopes to ensure that they arrive just the way they were made. We also plan to ship via USPS, as they are reliable for shipping small packages and are relatively inexpensive.
So far, all funding has come from the project creator, Peter.
We will be able to answer any questions you may have along the way, and will keep backers updated on our progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
After the Kickstarter campaign finishes, we will send out a survey in which you can select sizes and colors.
With hassle-free returns, simply send us your pants and we will swap them out for a better size. Be sure to keep them clean, and refrain from pouring stuff on them in the mean time.
Pledge $1 or more
THE STICKER: Every dollar counts! Any and every contribution brings us closer to our goal. We will send you a couple of stickers and a our gratitude.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $15 or more
THE CARD: A handwritten card proclaiming our appreciation for you as well as a fabric sample.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
THE SHIRT: A t-shirt emblazoned with the Ledge Pants logo, in the size of your choice. Made by American Apparel, and printed locally.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $125 or more
15 backers All gone!
EARLY PANTS: A pair of The Pants to call your own in tan or black, for less.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $135 or more
THE PANTS: A pair of The Pants to call your own in tan or black.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $260 or more
DOUBLE PANTS: You will be covered for any occasion. Two pairs of The Pants in the size of your choice, in tan or black.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $299 or more
LEDGE[NDARY] PANTS: A custom pair of The Pants, handmade and tailored to your exact specifications in tan or black.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $699 or more
ANYTHING: We will make you literally any article of clothing to your specifications out of our fabric. A dinner jacket, footie pajamas, a cape, you name it and we will make it.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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