Tested : Pete’s 7Mesh Glidepath Pants Review.

Designed with all-day on and off-bike comfort in mind, the 7Mesh Glidepath Pants have plenty of hype to live up to in all situations.

The latest addition to the 7Mesh line up, the Glidepath Pants are aimed for comfort whatever you’re doing and do be a long-legged compliment to the Canadian brand’s shorts.

Photos by Pete Scullion.

Key features:

  • 85% nylon, 15% elastane with DWR, Bluesign® approved fabric
  • Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified fabric
  • PFC and PFAS-free
  • Hand pockets
  • Two zippered side pockets
  • Internal mesh slip pocket
  • Belt loops
  • Low profile locking waist adjusters with full waist adjustment
  • Belt provides 1 full waist size adjustment
  • Zippered fly with 2x 7mesh branded snap closure
  • Accommodates knee pads
  • Cuffed hem
  • Reflective details
  • XS-XXL sizes
  • £150.00 RRP
  • 7Mesh.com

There’s plenty to talk about when it comes to the 7Mesh Glidepath Pants so let’s start with the material. Made of an 85% nylon, 15% elastane mix with a DWR coating, the fabric is both Bluesign approved and Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified. Both marks show that through the production process, harmful chemicals in their manufacture aren’t present.  4-way stretch, water-repellent fabric with looped back yarn for fast wicking adds to the fabric stats.

Zippered hand pockets are bolstered by an internal slip pocket, there’s belt loops and a fitted belt with snap buckle closures that offer one full size of adjustment. A zippered fly comes with two snap closures, and you get a cuffed hem and reflective elements too. Nothing but all the bells and whistles here.

The fabric is extremely comfortable against the skin, almost immediately you can feel that these will be a treat to ride a bicycle in or do anything else. Fit on me is a little long (28″ inside leg), though the size small does fit my waist well without any waist adjustment (29″ waist). Seated on the bike whilst pedalling, the pants do fit me better, but we’re back to slightly too long once out of the saddle. You can’t win everything…

Whilst I quickly forgot I was wearing these, which is always a good sign, the pockets do store your phone, keys or wallet quite low on the thigh. This isn’t a real issue other than a moment or two of panic when I tapped my legs to make sure I had my three “don’t leave the house without” items to think that they weren’t there. Luckily the zipped hand pockets had kept their contents inside, just a little lower than I was used to.

More recently, I shot a two day bike-packing adventure and had these pants on my person for a full 24 hours. They were comfy enough that I even slept in them. At no point did they bother me in the slightest. They simply did the job of covering my legs and keeping me warm or cool enough. Even when the DWR coating gets beyond its limit with the rain, the top of the knees wet out without them feeling like you’re trying to peel an octopus off the glass of the tank. They dry out fast if the rain eases too.

Despite numerous runs through the bushes and the washing machine, these have held up well and still look like the day I got them. Whilst my favourite riding pant of all time is the Fox Ranger, these come pretty close, the Fox offerings winning out because they just fit me so well. The Glidepath pants come in a very, very close second as a result.

What do we think?

Supremely comfortable riding pants that will make you want to go buy another pair. The 7Mesh Glidepath Pants really are that good.

We love:

  • Comfort for the ages
  • Sees off the elements well
  • Quick dry
  • Serious wicking capabilities

Could do better:

  • Not an awful lot

You can check out the 7Mesh Glidepath Pant over on their website here.